Imagine that you are in the middle of a set and the dance floor is going crazy. People are cheering and having the time of their lives. The promoter is giving you a thumbs up and it seems like nothing will ruin this moment. Then you are about to load up the next track and you can't find anything to keep the vibe strong. Pacemaker Music AB, a Swedish music technology company, recognized this problem and offers the Match Machine as a solution in their recent release of Pacemaker DJ app. Watch the product video below and read more about how Match Machine changes the way a DJ selects tracks.
Remember the last time a major feature was introduced in Traktor Pro? No, unlocking Remix Deck support for all controllers doesn't count. Neither does having a mapping window that expands when you drag the corner. Berlin's Native Instruments has stayed relatively quiet while Serato DJ and a number of other smaller softwares have been in the limelight. The silence is slowly starting to show cracks - with a second video just uploaded in the "Future of DJing" series, this time featuring techno duo Pan-Pot. Watch below (or watch the first one with MK here):
Every set comes with the notion that the DJ can easily mix tracks that are in the same genre and BPM range, however, it is always refreshing to see a DJ, like Madis, who can blend tracks with drastically different genres, and BPMs into an impressive mix. Madis brings more than just electronic sub-genres to his mix which features the Red Hot Chili Peppers along side many other gems. Watch the impressive mash-up video below, and check out our quick interview with Madis about how he managed to pull off his mix with different genres and techniques using Pioneer's DDJ-SZ.
For DJs, short loops can be expressive building blocks that, when used properly, can be a fun way to layer additional sounds into the mix. In today's tutorial, Ean shows off how to take loops with high and low frequency elements and make them into playable kick/ride hits with just a simple filter.
If you want to make your tracks more musical without knowing much about scales and harmony, then this tutorial is for you. This combination of tools and hacks will enable you to add chords, melodies, and basslines to your productions, in the right key and without much effort.
You’ve been killing it in small clubs everywhere—but now it’s time to step it up and play for thousands (okay, maybe hundreds) of people who may not know who you are, or are just out for a party. Here’s what you need to know to prepare for your first festival set and win over a ton of new fans.
The Ableton Push controller has always demonstrated power and control for producers when it comes to producing in the studio and performing tracks live. For many people, these are two separate processes but not for Berlin artist Keychee who transforms the Push into a swing sequencer, creating the ability to build and create harmonious sections live. Watch his live […]
Many producers will tell you that analog synthesis creates a different sound and atmosphere than their VST counterparts. Synthesizers, however, can be very costly and usually require more hardware to actually get those analog waves into a DAW. Akai is tackling that problem by creating the Rhythm Wolf, which is an authentic piece of analog gear that features a drum machine and bass synthesizer that is set to cost only $199.