Today we’re launching a brand new set of Mad Zach Sound Packs, Volume 5 of his popular finger drumming series. This set of 15 packs is more refined and feature-filled than ever before, including play-along video lessons, a free computer keyboard player, and Ableton, Maschine, and Kontakt compatibility. Watch Zach demo the new packs in the video!
Finger drummer and producer Coby Ashpis was the champion of DJTT's Holiday Finger Drumming Contest in December, taking our provided soundpack and ratcheting it up to lightspeed. Last week he came by the DJTT studio to share a brand new finger drumming routine as well as some of his finger drumming techniquies and secrets in a ten minute tutorial video.
It's rare that a duo comes along in the dance music world and does something completely rebellious and unique - but after a recent Mr Bill and KJ Sawka interview we were inspired and excited. See how live drumming, Ableton manipulation, and finger drumming all are combined in their behind-the-booth video inside this article.
Happy holidays, DJ Techtools readers, friends, and family! In the holiday spirit, we've chosen the winners for our finger drumming contest. We had over 50 different entrants from all over the world, all different skill levels, and using a ton of different pieces of gear - so it was really difficult to choose just a few winners. Keep reading to watch our top choices!
With the winter holidays upon us and the end of the year closing out, we thought it would be fun to do a finger drumming contest with a holiday-themed soundpack. Click through to download the free soundpack from Apoth, watch exhibition performances from the Soundpack4Soundpack crew, and get the details on entering the competition.
We've seen another recent uptick in the number of finger drumming and controllerism routines on the web, so it seemed like a good time to put together a sequel to our first compilation of underappreciated routines on YouTube. Start your weekend off right with some inspiration for your next controllerism routine or DJ video!
Recently we've seen a big move to app-based education, using games and intelligent processes to rapidly refine skills and knowledge on a certain subject. Sam Gribben, former CEO of Serato, has taken this concept, applied it to learning how to finger drum, and today is announcing a brand-new software called Melodics.
At what point does a certain number of pads become overkill for a fingerdrumming routine? In this video from Tony Beatbutcher, he combines three Ableton Push units and a Korg Nanokontrol 2 for a routine. Is it too much, or should he add a few more controllers into the mix? Watch below: