Mixcloud announced that they are adding to their platform for DJs by offering Pro and Premium subscription accounts for both listeners and content uploaders. Read below about Mixcloud’s Pro and Premium accounts with advanced analytics, comment control, and more.
Native Instruments has released a new update to the iOS-only Traktor DJ app, version 1.5, with the most prominent new feature being a brand new performance mode, SuperSlicer, that combines a number of different effects into one.
Controllers come in all shapes and sizes, yet producers will still tinker with the device to create a custom workflow. iPads and other tablets make nice alternatives because an artist can build a custom controller within the app, however, the amount of space is always an issue. Then there are artists who take tablets to the next level and use a giant touch screen, for example the Microsoft Perceptive Pixel screen, to create enormous, tactile controllers. A prominent example is Deadmau5 who can be seen creating a custom controller using a 55’’ touch-screen, below.
Serato is all over the news with their recent software development and additions to their device support list. Serato Flip is at the head of the recent news, and today Numark announced the Serato Flip Expansion Pack for the Numark NV controller, used with the NV's built-in color screens and velocity-sensitive performance pads. Numark wants to keep away from the laptop screen during a DJ set by adding the extra support. Watch a demonstration video and read about today’s Serato developments below.
Imagine that you are in the middle of a set and the dance floor is going crazy. People are cheering and having the time of their lives. The promoter is giving you a thumbs up and it seems like nothing will ruin this moment. Then you are about to load up the next track and you can't find anything to keep the vibe strong. Pacemaker Music AB, a Swedish music technology company, recognized this problem and offers the Match Machine as a solution in their recent release of Pacemaker DJ app. Watch the product video below and read more about how Match Machine changes the way a DJ selects tracks.
The Ableton Push controller has always demonstrated power and control for producers when it comes to producing in the studio and performing tracks live. For many people, these are two separate processes but not for Berlin artist Keychee who transforms the Push into a swing sequencer, creating the ability to build and create harmonious sections live. Watch his live […]
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.
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.