[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 [...]

Your Questions: What's A Good DAW For DJs?

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."

How I DJ With Stems Part 2: Making The Stem Loop Map

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.

Review & Video: Novation Launchpad Pro

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 Push 2 Controller & Live 9.5 Now Available

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.

5 Beginner-Friendly Ableton Live Controllers Under $160

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.