We’ve known about the new MK2 edition of the Traktor Audio 2 since last November, but Native Instruments is finally making the full announcement today, complete with quick video showing off all the potential use-cases for the tiny sound card: Worth clearing up – NI is referring to this new version as the “Traktor Audio […]
Remember how just a few weeks ago Q-Bert let it slip that he had seen some secret new turntable project from Pioneer at NAMM 2014? Well, he wasn't just kidding around - the photos this morning from Musikmesse 2014 show that the Pioneer turntable project is very much a real thing.
Allen & Heath are launching a “sister product” to their just-announced Xone:23 at NAMM earlier this year (see our extended review here).The new Xone:23C is being added to the range with all the same features as the Xone:23, as well as the addition of three items: 96kHz 24bit 4 stereo channel USB soundcard Mixvibes Cross […]
Akai's APC line of Ableton Live controllers has seen a complete refresh just in time for the Musikmesse convention in Frankfurt, Germany. There are three new controllers that each target their own potential users. The original lineup was used by live performers around the world, and until Ableton's Push was released were considered the most integrated controller option available for Ableton users. Check out all of the details we have so far of each new unit below.
DJs who fear or start to experience tinnitus clamor for a better monitoring option so they don't have to blast headphones in competition with a massive sound system. Quite often, in-ear monitors are a good solution, helping to block out external sounds, like combination earbud/earplugs. Now, Pioneer is entering the in-ear monitor market, announcing two new models that parallel their DJ headphones line, featuring drivers tuned for DJ monitoring.
This week Korg has launched a new iPad application that wraps 15 unique compact synthesizers and drum machines into a portable DAW. It’s called KORG Gadget – perhaps a shout-out to the wide array of tools that Inspector Gadget had at his disposal anywhere he went. The app looks extremely powerful; each of the synths have […]
At NAMM we got first-person looks at Bitwig Studio’s integration with controllers from Novation, Livid Instruments and Nektar, whose Panorama P1, P4, and P6 models should be deeply entwined with the software from Bitwig’s launch day. At first glance Bitwig’s layout looks extremely similar to Ableton Live, the program Bitwig’s founders worked on before splitting […]
BreakTweaker is an incredible beat-oriented VST instrument designed by DJ/producer/composer BT the breaks the mode of traditional step sequencers. You can stretch each note in the sequence to any length, and then apply MicroEdits to them. Breaktweaker is made up of Three main modules: the Sequencer, the MicroEdit Engine, and the Generator (wavetable synth). Other […]