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Creative Mixing with Traktor: Building Your Own Musical Journey

It's time to go beyond just setting up Traktor... it's time to get creative and take your audience on a musical journey they'll never forget. Sara Simms shows you how.

Do You Really Need The Sound Guy?

Playing live soon? G. W. Childs pipes in with some timeless advice on how to make sure everything goes smoothly with your sound guy and to help you play an excellent set.

Tapping Tempo into Mainstage

You may be surprised to learn how easy it is to change the tempo of your songs on the fly in Apple's MainStage. Well, it's easy if you know how, and David Earl shares his tap tempo know-how here.

10 Tried and Tested Traktor DJ for iPad Tips

It’s just you up there, making the crowd groove... with just your iPad! Native Instruments’ Traktor DJ for iPad is powerful indeed! In this Hollin Jones shares 10 excellent tips for Traktor DJ users.

10 Essential Tips for Serato ITCH

Calling all DJs: It's time to scratch that (Serato) Itch! Tadhg Leonard shares his 10 most essential tips for Serato ITCH. Do yourself a favor and get clued up with these DJing tips now!

How to Create Two Advanced Mappings in Traktor Pro

Sara Simms is here to take you beyond the techniques in her recent article on creating MIDI mappings in Traktor Pro. Learn how to create 2 advanced mappings in NIs Traktor Pro.

Optimising Drum Racks in Ableton Live 9

Seems that most everything about Ableton has been designed with it being extremely playable in some way. And that's also true of Drum Racks in Live 9. G. W. shares tips on how to optimize them.

Planning a Live Set List

A well chosen set list can turn a good performance of songs into a memorable live experience. In this article G. W. Childs shares some tips to help you turn a good gig into a stunning set.

DIY MIDI Controller with Livid Builder, Part 2

Part 2 of this feature guide on how to build your own MIDI Controller using Livid Builder. G. W. Childs explores how aesthetics are as vital as functionality.

8 Essential Traktor Tips

There’s a myriad of ways to set up Traktor to do just about anything you want. These eight tips will help you tame Traktor and stay in control, so you can concentrate on DJing like a pro.

Using QuNEO for Momentary Effects in Ableton Live

Keith McMillen's QuNEO has really taken off since its launch. I saw it being performed with across NAMM 2013. In this tutorial Tadhg Leonard shows how to use it for Momentary Effects in Ableton Live.

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.