June 21, 2012
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 …
DJ Scott Mad Flip
December 29, 2011
Which controller should I get? This is the question of the year for me and believe me, I like to answer it. There are so, so many to choose from these days and we always do our best to bring you all up to speed whenever we get them in. However, we have found doing “side by side” comparisons on the ones that are not only the newest, but the ones that are similar in price, feature set, and size make for a pretty good blog and video. We have received a good response when we have done them in the past so it’s certainly time that we do another one. This go round we have chosen four of the newer controllers in the mid-range priced between $500-$600. Here are the players.
Denon DJ MC3000
This is one of the most anticipated controllers of the year considering the success and …
October 27, 2011
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 …
DJ Scott Mad Flip
August 24, 2011
As we learned months ago Novation was releasing a highly anticipated “controllerism” inspired Serato Itch controller. Many of us saw the initial video and marveled at it’s unique layout and advanced functionality. We finally got one in which magically coincided with Serato’s release of Itch 2.0. We agreed that the Twitch merited some additional footage and documented it’s arrival and first impressions before we really got into the nitty gritty. Here is what transpired.
The Twitch is a smaller controller compared to the usual suspects that occupy the market which I see as an advantage considering this is a niche product that probably won’t become standard in every nightclub or venue. The layout is a little different, too. The “juicy” area consists of 8 small pads on the lower left and right of the controller that trigger 4 performance modes. Above those is the Performance Mode selector buttons …
DJ Scott Mad Flip
April 6, 2011
Novation recently teased us with a video of a forthcoming controller they soon to release. It created quite a buzz and now it is official. The Novation Twitch has now been announced and many are calling this controller the “game changer”. Okay, yes I know. We have talked about controllers a lot it appears that we as a company are advocates and supporters of Controllerism. Believe me, we aren’t trying to pull any one away from their mixer and turntables or CDJs. Remember, I personally come from the old school and learned the art of mixing on the 12oo’s and used stickers and labels to create loops in the beginning. The truth is we support technology in the DJ/Remix world and controllers and controllerism are becoming a big part of it.
The Novation Twitch is unique because it ditches the jog wheels for 8 larger than average LED back-lit hot …