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The Laptop DJ Handbook: Setups and Techniques of the Modern Performer by Jason Emsley

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Chapter 10. Intro to Ableton Live

As mentioned in the previous chapter, the millennium-bordering years represented a significant turning point not only for DJ culture, but also for the music industry as a whole. Copyright and ownership became the ubiquitous themes that permeated industry discourse. By the time litigious bickering reached a fever pitch, a newly digitized music culture had silently moved on.

Surrounding the year 2000, computer market forces created the perfect environment for a new era of digital artistry. Laptops were powerful, relatively inexpensive, and capable of processing hard drives rammed full of digital audio files alongside software-based instruments and effects. Modern recording technology took what was once a stage full ...

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