Serato Releases DJ/Producer Sample Plugin

Serato just released Serato Sample, a plugin for DJ/producers looking for an easy way to chop, stretch, and key shift audio files. It has an interface that will be familiar to Serato DJ users consisting of a waveform display and 16 hot cue pads, and uses Serato's own Pitch 'n Time algorithm for time stretching and pitch shifting.

Review & Video: Loopcloud Cloud-Based Sample Storage

Loopcloud is a newly available cloud based sample storage solution from Loopmasters. In today's review, we will look at the software and its features. Loopcloud can be downloaded for free from the Loopmasters website, and is available to both Mac and PC users.

Arturia AudioFuse Interface Brings Pro Quality To Home Studios

Arturia just released AudioFuse, a two-channel USB audio interface housed in a sleek metal enclosure meant to be the heart of your DJ/producer studio or on-the-go production set-up. It has two mic / line inputs, two pairs of 1/4" jacks for connecting two sets of monitor speakers, and even an RCA phono input for hooking up a turntable.

Roli's Seaboard Block Keyboard Helps Producers Do More

Roli just launched Seaboard Block, a two-octave Bluetooth keyboard that lets electronic producers do more than the usual piano-type controller. Apart from just pressing down on a piano key, you can strike it, hold it down, and glide and slide your fingers across the pressure-responsive keybed for some really expressive control.

7 Big DJ/Producer Myths Busted

Fear is one of the biggest hurdles to making music, like "what if I produce something and it doesn't sound good?", or "what if no one likes it?". So in the spirit of helping you get past the fear and started in music production, let's debunks some of the biggest myths right now...

[NAMM 2017] Videos: Gemini MAS-1 & Gemini SDJ-4000

Well now that was a surprise! We expected, from the PR images, two built-to-budget plastic items, and instead it turns out these two forthcoming products from Gemini are all-metal affairs, the MAS-1 in particualar being much bigger and better built than we'd thought.

[NAMM 2017] Gemini MAS-1 Ableton Live Controller

Ahead of NAMM 2017, Gemini today announced the MAS-1 controller, the company's first Midi controller that's targeted towards users of clip-based performance software like Ableton Live. It marks somewhat of a departure for Gemini, but maintains the company's focus on DJs as it is designed specifically for a DJ's workflow. "Traditional control solutions for software [...]