Akai's APC40 is an awesome bit of kit for DJs & producers. Rory Dow, master synthesist and Ableton Live maestro, explores how to make it even better using MIDI remote scripts. (Part 1/2).
So, your mixes sound great live, but how can you ensure they stand out amongst professional releases and promo CDs? Mo Volans delivers a useful tutorial for all DJs.
Want to advance your mixing skills by incorporating a third deck into your sets? Sara Simms shares a few ideas on how you can use your third deck in Traktor to create results that sound great.
Make the most of those versatile dummy clips in Ableton Live 9 with this creative tip by Tadhg Leonard. Learn how to use them for advanced control of your effects via different launch modes.
Used by high-profile artists and musicians (like BT), FL Studio 11 is taking the music world by storm. In this tutorial, Gary Hiebner shows how to create dub step wobble basses with ease.
You've got the tunes. Check. You've got the venue. Check. But your Ableton Live set still needs organizing? No problem. Tadhg Leonard shows how to vanquish the stress before your DJ set.
Hollin Jones is no stranger to big tours. During the summer of 2013, he accompanied a very well known band to Glastonbury and other venues, and decided to share some of his secrets from the road.
Take a tour of Ableton Live 9's features that make transforming your studio masterpieces into perfect live performance sets a breeze. Tadhg Leonard explores all you'll need to get started.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.