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Watch a Demonstration of Ableton Live 11’s Vinyl Synthesis Technology

Watch a Demonstration of Ableton Live 11's Vinyl Synthesis Technology

Italian DJ/producer John Type has demonstrated Ableton Live 11 in a creative video.

Via vinyl synthesis, Type has innovated playing and sequencing a vinyl record like a synthesizer with the new features of Ableton Live 11.  Vestax PDX-3000 and Technics SL-1210 turntables are impressively used to sync the beats of two distinctively different tracks to demonstrate the possibilities of vinyl synthesis. The Vestax PDX-3000 plays the melody of Daft Punk‘s 1995 single “Da Funk,” which morphs into the bass arpeggio of Donna Summer‘s 1978 classic “I Feel Love” because the analog pitch of the Technics SL-1210 changes the speed of the drums and Ableton Live 11 — via the Tempo Follower feature — stays in sync.

To pull off this impressive feat, a few pieces of hardware are required. Foremost, a turntable with MIDI pitch control — the Vestax Controller One / PDX-3000 or Reloop RP-8000 — is essential.  An audio and MIDI interface is needed to connect the audio from the mixer and control the MIDI turntable. As well, a MIDI controller is key.

Ableton Live 10 Suite / 11 Standard requires MIDI Envelope, Utility, and Auto Filter plugins to allow for this work to occur. Plus, a vinyl with a synth tone in the locked groove — commonly found in Battle Breaks / DJ Tools is key to allowing this DJ skill to be performed.

The tools and skills he used in the demo are available for free on his website. Type has also included a detailed breakdown of how he accomplished this.

Watch the three-minute video above.

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Blackmagic Design ATEM Mini Extreme ISO: Is This the Ultimate DJ Streaming Device?

Blackmagic Design has made professional broadcast switchers for many years, but in 2019 they shook up the live streaming market with the ATEM Mini. Now they have expanded the range further with the new ATEM Mini Extreme and Extreme ISO, so Mojaxx has taken a look to see what those can offer to streaming DJs.

Is this the ultimate DJ streaming device? Watch above to hear what Mo has to say.

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Mojaxx Gives Walkthrough of Beatsource LINK’s Offline Mode in Serato DJ

Mojaxx Gives Walkthrough of Beatsource LINK’s Offline Mode in Serato DJ

On Monday, Serato released Serato DJ Pro 2.5 and Lite 1.5. Among other updates, both versions added support for Beatsource LINK’s offline mode, a highly anticipated feature that enables DJs to use LINK without an internet connection. Watch above to see DJcityTV’s Mojaxx provide a walkthrough of the feature.

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Beatsource LINK’s Offline Mode is Now Available in Serato DJ

Beatsource LINK’s Offline Mode is Now Available in Serato DJ

Beatsource LINK’s Offline Mode is Now Available in Serato DJ

Streaming is the future of DJing, but DJs need to be able to mix with or without an internet connection. Today, we’re excited to announce that Beatsource LINK’s offline mode, which enables DJs to mix without Wi-Fi, is finally available in Serato DJ. The update, which is integrated with Serato DJ Pro 2.5 and Lite 1.5, follows over a month of public beta testing.

Asher “Styles Davis” Finkel, at Beatsource, says:

“We’re super excited to be the first service to bring offline mode for streaming content to Serato DJ. We know that DJs need to build trust with streaming technology, and our offline locker will provide the stability and insurance they need. This is a watershed moment in the way DJs get music.”

Download Serato Pro 2.5 and Lite 1.5 here and start your free trial of Beatsource LINK here.

Watch a tutorial on how to use the offline mode below:

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Mixed In Key Releases Satellite Plugins 2.0 for Cross-Platform Music Collaboration

Music software developer Mixed In Key has recently released version 2.0 of their free Satellite Plugins. The plugin pack (made up of Satellite Sessions, Satellite Audio, and Satellite MIDI) allows music producers to collaborate between different digital audio workstations (DAWs) in real time, with one, for example, working in Ableton Live and another using FL Studio.

Producers invite each other to sessions using a code, which then allows them to share and tweak each others’ audio and MIDI tracks without the need to transfer stems or project files.

Satellite Plugins is a free download available through the ADSR website, with the rest of Mixed In Key’s music production plugins on sale until April 7. Watch the Satellite Plugins introductory video above.

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Kali Audio LP-8 Review: Are These The Best Value Studio Monitors?

In this episode of Tips and Tricks, Mojaxx takes a look at Kali Audio’s LP-8 studio monitors. These eight-inch speakers deliver crisp, clear sound without breaking the bank, coming in at a suggested retail price of $199 USD.

Watch Mo’s review above.

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