When we recorded our How I Play interview with KiNK the other week, we asked him to let us run the cameras for a few minutes while he demonstrated exactly how his live setup worked. Watch a full twenty-minute performance from KiNK, full of controllerism, live production, and even a little bit of turntablism.
Earlier this year, two incredible turntablist DJs and producers took on an awesome challenge: playing just vinyl borrowed from Afrika Bambaataa's record collection. Both coming from a strong sampling background, DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist look right at home on their Renegades of Rhythm tour - and they've posted an entire hour and forty five minute set for everyone to enjoy.
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:
Graeme Sinden has been making waves in clubs around the world since 2008 and recently he caught up with Serato to talk about his current productions. Sinden has a unique way of blending DJ elements into the way he produces and the routine video below shows how the Pioneer DDJ-SX2 can evolve from a 2-deck controller into a sound design tool to create a his brand new track "Hands".
One of the most popular DJTT articles was a discussion in 2012 about choosing between modular setups or all-in-one DJ rigs. Despite the influx of tons of fantastic all-in-one controllers and standalone gear like the XDJ-RX, modular DJ controllers are still a very popular, affordable, and versatile choice. Today DJTT community member Belmont shows off how he mixes with a Midi Fighter 3D, Midi Fighter Twister, two Kontrol X1 Mk2s, Traktor, and any four channel mixer.
DJ routines are not always solo adventures. Sometimes routines can consist of multiple DJs that play back to back in a battle style to create a cohesive track. While newsfeeds have been filled with the E.A.S.Y. duo, today DJ IZOH meets Kumai Goro in this routine which blends turntablism with live finger drumming. Watch the video […]
Native Instruments has just released a new performance video with Mark De Clive-Lowe (Dubspot instructor) showcasing the speed of the Komplete x Maschine workflow with the Komplete Kontrol S61 keyboard and their flagship Maschine hardware, Maschine Studio. The video links to a new section on their site specifically for Komplete x Maschine meaning we'll likely see more videos focusing on the power of this tight integration. Native Instruments has also released a performance breakdown with Mark De Clive-Lowe, who shares his creative process for this inspiring routine.
A common theme in recent years in the production world are producers who who want to not only make incredible music, but also strive to find a way to create their productions in real time, live performances. One of our favorites is Rheyne, who we've featured on the site many times before and who even wrote a fantastic roundup review of iOS production tools.