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.

SoundCloud are for the DJs, adding their library to DEX 3

SoundCloud don’t want DJs to ever be at a loss with what to play, bringing their massive library to the 3rd program since December.

Last October news spread that saw DJs around the globe rejoice and throw their hands up in simultaneous celebration. No, sampling rights hadn’t been universally cleared. The news came from SoundCloud; the news that SoundCloud are integrating their 125+ million track library into 6 DJ programs over the next year.

Serato DJ came first in December, opening up a whole new world of possibility for DJs that was immediately accessible in their software. Then just last month Virtual DJ joined the roster. Now DEX 3 marks the half way point for SoundCloud’s venture into giving DJs endless options worldwide.

SoundCloud say that their mission is: “To empower creators at every stage with the best tools and resources to grow their careers.” All you need is a SoundCloud Go+ account and you can integrate the millions of original tracks on their platform directly into your software to mix at your heart’s content.

It’s as simple as downloading DEX 3 (some people need the obvious stating, ok?) and logging in. The enable SoundCloud in the app and sign in to your account. Restart the program and you’ll be able to grab tracks straight from your playlists and search, mix, and stream from SoundCloud’s official releases, emerging creator content, and everything in-between.

DJ’s and party lovers still have something to look forward to as SoundCloud are planning on adding their library to Native Instruments, Mixvibes, and DJuced/Hercules later this year.

This app has been dubbed ‘the easiest way to learn piano’

Skoove are getting people learning the piano around the world with their simple app.

Skoove are a Berlin based company that are teaching people how to play the piano all across the globe. Their intuitive and easy to use app has seen it dubbed “the easiest way to learn the piano”.

The company have just raised €3m (roughly $3.4 million) from new investors Caparuca, MGO Digital Ventures, and Ringier Digital Ventures. Existing investors also helped to fund a boost to the company; Egora Holding, IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft, and High-Tech Gründerfonds.

The new round of funding will help the company push their app even further to reach more people and enhance it’s features. Skoove’s CEO, Florian Penge said they will use the funds to “take the next step in product development and growth”.

The app is most popular in North America and Europe where they are planning to expand their team to gain a wider reach. Whilst they haven’t released exact numbers of users they claim that more than one million lessons have been taken on their apps.

The app currently features 13 different courses that uses hundreds of popular music tracks so that user’s can get familiar with playing to something they already recognise.

Find out more from their website.

Mix SoundCloud tracks on Virtual DJ

Bring over 200 million more tracks into your DJ set with SoundCloud now streaming straight to Virtual DJ.

SoundCloud has the largest library of music online from user-uploaded creations to major label tracks. They’re ensuring that DJs are never short for a tune by bringing their massive libraries to DJ apps, starting with Serato DJ in December and now Virtual DJ apps.

With a SoundCloud Go+ subscription you can pick from SoundCloud’s 200+ million track library to start mixing with. Here’s how to do it:

  • Download and log in to Virtual DJ 8.
  • Enable SoundCloud within the app and sign in to your account (you need to be a SoundCloud Go+ subscriber).
  • Restart your Virtual DJ 8 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.

SoundCloud say to keep your eyes peeled as they roll out integrations with other leading DJ applications later this year.

Get a whole new library of virtual instruments free with LABS

Expand your library with an infinity of virtual instruments to breathe new life into your music and DAW.

The LABS programme comes from British music tech company, Spitfire Audio. Specialists in sound sampling and virtual instruments they have combined their versatile knowledge of music to create an always expanding range of software instruments that you can get totally free.

From a modular piano to synth pads to strings, each instrument is meticulously recorded to sound amazing and versatile. A new one is added every month so you can keep coming back and expanding your library with even more unique and amazing sounds.

They use a dedicated plugin with simplified controls for easy customisation. Sliders control expression and dynamics whilst a big knob will help you customise the instrument to your own personal workflow.

Since re-launching their LABS series last year, Spitfire Audio’s free virtual instruments now work straight from your DAW of choice so you don’t need to mess around with any other software to get playing.

Check out all of the instruments Spitfire Audio are offering for free and download them now here: www.spitfireaudio.com/labs/