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March 2016 Trance Mix

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01. Boom Jinx, Daniel Kandi – Azzura (Juventa Vs. Willem de Roo Remix)
02. Juventa – Like These Eyes (Answer42 Remix)
03. Bakke – Birds (Atmos Remix)
04. Solarstone – Twisted Wing feat. Julie Scott (Dave Horne Remix)
05. Alex O’Rion – Satellites (Thomas Coastline Remix)
06. Mino Safy – Patience (Original Mix)
07. Ovnimoon – High Nrg (Original Mix)
08. Spark7, Bec Peters – Pieces Broken (Solid Stone Remix)
09. Alex M.O.R.P.H., Chriss Ortega – Ocean Drive (Protoculture Remix)
10. Estiva – Fame (Masters Series Edit)
11. Alex O’Rion – Changing Pace (Original Mix)
12. Mat Zo – Back In Time (Original Mix)
13. Airwave – The Moment Of Truth (Matt Holliday Remix)
14. Tempo Glusto – Spatter Analysis (Original Mix)
15. Oliver Smith – Cadence (Original Mix)
16. Offshore Wind, Aimoon – Alpha (Original Mix)
17. Aimoon – Snowball (Original Mix)
18. Hudson & Kant – Coconut (Solid Stone Remix)
19. Leon Bolier, LWB – Deep Red (Original Mix)
20. Sunset, Mino Safy – Prometheus (Iversoon & Alex Daf Remix)
21. M6, Klauss Goulart – Hidden Light (Skytech Remix)
22. Matt Hardwick, Mark Pleder – Fallen Tides feat. Melina Gareh (Mat Zo Vocal Remix)

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March 18th, 2016 at 4:08 pm

VST for automating MIDI program changes

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There’s a piece of functionality missing from Ableton Live. Say you’ve got an external device who’s knobs and other controls you’re using as input to Ableton Live through the MIDI learn functionality. This works great for controlling things like volume levels, effects parameters, etc. But oddly enough you can’t use this method to control program changes on an instrument. I searched the internet for a few hours trying to find a solution, until finally deciding to just program it myself. So a couple hours later, introducing the “RGProgram” VSTPlugin. Each time you change any one of the values (Program, Bank, Sub-bank), a MIDI program change message is sent out from the VST plugin. So you can use the routing in Ableton to send that MIDI output to whichever device(s) you’d like the program changes sent to, and map the plugin parameters to whatever MIDI controller you want.

I’ve only tested this in Ableton Live, so apologies if there are any compatibility issues.

RGProgramInstaller.exe (32-bit installer)
RGProgram.dll (or you can just copy the plugin to your VST folder manually)

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April 8th, 2015 at 10:53 pm

Set Theory – Parallel Interval

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This is probably the most common harmonic mixing transition – corresponding to one counter-clockwise rotation on the circle of fifths. In this case, the first track is in Bb minor phrygian, and the second track is Eb minor phrygian. So the root key has shifted up by 5 semitones. I call this a parallel interval because, due to the modes being the same, all notes are transposed an equal amount. Most harmonic mixing tools don’t actually differentiate between the different minor/major modes (instead only detecting major or minor and the root), so a parallel interval is a bit more specific. The transition starts at 6:10.

Ost & Meyer Vs 7 Skies – Dharma (Original Mix)
Markus Schulz feat. Sir Adrian – Away (Cosmic Gate Remix)

Here’s a full mix which uses this transition exclusively:

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March 7th, 2015 at 10:01 pm

Set Theory – Complement

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There’s a concept in musical set theory called complement, where the set of notes is given as the set of all notes which are not included in the original set. Applied to a musical mode, there may be multiple complements. In this case, I’ve chosen the complement whose root is a tritonic interval (6 semitones) from the original note. Specifically, the mode of the first track is A minor dorian and the mode of the second track is Eb Major Mixolydian.

This transition begins at 4:36, pivots at 5:34, and completes at 6:04. Try to pay attention to the notes involved, most prominent being the tritonal interval between roots. I’ll be uploading more examples of various mode transitions, cause it’s neat IMO.

