Serato Video Now Available

Serato has released Serato Video – a software plug-in for Scratch Live and ITCH that lets you manipulate video playback with Serato Control Vinyl, CDs or an ITCH Controller.

Features:

  • Add video clips to your Scratch Live or ITCH performance.
  • View loaded clips and output from your computer.
  • Manipulate playback with Serato control records, CDs or with your ITCH controller of choice.
  • Use built in transitions and effects including text and image effects.
  • Enrich your set with audio responsive effects, including bass zoom and splits, that are controlled by analyzing the music signal.
  • Preview and manage video files in both the ITCH and Scratch Live offline players.
  • Use Video Instant Doubles to play the same video and effects on a second deck.
  • Store effects within each video file for instant recall.
  • Setup different output configurations (Output Only, L/R prefader or all 3 outputs) for greater flexibility when video mixing externally.
  • Utilize 3rd party controllers with Serato Video’s MIDI control in Scratch Live.

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How To Recreate Fatboy Slim’s ‘Gangster Trippin’ In Ableton Live

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This video tutorial is a rework of Fatboy Slim’s Gangster Trippin, in Ableton Live 8.

All of the samples used are from the original tracks, as sampled by Norman Cook (as close as is reasonably possible.)

If you like this remake video, don’t miss Jim Pavloff’s remake video for The Prodigy’s Smack My Bitch Up.

via SonicAcademy

Fatboy Slim Remixes Raymond Scott – Machines Can Do The Work

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Fatboy Slim (Norman Cook) has released five new tracks that he created using loops taken from Raymond Scott’s electronic soundtrack for the 1967 film, The Paperwork Explosion (directed by Jim Henson!).

The reworkings are available on two new EPs, which are collaborations with UK-based DJ/producer Hervé, are titled Machines Can Do The Work and Machines Can Do The Work: Remixed. Continue reading

The Top 10 Dance Music Acts Of All Time

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The Prodigy, above, have been named the most influential dance act of all time, according to a GlobalGathering survey of UK club goers released today.

The Top 10 most influential dance acts are:

  1. The Prodigy (29%)
  2. Daft Punk (13%)
  3. Faithless (11%)
  4. New Order (9%)
  5. Orbital (7%)
  6. Kraftwerk (5%)
  7. Paul Oakenfold (4%)
  8. Carl Cox (4%)
  9. Fatboy Slim (3%)
  10. Chemical Brothers (2%)

Over 2000 festival and club goers took part in the survey, which was commissioned by the UK dance festival GlobalGathering to mark ten years of the festival. Music fans were asked to vote for the dance act they considered the most influential from a shortlist compiled by the Global team.

This top 10 list is clearly a reflection of the GlobalGathering audience – but many of these artists would show anywhere you asked the question.

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5 Awesome Music Videos Spike Jones Directed Before Where The Wild Things Are

Director Spike Jonze is getting a lot of attention now because of his big budget adaptation of Where The Wild Things Are.

Before Where The Wild Things Are, though, Jonze made some of the most interesting music videos in recent memory, including videos for Daft Punk, The Beastie Boys, Fatboy Slim, The Pharcyde and UNKLE.

Here are 5 memorable Spike Jonze videos:

Daft Punk’s Da Funk

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