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How to Create a DJ Podcast, Part 1

Nobody will promote your DJ mixes for you. If you want to reach out to a wider audience and engage with your fans creating a DJ podcast is an effective solution. Sara Simms shares the knowledge.

Creative Sequencing Techniques: Using Push & Ableton Live to Control Elektron Analog Rytm

Ableton Live, Ableton Push, Analog Elektron Rytm. All three are capable and great by themselves. But, what happens when you sync them all together? Timo Preece gets inspired in this tutorial.

5 Ways Apple’s New Force Touch Trackpad Could Be Used for Electronic Music Production

Apple’s new Force Touch trackpad features force sensors so you can click anywhere and receive haptic feedback wherever your finger is on the surface. So how could this be useful for music making?

How to Use Maschine in a DJ Set

Integrating Native Instruments' Maschine into your DJ sets might be a lot easier than you think. Whether you want to use it as a controller for Traktor Pro or to control Ableton Live, here's how!

Making Your Own Shadow: Tips to Establish Your Own Visual and Musical Persona

Creating an identity, persona, shadow (whatever you wish to call it) is as integral to your musical expression as it is to your audience's perception and enjoyment of you. GW Childs explores it here.

Strategies for Bridging Studio and Live Performance

Interested in taking your studio-based compositions and turning them into live performance ready tracks? Timo Preece is here with some helpful workflow and layout suggestions.

Creating DJ Filter Effects in Logic Pro X

Want to give your Logic Pro X productions a DJ-style filter sweep effect? Easy! Darren Burgos shows you how in this quick tutorial.

5 Quick Tips for Performing Live with Bitwig Studio

When it's time to take your music from studio to live performance, Bitwig Studio has the means and the ease to help. Gary Hiebner shows how to make it happen.

Cultivating Chaos in Electronic Music Production

Looking for some inspiration for your next music track, maybe it's time to cultivate and embrace chaos. Noah Pred explains and shows how to randomise drums in Ableton Live.

5 Confidence Building Techniques for Live Musicians

It's completely natural for musicians to feel nervous or shy about performing live. So, here's 5 tips to help build your confidence for your next live performance.

Traktor's Flux Mode: What Is It and How Does It Work?

With some cool tricks up its sleeve, Flux mode in Native Instruments' Traktor can transform your DJ sets with new unique and original sounds. Sara Simms show you how to make it work for you.

How to Pack a DJ Bag

The title may sound odd. Surely we all know how to pack a bag? Why would a DJ bag be any different? Sara Simms seeks to show what it means to pack your bag for your next DJ gig and what to bring.

Review: MIDI Monster Mappings for Traktor DJ

For just $5.99 you can snag yourself MIDI Monster's Mappings for Traktor DJ. Sara Simms puts it to the test and discovers whether it's a great investment or not...

13 Ways to Make Learning Music Software Less Scary

It's Halloween today, and high time we banish the fear and focus on empowerment. Here's 13 quick tips on how to make learning music software less scary than it might be.

Scratching in Ableton Live Using Automated Volume Chops

So, you're already using Ableton Live when DJing or creating DJ mixes. But did you know with a little setup that Live can be used with a DJ controller to create vinyl scratching effects on the fly?