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In my opinion the kick plays the most important role of the whole track! It keeps time and defines if you are going to stomp or if you just chill. Each kick has it’s own characteristic. It has to nod one’s head, if not you definitely did something wrong. Just saying! Don’t be angry or feel bad about this now!  Creating a kick can be a long and tough learning process. On the other hand, it can be easy and quick if you try out different things and having a good ear for it. If you know me and my productions, you...

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Whats up guys, there is one technical device, that I would never give away. It is a truly constant companion in my studio and a very effective weapon during my DJ sets. The Roland TR-8 S Rhythm Performer is an eight-lane drum computer. Digital with a 32 bit / 96 kHz quality, calculating the sound output. You are able to import your own samples or even purchased samples. “Stand alone” is the magic word in this case. Furthermore this little “baby” arrives with a lot of default sample kits, which are very easy to select or change. I don`t want...

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Today I would like to tell you more about my experience with the new Pioneer CDJ3000 players and the Pioneer DJM-V10 mixer. I prefer playing a hybrid DJ set. What means that I play 4 decks plus one sampler or a drum machine, sometimes even both. I would describe my sound as very tooly and loopy. Therefore I take specific parts out of a track and set a 4/4 loop or similar, for example a kick or bass line, just tops or percussions. It is like a remix on the fly and I try to unite different parts to create...

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Everybody is talking about that producing electronic music today is much easier then ever before. Everyone has the chance to make the first steps and to call himself a “producer“ with an own laptop and a cracked version of Ableton Live or Logic.  However what you really need today to enter your favourit music business in style is not a highend Mac or thousands of plugins. It is your mindset, a good amount of creativity and the right choice of samples.  But why samples? For beginners it is very difficult to find their own path in DAW. Samples will lead you...

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 Producing techno music is getting easier year by year. It exists enough input and information, thanks to loads of tutorials and “master classes” from successful DJ colleagues. However, the problem with your own production is to stand out from the crowd, that also increases year by year.  You will need to find your own sound, that you can feel and remain true to yourself. Techno music has to be produced by emotions. You need to have fun while doing it.  The hardest part is getting started. You should have an decent computer, but the decision which DAW (Ableton live, Logic X...

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