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Sidechain Compression: Part 1

Sidechain! Everyone loves it…

Even if you don’t think you know it, you’ve heard it: it’s that pumping sound when the kick drum hits and everything else makes way.

In this Ableton blog series, David Abravanel takes us on a journey through the history and applications of sidechaining, with some tips to boot.

Want to get your hands dirty in this awesome technology? Weeknight music production courses beginning 4/7 are almost full. But, we still have some spots in the weekend courses beginning 4/1.

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Make It New Announces Its Newest Resident DJ: Punisher

Make It New Announces Its Newest Resident DJ: Punisher

To celebrate, the Detroit-bred producer releases an exclusive mix.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — [Cambridge, MA] — Based across the river at Middlesex Lounge, Mmmmaven music night Make It New has put “Boston” on the international map. And now, it is happy to welcome its latest resident DJ: Punisher.

An original gangster of techno, Michelle Herrmann, better known to the masses as Punisher, began her music career back when mix tapes were still popular. She is a Detroit native with over 24 years behind the turntables, synthesizers and drum machines. Michelle was drawn to music and the creative side of life from the beginning. She was fortunate to find her way into the early 90’s Detroit techno scene when the energy was awe inspiring, from that moment Punisher emerged.

As a record aficionado, her preference behind the decks is playing vinyl and her knowledge of records is vast. Her studio tracks are devoted to hardware, analog gear and spontaneous live mix downs.

As a resident of Make It New, expect Herrmann to appear regularly at the Middlesex Lounge. A strong understanding of machines and midi programming allows her to perform powerful, dancefloor-igniting, live PA sets that take you on a journey through hypnotic, cerebral soundscapes. Michelle released her first two records in 1997 on Detroit label Matrix and has since appeared on over 40 different releases on internationally recognized labels including Detroit Underground, Synewave and her own imprint Hej Records.

While mainly focused on techno and house, Michelle has the ability to play across multiple genres. Punisher has performed at clubs and festivals all over the globe, alongside world renowned acts such as Richie Hawtin, Maceo Plex, and The Orb. Michelle will continue to travel where the music takes her in pursuit of musical enlightenment.

Listen to Punisher’s exclusive mix for this announcement here:

Punisher begins her residency at Make It New on Thursday, April 12th.

RA: Updated Serato DJ No Longer Requires Hardware


via Resident Advisor

The trial version is now called Serato Lite (formerly Serato Intro), while the full version has been renamed Serato DJ Pro. Where previous versions required a controller or proprietary hardware, the new versions don’t. They now come with a “practice mode” that allows for in-computer mixing.

New users can now download Serato Lite and get started immediately without a license or any kind of controller.

Ready to get started? Email us today.

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