EMusicTips TweakHeadz Lab Electronic Musician's Hangout 47 Sites Every Recording Musician Should Visit In a recent “Open Mic” we asked you, “Which music-related sites do you visit regularly?” This article is a summary of the great suggestions given in the comments to that article. You can make the list even longer by commenting on this article. As you’re reading this article, Audiotuts+ needs no introduction. Several commenters mentioned Audiotuts+ - thanks for the support! This is a great Flash site with many resources to help you learn music theory. The site content is split up as follows: Lessons, including topics that cover notation, chords and scalesTrainers, that teach you notes, keys, intervals, triads, keyboard, guitar and brass. Michael comments: “I have found very helpful. This is a site that helps you with scales and chords. The charts are guitar-based, and there are options for various alternate tunings and other stringed instruments. A website that helps you learn musical scales and chords. Joe comments: “Great Ableton/sound design videos.”
Virtual DJ: how to mix Virtual DJ is a great software for learning how to DJ with digital music files like MP3s. Here, I'll take you through the basics of mixing. You'll still need practice, but this should get you started. There are four parts to this guide - importing your library, basic controls, preparing tracks and mixing. Importing your Library When you open Virtual DJ, start by finding your music library using the file tree on the left. Basic controls It's easiest to use Virtual DJ combining some simple keyboard commands with the cursor keys. Tab - switch between A and B decksC - mark a cue point and play from cue pointSpace - play/pause. Preparing tracks Choose two songs with similar BPMs. Mixing Press Tab so deck A is active. Tap Space then let go of C, and you should have two tracks playing in time with each other. You will have to experiment with where to bring in new tracks, and how quickly to move the cross-fader. Feel free to ask in comments for any more Virtual DJ advice.
Practical Ways to Integrate Your iPhone into Music Making to Do Awesome Things Cheap You're absolutely right. But you realize that the original source for music that Tycho and other electronic artists make are ... well, made digitally, right? So no matter what, the "vinyl sounds better b/c it's analog" argument people make, unless the source is actually analog, is just silliness. I agree, also, in that playing a record feels "right" (and looks sexier), but a "real dj" can use any medium to deliver a proper set. Anyway, I'm not here to argue with you, just provide another viewpoint. In fact (and finally getting back to the topic of this article), while some of the software listed in this article are probably not as high quality as say Logic Studio, Protools, Cubase, N.I. Again, not what you use, it's how you use it.
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How to Eliminate Hum or Buzz Of all the annoyances that can afflict any audio/video home theater or even a simple stereo installation, the notorious “ground loop” may well be the most difficult and persistent one to track down and eliminate. A “ground loop” is caused by the difference in electrical potential at different grounding points in an audio/video system. (All the grounds in an A/V system should ideally be at “0″ potential.) A ground loop typically adds a loud low-frequency hum or buzz as soon as you plug in any of various audio or video components, including subwoofers, cable-TV outboard boxes, satellite-TV feeds, TV displays, amplifiers, A/V receivers or turntables. The buzz/hum is a byproduct of the multiple power supply cables and a ground voltage differential within your system and its network of interconnecting cables. Here are some methods to help you get rid of ground loops. If you do not have easy access to the aforementioned ground isolators, here are a few more tips:
Design News, Videos, Reviews and Gossip - Lifehacker Cheap iPad Mixing Board – The Numark IDJLIVE for iPad/iPod | FreshTrend Unique Gift Ideas This Christmas, one of the most bought gifts, (surprisingly), is the Mixing Boards for the iPad, iPhone or iPod. Although this is mainly useful for DJ’s, it is somewhat inexpensive considering that it is a miniature DJ set. Just because it’s miniature doesn’t mean it’s fully functional, because in reality it works just like a real DJ booth! This can bring hours of fun, because you are able to mix song after song, and you can even record it on to your iPod when you’re done! The IPad / IPod Mixing Board can make any of the songs that you have on your iDevice sound exactly like you think they should. The Bundle Comes Complete and ready to use with: * Numark IDJLIVE Idj Live DJ Controller for iPad iPhone iPod. * Stereo Headphones. * 3.5mm Mini Stereo TRS To 2 1/4IN TS 3ft Y Cable. $99 @ NuMark