As the technological landscape of dance-music production continues to evolve, producers are faced with a conundrum: With a plethora of production platforms, hardware/software bundles, plugins, and modular pieces of software, what is the best way to sequence drums? Today we talk with producers about which methods they prefer.
Producer/DJ Jake Stanczak has made a habit of changing things up over the years. Whether jumping coasts from New York to Los Angeles, migrating from Reason to Ableton Live as his main production tool, or producing across the bass-music gamut—from making drum & bass as Ewun to crafting more electro- and trap-infused tunes for Skrillex’s OWSLA label as Kill the Noise—Stanczak has all manner of tips and tricks for keeping things fresh. We tapped him for some pointers on how to boost your creativity and what you should really focus on in the studio.
With the same solid feeling and durability as the QuNeo controller, the Keith McMillen Instruments QuNexus keypad controller throws a little KMI flavor into your portable music production fantasies. See what its innovative new layers of playability can do for your DJing, Ableton Live performances, and music creation.
One of the most common questions asked by new producers and DJs is “what software and VST plug-ins do you use?” The world of audio software can be mysterious when you’re first getting started. With so many DAWs and plug-ins it can really start to add up and drain the bank account. A lot of […]
Last week we interviewed Bay Area producer Lucky Date, who started out his career by making bootleg remixes and Reason tutorial videos, and today we’re sharing the interview with you all. This interview is especially for producers who are just starting out, as Lucky Date shares some great advice that he would have given to […]
Today we’ve got a video from our friends up the street at Pyramind Training, a music production school based just blocks away from DJTT HQ in San Francisco. The video shows off how to set up a Midi Fighter with Reason’s Kong to trigger drums, and gives a great look at how Kong is set […]
With Ableton Live 9 having just hit the ground last week, it’s no surprise that the crew over at Propellerhead is eager to show of their own upgrade of their competing DAW, Reason 7. The new version of Reason offers a few new features that are sure to make current users excited, and could tempt […]
We got a chance a couple of months back to chat with Orlando of UK-based TEED about his live performance setup, one of the most extensive we’ve seen for a single performer of his caliber. Click through and watch as he shows off all of his gear, shares production advice, and more.