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Taylor

Taylor
March 6, 2013

My Five Favorite Features In Ableton Live 9

Ableton Live 9 is officially available for purchase as of today. This has, naturally, been a long and hotly anticipated update to a beloved DAW that has become synonymous with so many of the artists who champion it over the years. While the Push surface is only available for pre-order (and appears to be around 2 weeks away from shipping to users), today’s launch has had a lot of anticipation specifically around the new control. Understandably so, as Push promises to turn Ableton into a hands on instrument focused around the generation of ideas.

That’s great and all- but what about the program itself? More than a few Ableton users have been quite happy before Push, but have still been awaiting the program. As for me, I will be picking up Push because I think it will be useful for replacing some other odds and ends around the office- and …

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DJ Scott Mad Flip

DJ Scott Mad Flip
September 29, 2011

Line 6 XD-V70 Digital Wireless Microphone System Review

Sometimes I take things for granted. I’m getting paid up front, the club will be packed, and my mic will sound great, right? Wrong. It’s not always the case for any of those, but I can definitely help with the last. We had the pleasure of using the new Line 6 XD-V70 digital wireless handheld mic recently and discovered just how advanced wireless technology has become.

Microphone reliability is of paramount importance, especially in a live environment. These days most artists rely on a wireless microphone so they can have a broad range of mobility without fumbling over mic cables. For as long as wireless microphone technology has been utilized there have been issues with RF interference, signal loss, frequency redundancies, and recently a limited range of frequencies in which to operate. The XD-V70 offers the perfect solution to all of these issues as well as offering some unique mic-modeling …

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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
May 18, 2011

Stanton SC System 1 Review

Stanton Magnetics introduced the SC System in 2008 and they were one of the first to introduce a universal controller for virtually your choice of DJ software.  Since then they have made leaps and bounds in the controller market by revamping and perfecting their flagship SC System 1 which we previewed at Winter NAMM this past January.  Stanton sent us the complete system which consists of the SCS1.d deck and the SCS1.m mixer.

Both the SCS.1D and the SCS.1M are fully customizable midi controllers that allow for control of DJ and Production software such as Traktor and Ableton Live.  They integrate together as a system for a traditional DJ set-up of 2 decks and a mixer, or can be used separately for complete control due to the ability to map every function to the various pads, sliders, and encoders on each perspective controller.  There are also dual colored LCD “scribble …