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Producer Loops releases Supalife Glitch & Breaks

Producer Loops Supalife Glitch & Breaks

Producer Loops has announced the release of Supalife Glitch & Breaks, a new sample pack by Eddy Beneteau of Supalife Records.

It includes some of the most insane turntable wizardry around plus everything from vocal fragments to synth leads and white noise, all scratched beyond recognition into new rhythmic phrases.

These scratch loops alone would be enough to create a worthy sample pack, but ‘Supalife Glitch & Breaks’ also includes a selection of infectious beats, bass lines, melodies and chord progressions, as heard in the MP3 demo.

And because every loop has been formatted as REX you can play them like instruments and easily re-arrange the scratch loops into new patterns using any compatible software (such as Stylus RMX or Dr OctoRex in Reason 6.5).

Supalife Glitch & Breaks is available to purchase for £22.46 GBP.

More information: Producer Loops / Supalife Glitch & Breaks


Waves launches Mashup App for iPad

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Waves Mashup

Waves has announced the Mashup, a DJ app for the Apple iPad.

Technical GRAMMY award-winning Waves Audio and Musicsoft Arts join forces to bring you Mashup, the first DJ app to bring Waves studio-quality processing to the iPad.

Sure, you could spend thousands of dollars on gear, and lug around records, turntables, and mixers. Or, you could fire up Mashup, a complete mobile DJ booth, with studio-quality EQ and analog-style resonant filters, Vinyl Touch glitch-free scratching, and independent time-stretch and pitch-shift for each of its two stereo decks.

Mashup App features

  • Dual stereo decks with studio-quality EQ and FX.
  • Independent time-stretch and pitch-shift for each deck.
  • Analog-style resonant high pass/low pass filters with exclusive touch ribbon control.
  • Free downloadable music from top DJs and producers.
  • Vinyl Touch glitch-free scratching.
  • iPhone and iPod Touch support in remote headphones mode.
  • Fully optimized for the new iPad with Retina screen.
  • Waves MaxxVolume and MaxxBass provide loud, steady output and enhanced bass response (Premium Feature).
  • Play back any track in your library.

Mashup for iPad is available to purchase for $39.99 USD.

More information: Waves / Mashup


Hal Leonard publishes Spin Now! – The DJ Starter Handbook

DJ Shortee Spin Now!

Hal Leonard Books has published Spin Now!, a book by DJ Shortee.

This DJ handbook puts you on the fast track to DJing, whether you want to be a digital DJ or vinyl junkie.

In Spin Now! and the accompanying DVD-ROM, Los Angeles DJ, world-class turntablist, producer, and classroom instructor DJ Shortee teaches you everything you need to know so you can start mixing tunes like the pros!

Spin Now! features

  • From CDJs, turntables, and DJ mixers to DJ Software, MIDI Controllers, and more, discover the tools of the trade and how to choose which are best for you.
  • Learn how to set up different gear and how to operate it correctly.
  • Find out where to get music and how to select your tunes in order to create your own unique sound.
  • Learn how to identify beats, count music, sync tempos, and match keys.
  • Master the basics of cueing, scratching, and droppin’ on the “one”.
  • Learn how to create seamless mixes through beat matching, blending, and EQing.
  • Discover useful practice techniques, get advice on how to promote yourself, learn how to survive your first gig, and more!

The included DVD-ROM contains specific exercises directly correlating with lessons in the text, including material that lets you play along in real time. Each technique is taught using both CDJs and turntables and can easily be applied to any DJ software and controllers. No matter what equipment you use, Shortee’s lessons are essential to learning how to DJ like a pro! Want to become a Pro DJ? Learn from one!

Spin Now! is available from Hal Leonard for $12.99 USD.

More information: Hal Leonard Books / Spin Now!


Image-Line updates FL Studio to v10.0.9 + Gross Beat 60% off

Image-Line has released version 10.0.9 of FL Studio, the music production software for Windows.

The FL Studio 10.0.9 update includes FL SynthMaker 2 included as part of FL Studio’s Lifetime Free Updates.

Image-Line FL Studio and SynthMaker 2
Image-Line FL Studio with FL SynthMaker 2

Changes in FL Studio v10.0.9

  • FL Synthmaker 2.
  • Harmor update.
  • Patcher update.
  • FPC update.
  • Fruity Vibrator update.
  • Help file update.

Coming up in a future version of FL Studio is a new “Performance Mode” that allows users to trigger Audio, Automation and Pattern Clips in a real-time performance using MIDI controllers, a Mouse or the Typing Keyboard. The Image-Line team is interested in feedback and aspirations from FL Studio customers for this new feature. Details here.

Image-Line Gross Beat

Image-Line has also announced a limited time promotion for its Gross Beat plug-in for creating Scratch, Glitch and Stutter effects.

Gross beat is perfect for real-time or rendered gating, glitch, repeat, scratching and stutter performances. Gross Beat stores audio in a 2-bar rolling buffer under the control of 36 user definable time and volume envelopes, giving you unlimited creative control.

