Steve Bug has spent his life in dance music, beginning with discovering disco music via his parent’s record collection and then getting into electro and breakdancing in the early 80s. House music first caught his attention in the late 80s and he quickly decided to devote his life to 4/4 culture. Beginning as a DJ […]
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It’s a well-known fact in the music industry that Mixcloud offers its own streaming platform, Mixcloud Live (first announced back in April 2020), that allows artists to legally livestream music and video without dealing with copyright take-downs. Just this week, Beatsource LINK announced a new partnership in conjunction with Mixcloud to utilize this capability – offering […]
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Here's everything you need to know about using Modulation—a super-cool "waveform" After Effects plugin.
To start: let’s paint a picture. You spent quarantine holed up away from shows and decided to get into synths, drum machines, samplers, and the wide world of hardware noise generators and effects. Now, you have a newfound love of live jamming on your shiny, blinky gear that you want to share with the world […]
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From your first podcast, to your fiftieth radio show, there's always room to improve your production. This guide shares a ton of tips on making the best possible radio show and podcast recordings.
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We’ve known it was coming for a bit, but today the updated Traktor Pro 3.5 has released. The fresh version of Traktor Pro boasts two new features that are likely to be well-received: the new streaming library features for Traktor (via Beatport and Beatsource LINK) and advanced HID integration with Pioneer DJ’s flagship CDJ-3000 players. […]
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Drum & bass icon John B was already leaning into the world of livestreaming before the pandemic hit. With his gigs drying up, the DJ/producer decided to dive head-first into the online world, challenging himself to create a regular streaming show that was totally different from anything else that was out there. The result? A […]
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Let’s explore the filmmaking elements every rom-com needs to be successful, focusing on different writing, lighting, and editing techniques.
With a career spanning over 18 years, Mathew Jonson is known and loved by many for his well-crafted melodic sounds and outstanding live performances. Almost 20 years after the release of his debut album, “A Box Full of Magic” on Dekmantel, Jonson has toured the world and signed music to numerous influential labels, including Crosstown […]
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Harold Heath has just published his book ‘Long Relationships: My Incredible Journey From Unknown DJ To Smalltime DJ’ in which he details the ups and downs of low-level DJing life. Here Harold considers some of the many technical problems DJs encounter, and how to deal with them. Any good DJ will tell you that the […]
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We’re going to take a look at ten of the most important things to know about backlighting a subject and how to utilize them on a set.
John Type, a DJ and producer based out of Italy + long-time turntablist and electronic musician, has discovered a unique way to play and sequence a vinyl record as a synthesizer using the new features available in Ableton Live 11 in his latest YouTube video. In a new video, his setup uses vinyl records that […]
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What makes an outdoor DJ gig possible for an everyday DJ without a massive budget, a crew, or a great relationship with the local permitting officials? Today, DJTT founder Ean Golden is back with a fresh new video sharing his insights from throwing a socially-distanced dance party in Santa Barbara, California. As is often the […]
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One of the best parts of being a member of a DJ record pool is access to amazing tools that make life as a DJ easier. DJ edits have long been a staple way for a pool to provide value to their customers. Sometimes a pool will add intros, outros, acapellas, instrumentals, censored versions, upbeat […]
Here's a quick dive into the audio recording world to help save your future audio engineers some headaches.
You should probably purchase a different microphone. However, these steps can help you fix your RØDE VideoMic Go audio.
Every year has a couple of defining moments, but nobody could have ever predicted the magnitude of surprises that 2020 had in store. This year has produced countless paradigm-shifting developments, and the past nine months has brought the lives of people around the world to a grinding halt. From waves of swelling social change and […]
Born in Romania, raised in Canada, now living in Berlin, Simina Grigoriu describes herself as a “DJ and producer, a mom and a wife, a two-time immigrant and a citizen of the world.” She’s gradually perfected her sound over the course of her decade-long career in music. She produces techno with diamond-hard, dance floor grooves, […]
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In her long career, Ellen Allien has seen many changes in the industry, from the transition from vinyl to digital and eventual triumph of the MP3, to the various genres, fashions and fads that have come and gone in dance music. Through it all, she’s remained committed to her own particular, underground vision of techno. […]
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The music of Detroit Swindle is largely house, but takes in a wide range of influences. Compare, for example, their recent laid-back, electro-soul remix of Hablot Brown’s ‘GO’ to their burgeoning collection of soul-infused 4/4 underground jams on their Heist catalogue. Their 2018 album ‘High Life’ featured a strong mix of jazz flavoured cuts, melodic […]
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Today’s article is inspired by some questions around audio reactive visuals/effects in Resolume. Hi , so i VJ mostly on psytrance partys , and i find it difficult to use sound input for example in Resolume 5 as it just can’t distinct the beat or melodys in this style of music , it’s just too […]
Resolume 6 Beta was released last week and it added an amazing feature, Ableton Link. This feature makes it really easy to VJs to quickly sync to DJs and use BPM synced visual effects. If you work with DJs you’re going to love this. Today I’m going to explain what Ableton Link is, how it works, […]
One of the biggest challenges for VJs is organizing their VJ loops. Which files are encoded properly? How long are these clips? What’s the resolution? Unlike DJs, VJs don’t really have any software like iTunes that’s designed for organizing their media. This usually leaves VJs to organize their content using boring old folders, lame. Today […]
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There are a lot of threads from new VJs asking about the best way to get started VJing. While some of the advice may be useful, it can quickly become an overwhelming avalanche of information. What’s Projection Mapping?? Midi vs. OSC?? Is there a standard when it comes to VJing?? Instead of giving you more things to learn, I’m […]
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Should VJs Use Beeple Clips? “No Beeple. Unless it’s a clip he released this week or you can really hide it. Everybody’s using those clips and have used them forever.” There are some interesting comments whenever Beeple is brought up for VJ Loops. Go on forums and you’ll notice lots of VJs start out by […]