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In the Booth: Essential Tips for DJs

Don't let your next DJ gig go up in flames. Armed with these simple preparation tips from Noah Pred, your next live performance, whether you're using vinyl or digital decks, can go nice and smooth.

Using Third-Party Plug-ins for Live Performance with Ableton Push

It may not be common knowledge, but did you know that Ableton Push can give you deep control over your third-party plug-ins? Tadhg Leonard shows how.

DJ & Producer Tips: Staying Creative On The Road

Whether you're playing live as part of a band, solo or as a DJ, traveling can seem like a drain on your creative process. So, here's some tips to staying creative on the road by DJ/Prodcer, Noah Pred.

10 Killer Features
 for NI Maschine 2.0

The Maschine hardware from Native Instruments is popular and with good reason! What about the software side of things? Well, version 2 contains some tasty features which Mo Volans outlines here.

Useful Tips for DJing with Ableton Push, Part 3

Continuing with his tips on DJing using Ableton Push, Tadhg Leonard looks at how to use Push to record and replay your FX automation data in the third part of this mini-series.

Music Production Know-How: Dithering Demystified

When you need to render or mix down your project to a stereo file in your DAW, going from 24-bit to 16-bit, you'll come across dithering options. Matt Vanacoro explains what it is and when to use it.

The Rise and Fall of MP3

Are you still listening to your music in MP3 format? Please, please stop already! Francesco Schiavon charts the rise and fall of this popular audio format and explains why it's time for us to move on.

Shooting Low Budget Multi-Cam Videos for Live Shows and Music Videos

Once you've completed your track, got it mixed and mastered and are ready to perform it, shooting a music video can help to promote it. Keith Crusher looks at the options on a budget.

Sampling Live Audio and Looping with Traktor's Remix Decks

Want to sample audio in real-time while you're DJing using Traktor and then process that sampled audio any which way you want? Sara Simms is on hand to help you out.

Useful Tips for DJing with Push, Part 2

Continuing with his tips on DJing using Ableton Push, Tadhg Leonard look at how to get looping and implement DJ FX in the second part of this mini-series.

6 Tips For Studio Monitoring

You can have the most awesome recording gear and mixing plug-ins in the world, but what's the point if your studio monitors are not up to scratch. Joe Albano shares 6 tips for effective monitoring.

Useful Tips for DJing with Ableton Push, Part 1

Ableton Push is an excellent controller/instrument for use in the studio. However, you can also use it when DJing as Tadhg Leonard demonstrates in part 1 of 3 in this mini series.

6 Top Traktor Tips

Are you just screeching the surface of Native Instruments' Traktor? Well, it's time to dig deeper and take your DJing skills to the next level, courtesy of Sara Simms.

6 Tips for Making Digital Sound Analog (Analog Warmth From Software Plug-Ins)

The deeper we delve into the digital direction for music production, the more we seem to crave that analog, unpredictable, warm treatment for our sounds. Joe Albano shares 6 ways to achieve this.

Mixing Tips: Dynamic EQ, Your New Best Friend

Finding it hard to tame the sounds in your mix? Hitting your head against a sonic brick wall? Here's some timely advice from Paul Wickliffe on using de-essers, side chain limiters and more to help.