Gross Beat for Windows is available to purchase for $39 USD (60% off regular price of $99 USD) until December 31st. New Image-Line customers get an additional 10% off their first order of $99 or more at the Image-Line online shop with this promo link.

More information: Image-Line / Gross Beat


PowerFX releases DJ Samplr iPhone App

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PowerFX DJ Samplr

PowerFX has announced the release of DJ Samplr, a music app for the iPhone.

Power up your DJ set with DJ Samplr, the iPhone app that includes over 300 sounds in a simple “drum pad style” interface with pad tap and hold pitch bend and panning. You can also record, edit and assign your own samples or import sounds via iTunes.

Great to use in a live DJ setting or playing around at home, just plug you iPhone into your mixer and jam along with DJ Samplr by dropping in some great sounds or mangling them up with the touch of your finger. Futuristic scratching!

PowerFX, sound developers who are responsible for many of the loops and sounds found in Apple’s GarageBand, Logic and the Jam Pack series, have packed this with an incredible array of useful sounds like whooshes, wubs, hall kicks, dub hits, chord pads, noise pads, vocal FX, sound effects, scratches, world vocals, old school rap, zaps and much more!

DJ Samplr for iPhone is available to purchase for $4.99 USD.

More information: PowerFX / DJ Samplr


Point Blank Online launches DJ skills with Serato Scratch Live course

Point Blank Online has launched a new course DJ skills with Serato Scratch Live, a chance to get to grips with a staple of modern DJing; Serato Scratch Live.

Serato Scratch is an ideal platform for DJs who want to retain the feel and style of mixing with vinyl but don’t want to carry a big box of records or CD sleeve to every gig. Using one in a range of bespoke Rane USB interfaces, Scratch Live brings vinyl and laser disc into the 21st century, allowing full mix control of digital audio files via a conventional turntable or CDJ.

DJ Blakey / DJ skills with Serato Scratch Live

Now at the helm of this new course is DJ Blakey. The more discerning mix fans will already know that he is a DMC world champion and has hosted his own show on Radio 1 sister station 1Xtra. Other achievements you might not be aware of are his residency at Fabric in London and his 2007 tour with Jurassic 5. It’s fair to say that Blakey knows his stuff and that if you want to learn how to mix, particularly with software like Serato Scratch Live, you could not ask for a better tutor.

During the course you will learn how to utilize Scratch Live to its highest potential at every stage of the mix; from loading tracks, beat matching and scratching to multi-deck mixing, looping and adding effects. The course also details how to use various controllers in conjunction with Scratch Live including the Rane TTM 57 SL mixer.

If you want to play regular gigs as a DJ or already do, then you will undoubtedly benefit from using Scratch Live. Where better to learn these skills than with industry professional tutors at Point Blank Online? We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Point Blank’s DJ skills with Serato Scratch Live is 4 weeks in duration and costs £355 GBP (approximately $530 USD). The course is available to book now.

More information: Point Blank Online


Stanton announces Scratch DJ Academy MIX! DJ Software

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Stanton Scratch DJ Academy MIX!

Stanton has announced the release of Scratch DJ Academy MIX, an intuitive DJ software application developed by Scratch DJ Academy, which helps music fans mix their digital music files while they learn the DJ basics along the way and inspires professional DJs to better analyze their tracks.

Scratch DJ Academy MIX! is an exciting DJ software application that is perfect for the aspiring DJ who is advancing their skills, all the way up to the professional who needs a sophisticated tool to perfect their game. DJ’s can practice or perfect a mix within the software using intuitive tools to create high quality, professional mixes time after time.

Scratch DJ Academy MIX! features

  • Accurate tempo (Beats per Minute) detection.
  • Automatic Beat Mapping using advanced transient and customized groove analysis.
  • Automatic Key Detection, with accurate, cross genre results.
  • Playlist Hints highlight all compatible songs using BPM and Key matches.
  • Helpful mixing and DJ hints from Scratch DJ Academy curriculum.
  • Customizable Scratch FX created by Scratch DJ Academy Instructors.
  • Import music by individual song or folder.
  • Drag and Drop music with iTunes®, Windows Explorer® and Mac OSX Finder.
  • Instant previewing of each song transition, for faster mixing.
  • Preset mixing points of where Song B mixes into Song A, making mix placement simple.
  • Preset length of each mix to 4-16 bars, or “drop“ setting, for all styles.
  • Advanced Mix Editing with Cue Adjustments and Waveform View with variable zoom.
  • Sessions can be saved for sharing and future editing, enhancing and sharing.
  • Volume normalization and automatic Crossfade of mix transitions.
  • Integrated MP3 ID3 Tag Editor to make your corrections viewable in other applications.
  • Customizable, searchable and sortable list views of your music collection.
  • Song Information window with TAP BPM Correction, Beat Grid view and Bar/Beat display.
  • Compatible with MP3, AAC, AIFF, ALAC, and WAV formats.
  • Completed mixes compatible with iTunes®, iPhone, and iPod. iPad
  • Automatic software updates.

Scratch DJ Academy MIX! will be available soon for PC and Mac.

More information: Stanton / Scratch DJ Academy MIX!