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Serato Studio

Serato Announces ‘Serato Studio’ Production Software

Serato Studio
Serato Studio. (Source: Serato)

UPDATE: Serato has paused its public beta of Serato Studio after receiving an influx of users. Anyone interested in joining can still register to be notified of any future openings.

Serato on Wednesday announced its entry into the music production market with its Serato Studio software.

The application aims to lower the barrier to entry for DJs who are interested in music production. Features include access to the Serato DJ library, waveform displays, cue points, and time-stretching and key detection with Pitch ‘n Time.

Serato Studio works with a range of Serato-enabled hardware such as mixers and controllers, allowing them to function as MIDI controllers.

It is currently available as a limited public beta. Upon its full release, Serato Studio will be available via subscription to allow for regular software updates and additional sample content.

Sign up for the beta here and watch Mojaxx‘s first look below.

Related: First Look: Serato DJ Pro 2.1.1

DJ MORENNO

Watch: DJ MORENNO Performs Routine at 3Style IX World Finals

DJ MORENNO, the 2018 Red Bull Music 3Style Brazil champ, put down a routine for DJcityTV during the IX World Finals week in Taipei. It was filmed at the W Hotel.

In the video, MORENNO cuts over La Fine Equipe‘s remix of “Walkin” by French duo MC2.

Watch above and stay tuned for more exclusive 3Style videos.

Follow DJ MORENNO on Facebook, SoundCloud, Instagram, and Twitter.

Related: Watch: DJ Byte Performs Routine at 3Style IX World Finals

Vega

Watch Vega’s ‘Bedroom Sessions’ Routine

Vega, a 30-year-old turntablist from Seattle, has put down an eclectic mix for DJcityTV’s Bedroom Sessions. The 2015 Red Bull Music 3Style competitor blends new and old hits with clever wordplay, scratches, and juggles.

Vega is a mixer on Seattle’s KUBE 93.3, and has opened for such acts as J. Cole, 2 Chainz, and Dave Chappelle. He is also the official DJ for artists Ryan Caraveo and Gifted Gab.

Watch Vega’s routine above.

Tracklist:

1. Kelis – Milkshake – Acapella
2. C&C Music Factory – Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)
3. David Bowie – Let’s Dance
4. Howard Jones & Drake – Whoa, Woe – dj100proof Edit
5. Childish Gambino – This Is America
6. Lil Baby ft. Drake – Yes Indeed
7. C. Justice – So Good

Follow Vega on Facebook, Instagram, Mixcloud, and Twitter.

Got what it takes to be featured on the next “Bedroom Sessions” episode? Send a sample video to brs@djcity.com.

Related: Watch TY1’s ‘Bedroom Sessions’ Routine

Native Instruments Massive X

Native Instruments Announces Details of MASSIVE X

Native Instruments Massive X
MASSIVE X. (Source: Native Instruments)

Native Instruments has revealed the details of MASSIVE X, a long-awaited update to their popular sound design software. It is scheduled for a June release.

MASSIVE X comes with a redesigned user interface, over 100 wavetables, new modulation options, and more. It will be available as a free download for users of Native Instruments’ KOMPLETE 12 software.

Read more about MASSIVE X here.

Related: First Look: Native Instruments Traktor Pro 3.1

Kid Ink, Saweetie, Lil Wayne

Watch Kid Ink’s ‘YUSO’ Music Video

Kid Ink has released a NSFW visual for his track “YUSO,” featuring Lil Wayne and Saweetie. The song was produced by D.A. Doman, the hitmaker behind Kodak Black‘s “ZEZE” and Tyga‘s “Taste.”

In the video, the trio trade verses while neon lights illuminate them and their crew of exotic dancers.

Watch it above and download the track on DJcity.

Related: Watch Kodak Black’s ‘ZEZE’ Video Feat. Travis Scott and Offset

DJ BYTE

Watch: DJ Byte Performs Routine at 3Style IX World Finals

DJcity traveled to the Red Bull Music 3Style IX World Finals in Taiwan in January. While on location, we filmed routines with noteworthy DJs including the 2015 world champion DJ BYTE. In his performance, the Chilean turntablist flips the track “GION” by producer Uki.

Watch above and stay tuned for more exclusive 3Style routines.

Follow DJ BYTE on Facebook, Instagram, Soundcloud, and Twitter.

Related: Watch: DJ BYTE’s set at PLAYLIST Retreat

Scum Beatz

Watch the Producer of Blueface’s ‘Thotiana’ Explain How He Made the Track

The producer behind Blueface‘s “Thotiana” explains how he made the track on a new episode of Genius’ Deconstructed. The breakout hit reached No. 9 on Billboard’s Hot 100, and the Cardi B and YG remix is currently No. 14 on DJcity’s Hot Box chart.

In the video, Scum Beatz talks about going to high school with Blueface in Santa Clarita, California. He then breaks down the process of producing the hit song. Scum also calls Blueface to talk about their favorite “Thotiana” remixes, then gives viewers a sneak peak of the beat for “Thotiana Pt. 2.”

Watch Deconstructed above.

Related: Watch the Producers of Ariana Grande’s ‘thank u, next’ Explain How They Made the Track

Kevin D

P. Diddy’s ‘I Need A Girl, Pt. 2’ Remixed by Kevin D: DJcity Exclusive

Kevin D
Kevin D (Source: Instagram)

Dutch DJ/producer Kevin D has dropped a moombahton-tinged remix of P. Diddy‘s 2002 R&B hit “I Need A Girl, Pt 2.” It is available exclusively on DJcity.

Produced by Diddy and Mario Winans, “I Need A Girl, Pt. 2” peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The track featured guest vocals from Winans, Ginuwine, Loon, and Tammi Ruggeri.

Kevin D’s remix chops up the melody of the original track and lays the vocal hook on top of bouncy drums. It follows his upbeat moombahton flip of Macklemore‘s 2011 hit “Can’t Hold Us.”

Preview Kevin D’s remix of “I Need A Girl, Pt. 2” below and download it exclusively on DJcity.

Related: Macklemore’s ‘Can’t Hold Us’ Remixed by Kevin D: DJcity Exclusive

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