Live DJ Remixing #2 -The Gear

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We kicked off this series talking about the software end of the deal in live remixing, but banging on your laptop keyboard and mouse can only take you so far. If we’ve noticed anything from those who perform well in live remixing, it’s that you need the right gear for the occasion.

 Thankfully with technology the way it is, you have a plethora of options at your fingertips.

Live DJ Remixing #1 – Get The Software & Sounds

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Today’s article is the first of a three-part series where we’ll get you started and explore the world of basic controllerism, and give you some ideas on how to bring these techniques back into the basic DJ set.

NAMM 2013: Robocaster Melds Guitar & Controller

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Moldover’s latest project, the Robocaster, demonstrates what happens when Midi controllers meet guitars.

Controller Clinic #18: Can I DJ Weddings & Bars With The Novation Twitch?

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Digital DJ Tips reader Scott writes: “I am looking at purchasing my first controller. I would like to get out there and DJ to a crowd ASAP – maybe even bars and weddings, as I love music although it would be useful to make some extra cash. My dilemma is that I like the idea of the Novation Twitch and its features but I am concerned that this may not be as applicable to the type of crowds I hope to entertain.

DJ Contests: Which To Enter & How To Win

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Whether you’ve been a DJ for a month or many years, you’ll probably have encountered a “DJ contest” at some point. The goal today is to giver you a potted guide to DJ contests, whether to enter them, and the best way to approach them.

Are Commercial Artists & Corporate Investors Killing Dance Music?

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There has been a ton of major media coverage on dance music lately, specifically on how it seems to have entered the mainstream of American culture, with Pete Tong warning that if corporate investors are “allowed to run riot with their corporate machinery, (they) will destroy the scene.” But how true is this assessment?

Video & Interview: Moldover, Inventor Of Controllerism

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In the last week Native Instruments debuted “Godfather of Controllerism” Moldover’s performance video of its New Kontrol F1 hardware (see below watch it), and we managed to catch up with the man himself for this exclusive interview.