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 […]
Electronic Music school Dubspot wanted the perfect controller to put in front of its students — something resembling a console mixer MIDI controller that was simple, straightforward, and easily worked with any DAW and other software. However, they found that what they really wanted was the 15-year-old, long-discontinued Evolution UC-33, and that nothing else like […]
Four hard-working DJ TechTools staff members and three volunteer reporters took on the sights, sounds, and smells of NAMM 2014 in the hopes of finding the most interesting and inspiring products of 2014. If you have any use for amazing DJ effects, deluxe DJ controllers, game-changing drum programming software or a next-level DAW, you’ll want to read and watch our findings now.
We got an on-the-ground, inside look at the new Pioneer DDJ-SZ ultra 4-deck controller for Serato DJ at NAMM 2014. This comprehensive beast gives you the size and feel of a DJM mixer/two CDJ combination without all the cost. It has exclusive onboard effects, amazing performance pad modes, and a unique 2-port USB connection that lets you mix from two computers at once or swap out DJs without stopping the music. Get the inside scoop with video right here.
Reloop’s adding a new entrant into the controller fray, the heart of which is a new performance pad section that brings the Terminal Mix 8 up to what’s rapidly becoming an industry standard: 8 multi-color drum pads for triggering cues, slices, samples, and loops. Particularly interesting is that the color-coded pads have the ability to […]
Serato Audio Research has been developing their Pitch ‘n Time plugin for professional studio use since was first founded back in 1998. At that time the plugin was used with Pro Tools to alter either tempo or pitch on an audio file without adjusting the other. Now, Serato is bringing Pitch ‘n Time to DJ […]
Welcome back old friend, and my, how you’ve changed. One of M-Audio‘s most iconic controllers, the Trigger Finger, breathes new life today at the 2014 NAMM press preview as the fully redesigned Trigger Finger Pro. It looks to be one of the early favorites for new products at NAMM spanning the DJing and music production […]
The almost-released new entrant in the DAW world, Bitwig Studio, is finally announcing a real release date, March 26, 2014. After nearly two years of development, the software will arrive on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. Bitwig’s team will be on the NAMM convention floor this week showing off near-final versions of the software, […]