Digital DJ Tips reader Tribal Pilot says: "I've been using Audacity for all of my audio editing needs, but I'm starting to feel the need for something more robust: I need a DAW that can 'fix' tracks with inconsistent BPMs, along with the ability to create DJ edits and mashups."
In part one of this tutorial series, I introduced you to my Stem Loop concept and gave a quick demo of I DJ using Stem Loops. In today's training, we'll build your Stem Loop Map in Ableton Live, which will serve as the blueprint for your Stem Loop in this tutorial.
Ableton Live is a digital audio workstation that has changed the way producers and DJs create and perform electronic music. In this review, we take a look at the Launchpad Pro and see if it's easy enough for a beginner who wants to DJ or gig with Ableton Live to get into.
Ableton has just released an update to its Push controller. The Ableton Push 2 builds on the features of the original Push, which includes a new colour display and graphics for even easier tweaking without having to glance at your laptop's screen, as well as improved buttons and pads.
Ableton Live's a unique piece of software: You can make music with it, you can DJ with it, and you can even perform your songs live, all just using your laptop. These days a lot of fantastic, budget controllers are out in the market that come pre-mapped and good to go with Live. We list our five favourites in this article.
Apple released its latest operating system OSX 10.11 El Capitan this week, and DJ manufacturers have warned users not to perform the update because of incompatibilities with current hardware and software. Here's a compatibility status list of DJ software and hardware, which we'll be updating as the patches roll out.
Novation just announced an update to its popular Launchpad grid controller for Ableton Live. The Launchpad Mk2 gets a cosmetic upgrade, borrowing the aesthetics of Novation's Launchpad Pro, including backlit RGB pads that change colour depending on the colour of your clips in Ableton.