Pioneer, KUVO and Big Data in EDM

A few months ago, I decided to try out the new Rekordbox 3 DJ software from Pioneer. I was leaving to DJ at Burning Man and I wanted to make a few USB sticks to play from, just in case the conditions … [Read more...]

DJOYbeat Tutorial: Getting Set Up With Ableton Live Part 4

When you’re just getting started, the complexity of modern production DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations) can be daunting. DJOYbeat has a step-by-step guide to setting up Ableton Live so you can get the … [Read more...]

Style DNA: Breaking Down The Elements of The Four Biggest Genres

When I started listening to electronic dance music back in 1995, I really didn’t know much about the genre. In fact, I referred to all electronic dance music as “techno,” not realizing at the time … [Read more...]

DJOYbeat Tutorial: Getting Set Up With Ableton Live Part 3

When you’re just getting started, the complexity of modern production DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations) can be daunting. DJOYbeat has a step-by-step guide to setting up Ableton Live so you can get the … [Read more...]

DJOYbeat Tutorial: Getting Set Up With Ableton Live Part 2

When you’re just getting started, the complexity of modern production DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations) can be daunting. DJOYbeat has a step-by-step guide to setting up Ableton Live so you can get the … [Read more...]

DJOYbeat Tutorial: Getting Set Up With Ableton Live Part 1

When you’re just getting started, the complexity of modern production DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations) can be daunting. DJOYbeat has a step-by-step guide to setting up Ableton Live so you can get the … [Read more...]

DJ 101: Native Instruments’ Traktor Setup Tutorial Part 4

Part 4 of our DJ 101 Traktor setup tutorial takes you through a step-by-step process for getting setup and started with Native Instruments’ Traktor DJ software. Gene Lee shows you the ins and outs of … [Read more...]

DJ 101: What Is The Right MIDI Controller for You? Part 2

Missed Part 1? No worries, get caught up right here. Modular DJ MIDI Controller Setups For those DJs who don’t want to use an all-in-one DJ MIDI controller, there is the modular approach. Modular … [Read more...]

DJ 101: What Is The Right MIDI Controller for You? Part 1

DJing is a performance art, and when you are on stage, you will want to do anything you can to engage the crowd and seem as interesting as you can while performing your set.  Over the years, many … [Read more...]

Software Review: iZotope RX4 Advanced

In dance music, the problem of using quality samples is a significant one. It is not uncommon to find songs in house music that have older samples layered in new production. One popular technique is … [Read more...]