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Traktor Pro 3.0.2 Software Update

Traktor Pro 3.0.2 Software Update

Earlier this week, Native Instruments released the second update to their flagship DJ software Traktor Pro. The update brings forward some minor improvements and bug fixes for stability, however it also introduces some nice new features like, like custom MIDI mapping, Touchless CDJ mode, configurable

Beat Breakdown: ’90s Style Boom Bap Hip-Hop

A challenge that many producers face in the early stages of learning is getting the knack of programming drums. In this tutorial series, we’re dissecting some classic drum grooves, and show how to program them in a DAW. In this example, we’ll be using Ableton

Listen: Ableton Whizkid Slynk on Music Production Podcast

Arguably the most popular Ableton Live tutorial maker on the planet, Slynk (aka Evan Chandler) is the latest guest on the Music Production Podcast run by AfroDJMac. Slynk's made a name for himself making tutorials utilizing advanced and funky techniques laid out in a clear
Arturia Ableton Tutorial #13

Noisegate Tutorial #13: Arturia Minilab MK2 & Ableton Live 10

Being a bunch of keen Ableton Live enthusiasts here at Noisegate HQ, we are always looking to see how much we can squeeze out of this powerful DAW . So in this our #13 installment of our tutorial series we get back to basics and show you how

Beat Breakdown: Classic Jackin’ House

A challenge that many producers face in the early stages of learning is getting the knack of programming drums. In this 3-part tutorial series, we're going to dissect some classic drum grooves, and show how to program them in a DAW. In this example, we’ll
What is Compression? Definitions & Functions

What is Compression? Definitions & Functions

The simplest definition of the function of a compressor is attenuating the level of an audio signal or amplifying a quiet one. However a compressor is a much more elaborate device - whether a plugin or hardware. Design There is more than one design for a
Tascam DR-70D: How We Use it in Video Production

Tascam DR-70D: How We Use it in Video Productions

We produce numerous videos for Noisegate and while there are many audio recorders to use for video productions, and many options to choose from, we primarily use the Tascam DR-70D Digital Recorder. We thought you would be interested to know how and why, so we
MacOS Mojave Out Soon: Avoid Updating (For Now)

MacOS Mojave Out Soon: Avoid Updating (For Now)

It’s that time of year: a new version of the Apple’s macOS operating system, 10.14 Mojave, is about to be released. It’s almost like clockwork that when a new update comes out, DJs, Music Producers and Studios are warned away from updating. We will be
Maschine Tips & Tricks: 3 Tips For Bigger Sounding Drums

Noisegate Tutorial #11: Maschine-3 Tips For Bigger Sounding Drums

You might have guessed that we’re a bunch of keen Native Instruments MASCHINE enthusiasts here at Noisegate HQ, always looking to see how much we can squeeze out of this versatile “beat-making” and production unit. In this installment of our tutorial series MASCHINE ‘Tips and Tricks’,