For a new video series recorded at Riverside Studios in Berlin, we've asked talented studio producers to share their secrets on bringing live instruments into to electronic music productions. In this first episode, production duo Pan-Pot share how they record a traditional African kalimba into Ableton Live and resample it on the fly. Watch the full thing after the jump.
Since night clubs are all about the music experience, it's surprising that more time has not be spent on evolving the fundamentals of sound. While loudspeakers, speaker placement, and the quality of bass has improved dramatically over the years, the stereo format still remains king. With Native Instruments' new Stems idea taking off, has the time finally come to explore new sonic territory? Dolby thinks so, which is why they are rolling out Dolby Atmos (three-dimensional sound) in clubs.
Luca Pretolesi is back with yet another tutorial for the DJTT production crowd, this time unveiling a super quick studio mixing tip that is sure to make bass lines pop out of your productions a bit more. In today's video, learn how he uses dynamic EQ to make it happen, with one of his projects from Dada Life as a poignant example. Click through to watch the tutorial now:
In an era of DJing when everything has gotten simpler, simply staying occupied and interested has become an issue for many DJs. Unfortunately, this has lead to excessive effects, over-mixing, and jostling the dancefloor quickly into a new track. Ean shares his thoughts on digital DJ ADD and how to solve this all-too-common issue.
Want to indicate the moment that a beat kicks in or even modify a song to skip straight past the intro? This is easy in the digital DJ world - but what about when you're mixing on turntables? Today Ean shows a classic DJ technique - using stickers to mark and modify your vinyl records. Watch how it works in this throwback tutorial:
After we published an interview with audio engineer Luca Pretolesi in late July, requests came in to have Luca share more of his studio production, mixing, and mastering secrets in more videos on DJTT. Today's tutorial covers how to process vocals in a track, and what effects and plugins to use to make the most of it.
Beyond beatmatching, one of the most important things a DJ can do when lining up two tracks is to match a song's phrasing. This means both songs will begin and end musical phrases in time with each other. Today's Throwback Thursday technique from Ean covers the fundamentals of counting out the phrases of a song to get them aligned in the mix!
Any DJ who has ever worked a bar gig knows that, occasionally, you might be asked to announce something to the crowd. But if the DJ booth doesn't have a microphone, this becomes a bit more of a challenge. However, using a bit of old school DJ trickery, you can very easily use your headphones instead. Watch Ean's throwback tutorial inside!