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Serato’s Stems Poised to Change Sampling and Production Forever

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Since creating its first game-changing software program in the 1990s–which could shift the tempo of a recording without changing the key–Serato has been at the vanguard of sonic expression and the gold standard for DJs and producers worldwide. Now a giant in the world of DJ technology and DAWs, Serato’s products have earned the distinction of consistently being best in class in terms of usability and sound quality. The team at Audible Treats is extremely excited to be working with Serato on their upcoming launches for 2023 and help them share their story with the masses. 

Serato announced the launch of Serato DJ 3.0, which officially introduces their revolutionary Serato Stems feature. Stems allows DJs and producers to isolate four different audio stems for vocals, bass, drums, and melodies in real-time and control those stems independently while maintaining the most supreme audio quality in the game. In the past, isolating individual parts of a song for sampling was an arduous, if not impossible process that required countless hours and expert-level technical know-how. Serato has simplified the process, providing DJs with the ability to instantly access the vocals from their favorite RnB record or bassline from an iconic Afrobeats jam, and whatever else they desire. 

To better understand the power of Stems, watch this DJ create a mix of “Thriller,” “Ghostbusters,” “Somebody’s Watching Me,” and the Stranger Things theme in real time, with no pre-production.

The beta-version release of Stems caused immediate buzz in the DJ community. Over 50,000 DJs from across the globe joined the beta testing period, contributing to over 1 million sessions to date and making it the most popular beta in Serato history. Now with the official release, DJs will be able to take their sets to the next level, creating their own unique sound with on-the-fly edits and smooth transitions made possible with Stems.

Also, Serato will launch Serato Studio 2.0, the fastest and most intuitive DAW for making beats, in early 2023. With Serato Stems inside Studio’s powerful sampler, the new audio separation technology will deliver infinite possibilities for sampling and unique sound creation. In seconds users can isolate samples, flip, layer, and chop with incredibly high sound quality, giving them the freedom to sample how they’ve always wanted to sample. “With this update, Serato Studio is the center of my universe. This is a big moment for music production,” says DJ Khalil who is nominated for two Grammys this year for his work on Kendrick Lamar’s Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers.

“As a company of musicians, what makes Serato unique is our artist-centric approach to developing music technology,” says Nick Maclaren, Chief Strategy Officer at Serato“Our machine learning capabilities in particular are unlocking artists’ creative processes in ways that were previously impossible. Stems is really just the beginning for us.”

Watch world-renowned DJ and Producer Skratch Bastid demonstrate the power of Stems here.

Stay tuned for more exciting updates on Stems and Serato Studio 2.0 in the new year.

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Dee-1 Releases New Visual “Lines Drawn”

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Emmy-nominated educator turned entertainer, Dee-1 (@Dee1music) addresses critics and fans alike in the official music video for the Danny Beats-produced single “Lines Drawn,” following his viral interview on Sway In The Morning centered around industry hypycrosy. Filmed by Tufts University‘s own Jalen Hill, a student enrolled in the New Orleans native’s “The Intersection of Hip Hop and Social Change” course, the timely track and its accompanying visual postdate Dee’s previously released album UNO. Serving as the first official leak from his forthcoming LP From The Hood To Harvard, the song is a beacon of light as unfavorable headlines engulf online media.

“I did this song as a response to the industry being so shaken by me drawing a line in the sand and saying that we need some accountability for the messages we’re glorifying inside Hip-Hop. This is part one, there’s more on the way. A shift is happening from a genre and cultural perspective,” says the National Social Emotional Learning Consultant in a press statement to Medium Creative Agency about the release.

Award-winning rapper. educator, host, activist, business owner, and keynote speaker are synonymous with Louisiana‘s Dee-1. The Nasir “Nas” Jones Hip Hop Fellow at Harvard University is a Billboard Top 10 charting, game-changing MC with a persona to match his penmanship. He’s transitioned from being a middle school math teacher in The Boot to a Hip-Hop heavyweight with much more to accomplish. He has released 10 albums and 21 projects thus far in his career. 

Dee-1’s music is part of a bigger lifestyle movement called Mission Vision, which centers around three core principles: Be Real. Be Righteous. Be Relevant. In 2020, Dee received the prestigious NAACP “Power of Influence Award,” highlighting his community activism and commitment to inspiring the youth. In 2021, he was nominated for an Emmy Award for his work on “The Manhattan Project,” but he lost to Michelle Obama. Later that year, Dee was appointed to the “Louisiana Council for the Success of Black Men and Boys” by Governor John Bel Edwards, making him the first rapper in Louisiana history to become a governor’s appointee.

Watch the HD clip for “Lines Drawn” on YouTube and stream the single via Audiomack below. For a limited time you can purchase an advanced copy of From The Hood To Harvard exclusively on EVEN, here.

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Deuce Savage creates a new Rap Lane with the single “Mudd Thompson”

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The Midwest isn’t letting up when it comes to individuality and variety in music. As the rap genre continues to evolve, more music artist are finding their way with their own sounds. One Chicagoland artist Deuce Savage, is turning up the rap world with a rockstar appeal. Recently releasing his trending single “Mudd Thompson”, his authentic and experimental sound is a unique addition to the music world.

Taking on the sound of this new wave of trap rock, Deuce Savage is an artist who isn’t afraid to step outside the box. As a self-taught producer, Deuce is able to bring his creativity to life with every song. Resonating with music lovers of all genres, his unique delivery is originally raw. The single “Mudd Thompson”, is thrilling freestyle flow over a hard hitting beat. Produced by Deuce himself, his talent of layering unique sounds shines effortlessly with this single.

Aside from his unique music, Deuce Savage connects with fans through his intriguing lifestyle. Uploading weekly day-to day videos on YouTube, he shows fans his creative process and his unpredictable personality. Further experimenting with other genres, “Mudd Thompson,” is just a preview of what’s to come from Deuce Savage. Stream his latest single below now!

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Travy Nostra Paints A Vivid Picture On “MARTYR”

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Travy Nostra has risen to a new level with his latest introspective record, “Martyr,” which pairs with a cinematic visual. The mini-movie highlights the duality many young black children in underprivileged neighborhoods usually have. Some people play ball, and some people make music, but those seem like the only two routes to get out of the good. Coming off the heels of his dynamic visual for “SEE U TMRW,” Nostra found a way to step it up once more. 

Travy Nostra is looking to inspire children to come up and understand that there is more to life than the streets, sports, or rap. He has previously worked with DMV legends like Rico Nasty and Joony. His fiery flow and polished storytelling helped him become a new star. He has been featured in REVOLT TV, Lyrical Lemonade, and many others.  

Watch the new visual for “Martyr” below!

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