VST plugins have become the glue that binds many processes in music making together and have gradually become essential to everything, from mixing to creative composition. Plug-in effects run within DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations) in a similar way to virtual instruments. You insert them on your instrument or audio tracks and open them up in the same way as a synth; and like those virtual recreations of classic gear, plug-in effects can also emulate old gear. In fact, many of the early ones were developed to copy expensive analogue equipment again, just like virtual synths. However, now there’s also a whole world of other effects available, from creative and compositional, to those that even do your mixing for you. Here we look at the best vst plugins – both paid and free – that will help craft better beats.
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Here is Part 1 of a series on how to DJ in Ableton Live. This tutorial goes over setting up Ableton’s Cue settings, finding the key and BPM of songs, and how to warp songs.
And here are the links to DJ friendly Audio Interface I promised in the video:
TC Electronic Desktop Konnekt 6 Focusrite Saffire 6 USB Audio Interface Numark DJ I|O
Here is a link to Part 2: How To DJ In Ableton Live Part 2: Clips, Effects And Mixing Songs