Today's review shows how to create a beat, mangle its sounds, and manipulate the unique BreakTweaker sequencer to achieve evolving rhythms that won't create repetition fatigue. Compatible with any DAW software, BreakTweaker could be the first step on the path to music production or the new secret weapon in a well-equipped producer's studio.
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 […]
Four hard-working DJ TechTools staff members and three volunteer reporters took on the sights, sounds, and smells of NAMM 2014 in the hopes of finding the most interesting and inspiring products of 2014. If you have any use for amazing DJ effects, deluxe DJ controllers, game-changing drum programming software or a next-level DAW, you’ll want to read and watch our findings now.
Serato has released a new update to Serato DJ, bringing it up to version 1.5.2. The new version has just a few feature updates to it – scrollable FX dropdown menus and support for the Vestax VCI-100 MKII, Numark Mixdeck Quad, and Pioneer’s brand new DDJ-SB. Concurrently, Serato has launched a new expansion FX pack […]
Serato is releasing a brand new version of Serato DJ, 1.3 – and it’s got more that we were expecting. The new iteration of the software allows users to purchase, download, and install brand new FX expansion packs from iZotope (the design team behind Serato DJs effects). The version also allows every Serato DJ-compatible controller […]
Serato controllerists should feel like little kids at Christmas time right about now. The biggest software upgrade they’ve seen for some time is at hand, as Serato DJ begins to replace the outmoded Serato ITCH. With 4 decks, way better effects (courtesy of iZotope), 8 cue points and 8 loops per track, BeatGrid adjustment, the […]
If you’re looking to take your live set to the next level or you’re trying to add some spark to your studio productions, using playable effects can be a natural and musical solution. But who stands out from the pack when it comes to looping, stuttering, and crushing? We’ll take a look at Stutter Edit […]
EDM has been bathed in stutter edits for years. Ever since Aphex Twin, glitches and stutters have been the preferred form of interrupting a musical flow for artistic and rhythmic effect. It’s not only easy to do, but really fun when connected to a MIDI controller for instant cut up mayhem. Renowned electronic producer and […]