Today, May the 30th, is a great day. Not only the sun is shining but the AKAI APC 40 Ableton Live MIDI Controller is officially released. Since the announcement I’ve been looking forward to get my hands on this peace of hardware. I am still waiting for my order to arrive, but hope to be able to tell you more soon.
Today I discovered Dance Valley Back Into Time. A very nice looking web application that takes you on a journey through all the Dance Valley editions.
Mostly because of my Drive-in past I’ve been working for a long time with BPM Studio and the accompanying RCP-2001-B controller. I mostly used it for quick try-outs of ideas for mixes and mashups. Unfortunately the software didn’t receive much updates lately and started to lag behind in functionality. So it was time for a successor of BPM Studio.
Yesterday Oversoft and I had a try-out of something new. We created a setup with two laptops running Ableton Live 7, the Allen& Heath Xone 4D and a Pioneer DJM-600. The two laptops with Ableton Live 7 we’re linked together using the MIDI signal from the Xone 4D. It was the task of the Xone 4D to keep everything in Sync. The DJM-600 and Xone 4D were also linked like in a normal battle setup.
iDaft is a cool website, containing a sampler loaded with the vocal samples from Daft Punk.
I have this guide already for some time on the links page, but I think it is worth an additional blog posting.
MusicMap is a web application that allows you to browse though music with an intiuitive graphical user interface.