Monthly Archives: September 2010

New Pro DJ Controller from Hercules announced

New Pro DJ Controller from Hercules announced

Hercules, a leader and pioneer in digital DJ controllers for computers, announces the newest version of their DJ Console line for Pro DJs, the DJ Console 4-Mx, an innovative and precise controller featuring large jog wheels (each equipped with touch sensor) a built-in audio interface tailored for DJing for easy connection with existing analog gear, and intuitive control over 2 and 4 virtual decks.

Allen & Heath Xone:DB4 – Another Leak!

Allen & Heath Xone:DB4 – Another Leak!

It seems that every time a manufacturer tries to to tease a new product and are aiming to a specific event to introduce that same new product … they fail! Another manufacturer who isn’t able to keep things under wraps is Allen & Heath. Teasing us for almost two weeks with their new Xone:DB4 controller, pictures and details already leaked onto the internet 2 days before the official presentation at BPM Show.

Avid introduces new M-Audio Oxygen 88 controller

Avid introduces new M-Audio Oxygen 88 controller

Ideal for use in the studio or on stage, the new M-Audio Oxygen 88 USB MIDI controller keyboard is designed to satisfy players who need the feel of a piano combined with the power of a modern MIDI controller. The 88-note, graded hammer-action keybed offers an impressive feel and response—while 32 assignable buttons, knobs, and faders provide complete control over your music software.

Pioneer introduce S-DJ Active Reference Speakers

Pioneer introduce S-DJ Active Reference Speakers

Pioneer is proud to introduce its first active reference speakers designed specifically with DJ/Producers in mind. The studio friendly S-DJ08 (8-inch) is available from late December and the smaller all round DJ lifestyle choice S-DJ05 (5 inch) from early January 2011. Both models come as a pair. Harnessing our long-standing history of speaker production, the S-DJ08 and S-DJ05 deliver accurate, neutral sound that professionals can rely on – while their innovative features make them adaptable for all your studio roles.

Creative Convolution Reverb from Native Instruments released

Creative Convolution Reverb from Native Instruments released

REFLEKTOR represents the pinnacle of digital signal processing – a definitive convolution reverb based on the groundbreaking Zero Latency Convolution technology developed by Native Instruments. This high-performance effect provides reverb ranging from super-realistic physical rooms to fully virtual acoustics, offering in-depth modeling parameters for creating unique spaces. It can perfectly emulate the sound of high-end, expensive digital reverb units and includes specially designed content for creative sound design. Combined with some highly usable and musical innovations such as the Sync and Reverse feature, this is the ultimate reverb for every production need, from classic to creative.

Custom Xone:4D – Do not try this at home!

Custom Xone:4D – Do not try this at home!

DJ Dan Guest and his father Darren have fully customised a Allen&Heath Xone:4D mixer which can be seen at this years DJ show, BPM in Birmingham. U.K. The mixer will be completed just in time for the international event at the NEC  and no one, (not even A&H) has seen what Dan & Darren have created. The changes to the Xone:4D include: A new way of controlling the mixer, a radical new finish to the front panel, Dan Guest branding, some technical mods and a change of light pipe setup. Dan has made it totally unique with improved features for his personal Dj’ing use.

The American Dream – The new Brainworx NEVE VXS Studio

The American Dream – The new Brainworx NEVE VXS Studio

Brainworx plug-ins have been developed in the Brainworx Studio for years now, the same goes for the plugins they model for their partners. When it comes to judging nuances they feel it is essential to be able to HEAR exactly what you guys out there will hear during your daily work, and Brainworx also believe it is important to be able to TEST the software in a professional surrounding. So they went for it…

Mastering Suite from Vegeance coming soon

Mastering Suite from Vegeance coming soon

It looks like Vengeance will be adding a Multiband Compressor to their line of plugins. The Mastering Suite will be the third plugin next to Metrum: Kick Synthesizer VSTi and Vengeance Producer Suite: Multiband Sidechain plugin. Priced at 149 Euro the new Mastering Suite will be available for Windows and Mac, however no RTAS and PowerMac versions will be available. For activation of the software a (syncrosoft) dongle protection USB device is needed.