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DJ Scott Mad Flip

DJ Scott Mad Flip
June 23, 2011

Allen & Heath Xone DB4 Review: Witness The Strength

Every once in while a new product is introduced to the world that redirects the path of existing trends. In the DJ world that product is the Xone DB4 by Allen & Heath. The DB4 comes equipped with a built-in 24bit/96kHz, multichannel, fully patchable USB2 sound card and it is also MIDI compatible. It also boasts a Quad FX Core DSP effects engine borrowed from to the Allen & Heath iLive pro touring console with the effects tweaked just a bit to be more relevant to electronic and dance music for a DJ performance. The layout and design is state of the art but you will find some semblance to Allen & Heath’s vastly popular Xone:92 mixer in terms of the stellar filters on the lower left and right of the channel faders. Where it differs most is the inclusion of a a multi-function 3 band EQ (isolater, LP/HP filter, …

MOBILE STUDIO
UniqueSquared

UniqueSquared
June 23, 2011

Live 5 – A Showcase of Unique Artists

Live 5 Artist Showcase

Come join the Unique Squared Mobile Studio for ‘A Showcase Of Unique Artists’ on Wednesday June 29th!

With free admission all night long and folks like Donny Goines and DJ Wayne Ski (of Da Beatminerz) at the helm, it promises to be a must-go-to event in Atlanta.

In attendance and performing will be:

Sponsored by Unique Squared, this event is shaping up to be a great time so make sure you come hang out on Wed June 29th:

The Five Spot
1112 Euclid Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30307

Doors open at 8pm – See you there!

 

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UniqueSquared

UniqueSquared
June 21, 2011

Editorial: “The Science Behind Features” Interview w/Matt Diamond

 

Coalmine Records’ Matt Diamond

 

If you’ve enjoyed several of our events like our Beat-B-Q at SXSW, or the recent ‘Can You dig It?’ Remix Contest, than you have undoubtedly been exposed to some of this man’s work. Matt Diamond is an East Coast-based music entrepreneur who has had several years of adding substance to the many layers of the underground Hip hop scene. In Alkota’s interview, he reveals many of the intricacies involved in guest features in today’s music with his Coalmine Records imprint.

There are some misconceptions to be wary of when selecting a feature.  If you’re a lesser known artist with a notable feature, you can certainly expect more activity.  It of course could be the difference between having your song posted on a blog (or not) or even receiving a “New & Notable” feature on iTunes, which can certainly help boost your retail

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DJ Scott Mad Flip

DJ Scott Mad Flip
June 15, 2011

The Reloop Jockey III ME is Here

We are all about discovering new talent on many different levels.  In terms of DJ controllers we as consumers are fortunate that the market has become very competitive and there are so many good products to choose from.  Our friends at Reloop sent us the as of yet unreleased Reloop Jockey III ME (Master Edition) DJ controller and we gave it a test drive in our studio.

BATTLE READY

What stands out first about the Jockey 3 is it’s full metal bulletproof construction.  Obviously this controller is built to withstand the rigorous demands of a touring DJ in an agressive night club environment.  The Jockey 3 Master Edition serves also a stand alone 4 channel mixer which is useful if you have a laptop or software failure during or before your gig.  Simply plug in a CDJ or turntable and the show can go on.  You are also armed with …