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Get Hands-On At World Maker Faire New York

One thing that really sets Maker Faire apart from other events is the amount of hands-on stuff you can experience. From getting to try out fancy equpment to building things and learning new skills, there is just so much to choose from.<p>We asked the planning team for World Maker Faire New York to …

Maker Faire

Tips of the Week: Rolling Epoxy Putty in Flour, Cooling Plastic-Drilling with Water, Clever Uses of Black Hot Glue

<i>Tips of the Week is our weekly peek at some of the best making tips, tricks, and recommendations we’ve discovered in our travels. Check in every Friday to see what we’ve discovered. And we want to hear from you. Please share your tips, shortcuts, best practices, and tall shop tales in the comments</i> …

Circus Arts, a Robot Petting Zoo, and a Fire-Breathing Dragon Meet at Maker Faire Pittsburgh

The great city of Pittsburgh is gearing up to host the sixth annual Maker Faire Pittsburgh this weekend, on October 14 and 15, at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, an institution who has been leading the charge in promoting hands-on STEAM education for kids. Last year, the Faire, which is free …

Tutorial: Recycled T-Shirt Canvas — Modern Art

I have been a crafter my whole life. Growing up, my grandma would watch my little sister and I before and after school, and once my homework was done, I could go into her craft room and make whatever I wanted. She would always have old cans, toilet paper rolls, scraps of yarn, buttons, and just …

DIY 3D home Accessories

You don’t have to spend a lot of money in order to add style to your home. In fact, a space has more character if you decorate it with items that you …

String Art Portraits

Ladyface Blog combines 3 excellent things into one rad DIY. Animals, portraits, and string art? Yes please!

diy project: erik’s recycled wine bottle torch

this clever outdoor diy idea comes from erik anderson of gerardot & co.- a creative branding and design agency in indianapolis. erik was kind enough …

Oh Hey, Honeycomb Shelves

We recently hung our honeycomb shelves. My dad and grandpa hung them. These shelves were a DIY project last year here on the blog (see the original …

DIY Marble Technique

This DIY adds a luscious look to a light switch cover, but you can add it to a picture frame or a table top. Via Little Green Notebook

Akai Launches New MPD Pad Series, with More Controls

Akai is a name synonymous with pad controls, via their MPC. But the MPD line of controllers hasn’t gotten a lot of attention lately – until …

ZEBO - "We See Ourselves The Way That We Think Others See Us"

ZEBO - "We See Ourselves The Way That We Think Others See Us", S&S Chicago, Shannon Syas, DJ Skip, Steve Silk Hurley, The MID, DJ, Producer, Zebo, Q&A

Why it’s better to know your Music than to plan a DJ Set

No DJ gig is ever the same! Even if we were to play the exact same set, you would notice that something was different about it. It might be the way …

The Science of Bad Music Playlists

Back when 15 bucks was a lot of money to me, I bought Led Zeppelin’s debut album after listening to it on in-store headphones at HMV—every day for a …

How to avoid clashes when combining live and programmed beats

<b>Groove is a funny old thing. Everybody sort of knows what it is, but explaining it isn't easy. The term comes from the grooves of a vinyl record, but</b> …

Music Production

WhoSampled + Spotify = fascinating music exploration on iOS

WhoSampled has been around for years now, as a service dedicated to mapping which songs contain samples of other songs. So, if you search for Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice, you’ll see that it sampled Under Pressure by David Bowie & Queen (as if you didn’t know), but the WhoSampled goes way more deep …

12 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Became a DJ

It's way harder than putting your iTunes on shuffle.<p><b>1. At first, you'll need a second job.</b> When I first started deejaying, I was playing any shows I could get, which I booked by connecting with as many people as possible: people who owned clubs, people who set up events, other DJs. Before you've …

DJ Premier still a cut above

In the hip-hop world, it was viewed as the meeting of kings.<p>When a photo surfaced early last year showing both DJ Premier and Dr Dre chilling in the …

Ableton Live Tutorial: 4 Rhythmic Gating Methods w/ Rory PQ + Free Download

<b>In this Ableton Live Tutorial, Dubspot’s Rory PQ takes us through four methods of creating rhythmic gate style effects to add movement and energy to</b> …

The 15 Best Dopp Kits for Any Style and Budget

<i>Last Updated September, 2017.</i><p>A Dopp kit is both a statement of personal style and an immensely practical item. It contains the tools one uses to …

Ableton: Building a Dubstep Kick with Operator

Posted on Mar 23, 2015<p>4 Part Video Tutorial Series on Building a Dubstep Kick Drum using Operator and Effects Native to Ableton Live!<p>If you want to …

Ableton Live Hidden Features With The DJ Podcast

<b>Loop+</b> brings you this useful tutorial which highlights 3 Ableton Live Hidden Features that you may not know about... Including 'how to find the …

Mad Zach's Quick Sound Pack Switch Technique

Getting Started with Native Instruments Massive

Remixing Tips for Live (Part 1)

<i>It doesn't matter what genre you're creating for, remixing tunes in Ableton Live can be helped by being well-prepared and knowing a range of tricks</i> …

10 creative ways to arrange your tracks when you've run out of ideas

<b>It's relatively easy to lay down a few decent ideas, but turning them into fully-fledged arrangements is, arguably, the hardest part of music</b> …

Music Production

Building A DJ FX Rack In Ableton

3 Ways to Beat Creative Block w/ Stefano Ritteri (FFL!)

Tracktion launch BioTek Organic Synthesizer

Synthesis and sampling combine for new sound design instrumentTracktion Corporation have today announced the launch of the BioTek Organic …