Please find below links to things I’ve created using a combination of a computer and my brain / bodily appendages / internal organs.
If you’ve arrived here from a link to digitaldjtools.net, please note that I have now taken this website down. I really wanted to start promoting my work as an individual rather than through a faceless website and it was restricting me in that I couldn’t share any projects other than DJ-based ones. Moving away from this meant that I could share everything I’ve made from one place.
Audio apps, Max4Live devices and touchscreen MIDI controller templates / mappings I’ve made.
Standalone app (Mac/PC) which emulates a classic Dub Siren sound, found commonly in dub reggae and other musical genres. Pay what you want (£1 minimum).
Standalone app (Mac/PC) for creating riser / uplifter sound effects or evolving soundscapes and exporting them as samples. Pay what you want (£2 minimum).
Max For Live Devices
Emulates a classic Dub Siren sound, found commonly in dub reggae and other musical genres. Pay what you want (£1 minimum).
Provides 2-way control of the Korg Minilogue synth’s parameters. Push 1 & 2 compatible. Features ‘randomise’ button for generating new sounds.
Helps create ideas for projects by randomly generating a suggested song title, sub-genre, time signature, BPM and key.
Randomly generates names of musical sub-genres. Some sensible, some ridiculous.
Randomly generates suggested song names. Designed to assist those who tend to name new projects, ‘new1.als’, ‘untitled56.als’, etc.
Fixes the problem with the open hi-hat on the Alesis DM Lite drum kit not playing the correct MIDI note when triggered.
Ableton Live Racks
An instrument rack for Ableton Live Suite which produces a choppy, rhythmic, ‘scratchy’ sound when any MIDI note is played.
Touchscreen MIDI Controllers for Traktor
MIDI controller template for Lemur (iOS app) with mapping for Traktor Pro DJ software. Free download.
MIDI controller template for TouchOSC (iOS app) with mapping for Traktor Pro DJ Software. Free Download.
MIDI controller template for TouchOSC (iOS app) with mapping for Traktor Pro DJ software. Free download.
‘Ahhh’ & ‘Fresssh’ Scratches
Appearing originally at the end of ‘Change The Beat’ by Fab 5 Freddy and now considered public domain, these are the basic tools of a scratch DJ. In the film, “Scratch” by Doug Pray, DJ Q-Bert mentions that using these sounds is the best way of judging of a DJ’s skills, comparing their use to a guitarist playing a plain acoustic guitar.
Download the samples using the links to the left, drop them in Traktor / Serato and have fun!
Music and Mixes
Links to DJ mixes and music I’ve created. All available for free download.
Collection of music I’ve written and DJ mixes I’ve made as DJ Maurice Norris. Covering a wide range of musical genres including drum & bass, hip hop, electro swing, and lounge.
Musical collaborations with Jungle Jim. Featuring lo-fi / ambient / hip hop DJ mixes and music we’ve co-written and produced.
Musical collaborations with Spunky D. Featuring acoustic and electronic music we’ve co-written and produced.
Various other projects I’m involved in.
Music tech videos and general randomness.
My daughter’s gaming YouTube channel where we play lots of Minecraft and other video / computer games.
Collections of photos found by me and friends from around the UK in bins, skips, in the street or on 2nd hand digital cameras.
Website articles, reviews and features on the DJ controller templates / mappings I’ve made.
Walkthrough and review of the ‘Mashy’ DJ controller I made for Lemur / Traktor Pro on the DJ Tech Tools website.
A feature on the Remix Decks controller I made for TouchOSC / Traktor Pro on the Traktor Tips website.
A feature on the Remix Decks controller I made for TouchOSC / Traktor Pro on the Digital DJ Tips website.
A feature on using Lemur as a controller for Traktor Pro, focusing on using the ‘Mashy’ template I designed.