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Facebook and the Feudal Lords of Social Fiefdom: Bad For Artists?

Not that long ago, MySpace was the de-facto place for musicians and DJs to build a fan base. Over the last few years, the focus turned to Facebook, with an increasing emphasis on building followers and growing your page Likes. With the long term health of the platform and the value of Likes being called into question, we can’t help but ask: what’s next?

Sync and Perform With Maschine + Traktor

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

There comes a time in every DJ’s career where mixing two decks is no longer creatively challenging. Three or more decks, cue point juggling and effects mastery are all ways to up the excitement, but they lack the creative expression of music making. It’s at this point that drum machines, synths, and truly musical hardware […]

Mashup 2.0: Garageband For Mashups

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Mixed In Key has announced the release of a brand new 2.0 version of their Mashup software this morning, bringing the software into 2014 with a slew of new features. The software has come a long way since we first reviewed the software in it’s 1.0 release (there wasn’t even copy/paste or clip editing back […]

iZotope BreakTweaker Review: Rapidly Create Twisted Beats

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

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.

After The Show: Sharing Sets In Traktor + Serato DJ

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

At the end of a long night behind the decks, it’s tough to remember all the tracks you’ve played over the course of a few hours. Thankfully, both Serato and Traktor have a few very useful built-in features for sharing your sets. Read on to learn  some of the lesser-known playlist secrets in both softwares. […]

Visual Turntablism: DJ Woody Interview

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Almost any DJ has the tools to perform with video, especially with well-developed software like Algoriddim’s vjay, Serato’s Video plug-in, MixEmergency, and recently Mixvibes’ Cross all streamlining the process. But not that many take on the challenge of video DJing, and even fewer do it in a unique way, instead sticking to mixing from one […]

Routine: Skratch Bastid & DJ Izn: “Cold Cut”

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

DJ IZN is back with another routine, this one a collaborative bit with Canadian DJ Skratch Bastid. The two styles blend really well together, with Skratch Bastid cutting on top of IZN's controllerism melody triggering on a Maschine and Kontrol F1.

MixEmergency 2.4: Serato DJ Compatibility

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Short and sweet: video DJing software MixEmergency is rolling out a new version that is compatible with the 1.6 version of Serato DJ, released earlier this month. Serato’s release of a new unified codebase under the DJ moniker means that many Scratch Live users will be making the switch to the new software in the coming […]

Acoustics + Feng Shui for Your Project Studio

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Having a comfortable and inspiring creative space is important to your work as a DJ and music producer. So how do you create an environment that sounds good and inspires you to create without spending a ton of cash? The answer is in a Chinese art and practice known as Feng Shui. Read on for some tips and tricks to maximize the creativity and the sound quality in your space.

SECTOR: Probablity-Based Sample Slicer + Loop Sequencer

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Calling itself a “stochastic sample slice sequencer”, Sector starts by laying out a simple looped sample on a circular grid. Press play and the app slices and sequences each sector (up to 32) of the loop – introducing random Markov Chain connections that jump between sectors. The sequencer gains order with a built-in pattern sequencer, […]

How To Create A Custom DJ Tempo Transition Track

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

How do I transition from __ BPM to __ BPM, or from house music to hip hop? Today’s tutorial shows how to use Ableton to create a premade track that gradually transitions from one BPM to any other. We can use this transition track in DJ sets to go from an original track to an […]

Routine: DJ BrainDeaD on the Pioneer DDJ-SP1

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Pioneer’s subcontroller sees some action in this new routine by DJ BrainDeaD, who we previously featured for his solid routine on the DDJ-SX controller shortly after it’s launch in December 2012. This set not only features the DDJ-SP1, but also a number of the new FX that Serato DJ has released in the last two […]

Welcome to Roland’s new AIRA: TR-8, TB-3, VT-3 & System-1 revealed

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Enough of the teasing already. We can finally tell you all about the new Roland Aira series, a group of meticulously modeled digital instruments based on the legendary Roland "xox" series -- analog classics like the TB-303 Bassline and TR-808 and TR-909 drum machines, pieces that kicked off entire genres of dance music. Show More Summary

Routine: Zambusecta’s “That Kind Of Feeling” On Launchpads + Leap Motion

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Watch as Zambuseta plays out Seta's remix of Belöp's "That Kind Of Feeling" on a Launchpad, on two Launchpads, on a drawing of a Launchpad...

One DJ 1.5: New MIDI Mapping Interface, Colored Waveforms

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Audio Artery’s One DJ software (read our full review here) today launched a new version that brings major changes to the way MIDI mapping works in the software. The update brings the same level of customization available in the modular interface to the mapping controls, allowing for precise adjustment of elements like: the assignment resolution […]

Using A Hardware Synth With Ableton Live

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

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. Here’s a bit more on the techniques mentioned in the […]

Routine: Cotts & Ravine 51-Minute Mix On 12 CDJs

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Spotted this video over on Reddit’s /r/DJs community – a 51-minute mix (originally recorded and published last October) from Youtube DJ stars Ravine and Cotts on a metric ton of Pioneer gear. There’s 12 CDJ decks used in this mix, five mixers, an EFX-1000, and a bit of beer and cider to fuel the madness. Watch and […]

touchAble Mini: Ableton Control App Comes To iPhone

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Berlin-based developers Zerodebug released touchAble 2 for iPad last November (read our review of the software here), which was widely considered to be one of the best low-cost options for Ableton controllers on a touch device. Today they’ve put out a new version of the app for iPhone/iPod Touch users, touchAble Mini, which offers a very […]

Android’s Cross DJ 1.2: External Mixing

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Released just two months ago as one of the first prominent DJ applications for Android devices, Mixvibes is already rolling out one of the first major updates to Cross DJ.

Creating One-Button FX Builds In Traktor

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Today’s article takes inspiration from the classic Instant Gratification Midi Fighter mapping. We’re going to show you how you can create your own one button FX build-ups. To get started, all you need is a MIDI controller and an available button to map the FX to. ONE BUTTON BUILDS With a single button, create complex […]

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