PURELY DJing - Tips, Tricks, Tutorials

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WFTD
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PURELY DJing - Tips, Tricks, Tutorials

Post by WFTD » Thu Apr 30, 2009 2:03 pm

Hi All,

I wanted to start a thread which will be used purely to all us Ableton DJ fanatics out there, either if you use it to make a mix, play live, being a noob, or an veteran.
I hope this would eventually become a sticky for all of us as a point of reference, as I believe the only way to progress is to share your knowledge.

I will update this as much as possible with my own reference (as this is just a start off point) on the original post to keep everything neat and tidy, so please PM your links and input to me, and I will post them up on week by week basis.
Also if anyone had any other ideas for sections on this post, then let me know, and I will get them up and sorted for you all.

Big love to all, and share that wealth!!

Welfare for the Digital (WFTD)



Tips & Tricks

How to Master a mix in 15 mins -

http://audio.tutsplus.com/tutorials/mix ... s-or-less/

Smart Mixing - Well Worth a Look!!! (courtesy of BentSan) -

http://forum.ableton.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=116482




Set-Ups – Hardware, Layouts, software

Midi Sync (as PC to Mac over a network fails)-

http://forum.ableton.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=113918

Tom Cosms Megaset Layout -

http://www.cosm.co.nz/

Midi Controller Links- -

M-Audio Evolution UC33e -
http://www.m-audio.com/products/en_gb/UC33e.html
Akai APC 40 -
http://www.akaipro.com/apc40
Edirol PCR-300 -
http://www.ediroleurope.com/product_ove ... country=GB
Novation LaunchPad (This Rocks!! Recently purchased myself) -
http://www.ableton.com/launchpad



Tools – Effects you use, VST’s, what has worked and what doesn’t

Zalo Rearranger (Looks like good fun!!)

http://www.wearerockstars.com/zalo/foru ... ranger.alp

Custom Racks Available (FREE DOWNLOAD)

http://tarekith.com/assets/TarekithDJEFXv7.zip

Futher VST and tools -

http://www.msbkonline.com/

The Lost Ableton EQ3 (from London School of Sound)-

http://www.londonschoolofsound.co.uk/resources.php

Rapid Evolution 2 (Free Mixed in key Software type thingy) -

http://www.mixshare.com/

Free side chain compression for Mac -

http://sonictransfer.com/free-side-chai ... -mac.shtml

Accapellasfor4 - Free Accapella Resource -

http://www.acapellas4u.co.uk/portal.php

More Accapellas, Instruments (Lazy Records) -

http://lazyrecords.co.uk/forum

Vocoding Voices (Covert Ops Link) -

http://www.thecovertoperators.org/Video ... ing-voices

Pre-Warped asd files for Live (Courtesy of Lazy Records) -

http://abletonwarps.com/forum

Presets and Effects to Purchase (Covert ops) -

http://www.thecovertoperators.org/vmchk ... l-products

Free VST website -

http://www.vst4free.com/

Free Accapellas, DJ Tools, on this forum -

http://www.blacklabelled.com/forums2/


Tutorial Links – Videos and write ups for all levels.

http://lazyrecords.co.uk/articles/

Using Dummy Clips Video (Covert ops) -

http://www.thecovertoperators.org/Video ... -revisited

Using VST Plugins in Ableton -

http://sonictransfer.com/using-vst-plug ... live.shtml

How to Warp Tracks (PDF) -

http://www.vinkalmann.com/VINKALMANN_Warping_Guide.pdf

Starter Video for Beginners (Sonic Academy Video)-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hI-h997b ... re=related

Audio Effects for beginners (Sonic Academy Video)-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6QkGs6u ... L&index=38

Preparation for Djing in Live for for beginners (Sonic Academy Video)-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFFvlSvYNxg

Lots of Videos and Tutorials by Tom -

http://www.cosm.co.nz/

Tutorials by Tarekith for All levels of Ableton DJ -

http://www.tarekith.com/misc.html




Other reference

Ableton Live DJ Site (all things Ableton DJ related) -

http://www.abletonlivedj.com/

Link to some cool skins for Ableton -

http://sonictransfer.com/ableton-live-skins/

Dolphin Music Store (UK all equipment) -

http://www.dolphinmusic.co.uk/

Presets and Effects to Purchase (Covert ops) -

http://www.thecovertoperators.org/vmchk ... l-products

Music Prodcution Tutorials ( Lazy Records) -

http://lazyrecords.co.uk/articles/
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Re: PURELY DJ's - Tips, Tricks, Tutorials

