When ill.Gates waxes poetic on music production processes, it's clear that he's spent uncountable hours in the studio. In today's video, he shares some of his most valuable tips for anyone taking on the creative process of producing. Learn why "it's not over until someone kills a puppy" is reasonable music writing advice - watch the full video inside.
We've watched carefully as Ableton has prepared a new release of their DAW. Live 9.7 is being released today as a free download to all current users. If you're ready for new sampling features and a bunch of Push updates, this version is for you. Keep reading for the details.
Being able to dynamically jump around within a playing track was a major innovation that Serato introduced back in ITCH. Now, every Serato user has access to the function in Serato DJ - but like many advanced features it takes a bit of work to figure out when to actually use it. Watch today's tutorial for some great techniques on using the Slicer in a DJ mix.
The other week we were lucky enough to have Australian tech house producer, live remixer, and Maschine aficionado Bass Kleph stop by the DJTT headquarters. In our interview with him, he shares some great tips for building live performances using his Maschine and breaks down a few of his more popular routines. Watch the full interview […]
The combination of Traktor and Ableton in a DJ setup is a toolkit that (for now) is unparalleled for performers looking for versatile software solutions. We’ve read plenty of tutorials on how to sync Traktor and Ableton, but where most of them stop at a simple how to, today’s video focuses on why. Learn how to use […]
It’s time for another edition of “Show Us Your DJ Setup”! This is the blog version of our popular set-up section in the DJ TechTools forum, and we’re excited to feature long-time forum member Jon Hersom (fullenglishpint) today. In case you haven’t noticed, DJ TechTools hosts one of the largest DJ communities on the internet […]
We dropped into the Thud Rumble labs recently and linked up with three members of the Invisibl Skratch Piklz: Qbert, ShortKut, and D-Styles. These three guys have been rocking the turntables and sporting some mad turntablist skills for quite a long time, so we took the opportunity to pick their brains about techniques. For those […]
Check out part 2. of this series here: http://djtechtools.com/2010/10/20/rythym-techniques-for-djscontrollerists/