Our friends over at Mixed in Key and Odesi have analyzed Armin van Buuren's DJ set from Ultra 2017 and it turns out he uses harmonic mixing in non traditional ways. They took his DJ set at Ultra Miami 2007 and broke it down into individual tracks that were then analyzed for it's key signature.
Those DJS choosing to stay relatively old school by playing off the Pioneer Nexus series players have a bit of homework to do when it comes to prepping using Rekordbox. The point of most music management software is to ensure you can find the tracks you want as quickly as possible, so we've put together
This is probably the screen every apple user hates to see, but has been the victim to at some point in time. Last weekend, when I was playing a gig, bang in the middle of my set with still an hour let to play, my macbook froze. Four channels of audio coming out of the
As you render your next masterpiece on your favourite DAW wondering what label will do justice to your hard work, it can be a daunting task finding a label that is supportive of your music and vision, sometimes more than the music writing process itself. We've complied a list of established labels that are open to demos from upcoming and veteran producers alike. A release on a quality label, for a producer/artist is much like an athlete going professional. Finding the right label for your sound is just as important as the creative process, it is after all where your sound will find a home. ...
Amongst the most common requirements for artists, Dj’s, musicians and producers in the industry is a well-written, comprehensive bio, presented in a simple and structured arrangement, explaining why you or your act stand out from the herd. Here's a few things we're going to look at in this post : Writing style and structure Questions
Screen grab from a recent class, starting with a fresh project, this tutorial covers the production of Ambient / Downtempo music using some of Ableton's built in plug-ins in conjunction with other plugins from GRM Tools, Sound Toys, iZotope and much more.
A melodic deep techno jam, starting out with a Kick from Bazzism. Bass, Snare & Hats from the Minibrute. Some soft background atmospheres from Reaktor Ensembles. Plus synth sweeps from the Minibrute again. The focus is on turning most MIDI into Audio for easy editing and variations at a later stage. The arrangement starts out
The first 4 mins is just setting up the connections for the patch, so please be patient for the audio to start playing. The basic idea here is to use a clock divider to spit the incoming clock and send those gate values to modulate oscillator FM, pitch, etc. I do go a bit overboard
Learn to use Traktor's BeatMasher Effect to double up your decks. The 'Beatmasher' effect is essentially a sampler based effect that can buffer upto 1 bar of audio internally and play it back. We setup the effect as shown in the video (you can also 'save snapshot' so when you load the effect again, it