Ableton Serato The Bridge

Ableton and Serato bridge the gap between music production and DJing with The Bridge. The Bridge requires Serato Scratch Live 2.1.1 and Ableton Live/Suite 8.2 or above. Open both programs at the same time with Rane hardware attached to activate The Bridge online.

Remix Your Own Tracks Live

The Bridge gives you turntable-style control of your own multitrack productions. Simply drag an Ableton Live Set to a deck in Scratch Live and use your turntables or CDJ to control the transport. Scratch Live enhances your productions with deck control, mixing, nudging and DJ style looping, while you can remix, mute/solo tracks, use virtual instruments, change drum patterns, manipulate audio, tweak effects and launch loops on the fly in Ableton Live.

Welcome To The Next Level

Apart from your Scratch Live hardware, using an additional dedicated controller such as Akai Professional APC40, APC20, or Novation Launchpad opens up your game for more mixing, effects handling and for triggering clips.

Learn How To Set Up Your Gear

If you're just getting started with Ableton Live, you'll want to go through the Ableton Live lessons, located inside the program in the Help View

The World

Behind the scenes, Ableton and Serato have implemented a two-way communication link to connect the programs. The timing is tight and it doesn't matter which program you open first.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Scratch Live does not yet support Mac OS X Lion

We have been testing Scratch Live with the beta versions of Mac OS X Lion and have encountered some issues (see below). As such, we will not be supporting Mac OS X Lion at the time of it's release. The latest supported version of Mac OS X is 10.6.8.

We are working on these issues and will introduce Mac OS X Lion support in a future release of Scratch Live.

If you choose to update to Mac OS X Lion and do run into issues other than the ones listed below, please start a new help request.

Known Issues:

* Rane hardware core audio drivers do not install.
* Hanging/GUI not updating after computer goes to sleep.
* Possible crashing when using the Relocate Lost Files function.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Live 8.2.5 is Released

We're pleased to announce the release of Live 8.2.5, the latest Ableton Live 8 version. Live 8.2.5 is available as a free downloadable update to all owners of Live Lite 8, Live Intro, Live 8, and Suite 8.

Download Live 8.2.5

Live 8.2.5 now officially supports Mac OS X 10.7 Lion - please make sure to check that all of your third-party plug-ins and audio/MIDI hardware are Lion-compatible before upgrading your OS.

Live 8.2.5 introduces significant improvements to MIDI sync, in addition to other feature changes and bugfixes. For the full list of what's new in Live 8.2.5, please see the latest release notes.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

ill Gates - APC40 DJ Template Tutorial

Tutorial for the ill.Gate's Ableton DJ template mapped to the APC40 Controller.

ill.Gates reinvents the APC as a 2×2 channel DJ/PA complete with VU meters, punch ins, selectable multi FX and innovative smart mix options. A feast for the eyes as well as the ears.

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This world famous DJ template is used by the likes of Bassnectar and DJ Vadim. Designed to be used in all conditions the interface is extremely powerful yet intuitively simple. Easily mappable to ANY midi controller, this DJ template is the perfect tool to crush both dancefloors and mixtapes and can be mixed with either a DJ mixer or internally if you so desire.

Highpass and lowpass filters on virtual decks and selectable tempo-synched effects allow for creative control of your mix. 4 cue points per side and a turntable/CD-J style 'load on the fly' system of track organization complete with bpm, key and search tags ensure that your sets all come out spontaneous and unique, turning you into a DJ that can be danced to night after night after night.

The DJ Template can be mapped to any controller. Ableton Live is required. Premapped versions for the Trigger Finger and MPD32, APC40, and iPAD are available.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Changed The Game Again

Brand new serato itch 2.0 is here changing the midi controller made simple way.

What's New In Scratch Live 2.3

A run through of the new features added in Serato Scratch Live 2.3, and a brief overview of some of the key improvements and bug fixes.

Friday, August 5, 2011

LigOne On The Tables

DMC World DJ Champion LigOne tears it up on the Rane TTM 57SL with Serato Scratch Live 2.3.

Tips & Tricks Of The Month

Corrupt files

Corrupt files in your Scratch Live / ITCH library can be the cause of many problems such as crashes, freezes and playback issues. They can affect the performance and stability of Scratch Live / ITCH even if they are not being played. You should make a point of regularly checking that your library is free from corrupt files. To do this:

Make sure that you have analyzed your entire library:

* Start Scratch Live / ITCH with your hardware disconnected.
* Click 'Analyze Files'. This can take a while, depending on the size of your library and whether your files have been previously analyzed.

Once your library has been analyzed, you can now check to see if it contains any corrupt files:

* Open your "All" crate.
* Click on the box at the top of the first column in the main library view. This will sort all your tracks by the status icon.
* Any corrupt files will have a lightning bolt icon or broken iTunes icon in this status column.

We recommend you remove all of these files from your library. To do this, highlight your corrupt files and press Command + Del (Mac) or Ctrl + Del (PC). Make a note of the files that have been deleted. You can then re-encode, re-download, or re-rip these and then, re-import these files into your library.

NOTE: It is a good idea to delete corrupted files from your hard drive as well as your Scratch Live / ITCH library so you don't accidentally re-import them. To do this in Scratch Live / ITCH, select the corrupt file and press Command + Shift + Del (Mac) or Ctrl + Shift + Del (PC).

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

DJ TechTools NS6 Review

Full review at DJ TechTools