We’re excited to share a new routine straight out of Native Instruments' Tokyo artist lounge featuring GENRE BNDR, which includes, DJ Rafik (2007 DMC World Championship Champion), Kireek (2007-2011 DMC World Championship Team Champion), and DJ Yuto (2016 DMC World Championship Champion). This three-person routine incorporates live turntablism, controllerism, and finger-drumming all into one routine – a clever synchronized dance between four DJs.
Mobile DJ apps are getting better and better with the increasing power capabilities put into smartphones. Apple is rolling out the iPhone 7 with a faster processor and even without an audio jack, companies like DJiT from France are finding ways to make smartphones work for DJs. The latest app coming from DJiT is edjing Mix, the 6th edition of the DJ app. It's optimized for iOS 10, has a brand new user interface, and DVS/MIDI support.
Producers can easily spend hours looking for remix projects, samples, e-mastering, and project templates to dissect. Deconstruction and construction are two great practices that hone in one’s skills as a producer, but finding quality project files can be difficult. Kreasound is a website that is making that process easier by offering complete and open-format projects, templates, […]
Serato and Roland released a splash page on Serato’s site that teases an exciting partnership for both DJs and producers. The details are unclear as to what device and/or software the two companies have been cooking up in the lab. We have the latest and will be release further updates in the coming weeks as more news […]
One of the hardest parts about the business of being a dance music producer is getting your tracks in places where listeners can hear and buy them. But unlesss you’re signed to a label or have a great distribution partner, this can be a challenge, and services will charge serious percentages of your earnings. Today, […]
Portablism is making waves, with more DJs delivering scratch routines in the wild. While some companies have already created equipment that has been co-opted by the portablism movement, there hasn't been very much gear made just for this audience - until now. Introducing the PTO1 Scratch turntable from Numark. The new turntable is the only all-in-one solution featuring a mini-speaker and crossfader built-in.
Native Instruments today announced the latest release of the Komplete 11 suite and the more affordable Komplete 11 Select. The new suite is an even more comprehensive collection of instruments and effects. They've added 13 new instruments, including five Symphony Essentials instruments, Flesh, Emotive Strings, plus all new products for this generation.
Nearly every DAW has a piano roll that serves as the canvas for almost every harmonic part of a track. For some producers and DJs, samples are an easier solution - but many creators long to master the ivory keys, building catchy riffs and beautiful melodies that bring life to their tracks. Unless your budget includes the time and money for personal piano lessons, you'll want a simple solution to learn the piano on your own time with the hardware you already use in the studio. Today, we take a closer look at a handful of online applications that aim to be the personal piano tutor for inexperienced producers.