It's a pretty terrifying prospect: return home or to your studio only to find broken glass, a busted lock, and empty shelves. DJs and producers often lots of very valuable gear, so today we look at a few ways to help get your gear back and start making / mixing music ASAP after getting robbed. Even if you don't think you'll ever have anything stolen, read this article to learn what you can do now to make things easier if it ever happens!
Recently Ean has been posting weekly live performance videos on his Facebook page. These performances are a 100% live freestyle jam, completely un-edited and off the cuff. In one of his video’s Ean performs with Allen & Heath Xone:92, BOSS guitar pedals, 2 Kontrol X1s, a Roland TR-8 and Traktor Pro 2. How does he have Traktor running with an analogue mixer and how is he able to record everything? Today, Ean is going to walk you through this setup and show you how it all comes together.
There were way less DJs in the 1970s, unlike the explosion of DJs in the last five to ten years, but there still was plenty of gear to be lusting after back then. Interestingly a popular movement at the time was to combine all of the gear into one master combined all-in-one device. Sound familiar?
The Akai Advance 49 controller with VIP software puts all your VSTi plug-in sounds at your fingertips, at the same time in the same place. Imagine browsing many thousands of presets—every single one from your collection, including Native Instruments Komplete—narrowing them down to the perfect sound and then loading them onto a controller that’s pre-mapped for your controls. Then you load up to 8 sounds from different plug-ins to play together in one monster patch. The Advance 49 could revolutionize your music production workflow.
Ever since the announcement of the Kontrol D2 and Stems at WMC people have eagerly been waiting for more details on the new file format. Native Instruments has just launched a dedicated Stems site, stems-music.com. The site goes into more details on the stems format and the benefits for DJs, producers, labels, and developers. We even get our first look at the Stems Creator Tool.
Ever wonder how artists like Flume and Flosstradamus are able to bend vocals and pitch them up/down like an instrument? It's actually quite simple and is an extremely popular technique used in lots of trap, future bass, and new R&B tracks. Today Multiplier is going to show you how to create a vocal instrument that can be played with a midi controller in Ableton Live.
One of the advantages of using Ableton for live performance is the wide range of effects and the ability to combine these effects into custom "audio effect racks". Building your own audio effect racks allows you to make your own effects combos that are tailored to your performance. Today, Alex Lee, shares one his own custom effect racks, "noisy transition" that's perfect for transitions.
One of the most popular DJTT articles was a discussion in 2012 about choosing between modular setups or all-in-one DJ rigs. Despite the influx of tons of fantastic all-in-one controllers and standalone gear like the XDJ-RX, modular DJ controllers are still a very popular, affordable, and versatile choice. Today DJTT community member Belmont shows off how he mixes with a Midi Fighter 3D, Midi Fighter Twister, two Kontrol X1 Mk2s, Traktor, and any four channel mixer.