It's undeniable that a lot of DJs who have entered the field in the last decade lack proficiency at one of the core skills of DJing - beatmatching records by ear. Today, guest contributor Steven Maude shares insight on using features in DJ software to your advantage while learning how to beatmatch.
This week Korg has launched a new iPad application that wraps 15 unique compact synthesizers and drum machines into a portable DAW. It’s called KORG Gadget – perhaps a shout-out to the wide array of tools that Inspector Gadget had at his disposal anywhere he went. The app looks extremely powerful; each of the synths have […]
Anubus cutting, playing in synth, and finger drumming all over an original track.
Having the ability to control powerful effects during crucial moments in a set - and in Ableton, setting up instrument racks of unique effects is useful both during a show and in the studio. In today's video tutorial, Ableton Certified Trainer Lenny Kiser shares his technique for a crafting pitch build effect - perfect for modulating vocals or building up to a drop.
Last night Daft Punk had good occasion to celebrate at the 2014 Grammy Awards – taking home five Grammys: album of the year, best dance/electronica album, best engineered album, record of the year, and best pop duo/group performance. They also made their second-ever televised performance, joined by Stevie Wonder, Nile Rodgers, and Pharrell Wiliams for […]
At NAMM we got first-person looks at Bitwig Studio’s integration with controllers from Novation, Livid Instruments and Nektar, whose Panorama P1, P4, and P6 models should be deeply entwined with the software from Bitwig’s launch day. At first glance Bitwig’s layout looks extremely similar to Ableton Live, the program Bitwig’s founders worked on before splitting […]
BreakTweaker is an incredible beat-oriented VST instrument designed by DJ/producer/composer BT the breaks the mode of traditional step sequencers. You can stretch each note in the sequence to any length, and then apply MicroEdits to them. Breaktweaker is made up of Three main modules: the Sequencer, the MicroEdit Engine, and the Generator (wavetable synth). Other […]
Electronic Music school Dubspot wanted the perfect controller to put in front of its students — something resembling a console mixer MIDI controller that was simple, straightforward, and easily worked with any DAW and other software. However, they found that what they really wanted was the 15-year-old, long-discontinued Evolution UC-33, and that nothing else like […]