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Moving a Project from Logic (or any DAW) to Ableton for DJ-ing

Ableton is best known for live performance, and is the favored platform for DJs over traditional DAWs like Logic Pro. Gary Hiebner shares timeless tips on performing a project from any DAW in Live.

Building a Custom FX Chain in Traktor

Sara Simms shows how you can take your DJing to the next level by building your own FX chains in Native Instruments' Traktor.

Are You Using the Right Music Application for YOU?

With a growing number of DAWs available, why are you sticking with your existing music production software? G. W. Childs digs deep and investigates what might be best for every musician's needs.

Getting Started with MIDI Mappings in Traktor

Take a tour of Native Instruments' Traktor with DJ Sara Simms as she shows you how to get started with MIDI mappings for your own customised controllers.

Using the Novation Twitch with Ableton Live

Novation's Twitch is ideally suited to work with Serato ITCH... but it doesn't stop there. Tadhg Leonard shows how you can expertly set up Twitch as a controller for Ableton Live.

Ruggedizing a MacBook Pro and Mainstage for Live Shows in the Wild

Do you ever feel fawn over your MacBook Pro like Gollum does over his preciousssss Ring? You're not alone, and this article will help you keep your MBP safe - and there's no riddles here!

Review: Numark 4TRAK Traktor Controller

While other DJ hardware is becoming more portable, Numark's 4TRAK combines sturdiness with maximum control over Traktor. Mo Volans puts this baby to the test!

Issue 4: MPVHub Audio Magazine: DJ Focus

Issue #4 of MPVHub Audio is here... and it's the BEST yet. Interviews w/ Paul van Dyk, Neil Davidge + more. 15 audio software & DJing tutorials, awesome gear reviews & DIY MIDI Controller feature...

Using Ableton’s Looper to Create Unique Beats

Have you ever used Ableton Live's Looper plug-in? In this tutorial Gary Hiebner shares his Looper workflows for creating unique beats for live and studio purposes.

Ableton Live: The Ultimate Digital DJ Platform?

Despite Ableton Live being an awesome studio DAW, it's always still considered by many as the ultimate digital DJing platform. Find out whether DJ & producer, Noah Pred, shares this belief and why.

A DJs Guide to Harmonic Mixing

Much of the focus for DJs is on beat matching; getting the rhythm to match or compliment each other. In this tutorial Tadhg Leonard looks at how to mix and match the harmonic element between tracks.

Combining Serato Video with ITCH

There's a whole lot you can achieve using Serato Video and Serato ITCH. Both powerful tools in themselves, when combined are a killer combination for adding visuals to your live DJ sets.

Optimizing Ableton Live's Operator for Live Performance

If you have the Ableton Live Suite it's worth taking advantage of Operator. Tadhg Leonard demonstrates how to optmize this impressively powerful synth for Iive performance.

7 Ways to Step Up in Your Music Scene and Build a FanBase

You've just produced a great song or club track, what next? Don't just sit at home... Go out there and find ways to connect with an audience and musicians in order to build an effective fanbase.

Tips for the Touring Computer-Based Musician

What to do when you're preparing to tour using your laptop or desktop computer? G.W. Childs explores the worst case scenarios and how to prevent them when playing live using a Mac, PC or iPad.