Turntablism

Super Hero DJs Announces #100WorldClassRoutines Giveaway


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To celebrate their 100th routine tutorial, the Super Hero DJs online school has announced the #100WorldClassRoutines giveaway. Super Hero DJs has teamed up with DJcity and Magma DJ Bags to put together prize packs for three winners.

For a chance to win, contestants must follow @superhero_djs on Instagram. Next, in the comments section of their giveaway post, guess how many minutes of instructional material are available to Super Hero DJs members. Lastly, tag a friend in your comment.

The three contestants with the closest guesses will win one of the following prize packs:

1st Prize: One-year Super Hero DJs membership, one Magma DJ Bags Solid Blaze Pack 120, one three-month DJcity record pool subscription, and a DJcity hat.
2nd prize: One three-month Super Hero DJs membership, one SHDJs shirt, and a DJcity hat.
3rd prize: One SHDJs shirt and a DJcity hat.

The contest is open until April 29, 2021. Check out Super Hero DJs’ website for more info and good luck!

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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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Hercules Releases Limited Edition Gold DJControl Inpulse 500


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Hercules has announced the release of a new limited edition gold version of their popular DJ controller, the DJControl Inpulse 500. The special release is limited to 1000 units, with each unit numbered 1 to 1000. The controller also comes with a Serato DJ Pro license and a carrying case.

Watch Matsu perform on the controller below and purchase the DJControl Inpulse 500 Gold Edition, available for pre-order Sweetwater. The unit is compatible with Beatsource LINK, the premier music streaming service for open-format DJs.

Turntablist/Producer Asian Hawk Performs His Latest Track ‘Blade Walker’

Multi-instrumentalist Asian Hawk has released a performance of his new tune “Blade Walker.” Hawk’s signature sound is on full display, as “Blade Walker” combines mellow vocals with finger drumming and melodic turntablism.

Watch Asian Hawk’s performance above.

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DJ ND Showcases Faderless Scratch, Chirp, and Flare Combo

In the latest episode of DJcityTV’s Made From Scratch, DJ ND breaks down another one of his advanced techniques. This episode’s pattern combines faderless scratches, chirps, and one-click flares. Watch the tutorial above and grab DJ ND’s scratch tool here.

Also, congratulations to Wundrkut for winning last episode’s #MadeFromScratchVNLContest!

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Watch DJ IKU’s Quick Mix for Episode 25 of GENRE BNDR’s ‘CH419’

Watch DJ IKU’s Quick Mix for Episode 25 of GENRE BNDR’s ‘CH419’

Japan’s renowned turntablist, DJ IKU, showcases his turntablism skills while performing an open-format quick mix on the latest episode of GENRE BNDR‘s CH419.

The 2010 Red Bull 3Style Japan champion’s routine features scratches, tone play, and wordplay.

Watch DJ IKU’s performance above.

Tracklist:

1. NO NAME’S prod. ACKO – IGP
2. Cardi B – Up – DJ YaA$$ Remix
3. Eddie Cochran – C’Mon Everybody
4. Tropkillaz – Baby Baby
5. TroyBoi – Baby
6. 2 Chainz ft. Ty Dolla $ign & Lil Duval – Can’t Go For That
7. Daryl Hall & John Oates – I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do)
8. Kanye West – Sunday Service – f r a n c h i s e Intro
9. Nelly – Hot In Herre
10. Erica Banks ft. Travis Scott –Buss It Remix
11. Sean Paul, Stefflon Don, Idris Elba, Wiley ft. Idris Elba – Boasty
12. DJ CAPITAL-T & L+key ft. MARIA – Ginger

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