Friday Five: Why DJs Don’t Always Have To Produce Music

If you think you have to be a music producer to be a DJ, think again: We’re leading with a piece by Electronic Beats on a German club DJ who only plays other people’s tunes, just like how DJing was back in the day. We’ve also got a piece on a world-famous DJ who claims…

How To Avoid Burnout When Side Hustling As A DJ

https://youtu.be/tr6YpzAq-8YUnless you’re a globe-trotting DJ/producer or a mobile DJ pro that spins for a living, chances are you juggle DJing with a day job. It’s alright if you are just a casual DJ and have no intention of making any money from it – many enthusiasts are this way, and that’s fine. But if you’ve…

Tone2 Audio updates Nemesis to v1.5

Tone2 Audio has updated their NeoFM synthesizer Nemesis to v1.5. The big update to v1.5 is available for free. Nemesis 1.5 is downward compatible with all previous versions. All existing song [Read More] Read the full story

5Pin Media releases House & Techno Arps & Stabs sample pack

5Pin Media has released House & Techno Arps & Stabs, a collection of arps and stabs designed to add color, interest, grit and flair to your House and Techno productions. The pack includes an inspiring, diverse collection of stabs and arps across various keys. It comes with an Ableton Live 9 Project featuring Sampler Instrument…

Dustyroom releases Fake Acoustic Drum Kit: 500+ FREE pseudo-acoustic drum samples

Dustyroom has announced the release of Fake Acoustic Drum Kit, a sample pack featuring a collection of over 500 pseudo-acoustic drum one-shot sounds. These original drum sounds were made entirely with the FM8 synthesizer instrument by Native Instruments. In the package you can find kicks, snares, rimshots, hats, rides, toms, shakers, other percussion instruments. And…

Elektron Octatrack MKII performance sampler now shipping

Elektron has announced that the Octatrack MKII performance sampler is now shipping. The MKII comes with new high-quality back-lit buttons, hi-res encoders and a professional contactless crossfader, ensuring operational reliability in the most demanding environments. The new Octatrack also has an ultra crisp OLED screen and an increased count of dedicated buttons, each with a…

DENPA releases Talking Filter VST/AU plugin for Mac

DENPA has released Talking Filter, an audio effect plugin for Mac OS 10.9 or newer. The Talking Filter allows you to create vocal-like vowel sounds. It includes 5 vowels and 3 filter types. Talking Filter features 5 Vowels : i, e, a, o, u. 3 Filter Types : Low Pass, Band Pass, High Pass. Macro…