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Audiomovers ListenTo: Zero-latency Streaming from Your DAW

Audiomovers ListenTo: Zero-latency Streaming from Your DAW With all the Live Streaming going on lately, it’s been a time to experiment with Online everything! Courses, performances, workshops, socializing, and now production sessions. Some of the developers from Waves Audio have created this piece of powerful tech, ListenTo. In this article, we’ll do a quick rundown of the plugin, how to set up a stream, and let you know our opinion on it. How to Set Up a Stream ListenTo is so darn straightforward it actually was a bit confusing how to get started. That may seem counterintuitive, but the plugin requires a sign-up in order to use it, so we were unsure at first what to do. We’re here to share our momentary silliness with you, so you may jump right into streaming. Sign Up for an Account     First, you must sign up for an account on Audiomovers. …

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Doing it Live! 5 Tips to Improve Your Live Streams

Doing it Live! 5 Tips to Improve Your Live Streams With the insurgence of COVID-19 and the widespread practice of social distancing, conventional concerts have been erased from our near future. The live-music industry has been turned upside down; however, many artists have found alternatives. One of the most popular alternatives is live streaming. Live streaming is so widely accessible by performers that you can do it with just your cell phone or laptop. If you have experience with live streaming, or you are interested in getting your feet wet, below are five tips on how to provide quality live streams to keep your fans engaged and coming back. We’ve placed some Amazon links throughout this article if you are interested in purchasing gear. We aren’t explicitly promoting the products we selected, we just trust their decent ratings, so please do your own research when comparing products. We will make …

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Mixcloud Live: A Streaming Future Free from Copyright Strikes

Mixcloud Live: A Streaming Future Free from Copyright Strikes Are you a DJ Looking to Live stream? Do you have experience live streaming your sets, but you’re sick of having them taken down whenever you play a licensed track? Luckily for the entire community, Mixcloud just worked out the copyright deal of the decade. They just premiered their new service called Mixcloud Live, which promises worry-free DJ streaming. In this article, we’ll give you a quick rundown of the breaking news! Enter Mixcloud Live Mixcloud Live, an extension of Mixcloud Pro, is a new streaming platform that allows DJs to legally play their sets over the internet. Mixcloud Live is RTMP-based, meaning that users will need a broadcast application to stream their sets. There are plenty of broadcast applications available; one that is free and quite popular is OBS. After creating a stream channel name (be careful, this can only …

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Fresh Tracks of the Month – May 2020

Fresh Tracks of the Month – May 2020 May has come and the sun is out, welcome back to another spectacular edition of Fresh Tracks of the Month! This week we have incredible talent to showcase, as per usual, and are excited to share. Many of us are still experiencing lockdowns in our cities so as long as we’re inside we may as well enjoy some tune. Listen below! jackLNDN – Deeper EP jackLNDN’s new Deeper EP features his signature style through a delightfully packaged series of songs. His take on ambient house music works so damn well in this climate that it’s almost too good. The opening title track, Deeper, perfectly introduces the EP with his smooth vocals and addictive synth stabs. The rhythm is gentle enough to not overwhelm the beautiful instrumentation but strong enough to keep you moving along to the beat. The rest of the EP …

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Performing with Limitations: How to Perform Using Live and a Computer Keyboard

Performing with Limitations: How to Perform Using Live and a Computer Keyboard During these wild times, it’s been a delight to see musicians worldwide adapt and overcome. We’ve been ushered in a new era of live streaming with artists’ courses, live performances, and even music festivals. This being the new state of things, not all of us have elaborate performance rigs to showcase our music. This article will show you how to set up your Live session to perform music using only your laptop keyboard. This article is borrowed from a class developed by Yeuda Ben-Atar for Moorpark College and Calarts during the COVID-19 pandemic. Special thanks goes to Nathan Bowen(Moorpark College), Jordan Hochenbaum(Calarts) and Javad Butha(Ableton) for making this happen. Ableton Keyboard Layout Your computer Keyboard can be used as a MIDI controller in Ableton. First, turn on the Computer MIDI Keyboard.     Up to Live 9, it’s …

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We’ve Got Your Back! Creating a More Ergonomic Studio

We’ve Got Your Back! – Creating an Ergonomic Studio Since the invention of the office, all desk jobs have involved sitting, lots and lots of sitting. However, plenty of research studies have demonstrated that sitting for long periods of time is linked to deadly health conditions (if you are looking for a shock, go look up “sitting health risks”). Sitting takes a toll on the body, as well as your workflow. On the other hand, studies have shown that standing while working has been found to increase productivity. As a producer, it can be easy to sit for hours during your sessions. If you work in the box, that further increases the likelihood of sitting, since everything you need is in one spot! In this article, we’ll give you the how and what. We’ll show you some tools you can utilize to make your perfectly ergonomic studio (as an Amazon …

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Beat Lab Health Series: How to Create a Solid (and Healthy!) Workflow

Beat Lab Health Series: How to Create a Solid (and Healthy!) Workflow With the morphing of the music industry, the position of the music producer has become multi-faceted and ever-growing in responsibilities. Today’s music producer needs to understand music production, business, and marketing in order to survive in the scene. Many producers on a tight budget have to do the work of a manager, promoter, label, and PR agent; some tasks include creating album artwork, designing merch, distributing music to streaming services, and getting in touch with playlist curators and venues. These are all tasks that can take up a lot of time and energy. Until you have the money and circle to delegate these tasks, it is up to you to handle them. To keep up with all this work, it is imperative that you utilize your time as efficiently as possible. Doing it all yourself can become overwhelming …

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Fresh Tracks of the Month – Alumni Spotlight April 2020

Fresh Tracks of the Month – Alumni Spotlight April 2020 This month we’re focusing back in on our Alumni and their recent releases. We’ve got an incredible lineup here and their range showcases just how versatile our students’ backgrounds can be. A lot of us are stuck inside so bundle up, and enjoy the following releases. Listen below! AHZ – Creep AHZ is the live electronic-music band that features one of Beat Lab’s Alumni Loren Moore. Loren even teaches at Beat Lab when he’s not busy mixing records or producing his own music. AHZ is one of Loren’s many projects, the band performs all their music live and is turning the industry on its head. They were set to play Ultra before it was canceled due to Covid-19. Their most recent release is a cover of Creep by Radiohead. The song’s pristine production and banging rhythms are a large part …

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