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.
As 2013 comes to a close, it's time to reflect back on a great year of articles and a growing DJ TechTools community. It was a slower year in general for new DJ gear as compared to the early phases of the controller craze, but we had no shortage of interesting subjects to write about. Grab your time machine and check out what you might have missed or forgotten.
Mad Zach rocking two Midi Fighter Spectras, serious finger drumming dexterity!
A routine from Mad Zach incorporating all of the performance gear in his studio: a Native Instruments Kontrol S4, two Midi Fighter 3Ds, a Maschine, and an Ableton Push.
Mad Zach has just released a new compilation volume of his renowned sound packs – and this time, they are fully compatible with Traktor’s Remix Decks. In today’s video, Zach shares some creative ways to play with sound packs, including how to finger drum with a Kontrol F1, sequence a sound pack with Ableton Push, […]
For the remainder of October, Mad Zach’s gone a bit psycho and dropped the price of his soundpack compilations to $19.99 a piece – or $29.99 for the pair. Naturally, he wasn’t able to tell anyone about it without using finger drumming and crooning: Tutorial: Learn how to make soundpacks like Mad Zach’s Related
When working on a track or remix on the road or on the day of a gig, there’s often little time to get a song professional mastered before playing out. Today, Mad Zach shares his tried and true “schmastering” technique, using a solid reference track and a few tools to bring the mastering on a […]
Though it came out almost a year ago, many digital DJs may not have noticed the Flux Mode feature available in Traktor Pro 2.6 and up. Flux Mode kind of works like an advanced Looper, allowing you to do all sorts of crazy tricks like jumping around hotcues or adding glitchy effects without accidentally backtracking […]