NAMM 2024, Create Burial style pads, this week's artist pick

NAMM 2024, Create Burial style pads, this week's artist pick

Studio Tool You Need 🎹

AlphaTheta, PioneerDJ's rebrand, debuted its brand new battery-powered portable controller, OMNIS-DUO. The controller comes with the usual you would expect from DJ gear, such as EQ knobs, volume faders, and jog wheels, but it does have a pretty decent-sized touchscreen! The touch screen allows you to look at waveforms of the songs playing, browse through tracks, and displays WIFI, bluetooth, and battery information That's right, this controller has WIFI and bluetooth! Check out more about it here!

Production Sauce 🎵

William Bevan, aka Burial Burial’s music, can be atmospheric and moody and features intense, organic soundscapes punctuated with swung beats and smooth bass rhythms. William Bevan, aka Burial We found a video that recreates the pad soundscapes that remind us of Burial. It’s narrated by producer Will Hatten. Check it out here!

News Story You Should Hear About ⚠️

The National Association of Music Makers (NAMM) show is going on right now at the Anaheim Convention Center until January 28th. 

If you can make it, check out the newest gear from Pioneer, Korg, and Artesia, see exclusive performances, and more! 

Learn more at the NAMM website 

An Industry Secret They Don't Want You To Know 🤫

ProCollabs is an online music collaboration service that allows you to work with producers, songwriters, sound engineers, and musicians from all over the world. Once you become a member, any user can upload any idea for it to be visible to any artist interested in collaborating. You will also get access to licensing opportunities, and you will also receive payment for selling your skills and projects as well. Check it out here!

Artists We Love 🎤

Sophie Castillo is a UK Indie Latin artist, melding Cuban and Colombian influences from her parents, as well as the cultural soundscape of her native London. Castillo bends genres to create soft melodies that resemble the moodiness of artists like Kali Uchis and Lana Del Rey. 

Check out our favorite tracks, "Call Me By Your Name" and "3 AM" on Spotify and Apple Music.

What's Happening at 343?

Chris Sclafani stopped by the 343 studio last night to show us how he mixes tracks for some of the biggest artists in the industry. Huge thanks to Chris for the valuable knowledge and to everyone who came out to the event! 

Coming up, we've got a community feedback session on February 8th– stop by and show off your track!  

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