With the release of the CDJ-2000 this news doesn’t really comes as a surprise but Pioneer have announced that the legendary CDJ-1000 has come to an end. This remarkable CD player has spanned almost a decade as the market leader, evolving through 3 models.
This is a versatile Rhythm machine for backing drums percussion so definitively not an 808 or 909 type thingie. It features 6 instrument parts / slots to choose from 512 inbuilt drum & percussions sounds. There are two step sequencers one for setting up the beat steps in groups of 4 x 8 steps (or 4 x half a bar) labeled A1, A2, B1 & B2, while the 2nd sequencers on the left allows you to control a sequence of the 8 step beat groups in 16 steps. Thus it is easy to get variations without having to program complete 16 step bars. In addition to that there is an Auto Track Mute feature for tracks 4, 5 and 6 to have one or two tracks muted for a certain range.
Having an SPL modular rack system had never been so feasible: In addition to the much-praised, 19-inch eight-module frame available already, the German manufacturer introduces now a brand new four-module rack system, as well as a Dual-Band De-Esser to complete its range of modules available.
Numark, the world’s leading manufacturer of DJ technology, announces that V7, its new motorized turntable software controller, is now in stores. Numark developed V7 in strategic partnership with software developer Serato.
IK Multimedia is proud to announce that AmpliTube 3, a massive upgrade of the leading guitar and bass tone gear-modeling software, is now shipping!
This release brings initial support for the Reloop Digital Jockey 2 controller, improved support for the DJ-Tech i-Mix controller, and some improvements to the VCI-100 and Denon controllers.
These are the releases we have encountered this week on the Loops and Samples front. Just like the quality of the audio software we use these days the quality of the content we use (loops and samples) equally matches the high standards of this software. Below is this weeks selection.
After a maniacally busy year, Elbow is back in the studio working on their next album, the follow up to the hugely successful “The Seldom Seen Kid.” We caught up with the band’s keyboard player and producer, Craig Potter, at their studio in Manchester, where he was putting the KORG SV-1 Stage Vintage Piano through its paces.
Omni Live is designed to turn an iPhone (or iPod Touch) into a simple, wireless remote control of Omnisphere’s “Live Mode” page via the touch-screen interface on the small, portable devices. Since Omnisphere’s Live Mode already allows multiple sound selection, the iPhone’s multi-touch display makes a useful control surface – especially on the stage.
Access Music released the highly anticipated version 4 of the Virus TI operating system. The new version adds stomp box distortions, comb and vowel filters as well as a speaker simulation and an extended arpeggiator. Every registered Virus TI user can download the public beta version free of charge from http://www.virus.info
ImageLine are proud to announce Drumaxx. Drumaxx is a hugely flexible and great sounding percussion modelling instrument. You get total control over 16 physically modeled drum pads that can be routed to independent outputs for external effects processing.
Contributing to the ongoing debate about M/S Mastering, SPL introduces a new powerful analog tool that can manage M/S signal separation and integrate external processors seamlessly – The M/S Master. World Premiere at the Musikmesse in Frankfurt.
Today algoriddim released djay 3.1 — a free update for all registered users of djay 3 — containing a ton of new features, improvements, and fixes.
bx_cleansweep V2 is a 2-band EQ offering our new “AntiCrush” 6dB HP & LP filters (hi-pass and lo-pass). These filters are taken from our critically acclaimed mastering EQ bx_digital and have been modeled after analog 1st order filters.
In an exclusive license agreement, Nord now offers a collection of the original Chamberlin tape library in the Nord Sample Library format. These 60 sounds compliment the previously licensed Mellotron sounds very nicely, and are available free of charge for all the Nord Wave and Nord Electro 3 users.