Wednesday March 22 , 2017

Posts Tagged ‘DJ’

New Zealand on the Kuts!

Another talented New Zealand DJ just sent us this photo so we are putting it up on the gallery…
Check out his radio show and other links provided below. Thank you for the photo…

Michael Earley aka “Mike E”

City: Auckland, New Zealand

Style: Electronic Music

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MikeEnz

Twitter: http://twitter.com/MikeE_NZ

Radio Show: http://mixcloud.com/mikee/

 

“The Fretless Crossfader” | Breaking Musical Barriers

Hello DJ’s, its been a looooong time since our last post, so here’s to the new year!  *Raises a cold beer bottle* …Cheers!

This post is a draft that I have had sitting around for a good year and never actually posted it, probably lack of time to write a proper story. So here goes the post without all of my extended jabbering.

You all have heard it and have probably taken part of one of those arguments about DJs being musicians and the tools of the DJ being instruments. Are they? Are they not? This issue is constantly debated so I am not going to start another big debate here, just watch and let’s wrap this thing up, ok?!

OK, so it doesn’t have strings, and yes, it needs electricity (unlike a guitar or a piano), but it is one of the best examples I can give of how our trade continues to evolve and the steps that DJ’s supporting the core of our craft will more than likely have to take in the near future in order to outgrow the stale, and at times lame market we stand within (yes, I am talking about you, button pushers!) 😀

I just can’t wait to learn more about this concept and what has happened to it (since 2008 or so?)! I’ll make a post about it when I find out more.

Meanwhile check out more musical badass-ness here:

http://www.djtechtools.com/forum/showpost.php?p=33265&postcount=10

 

Novation’s New “DICER” Compact Back-lit Multi-Surface Midi Controller

I’ve had a love-hate relationship with Novation. In the studio it has taken me a while to get going with a Novation ReMOTE 37SL Midi Controller which I I’ve yet to figure out completely, its extensive array of menus are somewhat cumbersome to navigate. A latency problem that creates a “creeping” or “progressive” latency effect pretty much renders the whole keyboard section of the controller unusable after a few minutes of turning it on. Weird thing is that it seems as though the faders and knobs work just fine (no latency)!

But let’s put that aside, now take a look at Novation’s new “Dicer”, a combo of two controllers that are Midi mappable to our favorite DJ programs and can be used to control just about any parameter in the software of your choice.

Videos and more after the break…

 

Delmarva Serato ScratchLIVE Summit 2010

ATTN: Serato ScratchLIVE DJ’s in the states of Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Southeastern PA and South Jersey

Just got this on my email yesterday via my homie DJ Blade. I figured I would disseminate the info as quickly as possible eventhough this is happening TOMORROW!

We’ll be there to supply you with SHORT-KUTS™ for ScratchLIVE™ at an exclusive discocunted rate!

Serato Summit Facebook Page |  SHORT-KUTS™ for ScratchLIVE 2.0 Facebook Page

Serato Summit 2010

When?

May 2 4:00pm

Where?

Bubbas
865 North Dupont Highway
Dover, DE 19901
http://bubbasrockshack.com/

How Much?

Admission is FREE
A donation of $5.00 for snacks/drinks is encouraged.
Donators will receive a special VIP wristband to access food and beverage area.

 

Artist Profile: Kryptonite!

Here’s our first DJ “feature” or “testimonial” for the blog, a recent new friend of the SHORT-KUTS™ family who sent us his feedback via the SHORT-KUTS™ Facebook Fan Page along with some ill shots of his MacBook Pro and SHORT-KUTS™ For ScratchLIVE™ 2.0. Also, Josh happens to be one of the world’s most dedicated Serato Control Record collectors, I dare to say, in the whole planet? More on that at the bottom of this post!

Josh “Kryptonite” McGinn

City: Woodstock, Atlanta

Style: Electronic Music

Age: 30

Tools: 2 Technics 1210M5Gs, 1 Pioneer CDJ-400, Pioneer DJM 800 w/ Innofader, Korg Nano and Kontrol, Video-SL, Ableton Live 8, Zero SL MKII, Launchpad, Macbook Pro 15″ 2.66ghz dual core (unibody), 500gb internal, 8gb RAM, Serato ScratchLIVE™ with SL3, over 200 serato control record collection (at the time of this post)!

 

SHORT-KUTS 2.0: SP6-Sample Player on ScratchLIVE™

If you used to carry your sampler around to launch samples, airhorns, beats and other such elements while mixing you no longer have to depend on a separate piece of gear to accomplish this tasks. ScratchLIVE 1,9 and above offers 4 banks containing 6 samples each (24 Samples Total) that can be configured every which way and loaded with anything, a mix, a song, a sample, anything.

The new SHORT-KUTS™ for ScratchLIVE 2.0 features new stickers that clearly mark the sampler’s function keys and all new shortcuts available in ScratchLIVE 2.0.

Video courtesy of SERATOHQ

 

Video: Serato ScratchLIVE™ 2.0 | 3-Deck Control, Vinyl, DJ FX

One of the most requested features by users of ScratchLIVE™ software was to have FX within the software and to be able to control more than 2 tracks at once. Serato ScratchLIVE™ 2.0 delivers!

This is a quick example on to it can work (assuming that you have Rane’s new 4 channel mixer or an SL3 interface), via Serato SL3:

“Serato SL3 version 2.0 beta – now with three or four decks! 3 or 4 turntables in Serato, finally! AND effects. You the DJ-FX module allows for midi-assignable Braker, Crusher, Delay, Echo, Flanger, HPF, LPF, Phaser, Repeater, Reverb, Reverser and Tremolo. You can potentially use six effects per channel simultaneously, as they’re arranged in two sets of three and can be multi-channel assigned. Big things are a-coming for sure…
 

Video: SCRATCH | The Documentary

This one actually resides in our file as a VHS tape.
It’s one of those you gotta watch at least once every couple years.
Helps us realize what a gift this technology we have today truly is! And encourages to appreciate the efforts of those who’ve come before us.

Could not believe that it is the FULL LENGHT documentary on Youtube (trailer is below).

Grab some popcorn and click here to enjoy (Duration 1:27:47)

 

Video: Serato ScratchLIVE™ 2.0 Beta goes public.

We have been following ScratchLIVE since version 1.4 or so and as it is expected with a version upgrade of any software that moves into the 2.0 realm, the debuting features of this upgrade are nothing short of AWESOME.

Here is the full list of highlights from the yet to be released (officially) 2.0 beta build:

 


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