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DJ Scott Mad Flip

DJ Scott Mad Flip
September 20, 2011

Torq 2.0 Review

Avid has long been a player in the DJ software market with the introduction of the then M-Audio Torq about 7 years ago.  Torq has always been considered one of the most advanced DJ software of the major players in the market.  Torq 2.0 takes it to the next level.  Avid adds a producers approach to the new software and envisions a more creative approach to a DJ performance beyond anything we have ever used.  We gave it a spin in the studio and went deeper down the rabbit hole.

The Basics and Beyond

With Torq software, automatic beat-detection and synchronization are just the beginning. Four full-featured decks—each with EQ, level control, headphone cueing, and crossfade—give you the power to build complex mixes and experiment in brand-new ways. Use the decks to prepare tracks during your set, then drop them into the mix and create dense, layered soundscapes. Tempo Anchors …

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Taylor

Taylor
September 16, 2011

Blackstar Amps and HT Studio 20 Review

Whats up everybody?  Jeff here, coming to you from UniqueSquared.com.  We have been hitting you all pretty hard with the Pro Audio blogs so far and I really think its time we show all of our low tech friends some love! We just picked up the Blackstar guitar amplifier line…which is pretty cool, because until now we only had a few starter amps and a bunch of digital modeling stuff.  With the addition of Blackstar we now have some serious ALL TUBE guitar amps!

I had heard a lot about these amps before they came in and knew a bit of the “Marshall” history that was involved and I have to admit, being a Fender guy through and through, I was very curious as to how they would match up to the classics we all love.  So naturally I took this opportunity to bust one open and take it for …

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UniqueSquared

UniqueSquared
September 12, 2011

UniqueSquared DJ Jazzy Jeff Interview | Unique Squared Mobile Studio

Legendary turntablist, award-winning producer, and one of the most in-demand dee jays in the world, DJ Jazzy Jeff was in town on tour and stopped by our Mobile Studio to say hi (we helped out Jeff with his recording studio on wheels) and hang out for a bit.

DJ Jazzy Jeff in his UniqueSquared-furnished Mobile Studio

In preparation for Jill Sccott’s Summer Block Party tour, DJ Jazzy Jeff approached UniqueSquared about using our Mobile Studio for the duration of the tour in order to work on his current projects while out on the road. As much as we genuinely wanted to oblige, the Mobile Studio was already committed to several other events which would coincide on the same dates as Jill Scott’s tour. So we did the next best thing – we assisted him in building out the studio portion of his tour bus! Sponsors who helped outfit DJ …

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The Unique Geek

The Unique Geek
September 12, 2011

What’s the right DAW Software for me?

It is time for the masses to rise and say, “enough!” Are you like me? Are you sick of reading product reviews, spec sheets and talking to professionals about which interface may be right for you? If so, this is the article for you.

Who are the best people to ask?

First of all, if you are blessed with an uncle who never married, squeezes into his Kia, works part-time as a security guard at Walgreens and is secretly smarter than everyone else alive – consider yourself lucky. This is just the type of person that you need to approach with this quandary. Even if your personal expert never completed a song after using their favorite DAW for the past seven years, they know an awful lot. The person who has used Sonar for years and once used Cubase may still be an expert at Cubase. So, don’t discount their …

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DJ Scott Mad Flip

DJ Scott Mad Flip
September 9, 2011

10 Tracks That Changed The Face Of Dance Music

It’s safe to say that modern dance music is very diverse these days. There are many great tracks released every week that DJs are quick to discover and download so that they can keep their sets fresh and their dance floor moving. No matter what style of music one plays it’s often times a rigorous labor of love to to listen and review each new track to determine which ones will make the cut. I really don’t complain too much about the process because I love it, and it’s much easier these days with the “interweb” at our fingertips to simplify the whole process.

Oh, how times have changed. I remember hearing Scott Henry play his coveted set closing record and having to make my way up to the booth to train spot it, only to see that it was a white label. Then, if I was lucky, I would …