The Cloud Browser Plugin allows you to open a portal to SoundCloud.com and Freesound.org from within your DAW or production environment. From long mixes to speeches, samples to beats, hits and stabs, or loops; you can find whatever audio you need with a few quick searches.
You can download just as easily – simply drag-n-drop files from the cloud into your production environment, or the other way (uploading to you SoundCloud account has never been easier). This plugin is the best workflow improvement out there!
Scene transitions, easier than ever, will soon include bpm morphing in addition to the automatic crossfade.
this means that you can now move seemlessly between loops, samples and tracks, all synced perfectly and controllable in a million ways that you won’t see anywhere else.
Programming the automation for scratching is something that has eluded the DJ tech community for too long. Imagine for a moment, and plugin that allows you to program scratches the way you make beats, by automating parameters – tweaking until you get the perfect scratch. Imagine a library of scratch automations that can be triggered with the touch of a button; or bringing in a top notch DJ and recording their scratches as automation, then switching out the audio.
Imagine scratching the audio tracks of ableton, or any other DAW, in real time (and without the pesky limitation of not being able to go backwards – as with ableton’s “bridge”). All of this and more is in progress here at Stagecraft. Help us bring it to reality by downloading the beta program and sending us feedback!
Joining the ranks of elite professional DJ software, Livetronica Studio now supports timecoded Vinyl – specifically Traktor, Torq, and Ms Pinky formats (no Serato support yet). We still have one of the only DJ software out there that gives you quantizable freq shifts (up to 4 octaves), bpm shifts (up to +/- 8 times play speed), inset loops, mute stuttering, up to 64 scratchable sample players and loopers, and VST/AU plugin support.
When a DJ runs his hands across a turntable, he doesn’t think about the pitch he is aiming for, he just feels it. Move your hand quicker and you get a higher pitch, pull the vinyl back at high speed and get that high pitched vinyl scream that has defined so many grooves.
In this way a turntable is an instrument more like a violin that a guitar. No notes of off limits, you can spin the vinyl to produce frequency shifts of any magnitude. With Livetronica Studio you can turn the turntable sensitivity up to well beyond that of a realistic turntable, and even hit freq shifts that are unrealistic or impossible on real turntables.
But lets go a step further. What if, like the instrument woodworker putting the first frets on a mandolin you could produce a new instrument, one that was prone to certain note intervals, one that allowed certain notes but not others? The answer is pitch quantization. Just as guitar has frets for every semitone, you can quantize the virtual turntables in Livetronica Studio to produce pitch shifts the correspond only to semitonic intervals. Or, like some other instruments, you can quantize to only the major or minor intervals, or the blues or jazz scales. There are even options for modal, flamenco and middle eastern scales in Livetronica Studio.
Not satisfied with sticking to a scale? You can also set how strictly the turntable adheres to the scale. You can push and pull the notes … sliding like a guitarist bending a note from one pitch to another to strain to hit that perfect blue note between the intervals. It’s all there, Livetronica Studio has the most advanced pitch quantization of any tool in the dj’s arsenal.
As a real time instrument, it is important to be able to customize Livetronica control to allow you to set up midi control and keyboard shortcuts quickly and easily. Just completed for the new Livetronica release is a versatile system for mapping virtually every command at the click of a button.
Just right click (or CTRL-click) on any Livetronica button, knob or slider and you get a dropdown menu with a list of the currently mapped commands and the ability to change them.
All the parameters of the Beat Splicer are now midi learnable, so you can easily tweak your beats as you play.
The same is true of the visualization suite. All the parameters can be mapped quickly and easily to midi control surfaces so you can control the waveforms in real time. Or map the Livetronica drums and turn any midi surface into a drumset.
In midi learn mode, you can see what items have been mapped, and what other items can be mapped.