Thursday, October 30, 2008

The Lab Advanced DJ Students hosting St Michael's Jib Session

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Monday, October 27, 2008

How record shopping works

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Serato and Ableton announce Creative Partnership

DJs, remixers and producers on the forefront of technology, watch out. Serato and Ableton are happy to announce a partnership which will pave the way for the future of Digital DJing. With shared artist rosters from hip-hop (DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Nu-Mark, A-Trak) to electronica (Paul Van Dyk, DJ Sasha), both Ableton Live and Serato Scratch Live are renowned as the premier performance platforms in clubs around the globe. While Serato’s Scratch Live excels in vinyl emulation, music library control and lightning quick hands-on scratching, Ableton Live provides the tools for production, on-the-fly remixing and beat creation" (Thanks DJ DEALS)

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Serato’s Hidden Easter Eggs

Man, our friend over at the DJ's Corner just keeps posting the illness! Dope video on secrets to Serato. Thanks Mike!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Topic of Interest: Selling used CDs is still legal in America

"The record industry lost a landmark battle last spring, when a court said that merely printing "not for resale" on an unsolicited promo CD does not prevent you from reselling it -- and certainly does not prevent me from buying it. The judgment establishes that "first sale" -- the legal doctrine that says that once you buy something, it's yours -- is still alive and well. This The Legality article unpacks it all for you:" -Boing Boing

Friday, October 17, 2008

Bombs Over Casbah!

Mike Porrata (Tick Tick/The Lab Music Productions) just sent us his newest single, Bombs Over Casbah. Finally! ZJ has been harassing Mr Device a while now to give up the official copy. The remix contains Outkast's Bombs over Baghdad a cappella and a Rock the Casbah sample-which is both refreshing and fun. Were sure you'll enjoy it as much as we do. Say Word

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Your Warped Vinyl Remedy

One of our students yesterday complained about how he bought doubles of Super Duck Breaks and they were both warped. Bummer. There have been many ideas on how to fix warped vinyl-i.e leaving records in the sun and bending it back yourself, laying them on a flat surface and leaving books on top for months on end, to literally cooking your records back into shape in a oven? Solution....

(Thanks Mike)
The DFV-1 is a LP flattener that uses precision heating and cooling to basically iron your vinyl back into shape. Retail price $1480 (ouch) MORE

DJ Wack Job in the Hizzy!

Ok kids, who can tell us whats wrong with this?

Monday, October 13, 2008

Bang! a Hip Hop instrumental series

Bang! A hip hop instrumental series produced by Peter Cloutier, mixed and arranged by ZJ. A bit on the mellow side but nevertheless, if your feelin the production from heavy hitters like Timbaland, Cool and Dre, J Dilla, Neptunes or Kanye West-you wont be disappointed. Enjoy!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Bscene photos from the Lab Open House


Tuesday, October 7, 2008

KueIt Software

"These days, when you go to clubs, deejays (or the poor excuses for them) are normally carrying less weight. With all respect to vinyl culture, lugging records has become a form of self-torture now that Serato and Traktor pioneered the revolution of mp3 DJs. But in case you’re the type to use samples when putting the stamp on your mix, KueIt a new program that launched a week ago replaces the need to use hardware like an MPC"
-Complex Blog

Saturday, October 4, 2008

We had our Open House event today and we'd like to thank the people of all ages who came in to check us out! We had our students provide live music as well as a few of us outside to catch the ears of Church Street visitors. Be sure to check out our pictures taken from the event today here and come Thursday make sure you pick up a copy of Burlington's BScene to catch our article!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Producer of the Month: Dr Dre

Hey it was only a matter of time before the Doc hit the spot! The highly anticipated (and long over due) album DETOX is scheduled to come out sometime before years end. In a recent interview with Dre, he said this would be his final solo effort! Like whoa?!

Open House this Saturday

In preparation for our open house this Saturday, we felt the Lab could use a face lift. So last night our good friend Pete came through and blessed the Lab wall's. We documented the early steps of his artistic work. CLICK HERE to check out the photos. We didnt stick around for the whole thing cause some of us have to get up early haha. But yall can see the results this Saturday! Say word