The best way to understand different skratch techniques is to see them broken down into their constituent parts - and that's exactly what Sara Simms has done!
Getting yourself into shape for live shows is the key to giving great performances. Here are some top tips for doing it as effectively as possible.
Traktor's effects can be tailored to suit many kinds of music performance. Here, Sara Simms shares her secrets for great-sounding techno FX with audio examples.
Going from the studio to the stage with Ableton Live can be a great experience, provided you get all your gear set up correctly. DJ Kiva is here to show you how it's done.
Getting hands-on with filters in hardware is always fun, and never more so that on Korg's popular Electribe groovebox. But did you know you can automate them too?
Ableton Live and NI's Traktor are both supreme live performance tools, so what could be better than linking them together? Sara Simms shows you some easy ways to do it.
Ableton Live is still a great tool for live performance, as its name suggests. Here are eight pro tips for getting the most out of it in performance situations.
There are always things you can do to better prepare yourself for a live performance. Here are some top tips to help you be the best you can.
An opening DJ set is an art form and considered one of the most challenging DJ sets to play. Opening DJs need to set the mood, warm up an empty venue and gradually coax people onto the dance floor.
Here's some song archetypes for live musicians and performance.
Ableton Live's racks can be as simple and complex as you wish them to be. Don't be put off by perceived complexity though. There's lots of cool things you can do and Joshua Casper shows some here.
Playing drum patterns on your MIDI keyboard need not be a drag. Here's four quick tips to help you get the rhythms in your head to your tracks.
NI’s flagship performance apps can now sync seamlessly with loads of other Link-enabled desktop and iOS applications!
You say scratching, I say sktratching... In this article turntablists Sara Simms and deejay stutter share some exclusive scratching tips and tricks for DJs.
Shhh. Don't tell the companies in the music industry who make new hardware and software to feed the appetite amongst musicians and producers. Could it be that older, cheaper gear is just as effective?