Native Instruments is not really a stranger to manufacturing audio interfaces, as they have done for their DJ software Traktor. Now they have released an audio interface for producers too: Komplete Audio 6 Audio Interface.
ARTURIA announces the shipping of its fourth and most sophisticated keyboard in the Analog Experience series: Analog Experience THE LABORATORY 61 keys.
DJ legend, Sasha, has been road-testing Allen & Heath’s new Xone:DB4 digital FX mixer on his busy global tour schedule, and since the beginning of the year it has been his mixer of choice.
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.
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.
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.
Arturia has revealed new details about its highly anticipated software synthesizer: the “Oberheim SEM V”. Ahead of the official release, planned for December, Arturia has exposed the detailed features, graphic interface and the first exclusive sound demos on its website.
The Reloop RMP-2.5 Alpha is the latest member of Reloop’s RMP-series and a true cross media player with additional MIDI function. Besides playing current audio formats such as WAV and MP3 from CD, CD-R, memory stick or hard disk drive, it is also possible to control any MIDI compatible DJ software (for example Traktor) thanks to the RMP-2.5’s full MIDI compatibility.
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.
Kim Pedersen, a musician from Denmark active in ambient music has been working on an installation project involving 12 AudioCubes in sensor mode. In case you missed the original story, you can read more here.
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.
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.
Does the world need another audio interface? Yes – when it’s pink! The eagerly awaited special edition of the successful RME Babyface, named Ladyface edition, starts shipping. Custom-tailored for the Japanese and other asian markets, it is now also available worldwide from all RME distributors.
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.