Portable MIDI mini-keyboards have become a dime a dozen, but Reloop’s Keyfadr tries to give you a little more bounce for the ounce. Without sacrificing mobility, it packs in some healthy channel-strip controls, Ableton Live integration, and internal Arpeggiator and Chord modes. Is it worthy of your twiddling fingers? We gave it the once-over to find out.
Most DJ softwares don't use velocity sensitivity in their controls - but with more and more devices including them, why not? Today Ryan shares a quick tutorial on using velocity-sensitive pads to modulate effect parameters and Remix Deck volume in Traktor - read on to learn how and to download a free mapping for Maschine!
We first saw a hint at the upcoming release of the RP-8000 turntable from Reloop back during BPM in September – and the unit is finally shipping out to retail locations this week, just in time for the holidays. What makes the RP-8000 exciting is that that it appears to match the build-quality, design, and […]
Aimed squarely at users of Serato DJ mixers and controllers, the tantalizing DDJ-SP1 distills down the essential effects and performance pad sections from the extremely popular DDJ-SX into one expertly laid-out add-on controller. It won’t unlock Serato DJ on its own, but it does include Serato Video, and the ability to control it. Is this […]
Over the weekend at the BPM Show in Birmingham, UK, Reloop announced three new products aiming at very divergent markets – a new turntable with MIDI controls right in the unit, an iPad controller built directly for Algoriddim’s Djay 2 software, and a live production keyboard controller with channel strips and drum pads all in one. Read […]
A lot of our readers have been asking about the status of the DJTT soundpacks and newsletters – and we’ve got great news. Not only will we resume sending out super-regular soundpacks to subscribers on our newsletter, but we’ve also got Rick Fresco (perhaps better known as Riccardo Betti, winner of the DJTT MF3D contest […]
With the new UC3 (third-generation universal MIDI controller), one-man German company Faderfox may have dished out the tastiest bite-sized morsel of controllerism since its founding in 2004. Its included Ableton Live setting only scratches the surface. Go deeper, and the UC3’s 17 physical controls are multiplied by 8 Groups per Setup, and 16 saved Setups. […]
The major tech blogs have been covering this one pretty heavily, but we decided it was absolutely worth a nod from our community as well. The Musical Instrument Digital Interface specification that makes communication between instruments and computers possible is turning 30 years old this month, having debuted at the 1983 Winter NAMM show. The […]