While I was in LA shooting a new super secret video to be released next week, the guys in the Dj TT Labs decided to have some fun and see if they could kill a Midi Fighter Pro. What better test than dropping the controller off a three story building onto concrete? Even I was […]
On one hand, our laptops are awesome portals into our entire music collection and the hub for our DJ setup, commanding sound waves with increasingly powerful software. On the other they’re clunky, we associate them with spreadsheets and email, and they literally put a wall between the crowd and us. The laptop’s enjoyed both major […]
What’s it going to be? Mac or PC? One is the toast of the creative industry with each unit being delicately hand crafted on a silk pillow by a choir of angels. The other is a clunking black hole sucking the cool out of the universe and replacing it with narcoleptic accountants and device driver […]
Itch is a much misunderstood beast. Specifically designed as an integrated solution in conjunction with hardware developers, its total 1:1 control plug and play usability is what’s at the centre of its charm. Whilst it looks the same on the surface, under the bonnet Itch is tweaked and perfected for the specific controller it ships […]
To many, MIDI mapping in Traktor is a dark world full of confusion and endless frustration. In this complex world, it seems like only the truly worthy are able to unlock the mysteries of TSI files and use Traktor to its full potential. The reason for all of this heartache boils down to primarily one […]
In the landscape of promotion, there are now unlimited sites on which you can place material on about your work as a DJ. So when someone asks “what do you do?”, which link do you send them? Many DJs have signatures that look like library cards with 5 different links to Twitter, Soundcloud, Facebook, Myspace […]
The Vestax PAD-One was announced quite a while ago but was kept simmering in the oven for months before being released for general consumption. We recently got our mits on the final version (with some juicy extra features) and have been testing it in the labs. Along with a rock solid build quality, after touch sensitive pads and […]
This week, I’m going to be discussing the basic techniques that I use when creating the majority of my multitracked projects, with some audio examples included, along with some tips on composition, again, with audio examples. What you learn here will get you started on creating your own multitracked mixes and edits.