Mix SoundCloud tracks in Pioneer DJs rekordbox

rekordbox are the latest software for DJs to get the SoundCloud treatment with millions of tracks for mixing.

SoundCloud have revealed their latest in a long line of DJ partners. Pioneer DJ have now built SoundCloud integration into their rekordbox DJ performance software, offering DJs and endless supply of tracks to mix and flip.

It’s SoundCloud’s second partnership with Pioneer DJ after adding their library into their WeDJ app. Now with rekordbox integration SoundCloud music will be available to snatch and stream on any Pioneer hardware.

Any SoundCloud Go+ subscriber can now start mixing with millions of tracks in their rekordbox DJ app. It’s as simple as this:

  1. On Wi-Fi, download and log in to rekordbox.
  2. Enable SoundCloud within the app and sign in to your account (you need to be a SoundCloud Go+ subscriber).
  3. Restart your rekordbox app to pull in tracks from your SoundCloud playlists, and to search, mix and stream from SoundCloud’s catalog of official releases, emerging creator content, and everything in between – directly from the app, in real time.

This year SoundCloud have made a big push to make their giant library of music available to DJs. With a massive catalogue of user uploaded music on top of the label music available on traditional streaming services, SoundCloud have an advantage of scope with 125+ million tracks on offer.

Earlier this year SoundCloud also partnered with Traktor DJ 2, DEX 3, Virtual DJ and Serato DJ. SoundCloud are still planning more integrations with leading DJ applications before the end of the year.

UNDRGRND Sounds are offering a massive sample pack FREE

There’s nothing better than a free sample pack to get those cogs turning with inspiration and the DAWs loading up with potential again.

What’s better than getting 500MB worth of incredible loops, samples and synth presets that cover some of the best and broadest genres in electronic music? Getting them all for free of course.

UNDRGRND Sounds are offering up a major pack of goods for music producers and creators to splice, chop and splash into their projects. It’s the third in their Label Sampler series and takes it’s varied selection of sounds from 12 of their great sample packs.

UNDRGRND Sounds says about their offering: “Comprising of cutting-edge genres and much-loved classic sounds, expect a host of analogue, digital and crisp audio recordings tailor made for electronic music.”

The sounds come from comprehensive sound packs like: Strictly Lo-Fi, Classic Deep House, Junglist Rave Techno, Leftfield House, Retro Memories, Raw Dub Techno, and many more.

Get your free sample pack now or check out what you’re getting with their demos of the sounds below.

Save up to $100 on Ableton Live

Ableton are offering a massive saving when you upgrade to Standard or Suite for the best music production experiences at a low price.

Until September 3rd you can grab yourself a full version of Ableton for up to $100/€100/£80 less than usual. If you’re an Ableton Live Lite or Intro user you can get a discount on upgrading your package to the full lauded suite of music recording and production tools that Ableton offers.

Live 10 Standard and Suite give you unlimited tracks and scenes, more sounds, instruments and effects, and more ways than ever to make music. If you’re wondering whether to take the plunge or not, here’s Ableton’s own 10 best reasons to upgrade:

Head here to check your upgrade prices now.

Humble Bundle offers $747 of music software for as little as $1

Humble Bundle are back with a musical package like no other from MAGIX, offering software for creating, recording, mixing and producing music.

$747 worth of awesome music software like ACID Pro 8, Music Maker EDM Edition, SOUND FORGE Pro 12 and much more is up for grabs in the latest Humble Bundle. For as little as $1 you can get some of this awesome bundle and for just $25 you can get the entire package.

For those who don’t know about Humble Bundle; they team up with creators, developers, and companies to offer a range of games, software, books and more at incredible prices. It’s a pay what you want process with a minimum for different tiers of the bundle.

The money you pay then gets split between charities, the developers/publishers, and Humble Bundle themselves. You get to decide yourself what percentage of the money goes where.

Check out Humble Bundle’s The Beat Goes On bundle right now and get some of the top music software and start creating at a massive discount.

