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.
Native Instruments announced the arrival of the 2.4.5 update to their MASCHINE 2 software, enabling users to get even more out of the software. This update, available in the Service Center today, offers a new Manual Slicing feature, variable scene length, and the ability to save user defaults as well as general performance improvements. Read […]
Last October, Melodics hit the market as one of the most exciting ways to learn finger drumming. By taking the same moving scale model as Guitar Hero and Rock Band, the app aims to teach finger drumming while making the learning process fun and engaging. But not everyone who wants to get into finger drumming is willing to invest into a controller, and practicing on the go can be difficult since a controller is required to practice efficiently. So Melodics have developed a brand new app that gives anyone with an iPhone or iPad the ability to jump right into the lessons - read on for details.