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.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Serato & Ableton present DJ Revolution - King of The Bridge

DJ Revolution, the King of the decks, puts Ableton and Serato's partnership, The Bridge, through its paces in this new performance video.

DJ Revolution Artist Profile:
The Bridge:

Support Tip Of October 2011

Basic system adjustments for using Scratch Live, ITCH and Serato DJ Intro

Here are a few things you can do to your computer to help avoid USB dropouts and other performance issues when using Scratch Live and ITCH:

* Switch off Bluetooth
* Switch off wireless network and unplug any wired network connections
* Switch off screen saver and set sleep mode to 'never'. Make sure your hard drive doesn't have a sleep mode enabled
* Close down any other software, including antivirus software or the like
* Ensure you have ample room left on your hard drive (this is approximately a minimum of 10% of your hard drive capacity - both internal and external)
* Calibrate your USB buffer setting. Start with the USB buffer slider at the hard right position, and slowly move it as far to the left as you can before you notice any audio interruptions or loss of performance. Ideally you will want the lowest buffer setting possible

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Dj Fly Mixmove 2011 Gracious

DJ Fly 2008 DMC world champion performs a club set routine. All the possibilities you can accomplish with scratchlive, turntables and a midi controller. Not even using the bridge. You can also check out DJ Fly's official youtube page here also.
DJ Fly on MySpace

Friday, September 2, 2011

Claim your free Retro Synths

Ableton updated there most popular Partner Instrument, and would like to share it with all Ableton Live 8 and Suite 8 users as a free gift. Read on to learn more about Puremagnetik’s Retro Synths, and how to claim your copy.

Retro Synths contains more than 4000 samples from the greatest classic synths of the past three decades, including rich bass from the Minimoog, acid squelch from the Roland TB-303, and the classic digital “phase distortion” synthesis from the Casio CZ-series. With intelligently selected macros, Retro Synths is immediately playable in Live 8 and Suite 8.

The latest update to Retro Synths introduces two new collections: “Modular Patterns”, a huge set of thick basses, resonant leads and other sounds and phrases played on classic analog modular systems, and “Opus”, featuring the lush string, brass and organ sounds of the Moog Opus 3.

Grab your free Retro Synths now!

Sept. Support Tip Of The Month

SP-6 Sample Player

Feel like you aren't making the most of the SP-6 Sample Player? Here are a couple of little tips and tricks that will help you speed up and improve your Sample Player skills, making it a valuable addition to your DJ tools.

Keyboard Shortcuts - don't like using your mouse when DJing? Use the computer keyboard shortcuts to both load or trigger your sample slots.

* Press Z, X, C, V, B or N respectively to trigger the sample slots. (Note : If the 'Playback Keys Use Shift' option is on you will also need to press Shift).
* Press Control + Alt + Z, X, C, V, B or N respectively to load the sample slots.

Want to load up several sample slots in one go? Highlight the files you want to load in your library and drag and drop them onto the first sample slot. This will load the highlighted files to the sample slots from left to right in one go!

Want to free up a deck so you can scratch or play a third song? Load the song that is playing on one of your virtual decks to a sample slot. Providing you have the 'Instant Doubles' option turned on in the setup screen this will 'instant double' the track to the sample slot where it will continue playing. Now you have freed up the virtual deck and you can load a new song. (Note : Make sure the sample player audio output is coming through).