Most DJs who play a lot of gigs will at some point get the opportunity to take on a marathon gig, spinning tracks for upwards of 5 hours. As the length of a set increases, the more it differs from a "normal" set. How can you prepare for sets that last all day or all night? Read on for our tips, including advice from experienced long-haul performers Elite Force, David Morales, and DJ Harvey.
DJ Woody posted a clever video this week where he mounted a camera onto the center a of scratch record and then went to town for a quick minute-long session. It’s a pretty awesome point-of-view – quick flashes of Woody’s hands on the mixer and on the crossfader. It’s a bit disorienting, but still fun […]
If you think watching electronic music live is boring, you've clearly never watched Daedelus go crazy with his Monome. Born Alfred Darlington, the Los Angeles-based producer is the Van Halen of the Monome controllerism scene. In today's interview, we talked with him about his favorite gear, the state of electronic music, and his work with MIT engineers that will change musical performances forever.
Launched this morning, Pitch Fade aims to bring DJ booking off of Craigslist and into a self-contained application.
At long last we’ve reached the launch day of Bitwig Studio, the self-proclaimed “next generation of music software” for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. Starrted by a group of former Ableton employees, the new DAW hopes to stake out a strong claim on the production market with a set of features that directly respond […]
With over 1,000 free devices in the form of instruments, audio effects, MIDI effects and tools to extend the ability of Ableton Live, who could pass up using Max for Live? M4L devices come in all shapes - and if you want, they can be edited and customized to meet specific needs. Today, Lenny Kiser shares how to use 5 essential Max for Live devices to improve your productions and live performances.
Straight out of New Zealand is the latest from Serato, a series of updates to their softwares: Serato Video, Serato DJ, and Serato Remote. SERATO DJ AND REMOTE First up, Serato DJ and Remote have both seen minor updates, the most exciting being the addition of the Slicer functionality to the iOS app, allowing control of […]
Being able to dynamically jump around within a playing track was a major innovation that Serato introduced back in ITCH. Now, every Serato user has access to the function in Serato DJ - but like many advanced features it takes a bit of work to figure out when to actually use it. Watch today's tutorial for some great techniques on using the Slicer in a DJ mix.