Many producers will tell you that analog synthesis creates a different sound and atmosphere than their VST counterparts. Synthesizers, however, can be very costly and usually require more hardware to actually get those analog waves into a DAW. Akai is tackling that problem by creating the Rhythm Wolf, which is an authentic piece of analog gear that features a drum machine and bass synthesizer that is set to cost only $199.
Marc Houle is not a DJ—in fact, he'd be the first to tell you that he's never really learned how to mix beyond fading one track out and another in—but that doesn't mean he can't rock a club. His live show, which he brought to MUTEK's stage a few weeks back in Montreal, consists of little more than Ableton Live, a vocoder, and TK, but his piece de resistance is a special prototype controller made by Livid for a Minus Records tour a few years back. He gave us a look at how it works, and told us about his new album, in today's video interview.
Novation has announced an expansion of their Launchpad app to iPhone. The Launchpad app is a free app that allows the user to make, record, and remix music live.
Tagtraum Industries announced today the release of an update to their beaTunes software. beaTunes 4 is more than just key detection with the added features of a media player and improvements to song analysis. Read more about how beaTunes 4 overhauled the UI, improved music algorithms, and changed the way song structure is analyzed.
With the recent news of the Numark NV controller launching with built-in screens, many DJs were left wondering why Numark was the first manufacturer to innovate in the market. Perhaps that's the power of InMusic (Numark's parent company) in full effect. Today we're speculating on what the other major manufacturers might be brewing up in their labs - and what their DJ controllers might look like if they added LCD screens.
The much-lesser-known Summer NAMM is in full effect and today Novation announced their latest addition to their Ableton Live devices. The LaunchControlXL has less pads but more knobs, faders, and a wider range of control
The new PLX-1000 is a direct drive analog turntable that's very similar in design to the Technics 1200s and many of the other super OEM models that have come after it. There's a standard layout, long pitch fader with a range of tempo adjustments from ±8% and ±16% to ±50% and a reset switch, and a lighted speed guide on the platter.
Headphones are the must have piece of gear for DJs. With the endless styles and options to choose from, it can become difficult for DJs to figure out what style of headphones suits them. Reloop is back to offer another option that many DJs still have considered in the past that is professionally designed and […]