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UniqueSquared

UniqueSquared
June 25, 2012

What type of DJ are you?

Have you ever wondered what a quick snapshot of the modern DJ landscape would look like?  The rise of DJ culture has produced a plethora of different styles that can be seen spinning their mixes all around the world on any given day.  Some DJ’s reach success after only a few months on the one’s and two’s, while some are lifers who can’t imagine a world without the stacks of vinyl spilling over their crates.  Take a minute and check out our rundown of all the different types of DJ’s we’ve come across over the years. …

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Paul
June 22, 2012

Using Maschine with Ableton Live

We are proud to present “Controlling Maschine Scenes in Ableton” our first in a series of screen flow tutorial videos.  Our goal is to go a little deeper into how you can use some of the great products we sell, in this case LaunchpadMaschineMoog Slim Phatty, and Ableton Live.

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This is Lonely Paul with uniquesquared.com. Today I am here in the first of a series of screen-flow based tutorials to show you how to use clips within Ableton Live to trigger scene changes in Maschine which will give you the ability to map your pattern changes from within Ableton sequences or using Ableton clips.

So the way to do this is you actually create clips that have program change messages. Now I’ve already gone ahead and built my one through seven because I’ve got seven patterns. But just for the sake of showing …

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Chris

Chris
June 22, 2012

Apogee Duet 2 Overview

The Duet 2 by Apogee is a portable audio interface renowned for its sound quality. Hook it up to your Mac, and you’ve got the ability to make a professional recording anywhere you can take your computer. And not only does it offer pristine sound, but also advanced features that you don’t see on other interfaces in its range.

When Jeff dropped by our production studio to give me the Apogee Duet 2 for review, he couldn’t stop raving about the digital-to-analog converters in the unit.  A while back, he decided he wanted to sweeten his digitally mastered tracks by dumping them onto tape, and he got a 1st generation Duet to make that conversion happen. He only had good things to say about the results. I was excited to get the new and improved Duet 2 fired up for inspection.  The sound was amazing. Jeff was impressed. The sound …

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Taylor

Taylor
June 21, 2012

Hardware and Software for Electronic Music Production: Dubstep

The time has come. You have been DJing your favorite tracks for a couple years now and it finally dawns on you. “Hey I can make a great track too.” Yes you can. All it takes is some motivation, patience, and the right kind of tools to craft that next club destroyer. Well I am here to tell you about the hardware and software solutions that the professionals use to make your favorite music. In this write up I will be focusing on the powerful software solutions that help to make dubstep tracks as well as the hardware that will be useful for managing your projects and opening up your creativity.

WORKFLOW IS SUBJECTIVE

If you are the audience I am trying to reach with this blog then I am just like you. I am someone who wants to start producing all kinds of electronic music from house, dubstep, and …

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Paul
June 20, 2012

OK, EDM, You Got What You Wanted

So what’s with all the complaining?

Enter the Golden Age

In the past few years we’ve seen the unthinkable occur. Electronic Dance Music (EDM) has officially become a monster. Artists like Deadmau5, Skrillex, Calvin Harris, Steve Aoki and countless others have been blowing up. All the while, a healthy crop of upstarts are being moved up beneath them and the trend doesn’t look to change. There’s a number of reasons for the acceptance, not the least of which is the fact that the fans buying records and concert tickets have grown up with synthesized sounds and drum machines in their ears. Resistance in previous generations raised on Classic Rock and whatever else can be forgiven for the fact that so many people were being fed a sound largely foreign to them in the early days of electronic music.

Now we are a long way from the fitful days of early …