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DJ Skill Sessions #19: One Kiss vs Gypsy Woman – Serato DJ & Roland DJ-808 Routine

This all started when we noted the similarity in the organ sound on Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa’s “One Kiss” to pop house classic “Gypsy Woman” by Crystal Waters. A couple of loops and a bit of deft programming on the Roland DJ-808 controller’s sequencer later, and we had this little routine. Watch this on … Continued The post DJ Skill Sessions #19: One... »...


Friday Five: 8 Practical Ways To Be A Better DJ Today

In this week’s Friday Five, we’re leading with a piece from Mixmag that lists eight solid tips on how not to be a douchebag behind the decks. We’ve also got pieces from Flypaper, London Evening Standard, Forbes and Digital Music News. Have a great weekend ahead! 8 Practical Ways To Be A Better DJ – … Continued The post Friday Five: 8 Practical Ways To Be A Better DJ... »...


Sounds.com Expands To More Countries, Improves Pricing – Exclusive Interview

Sounds.com, the “daily source for loop and samples” from Native Instruments, has expanded its initial beta launch, making its service available across much of the world. The latest version of the service adds four new currencies, a new free trial mode, and three new subscription pricing tiers. The platform (think “Netflix for producers”) launched in … Continued The... »...


Add Warmth To Your Tunes With Elektron’s Analog Heat MKII Interface

Want to make your productions sound “sweeter” Elektron just announced its Analog Heat MKII audio interface and sound processor. It’s a desktop box that connects to your laptop via USB and provides eight analogue distortion circuits ranging from pleasantly smooth tube warmth to all out fuzz and high gain saturation. It also works as a … Continued The post Add Warmth To... »...


Traktor Tips & Tricks: Hybrid DJ/Live Set With Allen & Heath Xone:96 & K2

Berlin-based (but Miami-born) SpinnZinn is a pioneer of the hybrid DJ/live performance, playing highly textured techno sets based heavily around loops, layering and FX. In today’s Traktor Tips & Tricks, he gives us a three-minute snippet of how he plays, and then breaks it down in detail for us afterwards, including how he also incorporates … Continued The post Traktor Tips... »...


Now Anyone Can Compose Easily With Captain Chords 2.0

Mixed In Key has launched Captain Chords v2.0, as part of its suite of Digital Audio Workstation plugins. It allows DJ/producers to write chord progressions in any key and scale. It can help you to build your own chord progressions from scratch, and discover the sounds of different chords. The Captain VST plugins are designed … Continued The post Now Anyone Can Compose Easily With Captain... »...


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DJ Skill Sessions #19: One Kiss vs Gypsy Woman – Serato DJ & Roland DJ-808 Routine

This all started when we noted the similarity in the organ sound on Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa’s “One Kiss” to pop house classic “Gypsy Woman” by Crystal Waters. A couple of loops and a bit of deft programming on the Roland DJ-808 controller’s sequencer later, and we had this little routine. Watch this on … Continued The post DJ Skill Sessions #19: One... »...


Friday Five: 8 Practical Ways To Be A Better DJ Today

In this week’s Friday Five, we’re leading with a piece from Mixmag that lists eight solid tips on how not to be a douchebag behind the decks. We’ve also got pieces from Flypaper, London Evening Standard, Forbes and Digital Music News. Have a great weekend ahead! 8 Practical Ways To Be A Better DJ – … Continued The post Friday Five: 8 Practical Ways To Be A Better DJ... »...


Sounds.com Expands To More Countries, Improves Pricing – Exclusive Interview

Sounds.com, the “daily source for loop and samples” from Native Instruments, has expanded its initial beta launch, making its service available across much of the world. The latest version of the service adds four new currencies, a new free trial mode, and three new subscription pricing tiers. The platform (think “Netflix for producers”) launched in … Continued The... »...


Add Warmth To Your Tunes With Elektron’s Analog Heat MKII Interface

Want to make your productions sound “sweeter” Elektron just announced its Analog Heat MKII audio interface and sound processor. It’s a desktop box that connects to your laptop via USB and provides eight analogue distortion circuits ranging from pleasantly smooth tube warmth to all out fuzz and high gain saturation. It also works as a … Continued The post Add Warmth To... »...


Traktor Tips & Tricks: Hybrid DJ/Live Set With Allen & Heath Xone:96 & K2

Berlin-based (but Miami-born) SpinnZinn is a pioneer of the hybrid DJ/live performance, playing highly textured techno sets based heavily around loops, layering and FX. In today’s Traktor Tips & Tricks, he gives us a three-minute snippet of how he plays, and then breaks it down in detail for us afterwards, including how he also incorporates … Continued The post Traktor Tips... »...


Now Anyone Can Compose Easily With Captain Chords 2.0

Mixed In Key has launched Captain Chords v2.0, as part of its suite of Digital Audio Workstation plugins. It allows DJ/producers to write chord progressions in any key and scale. It can help you to build your own chord progressions from scratch, and discover the sounds of different chords. The Captain VST plugins are designed … Continued The post Now Anyone Can Compose Easily With Captain... »...


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