We just spotted this ongoing Kickstarter campaign: Push Turn Move is a book about the history and design of electronic music controllers and interfaces, diving into the aesthetic and functional design aspects of DJ/producer gear. It features exclusive interviews with makers and companies in the music production space.
Native Instruments has today announced its new Maschine Jam production and performance system, the latest addition to its Maschine range, ahead of this week's BPM | PRO DJ Show in England, the type of production hardware that is aimed at those wanting to quickly sketch tracks.
Native Instruments just announced an update to Traktor Pro 2. Now at 2.10.3, the new version addresses and fixes nearly all known crash issues in both Windows and Mac computers, something that's been talked about a lot by our Traktor-using readers for quite a while now.
In today's training we're going to put together your first Stem Loop production. I assembled a Stem Loop track using loops and samples that I've got in my library, and in this tutorial you're going to download those sounds and I'm going to walk you through recreating that track.
In part one of this four-part video series, I'm going to introduce you to my concept of the Stem Loop and how I DJ with it. Stem Loops are quick to assemble in a digital audio workstation like Ableton Live using sample packs, and you perform them while you DJ using hot cues and loop cues in Traktor Pro 2.
Native Instruments just announced a big US$200 drop on its Traktor Kontrol D2 and Kontrol S5 controllers to celebrate the first anniversary of Stems. The price cut will only be effective until 31 May 2016.
This is rather a special instalment of our series on using the bright new Stems file format from Native Instruments in your DJing, because it concerns a feature that has only just been launched, at the time of writing, at least (February 2016): Onscreen stem waveform display in Traktor.