Last September, Native Instruments introduced the Maschine Jam, a complementary step sequencing, mixing, and arranging controller to the Maschine software. We asked Mad Zach to take a deep exploration of the new control surface and share his findings. Watch the full video inside today's article.
Bitwig has proved to be a really worthy alternative to Ableton Live which not only managed to hear out and implement features some people have been asking in their DAW of choice for ages but also add an arsenal of cool new ones in a reliable package. Bitwig Studio 2 is just around the corner and below you’ll find […]
ill.Gates has been a die-hard Midi Fighter user for years - both in the studio and in live DJing/finger drumming environments. In today's tutorial video, ill shares five of his favorite tips for both the Midi Fighter Twister and the Midi Fighter 3D. Watch the full thing inside; many of these tips are useful even if you don't use Ableton or Midi Fighters!
Akai Professional has historically been one of the most formative brands for production workstations, specifically their MPC lineup. But many of the recent units introduced in that line have been controllers, requiring a computer to use. Today the company is going back to their roots, announcing two new standalone products - the MPC Live and MPC X. Keep reading for the details.
DJs at yoga classes are becoming more common – but that doesn’t mean it’s an easy gig for any DJ to play. In today’s article, Ean Golden shares some insights from playing yoga sets and collaborating with instructors. Read on for four simple ways DJs can improve how they DJ yoga classes.
One or more record pool subscriptions can be essential to many modern club DJs. Record pools can help to streamline the search for new tunes and broaden one's musical horizons, while being far more cost-effective than purchasing each record individually. In this feature, contributing writer Tom Hricik reviews five common DJ record pools.
What is it about New Year's Eve that is so different? It's a holiday of both reflection and excitement - and celebrated almost universally around the world. As we enter the last few days of 2016, we've collected a few of the best tips for playing a New Year's Eve DJ set. Have knowledge to share? Hop in the comments and contribute!
Maschine and Traktor now come with Ableton Link for simple, reliable syncing across multiple applications and devices. Check out this video demonstrating how to use Ableton Link with Maschine Jam and Traktor Kontrol S4 for spontaneous jamming, collaborative creation, and perfectly-timed performances.