Post by Jekblad » Thu Apr 30, 2009 2:36 pm

i think aldj.com is a wicked place to read up on. Abletonlive DJ is the name of the site. I think Tarekith has a hand in running the place, he might be able to point towards the killer threads for beginners on there.
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Re: PURELY DJ's - Tips, Tricks, Tutorials

Post by WFTD » Thu Apr 30, 2009 2:42 pm

Cheers dude!! be good to get loads of input for this one

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Re: PURELY DJing - Tips, Tricks, Tutorials

Post by matt_darkaudio » Tue May 05, 2009 10:31 am

Benj!

Good topic, you've covered a lot of the things I use already. I'll add some more when I come across them!

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Re: PURELY DJing - Tips, Tricks, Tutorials

Post by Tarekith » Tue May 05, 2009 1:55 pm

Here's a link to our FAQ subforum, lots of tips and advice stickied there for DJs using Live.

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Re: PURELY DJing - Tips, Tricks, Tutorials

Post by WFTD » Wed May 06, 2009 12:50 pm

Cheers for that mate.....looks like a great site, and thanks for your addition to this thread, its greatly appreciated.

WFTD

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Re: PURELY DJing - Tips, Tricks, Tutorials

Post by WFTD » Tue May 19, 2009 11:30 am

Bit concerned that after nearly 700 Views....no one has really contributed!

Is no one up for sharing knowledge?? Bit sad if so.......but Im sure there are some of you out there who will be willing to give small nuggets of information??

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Re: PURELY DJing - Tips, Tricks, Tutorials

Post by MrH » Tue May 19, 2009 7:16 pm

I'll share a good site. Get down to blacklabelled.com for a great resource of acapellas, instrumentals and much, much more...

http://www.blacklabelled.com/forums2/
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Re: PURELY DJing - Tips, Tricks, Tutorials

Post by WFTD » Wed May 20, 2009 12:05 pm

Cheers MrH

Your a legend......keep em coming peeps!!

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Re: PURELY DJing - Tips, Tricks, Tutorials

Post by WFTD » Tue Jun 02, 2009 12:08 pm

Any other takers to add to this little list of goodies??

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Re: PURELY DJing - Tips, Tricks, Tutorials

Post by DoA » Tue Jun 02, 2009 2:10 pm

Lazy Records is the biggest acapella, instrumental, MIDI file & Sample site on the net

http://lazyrecords.co.uk/forum

We also provide music production tutorials covering all aspects of the music business & software packages

http://lazyrecords.co.uk/articles/

We've just launched AbletonWarps.com to provide DJs with pre-warped asd files for live ... all mp3s come from the blogs (who have permission to post them from the record labels) so AbletonWarps.com is 100% legal.

http://abletonwarps.com/forum


Oh & the original reason I was gonna post in here -->

Why you should always warp with WAVs (auto-generated by live from your imported mp3s) & not warp the mp3s


Use your Ableton Warp Files on ANY system

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Re: PURELY DJing - Tips, Tricks, Tutorials

Post by MrShine » Wed Jun 03, 2009 12:22 pm

New to DJing with Ableton, in fact haven't even warped 2 tracks yet... 8O


It's on the drawing board though and this thread has been immensely helpful :D

Huge kudos to Tom Cosm as well, his tips n tricks are bloody good :mrgreen:

http://www.cosm.co.nz/

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Re: PURELY DJing - Tips, Tricks, Tutorials

Post by WFTD » Thu Jun 04, 2009 11:47 am

Cheers guys.....greatly appreciated....keep sharing the knowledge!!

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Re: PURELY DJing - Tips, Tricks, Tutorials

Post by BentoSan » Sat Jun 06, 2009 1:50 am

WFTD wrote: Smart Mixing - Well Worth a Look!!! (courtesy of BentSan) -

http://forum.ableton.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=116482
Hey dude thanks for putting this list together there are some good articles in here and thank you very much for listing my smart-mixer :)

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Re: PURELY DJing - Tips, Tricks, Tutorials

Post by WFTD » Mon Jun 08, 2009 11:44 am

No worries mate and thanks for your input in making this an informatiive thread for all of us. KNOWLEDGE IS POWER!! mmmwwwahahhhahahahaha
Thanks Again

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