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Serato Launches Sample Plugin For Producers

Serato just launched the public beta for Serato Sample, a digital audio workstation plugin that lets you trigger, chop up, and manipulate audio using cue points. It works by letting you place up to 16 cue points in a track that you've loaded, whether it's a song, a loop, or a sample. You can then trigger those cues in your DAW.

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Review & Video: IK Multimedia iLoud Micro Monitors

IK Multimedia is a company that has always specialised in small but high quality devices for the travelling or at least space-conscious electronic musician, and the iLoud Micro Monitors certainly fit that remit. However, they're sold as serious micro studio monitors, with a price tag to match. Do they hold up to scrutiny? Let's find out...

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My Lessons 20 Years After Starting A Club Night

A couple of days ago, a photo of a flyer popped up in my Facebook feed that stopped me in my tracks. It was for a club night I'd been co-running for a couple of years and that we had just moved to a new venue in Manchester, England, as a monthly party. That club was called "Tangled", and the flyer was from exactly 20 years ago.

The Two Dirty Secrets Music Producers Don't Want You To Know

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?

Your Questions: Is Ableton Live 9 Worth The Price Tag?

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?"

How Copying Unlocks Creativity For DJs & Producers

One theme that comes up again and again across our community - whether it's DJs, musicians, producers, DJ business owners, or whoever - is: "Is it OK to copy?" We're not talking about copying your mate's entire music collection, but rather imitating, emulating, trying to perfect your version of what someone else has done.

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