Keyboard - May 2014 - Beyond DJing

Keyboard - May 2014 - Beyond DJing


The May 2014 issue of Keyboard magazine goes beyond DJing. With the rebellion against "just pressing play" in full swing, those with keyboard chops are in a great position to be part of the new wave of real musicianship in EDM. We cover what you need to know to get started spinning your own sets to live audiences:

  • Five Ways to Add Live Performance to a DJ Set
  • Ableton Live Mini Master Class
  • The DJ Gig Bag Survival Kit
  • and more!


Breakouts: South African duo Goldfish didn't like the stereotype of EDM artists as unmusical button-pushers, so they took their jazz training and started a band that combines lots of live instrumentation with funky Ableton-powered grooves and gorgeous sound design.

Gurus: Australia's M4sonic started as a classically trained pianist, and plays a Novation Launchpad like it's a Steinway. He details the approach that's rocketed him to overnight stardom.

Talent Scout: In this double-sized section on up-and-coming musicians, we profile sax-slinging, Boulder-based livetronica duo Big Gigantic, and sensational German R&B jazz keyboardist and vocalist Olivia Trummer.


Rhythm - Brian Charette on time trickery.

Jazz - String keyboardist Jason Rebello makes reharmonization easy.


Drum Machine - Roland Aira TR-8

Soft Synth - iZotope BreakTweaker

 All this and much more in the May 2014 issue of Keyboard!