All 60+ of Cluster Sound’s Ableton packs on offer in one massive deal

Cluster Sounds are offering their entire catalogue featuring 59 gigabytes of amazing sounds made for Ableton Live for one great price.

This is a great deal for all digital music creators with a package full of thousands of samples, devices, and sounds to enhance your mixes and tracks.

Cluster Sound have been working since 2007 to bring incredible resources to musicians and producers around the world. Their products are made specifically for Ableton so that their great range of loops, samples, kits and synths work straight into your workflow.

Until the 12th of July you can get all 59 GBs of Cluster Sound’s products for just €59 – that’s a gigabyte of kit per euro!

Here’s everything you get in the bundle:

  • 59 Gigabytes
  • 62 Live Packs + 29 WAV Packs
  • 110,000+ Samples (24-bits / 44.2 kHz)
  • 2600+ Synth Devices
  • 5100+ Drum Devices/Samples
  • 3700+ WAV Loops/Clips
  • Direct install into “Packs” section
  • Preset preview playback

Nab this fantastic deal whilst you still can here:
www.clustersound.com/product/deal/full-catalog/

The greatest FREE music tools available in 2019 (video)

Your man Andrew Huang is back to expand your repertoire with the very best tools you can use in your music – and they are all 100% free!

If anyone knows where to get great tools to enhance and create music with it’s Andrew Huang.

Here are links for all of the awesome tools he mentions in the video:

Garageband desktop: https://www.apple.com/ca/mac/garageband/ Cakewalk: https://www.bandlab.com/products/cake…
LMMS: http://lmms.io
Ardour: https://ardour.org
Audacity: https://www.audacityteam.org
Jeskola Buzz: http://jeskola.net/buzz/
u-he: https://u-he.com/products/
Glitchmachines: https://glitchmachines.com/products/f…
Dexed: https://asb2m10.github.io/dexed/
Spitfire LABS: https://www.spitfireaudio.com/labs/
Native Instruments Komplete Start: https://www.native-instruments.com/en…
VCV Rack: https://vcvrack.com
SunVox: http://www.warmplace.ru/soft/sunvox/
Automatonism: https://www.automatonism.com
Pure Data: https://puredata.info
Garageband app: https://itunes.apple.com/app/garageba…
Bandlab app: https://www.bandlab.com/download

Ableton Live 10.1 is out with much more to play with

Ableton has launched their first full update to Live 10 bringing whole new tools and features to provide the ultimate control over music making and production.

The launch of Ableton Live 10 last year brought joy and excitement to the faces of musicians, producers, and mixers around the world. With a whole new design that made the DAW’s workflow better than ever and a feature-laden interface capable of doing all you could imagine it was the software’s best version yet. Now the first update to Ableton Live 10 is here.

The update is free to all Live 10 owners and offers up brand new tools and features that enhance everything from making and shaping sound to editing and finalising the mix. If you don’t have the latest version of Ableton Live then now’s a great time to nab it!

Here’s all that’s new in Live 10.1:

  • User wavetables: Extend the capabilities of Wavetable’s oscillator section by importing your own wavetables or samples from your library into the device.
  • Channel EQ: A flexible and simple EQ with curves and gain ranges suitable for a variety of audio material. The shape of the filters adapts based on how controls are set to always provide musical results.
  • Delay: Combines Simple Delay and Ping Pong Delay and adds feature upgrades. Ping pong behavior, as well as Jump, Fade-In and Pitch controls from those devices are all accessed from the front panel.
  • New automation features: Choose from a new palette of automation shapes, stretch and skew automation and enter precise values with your numerical keyboard. Get easier access to clip modulation in Session View. Live now also simplifies complex automation into C- and S-shapes for easier editing.
  • Improvements to zooming and scrolling: Live 10.1 makes switching between detailed views and big-picture editing faster with streamlined keyboard shortcuts, pinch zooming on compatible computers, a resizable Arrangement Overview window, and more.

Also new in Live 10.1:

  • Freeze tracks that contain sidechain routing.
  • Export single tracks and groups with return and master effects applied.
  • Use your VST3 plug-ins in Live.

Get Ableton Live 10.1.

