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Native Instruments Traktor DJ for iPad and iPhone

Native Instruments Traktor DJ for iPad and iPhone

DJ Shiftee really taking advantage of all of the cue points to create his own remixes using Traktor DJ for iPad. Cheef DJ with a more traditional approach and a Deep House mini mix. It’s to the point these days where a DJ can just show up with an iPad and mix a quality set. […]


Announcing Mixed In Key 6.0

Announcing Mixed In Key 6.0

Version 6.0, designed for the world’s best DJs. Mixed In Key announced today the release of version 6.0.  Which uses the most incredible key detection “ever created”. It thinks like a human musician, and gives you results that sound flawless. The new version analyzes your music in 600% more detail than Mixed In Key 5. The key […]


Scratch Track VST Plugin

Scratch Track VST Plugin

A new VST plugin called Scratch Track from StageCraft Software is out and allows you to use time-coded vinyl to scratch within your DAW. You can even scratch a live audio input. Check it out. Scratch Track


AudioGL Demo Videos – Music Creation with a Futuristic UI

Wow these videos need to watched now! AudioGL is a new audio application for creating electronic music that is completely modular and uses a system that allows patching anything into anything else. And then the automation is all viewable in a 3D room that you can fly around in like Peter Pan being chased by […]


Using MIDI with the iPad

This is a great video from the Create Digital Music blog showing you how to hook up several different devices to get MIDI inputs and outputs on your iPad.


FL Studio Mobile Available Today for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch

FL Studio Mobile for iPad iPhone and iPod Touch Available Today for iOS I’ve been drooling more and more lately as I have been awaiting this day when FL Studio was available for mobile devices. It is finally here and I’m headed over to grab it, but I thought I’d pass the word on first. […]


Sugarbytes Guitarist VSTi Review

Sugarbytes Guitarist VSTi Review

We recently tested out Sugarbytes’ Guitarist VST Instrument and this is what we found. PROS: Can sound very realistic Great songwriting tool Useful wah pedal Nice GUI CONS: Not always realistic Lack of solo mode to enable playing of individual notes OVERVIEW: Looking to create guitar tracks without spending the time and effort to learn […]


FL Studio 10 Just Released

Key new features include: 64 Bit plugin wrapper – FL Studio now hosts 64 Bit VST plugins for access to unlimited memory. Autosave / Autobackup – Don’t lose a project or data again. Revised Playlist – Individually resizable tracks. Lock tracks to Clips. Live performance time Marker options (Jump to, Loop, Pause & Skip) Revised […]


Dance Music News : LA Dance Under Siege, iPad DJ, Tiesto Lives!

Dance Music News : LA Dance Under Siege, iPad DJ, Tiesto Lives!

Headliner.fm Promote your music by leveraging your current fanbase on Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace. Send messages to your fans promoting other people’s music and earn credits to have bands you like promote your sound. [Headliner.fm] Drumssette the Cassette Drum Machine Check out this cool drum machine from Mystery Circuits made out of a Tascam 4 […]


Harmless VSTi Starting at $9 Until Dec 31

Harmless VSTi Starting at $9 Until Dec 31

Image Line’s newest VST instrument has just been released which is basically a subtractive synth powered by an addititive synth engine. I’m already intrigued. To make things even better they are offering a special deal until the end of the year…Pay only what you think it is worth plus a few bucks to cover the […]


Try Out Some Free VST’s from KVR

Try Out Some Free VST's from KVR

KVR’s Developer Challenge for 2009 is winding down and voting is currently underway so go vote. There are 42 entries: 40 of these are available for Windows, 6 for Mac OS X and just 1 for Linux. 39 are in the VST plug-in format, 1 is an AU plug-in and 3 are stand-alone applications. Go […]


Xone DX DJ Controller with Bundled Serato ITCH

Xone delivers a top of the line DJ controller to put all others to shame. Check it out: After weeks of speculation and buzz around the industry, Allen & Heath and Serato Audio Research have announced the launch of the Xone: DX, a new Plug’n’Play DJ controller, the result of close collaboration between the two […]


