In 2000, a bunch of music geeks gathered around their computers, only to find themselves guided by a strange and mysterious power — the power of Ohm Force. It revealed to them the essence of audio processing which they used to create the now mythical Ohm plug-ins. But they had a secret goal! This secret and long-term task was to venture beyond the plug-in world and explore the other dimension of sound creation: those humanoid artists that play with computers. Thus Ohm Force, by the sweat and steel of its humble, sandwich-peddling warriors, has been laboring to conceive a new type of music workstation — one that will bring real time creative harmony to the world. Yes, you read that right! Ohm Force is presenting the first ever real-time collaborative music workstation in the history of music production: the Ohm Studio — a project with which they aspire to redefine the meaning of online music collaboration. Yay.
A week after the (unvoluntary) release of the Traktor Pro 2.5 update, Native Instruments announce that the Kontrol F1 is now available worldwide.
The revolutionary Reactable instrument hits the stage with its new incarnation: The Reactable Live! It brings all the possibilities of the original Reactable and makes it portable and easy to setup. The Live! version of the instrument allows you to touch and see the music while performing. The different sound generation and manipulation modules, which are real physical objects, permit infinite flexibility and control in musical expression. Exploring and using modern techniques of music production has never been easier or more exciting.
Open Labs, the industry leader and pioneer for nearly a decade in all-in-one music production workstations and live performance software, is proud to announce Music OS™ 3.2 UPDATE. Music OS 3.2 delivers enhanced playback and live performance features tailored specifically for the ‘live’ musician. Playback or ‘backing tracks’ are now a common instrument for live musicians and have been recognized as an essential tool when trying to reproduce recorded material live onstage. Playback consists of prerecorded tracks ranging from a basic ‘click track’ to an entire performance including lead vocals, guitar parts, drums and much, much more.
In this video you’ll get a look at some of the first Rack Extensions to arrive in Reason’s rack, hear direct from the developers themselves and, most importantly, see just how massive this expansion will be for your music.
MusicRow Bass Lab is your laboratory for electronic bass sounds. This powerful synthesizer was designed with one purpose in mind: to assemble the ultimate machine for the production of ultra-modern fat and punchy electronic basses.
For all those who feel that they have an instinct for mixing, and for everyone dreaming of getting behind the decks to host great parties with their own music and setting the dance floor on fire, Hercules is proud to unveil its new mixing console for computers: Hercules DJControl Instinct.
Almost at the same time as the release of the 2.2.1 update of Serato’s Itch, Vestax released their VCI-380 DJ Controller. The VCI-380 is a two channel DJ controller with a built-in Digital DJ mixer, powerful and creative, opening the door to limitless possibilities of controllerism. Mix, scratch, cue, effect, sample, trigger, loop and slice.
Serato have announced that an ITCH 2.2.1 update for the Vestax VCI-380 DJ Controller is available. The free update can be downloaded via the Serato website. The update of ITCH 2.2.1 has been a collaborative research & development effort between Serato and Vestax to provide new enhancements which are compatible with the long awaited Vestax VCI-380 controller, which is available for purchase today.
One of the most interesting DJ controllers of the last years is, without doubt, the 4MidiLoop DJ controller. Its developer Ivo Glanzmann now introduces another great looking midi controller for sophisticated DJs, called 4TrackTrigger. This new Traktor controller has been developed together with the German Faderfox company.
There are millions of tutorials on Youtube but now and then we come across a tutorial we think is pretty cool. The video belows shows us how Tomeso syncs the Arturia Spark with Native Instruments Traktor DJ software. Why? Well because you can! This way DJs could make their sets just that bit more special by creating and adding their own beats!
Announced many, many moons ago, Behringer has finally set a date (July 27th) for its worldwide release, the Behringer X32 Digital Mixing Console. The X32 console sets a new benchmark for live sound mixing along with unprecedented value. Behringer is proud to offer the full-featured X32 digital mixing console with it’s large input and output channel count, comprehensive processing, flexible expansion options and intuitive user interface—all at a price point that anyone can afford!
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.
Love it, hate it, but Rap is one of the pilars of modern EDM (Electronic Dance Music). Hip Hop and rap were on the front of the modern electronic music production. This genre made sampling to an art! Ice-T’s documentary should be watched by everyone, … therefor!
Native Instruments today announced the availability of TRAKTOR PRO 2.5. This latest version introduces the innovative Remix Decks, giving access to a powerful loop suite made up of 64 slots, each able to hold loops, one-shot samples or even tracks.