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NUGEN SEQ-S & SEQ-ST High Resolution EQ Plugin Review

In this article, we will discuss NUGEN’s SEQ-S high-resolution EQ plugin. SEQ-S features; Linear phase EQ Spline EQ, directly draw your EQ curve 2 formats - Surround (up to 7.1), and Stereo (stereo and mid/side processing) Match EQ Function Morph EQ Function 3 Channels of EQ It’s a versatile, musical, [...]

By |May 6, 2020|

Crossfadr is now on YouTube

Crossfadr is excited to announce our new YouTube Channel. We will post really cool DJ sets with Motion Graphics, product reviews, tutorials, and the occasional VLOG. We're also excited about our new playlist titled Construct. The first episode is below. So head over to YouTube, check us out, subscribe and [...]

By |June 8, 2018|

9 Tips for Mastering Your Own Mixes

One of the first rules of music production has been to never to master your own mixes. But some rules are meant to be broken: Learn how to polish off your finished mixes without losing your perspective. The common wisdom of the pro audio world has always been that you [...]

By |March 29, 2018|

NEW: Pioneer DJ’s DJM-S9 Serato DJ Mixer

The new DJM-S9 two-channel mixer for Serato DJ puts the power of personalisation in your hands, with a fast, accurate and customisable crossfader, plus Performance Pads and FX buttons that you can map to suit your preferences. The mixer delivers plug-and-play integration with Serato DJ's four decks and boasts DVS [...]

By |August 7, 2015|

When EDM Producers Become Necessary to a Pop Star’s Career

Justin Bieber’s planning a comeback, and is letting everyone know it. If you’ve forgotten, the teen pop star behind hits like “Baby” and “Boyfriend” tarnished his image over the past two years: The kid with the swept hair and high-pitched voice transitioned into a young adult that throws eggs at [...]

By |May 15, 2015|

Krewella Shouldn’t Speak for All Women in EDM

It’s stating the obvious that women aren’t as visible in EDM as the guys. Plenty come up with excuses: Women aren’t as interested in technology, you just have to look harder, or women just aren’t as good producers. This, of course, doesn’t mean that women are completely absent. Several have [...]

By |May 8, 2015|

Touring Deep House: The Best Way to Introduce U.S. Audiences?

Deep house is having its moment in the U.S. Some say it’s about time, but with the subgenre’s newfound popularity comes one criticized aspect: Deep house is fueling similarly massive events and venues that progressive house producers were doing three years ago. Last year, New York City saw Tchami come [...]

By |April 20, 2015|

Should Mainstream Dance Music Producers Criticize EDM?

Remember after the second Transformers movie hit theaters, actress Megan Fox went to the press to call director Michael Bay “Hitler”? Fox’s foot-in-mouth approach seriously cut into her career, and these days, she’s better known as being Brian Austin Green’s wife than actually doing anything. So what does this have [...]

By |December 9, 2014|

Digitally Imported Eyes Lofty Expansion Plan, But Is It a Good Idea?

Digitally Imported – the streaming radio service geared specifically toward electronic dance music subgenres – has stood out over the years for a handful of distinctive reasons. One, it’s one of the first online radio stations, started by creator Ari Shohat in 1999 from his college dorm room to play [...]

By |December 2, 2014|

So, Is Deep House Mainstream Now?

Deep house is one of those dance music subgenres that you just don’t touch. Its origins and 30-year history have carved out a firm place in the genre’s pantheon of come-and-go styles, never truly hitting mainstream in the U.S. but outlasting practically any trend. If it’s classic dance music you’re [...]

By |October 14, 2014|

Ban EDM? Another Drug Overdose, Another Panic

Every time a drug overdose or hospitalizations occur after a major EDM show, the media in North America turns clueless. News outlets don’t know how to describe the phenomena – in some cases, adopting dated language, like a recent Boston Globe article about a similar incident at an Avicii concert [...]

By |August 15, 2014|

Underground vs. Mainstream Dance Music: Is The Feud Over?

Dance music has long been its worst enemy, with European vs. American, Hi-NRG vs. down-tempo, instrumental vs. production vs. DJing, and underground vs. mainstream scenes always being embroiled in smack-talking battles about how one style is better than another, one way of doing things is superior, or certain artists have [...]

By |July 28, 2014|