July 26, 2012
Once again, Apple have released a new OS. Once again, it is named after a giant kitty. Once again, it is not ready for pro users to rush over and expect every little thing to go well. Once again, I find myself scratching my head and wondering how people seem to go through this every time. …
July 23, 2012
So we’re going to kick off the week with some news from Native Instruments. As of the time of writing, Native aren’t making it easy to find the documentation of what’s new in the latest point release update to Traktor, version 2.5.1. So, being the good citizens that we are, I have gone into service center to see for myself.…
July 6, 2012
Paris is Burning
We’ve probably all heard about it by now, but proof positive leaked that Paris Hilton is a terrible DJ. This had most likely been what we’d all imagined would come to be known, but the footage of Paris some “over it” festival goer posted confirmed any suspicions that she would be terrible.
Originally, I was going to write an article talking about how this was great news for all the DJs who use controllers and don’t produce. It seemed to me like the duties of selector and taste maker, or the simple art of the live mashup were clearly marked by Paris as tasks that not just anyone could do. With these criticisms being clearly leveled at so many in the EDM performance scene of late, this had to be good news. The trash talking, non-working, non-producing DJs of flame wars, threads and bulletin boards everywhere had …
June 29, 2012
The Unique Squared Mobile Studio rolled into Las Vegas right at the beginning of Massive Dance Week at the Wynn/Encore Hotel and Casino. The bus was there to act as a VIP studio for the performers, in the event they wanted to work on music during the week’s festivities. The Wynn/Encore hosted a plethora of DJ’s including, Tiesto, Avicii, Afrojack, Deadmau5, Skrillex, Steve Aoki, Lil Jon, Sultan and Ned Shepard, Calvin Harris, David Guetta, Steve Angello, and Swedish House Mafia. The DJ’s were spread out amongst the four stages the Wynn/Encore was offering: XS, Surrender, Tryst, and the Encore Beach Club. One of the stages was a straight up nightclub like XS, while others like Surrender and Tryst were some kind of club/festival stage and pool party hybrid that couldn’t be anything else other than a Vegas venue.
While Lonely Paul and myself were the only ones working on future …
June 28, 2012
As we were writing blogs, making videos, and generally keeping you guys up to date on Pro Audio and Mobile Studio news, we realized that there were a lot of things left out of our content. For that reason, we decided the best way to recap all the goings on in the world of gear, music, and UniqueSquared, was to record a podcast. Lonely Paul and Taylor are going to huddle around their microphones every week to give you all this information, their opinions, and even a chance for listeners to comment leading up to that weeks show which they will read and respond to. Here is a run down of some general topics they will cover from week to week. Be sure to subscribe on iTunes here http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/uniquesquared-podcast/id540860432 …