British pop musician Imogen Heap has been working on her Ableton-controlling gloves since 2011 - building a system of advanced gestures and position detection that allow her to affect any number of elements in a performance using only movements of her hands. The Mi.Mu project has now made the transition towards a final consumer-ready state by moving onto Kickstarter to secure the final funding needed to bring the gloves to the masses.
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 […]
We first launched Maps.djtechtools.com in July of 2012, hoping to create a highly useful resource full of MIDI mappings for anyone who owns a controller. One of the most exciting side-effects of the site has been the onslaught of community-designed mappings created that might otherwise not have ben possible. Users are borrowing concepts, refining ideas, and repurposing controllers for incredible new uses. Today we're highlighting some of the most popular and most interesting mappings that use DJ controllers in a unique or unintended way.
Integrating a hardware synth into an Ableton Live production workflow can really improve your workflow, as well as create some awesome and powerful sounds. In today's tutorial, Mad Zach covers three techniques that he uses with his Moog Sub Phatty when working on a project.
Anubus cutting, playing in synth, and finger drumming all over an original track.
Launchpad master Nev slices up elements of tracks and plays them out live with wild visuals.
Happy holidays! Two of the industry’s heavyweights, Ableton and Native Instruments, are taking Santa’s job and delivering free goodies to producers and DJs around the world this week. ABLETON DRUM PACK First, Ableton has just released a free 483 MB comprehensive package of some of the top drum loops in the Sample Magic back catalog. […]
This week we have a very special treat for you, an in-depth journey into the mindset and technology of Dubfire, the talented and ubiquitous DJ with over 20 years of success under his belt. Part of our “How I Play” series, these videos offer an intimate, behind-the-scenes look at the world’s most interesting DJs through […]