TechnoBox: Finally a Useable iPhone App for Making Music

TechnoBox: Finally a Useable iPhone App for Making Music

  I recently heard about TechnoBox from AudioRealism for the iPhone and iPod Touch, and already being a fan of thier Bassline VST instrument I had to check it out. $10 for this app is a steal when compared to the price of a VST instrument or any music creation software for that matter. Compared […]


NAMM: Akai debuts APC40 an Ableton Live Controller

NAMM: Akai debuts APC40 an Ableton Live Controller

At the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) expo, Akai showed the APC40 MIDI control surface it has developed in conjunction with Ableton, making it the first such device to be ready to run out of the box with the Ableton Live music editing software. As there is no need to load drivers, users simply […]


M-Audio Torq Makes it to v1.5 Somehow

M-Audio Torq Makes it to v1.5 Somehow

While software like Serato is very stripped down, it allows a DJ to quickly and easily perform his/her primary task – beatmatching and mixing music. The first time ever using Serato I quickly figured out how to use it with no instructions. The first time I looked at the user interface for Torq it made […]


Auto-Tune Vocal Effects Made Easy

Auto-Tune Vocal Effects Made Easy

So Antares just released Auto-Tune EFX which allows anyone to very easily achieve the Daft Punk – Cher vocal effect that has become quite commonplace lately. From the Antares Website: The quickest, easiest, most affordable tool for real-time pitch correction and creating the Auto-Tune Vocal Effect (the T-Pain/Cher-style effect). Powered by the same ground-breaking Evo™ […]


First iPhone Musical Instrument – the Ocarina

First iPhone Musical Instrument - the Ocarina

I’m not sure how well this instrument would work with a DJ or Live set, but it would be interesting to see someone do it! The iPhone Ocarina from Smule is the first instrumental application that turns the iPhone into a unique musical instrument. The traditional ocarina is a member of a very old family […]


Get This Addon for iTunes

Get This Addon for iTunes

Why pay more for a lower quality DRM protected MP3? Download and install Advantageous mp3. It is free of charge. Browse through the iTunes Store, just as usual. Or use iTunes Genius feature to find new music. When you find something you want, click on Get MP3 from Amazon in the iTunes Script Menu. Advantageous […]


Serato and Ableton Announce a Creative Partnership

This is an exciting announcement for users of Serato and Ableton software. It can only lead to more creative and interesting DJ sets in the future. Here is the announcement from the Serato website: Serato and Ableton are happy to announce a partnership, which will pave the way for the future of Digital DJing. With […]


Native Instruments Traktor Pro Unveiled

Native Instruments Traktor Pro Unveiled

Native Instruments unveiled new versions of Traktor Pro and Traktor Scratch recently. Some of the notable features include: 4 decks, built-in effects, Ultra precise beat detection, sync lock, a redesigned browser, crate flick to browse through songs visually like coverflow, and customizable interface. For more info check out the Traktor Pro Microsite


Native Instruments and Beatport Team Up for Beatport Sync

Beatport SYNC is a powerful audio player with basic DJ functions developed by Beatport and Native Instruments. Based on TRAKTOR 3 technology. It’s a free program that lets anyone mix tracks like a DJ using two virtual decks, a crossfader and auto beat sync function. Beatport SYNC offers track management, access to DJ radio stations, […]


Max/MSP v5.0 Available Q1 of 2008

Cycling 74 has announced Max/MSP 5.0, the next-generation of their popular media development tools. This version offers a completely redesigned multi-processing kernel and a streamlined development environment built on a platform-independent foundation. With a new patcher interface, searchable database of objects and examples, integrated documentation and new tutorials, the new Max user will find a […]


Ableton Live 7 Announced

I know it seems like version 6 just came out with those crazy kids coding Ableton Live locked in a darkened room with a caffeine drip into their blood streams just cranking out code.  Good thing for Live users. From the Ableton Live website: Live 7—What’s New Ableton Live 7 renews the core of Live, with enhancements to the […]


Adobe to Release Audition 3.0

By now many have forgotten that Adobe Audition was once the great free tool, CoolEdit. I fondly remember the days of CoolEdit and their ability to morph effects from one setting to another (something Soundforge is barely able to do now). It has been interesting to watch Adobe beef up the program and constantly improve […]


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