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!
Industrial Strength Records has released DJ Sykopath Slice Vol 1, a collection of scratch samples by DJ Sykopath.
With 430 samples, this amazing scratch pack contains a great source of original material for any producer or Dj looking for usable scratches and original vocal samples for djing and production work.
Turntable wiz DJ Sykopath is an underground legend in New York’s early rave days, he was rocking the tightest scratches over banging electronic music before anyone in New York City.
His unique scratching style has appeared in multiple formats and include songs featuring band members of Public Enemy and Biohazard. His scratch work also surfaced on Industrial Strength Records BHK Fidget Sample Pack. His Additional solo productions can be found on 12″ vinyl on Rob Gee’s A.D.A.M. Worldwide.
DJ Sykopath Slice Vol 1 features
- 99 Scratch CD samples.
- Over 300 Fully Acidized Wav Loops Tempo’s ranging from 87BPM to 130BPM.
- Includes Back Spins, Effects, Record Rewinds, Turntable Starts and Stops and Vocal Bleeps – WAV and AIFF.
- Kits for Battery 3, Kontakt 3 & Maschine.
- Also includes over 300 Rex2 & Apple Loops files.
DJ Sykopath Slice Vol 1 is available to purchase from Loopmasters for £19.95 GBP.
More information: Loopmasters / DJ Sykopath Slice Vol 1
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on Oct 18, 2010
MeldaProduction has updated its line of effect plug-ins to 4.0 beta, which includes the release of two new effects: MMultiBandRhythmizer and MMultiBandDynamicsLarge.
Major update focuses mainly on performance. Improvements has for some plugins exceeded 300%. It also adds “online preset exchange” system, which when enabled makes each plugin share your presets and receive new ones from other users. We are creating a community of musicians!
And there are also 2 new plugins. MMultiBandRhythmizer is an extended version of our MRhythmizer available exclusively for users of MTotalBundle and MCreativeBundle. MMultiBandDynamicsLarge extends our MMultiBandDynamics by adding a sidechain and an additional processor. It is available inside MMultiBandDynamics package as well as in MTotalBundle and MMasteringBundle.
New MeldaProduction effects
- MMultiBandRhythmizer is a unique time manipulation effect that uses an integrated sequencer to control time, volume and filters. From gating to glitching, repeating to scratching, all with stunning audio quality and up to 6 distinct bands.
- MMultiBandDynamics is an advanced multiband dynamics processor with clear sound, designed originally for mastering. However due to its high performance and zero latency it is also suitable for any mixing purpose.
More information: MeldaProduction
Ms Pinky has released version 2.0 of Pinky VST, a plug-in which allows users of VST-compatible host programs running under both OSX and Windows to seamlessly integrate Ms Pinky’s vinyl-controlled audio file playback and scratching into music production software sessions.
Ms Pinky’s VST plugin now features the ability to set and store up to 16 loop and cue points for each audio file that is played.
Also included in this version is an improved zoomable waveform display.
Pinky VST (does not require Pluggo) is included in the IWS Software package, priced at $60 USD. This package includes Maxi-Patch for Windows and OSX, Binky Toy for OSX, Pinky VST (OSX and Windows), Max-For-Live patches, and the CDJ control signals (vinyl NOT included).
More information: Ms Pinky
DJ Colletta has released Scratch Samples Volume One, a collection of samples intended for use with mixing and scratching.
A collection of 40 original samples created by DJ Colletta in his hilarious white-bread announcer voice, intended for use with mixing and scratching. Also includes some classics such as “fresh” recorded in DJ Colletta’s voice. All samples in the ZIP file are encoded in MP3 format in high quality 320kb bitrate.
Includes two versions, a “Vinyl” version which emulates the sound of an old record and a “Clean” version.
Note: These are 100% original samples, recordings of Richard Colletta’s voice.
Scratch Samples Volume One is available as a free download under the Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution Unported license.
More information: DJ Colletta
Soundtrack Loops has announced the release of Scratch BPM, a collection of DJ scratch loops & FX.
Scratch BPM from Soundtrack Loops features 76 DJ Scratch Loops & FX for Hip Hop, Boom Bap, Fidget House and Breaks. The files are tempo synced to lock into any groove.
Drop these turntable tactics into any mix and instantly get that underground Dj sound. Tempo syncd to lock into any groove. BPMs range from 90-140.
Scratch BPM features
- 76 Scratch DJ FX loops in AIFF, RX2 & WAV.
- 16 bit 44.1 kHz Stereo.
- Formats: ACID, Apple Loops, REX2, WAV, OGG.
Scratch BPM is available to purchase for $6.50 USD.
More information: Soundtrack Loops / Scratch BPM