Production Gear is more powerful and accessible than ever, but it’s not the gear itself that makes great music. It’s ideas, taste, and practice combined with a solid kit that makes the messy process of creating a song much easier and more fun. So what trusted tools do the pro's rely on everyday to craft some of this biggest songs in the biz? Good question. We’ve gone ahead and compiled an extensive list of studio staples so you feel like you're right there in the studio checking out the setup of each producer on our list!
How do I transition from __ BPM to __ BPM, or from house music to hip hop? Today's tutorial shows how to use Ableton to create a premade track that gradually transitions from one BPM to any other. We can use this transition track in DJ sets to go from an original track to an uptempo remix or switch between different genres. Build your own and download an Ableton template inside!
You discover a deep cut from your parents’ record collection and decide to get your digital scalpel out to remold the track for a DJ set. The new version is a hit, the audience rushes the booth asking for the name of the remixer. Congratulations – but are you ready to face the legal challenges […]
DJ Times announced yesterday the results of their poll to find the ten best DJs in America as determined by popular vote, with Markus Schulz landing the number one spot. But of special interest to us is the number of producers (and two foreigners!) who have made it onto this list – continued signs of […]
If you haven’t seen Scratch, Maestro, and It’s All Gone Pete Tong, you’re missing out. But most of us have seen these DJ classics – so we decided to investigate the lesser-known gems that really get to the heart of DJ culture and that you can watch right now! Put the popcorn in the microwave […]
DJTT is taking a last second trip down to SXSW next week, and we’re excited to announce that if you’re going and want a chance to go to one of the coolest parties down there, we’ve got the hookup from Turntable.FM, the social DJing web app that we wrote about last year. Here’s how the […]