Native Instruments made three exciting Komplete announcements at Musikmesse. As of May 2015, all Komplete Keyboards will include “Komplete Select” - a premium collection of 10 KOMPLETE Instruments and Effects. The Komplete Kontrol software is getting an exciting update with new workflow enhancements. Lastly Native Instruments is focusing on integration, Komplete Kontrol will gain VST support alongside the "Native Kontrol Standard" which will open up deep integration with third party plug ins. Keep reading for more details.
One of the single best ways to develop your skills as a DJ and advance to the next level is through consistent gigs in front of a specific crowd. A local residency is one of the most reliable ways to get that experience. In today's article we talk with a number of resident DJs from around the world, along with providing some recommendations on how to land that coveted spot.
At NAMM Rane announced that the company would launch two new mixers this year, one of which is a revival of the highly sought after TTM 57 mixer. The mixer follows up one of best-selling units of the digital DJing era. Recently Serato met up with the electric trap band, Keys 'N Krates who put the mixer to the test. Watch the performance below and see the potential of the TTM 57 MKII - as well as their ingenious live band style performance.
Today’s Artist Gear Setup feature looks inside the travel bag of Nicole Moudaber. Carl Cox described Nicole Moudaber as the "the most underrated DJ". Her setup is heavily centered around Traktor and the Kontrol X1's with a big emphasis on looping, "By looping certain sections of the tracks, it allows me to have different sounds and more control to effect them." says Nicole. See what's in the rest of Nicole's bag.
AIAIAI, creators of the popular TMA-1 DJ and TMA-1 Studio headphones have just announced the TMA-2 Modular Headphone System, an incredible collection of modular parts that will give DJs and producers the ability to customize headphones to their specific needs. Headphones with replaceable components have been around for a while now, but the modular parts of the TMA-2 system are meant to change the experience of the headphones, not to swap out damaged parts. Keep reading for more details.
Akai has been crushing the small controller game with their AMX Serato hyper-portable mixer and AFX effects and cue/loop/Flip controller . At Musikmesse no surprise to see them coming out with yet another low-cost portable controller, the MIDIMix - this time focused just on multichannel mixing.
Tomorrow afternoon I will set out with Richie Hawtin and a talented cast of electronic music experts on the second edition of CNTRL. Each day the group will speak at universities across the nation in a quest to inspire new and old producers to believe that they too, can find their own unique voice in music. Today, I sat down with Richie to talk about CNTRL and learned some interesting things along the way.
When it comes to crafting music a producer depends heavily on their monitors. It doesn't matter if the studio doubles as a bedroom or is a professional office, studio monitors and the way they are built make a huge difference into the quality of sound that is produced. Pioneer has announced a new RM series of professional studio monitors that contain HD coaxial drivers. These drivers purport to produce excellent sound quality and represent the sound even more accurately. Watch the introduction video below and read more about what the RM series means for the studio.