The Colorado-based twin-brother duo Two Fresh (aka Kendrick and Sherwyn Nicholls) got on the fast track to dance music stardom pretty darn quickly. They began messing around with music in their late teens, and by the age of 21 had been picked up by Sound Tribe Sector 9’s 1320 label and were touring the festival circuit. We caught up with these hip-hop-loving bassheads to talk about early starts, studio gear, and what it's like to be in a band with your sibling.
Last week Native Instruments rolled out an update to Controller Editor, the desktop application that allows editing of MIDI assignment parameters for all NI controllers. This has been one of the more neglected parts of all the recent hardware updates over the last year and a half, with this version (1.6.2) adding support for editing: Kontrol […]
Native Instruments announced this morning that they’re dropping the Kontrol Z2‘s price for a February “Heavy Valentine” sales special – marked down about $200 (25%) to a new price of $599 / €599. This becomes especially valuable to new Traktor users who don’t have a full version of the software yet, as the $599 pricetag […]
No DJ ever really makes it anymore without producing tracks, and getting into that game can be daunting, but Native Instruments’ Maschine Studio expertly combines a powerful, straightforward beat- and music-creation software with a top-notch controller. Whether you want it as a stand-alone system or expansion tool, Maschine Studio has something to offer to your musical goals.
Well we know how Native Instruments is celebrating Halloween this year: instead of putting out jack-o-lanterns and playing spooky noises they made with Komplete, they’re launching the new Maschine 2.0 software and pushing the $999 Maschine Studio into stores a day early. Of course, there’s plenty of Maschine users out there just looking to score the new […]
A number of readers have written in asking how in the “Stage Principle” tutorial the VU meters of each deck show up on the Kontrol X1 – so today we’ve got a tutorial explaining how anyone with any MIDI controller can map VU meters in Traktor! Watch the full tutorial after the jump and get mapping. […]
In the three years since the original Kontrol S4 dropped, Native Instruments added Remix Decks, Flux Mode, and the Traktor DJ app to the Traktor lexicon. The Kontrol S4 MK2 and S2 MK2 refresh the series to keep up with the software’s progression. Is all that growth worth a shrinkage to your bank account? Judge these beautiful […]
Looks like the update warning from Native Instruments a few weeks ago still hasn’t been completely resolved – the Traktor team sent out this message this morning to users warning them that even though the software side seems to be working fine on iOS7, the new Kontrol S4 and S2 MK2 hardware continues to have […]