Calling itself a “stochastic sample slice sequencer”, Sector starts by laying out a simple looped sample on a circular grid. Press play and the app slices and sequences each sector (up to 32) of the loop – introducing random Markov Chain connections that jump between sectors. The sequencer gains order with a built-in pattern sequencer, […]
Makers of the now-defunct Pacemaker DJ hardware are back with a brand new iPad application that breaks down one of the biggest barriers in DJ applications, making it possible to stream music directly from a major streaming service, Spotify. Targeted at users who already use Spotfiy but with enough features to make experienced DJs happy, you're likely to see Pacemaker at a house party near you. Get the full details on the app in today's article and video.
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 […]
We’ve previously covered hand-based motion technologies for DJing and live performance – from the Hot Hand USB to the MYO armband. But IK Multimedia has decided to take on the challenge of dramatically dropping the price of gesture-based control for audio applications by building the iRing. Introduced this week at CES, the iRing uses camera-based positioning, […]
Hercules has a booth at the Consumer Electronics Show this year, and is one of the few companies that shows products at both CES and NAMM, despite the two conventions being just a few weeks apart. They’re showing a brand new product, the DJControlWave controller, a wireless controller for iPad DJ softwares. Have a look […]
Happy holidays! Two of the industry’s heavyweights, Ableton and Native Instruments, are taking Santa’s job and delivering free goodies to producers and DJs around the world this week. ABLETON DRUM PACK First, Ableton has just released a free 483 MB comprehensive package of some of the top drum loops in the Sample Magic back catalog. […]
A new firmware update to Pioneer’s XDJ-Aero controller brings the ability to wirelessly control some of the standalone DJ setup’s features using the iOS or Android Rekordbox application. XDJ-Aero users have always been able to load tracks remotely off of their smartphone or tablet via a wireless connection, but the new update means that basic […]
A year after the launch of original Audiobus inter-app audio routing system for iOS audio applications, the team behind the program has announced the details on a new version coming in 2014. The update will be focused on removing limitations and making the app more useful for performers who need expanded, reliable feature set. running […]