It's been a while since my last review of Conductr and since then it's really grown up. The initially four modules for Ableton Live were expanded upon with the Claydr MIDI Keyboard and XY-4D Pad. With the latest update the iPad controller got the possibility to control Traktor.
This new and also free Max for Live device by Tom Cosm does exactly what its names indicates. It allows you to display two waveforms at the same time. Something, a lot of people DJing with Ableton Live have always wanted. This is a beta though, so it may not be safe for live performances just yet.
A lot of people use Ableton Live for DJing. If you also have Max for Live, you can now use "Pseudo Scratch" to simulate scratching. It was created by Akihiko Matsumoto, who has more interesting Max for Live devices available on his website.
From September 22 to 29, the LIVE ACT MASTERS music workshops for DJs and instrumentalists will take place in Wroclaw in the Edith Stein House , for which I will be one of the trainers. 5 DJs and 5 instrumentalists from Germany and Poland are wanted that will receive the workshop as well as accommodation and meals free of charge. Who and how one can participate:
Live wasn't created for DJing, yet a lot of people use it for exactly that. And it makes sense to only buy one software to produce and also DJ with. Less money to spend, only one app to learn. Isotonik Studios have thought up a solution that turns Live into more of a DJ app with a little help of the APC40 as a DJ mixer and Max for Live.
RA’s documentary on DJ Nina Kraviz – Controversy about a Bubble Bath, Gender Clichés & Double Standards
So there's this controvery about Nina Kraviz being seen naked in a tub in a interview commissioned by Resident Advisor. It's all about her using sex to sell. It reminded me of some of the comments in a forum spawned by my article about women in music. So let me chime in with my two cents.