Here's the third lesson in your Dance Music Formula free video training course. Follow this complete series of three videos totalling nearly two hours of training, and you'll have all you need to actually finish your first dance track - including all sounds and downloads - in your hands.
Algoriddim's djay Pro software is now officially Pioneer DJ-certified. You can plug your Mac running djay pro into a Pioneer Nexus 2 system (or the ridiculously overblown TOUR1 system) with a single USB cable, and take complete control of the software, including DJing from Spotify, thanks to djay Pro's built-in Spotify access.
Ever wondered how the big names in dance music manage to make so many tracks, seemingly effortlessly, when amateur producers often struggle to finish anything at all? Or how the top producers always seem to make tracks that sound instantly familiar, yet different enough to guarantee their success?
Over on the Digital DJ Tips forum, Sy Swint asks: "I want to learn how to produce but I'm not sure which digital audio workstation to buy? I'm leaning towards Ableton but it is twice the price of some other, seemingly professional, DAWs like Logic Pro. Is Ableton L:ive 9 worth the higher price tag?"
In this week's foray into the wide world of other DJ and music websites, we've a reveal of some of the samples Daft Punk used on their greatest hits (you may be surprised), Mark Knight teaches on playing long DJ sets, and there's a great piece on the changing face of promoting. It's all in your ever-relevant Friday Roundup!
Back in 2011, we published an article about how music production was becoming less an option, more a necessity for the modern DJ. In the time since, that has only become more true. Certainly if you want to have a jet-setting DJ career it's taken as read nowadays that you produce, but even for mobile DJs and hobbyists, production is more and more becoming just part of what us DJs do. Here's why...
Want to not only know how to make a dance track in seven days, but to actually do it - all for free? If so, read on, because launching today, our Dance Music Formula free video training course will show you exactly how. You don't need to be able to play an instrument, you don't need any musical training, and you don't need any gear...