Erick Strong – Payback (Matthew Nagle Remix)
Quincy Weigert – On A Midsummer Night (Bjorn Akesson Remix)

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March 6th, 2015 at 10:30 pm

2012 Trance Mix

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01. Neptune Project – Aztec (Original Mix) [Armada Music]
02. Henix E-Motion (Dito Groovespot Remix) [Phoenix Recordings]
03. Rapha & Reminder – Beyond The Clouds (Rapha Remix) [Vision Soundcarriers]
04. Static Blue – Fade Away (Ian Betts Mix) [Amon Vision]
05. Moonbeam – See The Difference Inside (Inside Mix) [Songbird (BH)]
06. Ralph Novell – Wrong Love (Alphazone Remix) [Skywarp Records]
07. Talla 2XLC feat. Skysurfer – Terra Australia (Jorn van Deynhoven Remix) [Armada Music]
08. Joop – The Future (Markus Schulz Remix) [High Contrast Recordings]
09. Push – Global Age (Original Mix) [Armada Music]
10. Aleete – Passion (Omen Remix) [Wild Records]
11. Nuera – Nostalgia (Original Mix) [Magic Island Recordings]
12. High Above – Eclipse (Northern Project Remix) [Resonate]

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September 2nd, 2012 at 9:23 pm

Trance Evolution 001

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Here’s a mix with some older trance tracks (2006-2009)

Trance Evolution 001 [Listen]

01. Chris Corrigan pres Velvet Skies – Uplifter (Mike Koglin Re-edit)
02. Catching Dreams – Timeless (DJ Ray Remix)
03. Paul Davies – Ironic Perception (Luke Terry pres. Akemi Remix)
04. Jon O’Bir – Answers (Original Mix)
05. Kyau & Albert – Velvet Morning (Mirco De Govia Remix)
06. Marcel Woods – Advanced (Woods Re-visited Remix)
07. Mike Koglin vs Seventh Heaven – Sanctuary
08. Smith & Pledger – Believe (Smith & Pledger’s 2004 Mix)
09. Danjo & Styles – What Lies Ahead (Estuera Remix)
10. Rapid Sense – Insight (Original Mix)
11. Evbointh – One Wish (Daniel Kandi Remix)
12. Spirit & Dave – Afterglow (Original Mix)
13. Super8 & Tab – Delusion (Original Mix)

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July 22nd, 2012 at 7:22 am

May 2012 Electro House Mix

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Caustik – May 2012 Electro House Mix [ Download MP3 ]

01. Hirshee – Bang This (Original Mix)
02. Hypster – Nitro Party Music (Heren Remix)
03. Neologic vs Beat Hunters – Logical Beats (Darth & Vader Remix)
04. Andrey Sher – Exodus (Original Mix)
05. Fatso – Nightlife (Original Mix)
06. The Slag – Crackling Vinyl (Original Mix)
07. Darth & Vader & Perfect Cell – Cellbacca (Original Mix)
08. Asser – Evil (Original Mix)
09. Ben Coda, Ad Brown – Rinse & Repeat (Magitman Remix)
10. Paul Oakenfold & Marco V – Groove Machine (Gareth Wyn Remix)
11. Dragon and Jontron – Sriracha (Original Mix)
12. Swen Weber – Back To Rave (Original Mix)
13. Porter Robinson – The Seconds (feat. Jano)
14. Digitalchord – Digicollapse (Paulo Pacco Remix)
15. Digitalchord – Digicollapse (Divine X Remix)

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May 31st, 2012 at 2:10 am

Mini-Mix 014 (2010.07.31) [Trance]

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01. Max Graham – Dusky 2010 (Does She Know Yet) (Original Mix)
02. Beat Service – Waiting For The Sun (Original Mix)
03. Solar Stone, Sirocco – Destination (Original Mix)
04. Glenn Morrison ft Cathy Burton – Symptoms Of A Stranger (Original Mix)
05. Liquid Nations – Ride (Airwave Remix)

Favorite audio plugins : http://varietyofsound.wordpress.com/

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July 31st, 2010 at 11:06 pm

Vuvuzela (Caustik Remix)

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Vuvuzela (Caustik Remix) – in Bb Major


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June 18th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

Parallel Intervals 002 [Techno]

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Parallel Intervals 002 [Techno]

01. Spiriakos, Steen – DC (Original Mix)
02. Jean Simon – Berreando La Cometa (DJ Cristiao Remix)
03. Josh Love – Red Hants (Original Mix)
04. Jan Waterman – Retro Modernized (Original Mix)
05. Odessa SoundFreaks – Nachos (Original Mix)
06. Nikola Vujicic – Fresh Sound (Original Mix)
07. Prude Polly & DJ Cristiao – Hot Stu (Original Mix)
08. AudioKlinik – Hustle and Bustle (Fer BR Remix)
09. Noisebud – Fuckin Vacation (Roce Remix)
10. Alexey Kotlyar feat. Robbie Sommers – Your Secret (Scared)
11. Jeff Only – Rhythm Connection (Original Mix)
12. Spiros Kaloumenos – Wireless (Original Mix)

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May 13th, 2010 at 4:30 am