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DJ Scratching Video Tutorial: Chirp and Chirp-Flare

In this video and article tutorial experienced DJ, trainer and author, Sara Simms, shows you how to add Chirp and Chirp Flare Scratches to your DJ performance repertoire. Every DJ should watch this.

Optimizing Apple MainStage For Live Performance

Apple's MainStage is used for many live performances, tours, and even for big Broadway productions! Whatever the scale of your performance, Matt Vanacoro shows you how to keep it running smoothly.

Ableton Live Strategies: From Session To Arrangement

Ableton Live's Session view is an excellent playground for generating ideas. The Arrangement area is a great place to arrange, edit, and finish your tracks. Here's how to turn your ideas into tracks.

How to Mix Stems Using TRAKTOR PRO 2.10.2 and the S4

Curious about NI's Stems format but unsure how to get started? Mixing with Stems is easier than you think. Here's how to incorporate Stems into your performance using the latest version of Traktor.

How To Remix Loops Live in GarageBand for iOS

Just how addictive is remixing live loops and effects in GarageBand for iPad and iPhone? Simple answer. VERY! Matt Vanacoro shows you how powerful Apple's remixing platform has become.

Mixing Tip: What To Do When Ear Worms are Destroying your World

If the the song you are mixing is going round and round your head and ruining your mix session there's help to be found. G.W. Childs shares his advice to stop the repetition. stop the repetition.

Sorry, But You Are NOT A DJ …

Op Ed: Martin Sitter, Founder of NonLinear Educating Inc.—and the CEO of Ask.Audio—expresses strong opinions about what it means to be a DJ, and why you are probably not one ...

7 Tips To Get The Floor Moving To Your DJ Mix

There are certain tips and skills DJs pick up through trial and error to help them get the dance floor heaving to their mixes. Save yourself the time and pain with these seven tips from Sara Simms.

FREE Beats Explosion Reason Refill Pack

If you want some free refills for Reason of carefully crafted processed drum machine samples courtesy of a Korg volca beats, then today is your lucky day! Simply login or sign-up for a free account.

Getting Crazy With Korg Volca Sample’s Loop Mode

The Korg volca sample is capable of processing samples, rhythms and melodies in fun very interesting ways... and in some ways you might not have thought of. G.W. Childs demonstrate what it can do.

How to Control a Groovebox or MIDI Synth Using Novation's Launchpad Pro

In this short but sweet video, producer and performer Thavius Beck demonstrates how to use Novation’s Launchpad Pro and Circuit groove box in tandem. And there's not a computer in sight.

How To Fix Broken Headphones Using These Simple Soldering Steps

This video and detailed step-by-step instructional article shows you how to repair broken headphones! Don't throw them away until after you've tried this!

Music Theory: 4 Jazz Techniques for Electronic Composers

Taking tips from the Jazz greats like Monk, Coltrane and Corea can help you sound more like electronic producers like Thavius Beck, BT, and Richard Devine. Check out these 4 music theory tips.

Reverb & Reverse Tips For Korg volca sample

The Korg volca sample has two very powerful and flexible effects: reverb and reverse. In this short video tutorial G.W. Childs demonstrates how to use both effects to their full potential.

5 Big Mistakes To Avoid When Promoting Your Music

We all want to get ahead in the music industry, but here are some of the cardinal sins committed in the name of self-promotion…