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Taylor

Taylor
October 27, 2011

Professional Audio News Update October 2011

Hi Guys!

So, we are crazy work mode here at UniqueSquared. This, naturally, makes me crawl the web for news in what I call “avoidance mode.” So, while you wait for other stuff we have coming, read that sweet UniqueGeek mixing tutorial from yesterday, then salivate over new things with me.

1. Twitch Live App

There is a new free Application for the Novation Twitch DJ controller called Twitch Live Translator. This Twitch Live application is free for download. It allows Twitch to control parameters and build custom mappings within Ableton Live. Anyone can run the application. This won’t leave users who don’t own Max for Live out in the cold. However, those who do own Max for Live will be able to Customize the application as much or as little as they like. Novation are encouraging users to share their own versions on the Novation Forum.

2. ReCycle

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Taylor

Taylor
October 20, 2011

Pro Tools 10 Announced: First Look

So, in a surprise move, AVID have managed to jump ahead of other things in the queue and made themselves the subject of my first real post for the UniqueSquared blog. How did they do this? By dropping Pro Tools version 10, seemingly hot on the heels of last year’s release of version 9. From what I’m looking at, it appears November is AVID’s decided month of choice for dropping upgrades . I’m only looking at the release information we’ve been given, so I’ll tell you what I know so far.

Price

It appears the standalone purchase price of Pro Tools is going up to $699 from the current $599. Well, that’s the standard price, as opposed to our current price. That said, it looks as though you can save money on Pro Tools 10 by picking up a copy of Pro Tools 9. You’ll definitely want to get …

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Taylor

Taylor
October 20, 2011

New Blog Author: Lonely Paul

Hi guys! Since I am jumping into the mix to do some writing on the blog with Scott, Taylor and the gang here, I thought it would be good to take a moment to introduce myself:

My name is Paul Nunn. I have been playing and touring in bands for the better part of the last two decades and recording/sequencing for the better part of that as well. A large part of my career in the field was spent calling Athens, GA “home,” but I presently reside in the Atlanta area.

Most recently, I have been serving as the touring guitarist/multi-instrumentalist for Yip Deceiver. In fact, I am writing this column as we return from a show at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, NY. If you are familiar with us at all, you likely know us as an “of Montreal side project.” As long as I’m talking about …

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DJ Scott Mad Flip

DJ Scott Mad Flip
October 19, 2011

Artist Spotlight: Huda Hudia

Huda Hudia has been a veteran and pioneer of the Florida breakbeat scene for over 15 years.  Originally hailing from Tampa, Florida he began his career in the early 90′s, graduated from the University of South Florida, and ran his highly successful record label, Kaleidoscope Records.  I personally enjoyed opening for Huda in Florida and New Orleans on a few occasions in the mid-90′s.  He has since found his home in Atlanta, Georgia where we caught up with him and talked about his beginnings and his current status as one of the country’s still highly booked DJs.

How did you get started playing and producing music?

I started playing piano with a small casio keyboard given to me when I was 10 years old.  I started producing music after I graduated from college in 1996.

Lets talk about playing out live, where can I find you these days?

From all the local …

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Taylor

Taylor
October 17, 2011

Pioneer DDJ-ERGO First Impressions

Pioneer dropped off the DDJ-ERGO today and I wanted to take a few brief moments to write down my first impressions, or my first five impressions.

Even before I opened the controller I was struck by its looks, its called ERGO for ergonomic not “therefor” ergo. The ERGO places a high level of focus on the ergonomics of its operation and design.  The controller is unlinke anything Pioneer has ever done before, its got a white shell on the outside and a very consumer friendly take on the CDJ in controller form.  Much like the S1 and T1 controllers in the series, the ERGO is laid out like a CDJ. This is great for people that are comfortable with that style of layout but for some controllerists, the lack of a mirrored set up will have you mashing buttons that look like they share functions, but are actually effecting something completely different. …