Monthly Archives: October 2011

VXXY DCM8 – Dedicated Chip Tune Drum Machine

VXXY DCM8 – Dedicated Chip Tune Drum Machine

After months of preparation VXXY are ready to go live. Switches flipped, soldering irons warmed, many lines of code written. VXXY announce the production of their first electronic musical instrument the DCM8 Digital Chiptune Drum machine, born from a desire to have chip music sounds in an easy to use studio desk sequencer and live performance package after wearing out our Gameboys with manic button bashing, and also wanting a few other sound styles thrown in for good measure.

Free Expansion Offer for Native Instruments MASCHINE and MASCHINE MIKRO

Free Expansion Offer for Native Instruments MASCHINE and MASCHINE MIKRO

Native Instruments has just launched a special offer for its acclaimed MASCHINE groove production systems. From October 27th to December 31st, every new purchase of the regular MASCHINE version will include two MASCHINE Expansions of choice as a free download, while new owners of the compact MASCHINE MIKRO can select one expansion fom the existing arsenal.

DNR Collaborative releases MixControl Pro R5

DNR Collaborative releases MixControl Pro R5

DNR Collaborative announces the official release of the RTAS version of MixControl Pro, our flagship mixing package. This update brings various minor graphical optimizations, as well as RTAS format support and a newly updated manual. MixControl Pro R5 also includes a new standalone licensing version of the software, which allows MixControl Pro to be registered outside of the hosting environment and avoids numerous system-specific hosting issues that arise. 

The Cadenza – Alesis New Digital Piano Available Now

The Cadenza – Alesis New Digital Piano Available Now

Alesis, the world’s leading manufacturer of instruments and tools for today’s musician, announces that the Cadenza, an 88-key hammer-action digital piano, is now shipping to musical instrument retailers. The Cadenza electric piano offers the sounds, features and performance feel that musicians need to bring their ideas to life. With 88 hammer-action keys, the Cadenza equips players with a full range of musical expression, enabling them to play any song, from classical to contemporary.

KOMA Elektronik announces two brand new effect pedals

KOMA Elektronik announces two brand new effect pedals

Berlin based effects manufacturer KOMA Elektronik has announced the release of the BD101 Analog Gate/Delay and the FT201 Analog Vactrol State Variable Filter/10 Step Sequencer. KOMA Elektronik is a young musician run company producing handmade analog effect pedals that produce out of the ordinary sounds. All pedals come with a 10 socket CV / audio patch bay and an on board infrared motion controller able to control all CV features on the pedals. 

Vestax VCI-400 DJ Controller Arrived at Gearjunkies HQ

Vestax VCI-400 DJ Controller Arrived at Gearjunkies HQ

Well, finally here it is. The new Vestax VCI-400 DJ Controller arrived at our ‘techlab’. Marc had to get it himself at the Dutch distributor as the VCI-400 is one of the rare two that are in this country at the moment. The risk of sending it by courier was even not desireable. But we didn’t mind, we just wanted it here as soon as possible. And … yes, if you were wondering, the VCI-400 does look the part. Its design is pretty impressive.