Traktor DJ 2 makes everyone a DJ for free, no matter your skills

Traktor DJ’s second incarnation is here to bring DJ mixing to the masses with a free app that’s accessible to everyone from amateurs to pros.

Traktor DJ 2 brings new life, features and greatness to Native Instruments much-loved DJing software. The program made for computers and tablets makes mixing like a pro accessible so that anyone can start chopping tracks no matter how much experience they have.

For a start Traktor DJ 2 is free so that you don’t have to commit if you’re interested in having a go at DJing with some great software. With SoundCloud integration users can easily start mixing from millions of tracks by linking their SoundCloud Go+account.

Traktor has a bunch of features that streamline the mixing process so you can focus on the meat of making it sound great. With Traktor’s song recommendations mixing track-to-track is easier than ever, even when you don’t know what to spin next. The software automatically syncs up tracks so even when you’re jumping between sections or looping everything stays on beat. But if you wanna go old-school, just turn it off.

There are EQ and filter controls for each channel so you can hone the sound how you want it in real-time. With a range of effects available as well you can truly customise your mix to make it personal and unique – or just have fun with it!

There is much more to Traktor DJ 2 that you can find out more about on Native Instruments’ website. Download Traktor DJ 2 for free on iPad and Desktop.

SoundCloud tracks are available to mix now in Traktor DJ 2 and Pioneer DJ

SoundCloud continue their 2019 dedication of becoming the most DJ friendly music streaming service with 2 new software integrations.

This month SoundCloud have announced integration of their massive music streaming library into 2 new DJ software programs. Pioneer DJ and Native Instruments’ Traktor DJ 2 will now have full access to SoundCloud’s giant library with millions of tracks.

SoundCloud’s library is one of the biggest streaming collections online featuring major label music on top of millions of user-uploaded music made by independent bands, musicians, DJS, producers, and even more.

SoundCloud’s 2 latest additions join Serato, Virtual DJ and DEX 3 who have all gained SoundCloud’s libraries. It gives you millions of tracks instantly available to mix and cut between in your sets.

How to use Pioneer DJ with SoundCloud:

  • On iOS, download and log in to WeDJ to use on the go, or connect the app with Pioneer DJ’s DDJ-200 controller.
  • Enable SoundCloud within the app and sign in to your account (you need to be a SoundCloud Go+ subscriber).
  • Restart your WeDJ app to pull in tracks from your SoundCloud playlists, and to search, mix and stream from SoundCloud’s catalog of official releases, emerging creator content, and everything in between – directly from the app, in real time.

How to use Traktor DJ 2 with SoundCloud:

  • On iOS, download and log in to Traktor DJ 2
  • Enable SoundCloud within the app and sign in to your account (you need to be a SoundCloud Go+ subscriber).
  • Restart your Traktor DJ 2 app to pull in tracks from your SoundCloud playlists, and to search, mix and stream from SoundCloud’s catalog of official releases and emerging creator content – or playlists made by your fave DJs – directly from the app, in real time.

SoundCloud are still planning to integrate their library into even more “leading DJ applications” as the year goes on. So if your software of choice hasn’t been added yet it may be yet to come.

New Beatport Link puts unlimited beats in your DJ software

Stream Beatport’s entire catalogue without limits and send it straight to your DJ programs to mix on the fly with Link.

Beatport Link is a new subscription service that brings unlimited access to their catalogue of electronic music for a monthly cost. Beatport have just partnered their new subscription service with Denon DJ’s Prime Series DJ hardware for full control and unlimited possibilities.

Beatport Link launched in beta earlier this month and offers their 7 million track catalogue for unlimited streaming. Create personalised playlists of your favourite tracks to keep your favourites in order. Beatport Cloud is also built into Link services.

Beatport Link is also compatible Pioneer DJ’s WeDJ for iPhones and various DDJ controllers. As well as their upcoming partnership with Denon DJ, Beatport are planning to bring Link integration to rekordbox by the end of 2019.

Beatport Link is available in beta now and you can sign up to a 30-day free trial as a new user.