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.
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.
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.
It has been about six months since the Kontrol S8 debuted last October - for many, it came off as a strange new jogwheel free direction. While many DJs may feel left out that Native Instruments wasn’t catering to their genre, turntable/controller aficionado DJ Shiftee thinks otherwise. Watch the NI video below and see how a turntablist incorporates the S8 into […]
After a fairly long beta period, the team at Serato is debuting a brand new version of their Serato DJ software, 1.7.4. We've been excited to see it released because it officially is the launch of the Serato DJ Club Kit add-on, which opens up support for Pioneer and Allen and Heath mixers. But as it turns out, the New Zealand developers have had even more great new stuff up their sleeves - read on for the full details.