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Mixed In Key Studio Edition: Key Detection for your DAW

Mixed In Key is pleased to introduce Mixed In Key Studio Edition, the award-winning key detection tool as a VST/AU plugin. The Studio Edition of Mixed In Key allows producers to instantly analyze sounds and samples inside a DAW and accurately match them to a production or DJ mix. Mixed In Key Studio Edition is available from the Mixed in Key website for $58.00. In this article we’ll go over the newest features available in Mixed in Key and a short review of the plugin! Read below. New Features The Studio Edition plugin allows users to analyze samples or MIDI Instrument Audio, identify detailed notation data and establish the root key. The note percentage tells you how closely notes match your samples. Key results can be viewed using Flat, Sharp or Camelot wheel notation. Mixed In Key helps you create mashups, put your acapellas in key with the rest of …

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Drums and FX – Roland DJ Controllers Updated

Drums and FX – Roland DJ Controllers Updated Roland just recently released firmware updates for its flagship Serato DJ Controllers – the DJ-202, DJ-505, and DJ-808. For anyone not yet familiar with the series, the Roland Serato DJ Controllers are all DJ controllers equipped with onboard sequencing abilities. The introduction of the sequencer into the DJ controllers was meant to give DJs the ability to improvise drum programming during their sets adding another layer to their performances. The controllers have been a major hit so far further narrowing the gap between producer and DJ. The DJ-202 and the DJ-505 gained the most samples from the recent updates with added drum sounds, while the DJ-505 and DJ-808 were given three new Master FX; the DJ-808 was given four new Channel FX, and Nudge and Tap Tempo features were added to the onboard TR-S step sequencer. This was one of the most desired …

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GoDJ Plus – A Mobile DJ System

GoDJ Plus – A Mobile DJ System JD Sound showed off this cool DJ controller at NAMM 2018 at their booth alongside the rest of their lineup, today we want to share with you some of the features this powerful package contains. It can be battery powered and has internal speakers (that bump loudly) so you could forgo an external speaker if you wanted; we’re not sure how loud the speakers are, it’s hard to tell from the video below but they easy enough to hear through the background noise at NAMM. There is also a dual touchscreen interface that allows for scratching, EQ control, and FX control in addition to choosing songs and other parameters. It has 2 outputs available (Stereo RCA out, headphone out) and 2 inputs (Stereo in, microphone in). Other features include: Micro USB (for charging/PC connect), SD card slot 16GB (14GB for music capacity, 1GB recording, 1GB system processes) Continuously-playable …

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Rane Seventy-Two Mixer and 12-Decks – High-End DJ Gear from NAMM 2018

Rane Seventy-Two Mixer and 12 Decks – High-End DJ Gear from NAMM 2018 Now that NAMM is over and the music industry can return to its hustle and bustle we are still left with endless amounts of cool new gear to talk about, and with Beat Lab’s DJ class just kicking off, we felt it appropriate to shine some light on some high-end gear from DJ gear veterans Rane. They’ve announced an awesome setup we really admire for its tech and innovative features.     This year Rane debuted their Seventy-Two mixer designed with the scratch battle DJ in mind, but it’s fit with some fancy new tech that we’re loving – a 4.3 inch touchscreen. The touchscreen features an easily accessible menu of controls for everything you would want from your DJ setup: song waveform, FX selections, it even features an XY pad for DJs who want to get a little …

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Audionamix XTRAX STEMS – New Stem Creation Software

Audionamix XTRAX STEMS – New Stem Creation Software Audionamix is a company specializing in stereo extraction software and they just announced their app XTRAX STEMS which can split any song into drum, vocal, and music stems. This is an exciting advancement in stem creation software and will be an awesome tool for remixers and DJs interested in remixing or making edits but can’t get a hold of the original stems. Say you want to remix some of your classics but your hard drives have long since malfunctioned or were stolen at a gig, with XTRAX you can get the next best thing by extracting the stems from your music. The app gives you hands-on control over each stem layer with faders for level, meter, pan, as well as solo and mute buttons. 4 algorithms are available to choose from, each one hones in on different layers of the music for sounding the best; the Generic algorithm …

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NAMM 2018 – New Gear to Be Excited For

NAMM 2018 – New Gear to Be Excited For The NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) 2018 convention just kicked off this week and we’ve already heard some exciting announcements, we’re going to share with you some of our favorite things to look forward to: 1. Speak and Sample – Teenage Engineering Pocket Operators Teenage Engineering, the company behind the infamous OP-1 Synthesizer, is releasing some new additions to their calculator-sized Pocket Operator line up – Speak, and Sample. The Swedish company’s Pocket Operator series already includes 7 various drum, bass, and lead synths that offer incredible fun with their bleeps and bloops. The new additions include a sampler and a voice synthesizer with extremely impressive features for tech that fits in the palm of your hand (and costs under $90). Check it out here on the Teenage Engineering website with the rest of the Pocket Operator series too. 2. Boss GT-1000 Guitar …

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Rekordbox 5.1 Update Released – New Automix and Lyric Videos

Rekordbox 5.1 Update Released – New Automix and Lyric Videos Pioneer DJ announced the most recent version of their DJ software, Rekordbox, which can be used to organize your DJ files and sets as well as to spin the tunes. The latest version includes an upgraded algorithm to better suggest songs based on beatmatching/phrase-mixing AND it can also play automatically those songs from a playlist. This feature will be especially useful for those wedding DJs or DJs who all constantly on the hustle and don’t have as much time to dig through their collections, or if they want to let the app do its work while they take a break and enjoy appetizers. The suggestion algorithm also improved the search function by in turn letting you specify which type of songs you’ll be suggested based on artist or comment, etc. Also new is the Lyric Plus Pack which displays lyrics on screen, similar …

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6 Laptop Stands for DJs

6 Laptop Stands for DJs With the new year comes new opportunities and for all those DJs out there we wanted to give you a short list of our favorite laptop stands that you can take on the road with you, use in the club, and use in the studio for practice. Below is our list of the top 6 laptop stands available today: 1. Pyle PLPTS55 – $45 Pyle has been a staple in Pro Audio and DJing industry since the 1960s with their wide range of electronics and gear ranging from home use to professional applications. This stand is sturdy and comes with a telescoping adjustable height from 12.6” – 16.7” tall. It can rotate 360 degrees around if you don’t need to have it in the center of your setup, it also comes with a handy pouch. This is the most affordable stand on our list and thus the top …

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