February 2012


If you’re new to Ableton or an experienced user looking for inspiration then look no further than the official Ableton youtube channel, which can be access via the link here.

Their latest video features Robot Koch mashing you some rifts and beats, enjoy!

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FunkNaughty Digital DJ Workshop At SW4 Weekender 2012

We are pleased to announce that FunkNaughty’s Digital DJ Workshop will be be returning to this years South West Four Weekender festival, Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th August 2012 – Clapham Common, London, UK.

After last years success at SW4 2011 we have been working behind the scenes with SW4 organisers, Lock N Load events. To bring you an even bigger and better digital dj workshop. Allowing digital dj newbies and pro’s to check out and play with some of the latest dj gadgets and software on the market.

Keep your eyes peeled and your ears to the floor as we will bring you more info over the coming months.

Lats year was a lot of fun, this year is ramping up to be even better!!

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Kontrol F1 and Traktor 2.5 Announced By Native Instruments

Article courtesy of DJ Tech Tools

Native Instruments had a party last night to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Traktor, and there they unveiled their powerful new version of Traktor as well as the new piece of hardware we’ve been waiting to learn more about, the Traktor Kontrol F1. Read more about NI CEO Daniel Haver’s semi-official announcement last night!

NI CEO Daniel Haver with a Kontrol F1 and new Traktor 2.5

NI CEO Daniel Haver in front of Traktor Pro 2.5, holding a Kontrol F1

Editor’s Note: Looks like the video of the official announcement got taken down from YouTube, but you can get the idea from the screencap above.

We’ll have complete details on both the Kontrol F1 and Traktor 2.5 later this week, but for now we’re excited to see that Traktor is taking things to the next level with Ableton-style clip launching and performance modes that will continue to drive innovation in the DJ software world. In the video that was taken down, Daniel Haver refers to the new Traktor F1 and Traktor 2.5 Remix Decks as a package and feature set that he calls “Ableton-in-a-DJ-way”. Here’s his words from Saturday night:

So those of you that like Ableton but actually didn’t feel that it’s quite a DJ product, (…) this is it. We take the whole production clipping aspect right into a DJ application, and these pads light up in just the same color as the cells in the Remix Decks.

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