During any type of performance, being able to have unique layers on your set of controls is key - that's why shift layers and pages exist on MIDI controllers. But what if all you needed for a second and third set of sounds was to change the button length (how long you hold a button for)? That's exactly what this Midi Fighter Multi-Sample Patch for Ableton Live does. Read on get a free download of this powerful tool!
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:
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.
Ever wanted to use a cool patch across multiple cells in a soundpack? While Ableton’s Drum Rack will let you apply a Device Chain to all cells, or a single cell, it won’t let you assign it to multiple cells. In today's article, learn how DJTT soundpack designer Apoth has found a creative solution to do exactly that: Rack Patching.
The Komplete Kontrol-S keyboards have been on the market for a while now, but excitingly Native Instruments has continued to build up a software-side system that supports the line and makes it even more powerful. With a new update to the Komplete Kontrol software, producers can use their own VST instruments and developers can build native versions of their instruments with a new format. Plus, there's a new 88-key version of the keyboard!
About a month ago we featured the first tutorial from mixing engineer Hannes Bieger on how to clean up the high end of a mix. Today we've got a follow up piece in which he shares his techniques on basic drum compression. This is critical for almost every production, and often it's way too easy to apply way too much compression. Learn how to do it right (by setting your attack and release correctly) and why punchy drums matter in this tutorial.
At the crossroads of DJing and production lies the evolving role of the live producer/performer. Not truly a DJ, but more than a producer, it begs the question – what does "playing live" mean in this day and age? It's a personal decision - some will choose to DJ – itself an honorable and life-long quest - while others will seek more performative live experiences. In today’s tutorial, Mad Zach shares one strategy for taking a finished song and using parts of it to create a performable kit in Ableton and Maschine.
For many producers and live performers, being able to have a few basic DJ tools at your disposal while still playing from inside of your DAW during a gig is critical. So how do you keep all of your effects in line and ready to use at a moment's notice? Gary Harper shares a quick guide to setting up a DJ effects rack in Ableton in today's tutorial.