Technology in music production keeps on developing and the concept of spatial music production may well be the next step in the evolution of music production. This free spatial tool for Ableton Live has been developed by the Non-profit, Envelop. It provides an intuitive approach to creating 3D sound in Ableton Live without the need for lots of equipment.
Envelop’s new spatial tool enables Ableton users to improvise with space, hear the results through headphones, and scale up the number of speakers. It includes a mixer for panning audio sources, multi format reverbs, delays and sound shapers as well as many more specialised effects for developers.
There is no disputing the power of Ableton Live when it comes to sound manipulation, but have you tried to link it with your DJ software yet? This video shows how easily Traktor can be synced via Ableton Live to other music software packages to provide a perfect sync.
This Serato video tutorial explains how to use practice mode, and showcases some vital keyboard controls.
Serato's new 2018 release, Serato DJ, includes Practice Mode that enables DJs to practice their mixing with little else but their laptop and a set of headphones. This wasn't previously available with Serato, and it lowered the entry level for espiring DJs to give the DJ software a try, before having to invest heavily in hardware.
I know what you're thinking. What's this XML nonsense got to do with DJing? And, you're right to think that way, because we are performers, not silicone valley engineers tasked with making the next AI that will ultimately make us all cower under our dining tables as it seeks and destroys all humans -- too much?
Learn how to set cue points in Rekordbox and how to trigger a cue point during your performance with this really handy video from Shortee. Cue points in Rekordbox allow you to jump to saved sections of each track seamlessly during your performance.
DVS stands for Digital Vinyl System, and it first surfaced back in 2001 with a package called Final Scratch. It's a techology that allows DJs to use classic DJ tools such as turntables or CD decks to play music from their laptop (instead of playing vinyl records or CDs).
How does it work?
It works with specific vinyl records and CDs that don't hold any music, but instead give off audio signals to tell the DVS DJ software where on the record/CD the deck is playing at any time. This enables the computer to play the audio file from it's memory at the exact point in the track that the deck is playing the record or CD.
DJ TLM has put together this awesome video to teach the process of beatmatching in detail for DJs that want to learn to beatmatch using any DJ tools.
The sync button is very powerful and we thought that beatmatching would slowly become a dying skill, but we're learning that many digital djs are still interested in learning how to beatmatch properly as it completes their skillset.
This enourmous list of free Ableton Live tutorial videos has been provided by Ableton to allow anybody to learn how to use Ableton Live 10.
This list of free Ableton Live 10 tutorials covers a huge range of subject areas. It's the kind of information you'd normally pay a music academy a lot of money to learn through an Ableton Live music course. So, we salute you Ableton, and we thank you for every minute of these videos!
So, in the same spirit of things, we've embedded the entire collection into this page. Go forth, create and enjoy people! And, share the love :-)