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Inno Pocket

ADJ Expands Inno Pocket Series With Roll And Scan Models

Two new additions to American DJ’s compact and affordable Inno Pocket line of LED lighting were released this week. The new Inno Pocket Scan and Inno Pocket Roll inherit the same characteristics of theseries: scaled-down body, weight reduction, and an attractive price tag.

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Santa's Studio Console

10 Producer Stocking Stuffers Under $100

With the holidays in full swing and only a few days left before Christmas, you’d better start making that list before Santa starts thinking twice! Why not kick off the new year with a resolution to start producing your own music? Here are 10 gift suggestions for DJ/Producers starting out that won’t cost you an arm and a leg…

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The Mixdown

Making Your First Tune: A Guide For DJs, Part 4

In this final tutorial, we’ll adjust the levels of the individual tracks in your production so your levels don’t go “in the red”. We’ll also add some compression plugins to your drums and bass, as well as a limiter to the mix bus. Finally, we’ll create a mixdown of your production so that you can upload and share it with friends.

Studio Sound

Making Your First Tune: A Guide For DJs, Part 3

In this week’s training we’re going to focus on adding depth and space in our song. I’m going to introduce you to two important effect plugins that ship with Ableton Live called reverb and delay, and I’m going to explain what they are exactly, and how they can be used in the context of your production.

s8 rear

Video Training: Get Started With The Traktor Kontrol S8, Pt 2: External Inputs

The Traktor Kontrol S8 has a whole host of external inputs, and lots of ways to route what you plug in there through its features. In this video, the second of six special training videos we’re making on the Kontrol S8, we look more closely at some of them.

Ableton Live

Making Your First Tune: A Guide For DJs, Part 2

Having gone through the installation and set-up steps in the first tutorial, as well as getting acquainted with Ableton Live’s interface, we’re now ready to take the next step in creating your first tune. In this week’s tutorial, I’ll show you how to make a Song Map that’ll jumpstart your music production arranging process.

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