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Should You Buy It? – Genki Instruments Wave Ring

Should You Buy It? – Genki Instruments Wave Ring A while back we covered the now available MIDI controller – Wave – by Genki instruments. They eventually made their crowdsourcing goals and have produced fully functional models of the ring controller. We reached out for a demo unit and were glad we did, it’s as fun as it looks. A video review is to come but for now, read this article breakdown of the Genki Instruments Wave.     Breakdown The Wave Ring controller is a sight to behold, it looks great and feels good too. Despite the form factor being familiar (I wear rings) I wanted it to feel more natural right off the bat. It’s almost perfect, and after a few minutes, I got used to the ring’s size and weight. As a MIDI controller, the Genki Wave allows for very expressive modulation control. There are six control

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5 Great Drum Machines for Beatmakers

5 Great Drum Machines for Beatmakers We live in a world where anyone can be a musician. The technology and innovations of the digital age have made music more accessible. It used to be a significant investment, as you would need to purchase an instrument and invest in lessons to learn how to play it. This simply isn’t the case anymore. As we’ve already discussed in our article on getting into music production, you can start making music with just an iPhone. You can even sign up for online lessons to learn how to manipulate digital audio workstation software such as Ableton. Doing all of that should give you enough to cover the basics and start making tracks of your own. However, we know you continually want to improve upon your craft. So how do you go about doing this? Well, try to recall any great song and they’ll have one thing

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Why You Should Start Using Ableton Now!

Why You Should Start Using Ableton Now!   Workflow Heaven The most important aspect of a DAW is its ease of use. The faster and more efficiently a producer can work in their DAW, the better. With its intuitive layout, Ableton offers a streamlined and sleek work experience that keeps producers of all backgrounds and levels in movement. Even beginners can get up and running making music in an extremely short amount of time. Arrangement View and Session View     Ableton Live’s interface consists of two main views, Arrangement and Session. Arrangement acts as a traditional view for recording, programming, and editing, while Session view brings a new, clip-oriented take on production. The addition of Session view gives users a drawing board to test out new song ideas, whether that be a new melody, drum pattern, or vocal take. Some producers use Session view to produce entire songs! Get

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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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