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 [...]

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.