June 2011

Video: What Is Harmonic Mixing?

A nice little video from DJ Endo at Dubspot.

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DJ Endo introduces the software ‘Mixed in Key‘ and how you can use the program to assist you in harmonic mixing.

Endo goes on to gives some insider tips that will help people who already understand the basics of Mixed in Key and harmonic mixing. Such as using Native Instruments FM8 Synthesizer to check Mixed In Key has correctly calculated the right key for the processed track.

Endo also gives an insight into his 4 deck mixing and how using Traktor’s key lock function can allow him to play multiple tracks with varying BPMs but keeping a smooth harmonic mix.


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Video: 9 Video Live AV Mashup Using Ableton Live & Akai APC40.

Ithaca Audio Mash Up

Mash up mayhem! Ithaca Audio take 9 well known dance, TV and movie theme tunes, and create an awesome live audio/video mashup using Ableton and the Akai APC40.

A great video showing exactly what you can do if you put your mind to it.

To create the video Ithaca Audio have used Adobe Premier Elements.

Tracks used:
Isaac Hayes – Theme from Shaft
John Williams – The Imperial March
Leftfield – Phat Planet
Chemical Brothers – Galvanized
Sugarhill Gang – Apache (Switch Remix – A bit patchy)
Fatboy Slim – Praise You
Doug Wood Band – Drag Racer (BBC Snooker Theme)
Daft Punk – Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger
The Streets – Push things forward

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James Zabiela – What’s In Your DJ Bag?

Ean Golden of DJ Tech Tools takes a look inside superstar DJ James Zabiela’s DJ Bag. We’re guessing he’s got everything apart from the kitchen sink in there!

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Ableton: Max for Live free Download (Richie Hawtin (Plastikman) & Liine – Kapture)

If you’re in to Ableton, Max for Live or live performance, then you need to check out the recently posted Richie Hawtin interview on the Ableton website.

Richie in-conjunction with Liine, have developed a new device for Ableton using Max for Live, essentially it’s a tool for capturing what’s going on in Live at a particular moment and then being able to go back to that point at any time.

According to the developer “Kapture was designed as a preset manager for the whole of Ableton Live, and allows you to take a snapshot of the state of your Set and save it as a Kapture preset”, the screen shot below shows you what the device looks like in Ableton.


What’s even better is that Kapture is free to download from the Ableton website, just click here.

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Audio: Layo Studio Mix – It’s Been A Slow Day

layo, layo & bushwacka djing

Layo of Layo & Bushwacka serves up some top tech house action taking in along the way some disco tinge electronica.

Layo Studio Mix – It’s Been A Slow Day by shakeitlondon


01. Mid Air “Ease Out”(The Revenge edit) Z Records
02. Audiofly “Follow My Liebe” Get Physical
03. Mario & vidis “Changed feat. Ernesto” (John Talabot remix) Future Classic
04. Sugardaddy ” Love Honey” (/greg Wilson remix) Nang
05. Ellen Alien “Flashy Flashy” (Nicolas Jaar remix) Bpitch Control
06. DOP “Your Sex” (Art Department remix) Supplement Facts
07. Andhim “Aleefee” Sunset Handjob
08. RDLGIWHTLE “Glider” White label
09. Scott Grooves feat. Parliament “Mothership Reconnection”(Claude Von stroke remix) Soma
10. Quenum “Bubble Gum” Crosstown Rebels
11. Jacek Sienkiewicz “Cobal Drive” Recognition
12. Erroi “Grunge” H2 Records
13. Maceo Plex “Sleazy E” Crosstown Rebels

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