Monthly Archives: September 2011

Waves Bass Rider Introduced

Waves Bass Rider Introduced

Bass Rider is an innovative, easy-to-use plugin that rides bass levels automatically. A companion to the Waves  popular Vocal Rider plugin, Bass Rider delivers perfect bass levels, without changing the natural sound of your bass. Optimized especially for the frequency range and envelope characteristics of bass instruments, Bass Rider covers all the basses: DI, amplified, acoustic, synth, upright—you name it. 

DSI Tempest – Beat Exercise – Video

DSI Tempest – Beat Exercise – Video

Tempest from Dave Smith and Roger Linn is a professional drum machine that generates its sounds using six of Dave’s powerful, highly-acclaimed analog synthesis voices, and uses an innovative, performance-oriented operating system that permits an extraordinary level of control to create, edit, arrange and manipulate beats in real time without ever stopping. Original ‘gearhead’ Richard Devine took this beast for a spin.

Hercules Debuts XPS 2.0 80 DJ MONITOR

Hercules Debuts XPS 2.0 80 DJ MONITOR

Hercules, a leader and pioneer in digital DJ controllers and a digital audio specialist, is pleased to debut its first monitoring speaker system for DJs. Relying on 20 years of audio expertise, Hercules has created this active monitoring speaker system, XPS 2.0 80, to be a natural and logical evolution into its DJing product range which was previously comprised of only DJ controllers.

New Vestax DJ Controller coming to the BPM Show

New Vestax DJ Controller coming to the BPM Show

On the heels of the competition, Vestax will be introducing their own four channel DJ controller at the up and coming BPM Show in the UK. There is not more to show then the picture below. All details will be revealed on october 1st. Speculations can start if it is a complete new product or that they have built on the founcations of their VCI controllers. As soon as we know, …. you will know!

Camel Audio Alchemy Mobile for iPhone/iPad

Camel Audio Alchemy Mobile for iPhone/iPad

Turn your iPhone/iPad into a powerful synthesizer! Alchemy Mobile includes everything from evolving soundscapes and fat bases to lush pads and pulsing arpeggios, and is available for free from the iTunes App store. This is the iOS version of Camel Audio’s award-winning Mac/PC Alchemy synth – the leading sample manipulation synthesizer which can be heard on thousands of records and films by world-class artists.

Allen&Heath Xone:DB2 – Tease Away!

Allen&Heath Xone:DB2 – Tease Away!

We were just thinking how quiet it was at the gear front. And then there’s suddenly this video teaser by Allen & Heath. The video itself doesn’t name names but we trust our friend Skratchworx as he is quite the inside man when it comes to DJ gear. According to him A&H will introduce the DB4s little brother the Xone:DB2 at the coming BPM trade show in the UK. As a well done teaser should be, not much is given away by Allen & Heath, but … there’s no denying the DB2 will look just awesome! And if we can rely on the quality of the Xone:DB4, performance will be as good too. This DJ ‘gem’ will be introduced on the first of october so till then… enjoy the video!