Monthly Archives: August 2012

Pioneer DJ – An Evolution – Is the next CDJ generation coming?

Pioneer DJ – An Evolution – Is the next CDJ generation coming?

Pioneer DJ just posted a new teaser video online. Is this what the runours are about? A new CDJ generation with rekordbox integration? Who knows?Listen what Laidback Luke is saying! Will this new ‘device’ have the same interaction with the rekordbox app like on the XDJ-Aero has? Full Details and Performances with Kissy Sellout, Laidback Luke and Eats Everything will be released on 06 September 2012.

Pioneer DDJ-WeGO Announced

Pioneer DDJ-WeGO Announced

Mixing music just got easier, and a lot more fun, with the DDJ-WeGO. Anyone with a passion for dance music can play tracks and mix tunes with Pioneer’s compact, easy-to-use DJ console. Aspiring DJs playing their favourite music through DJ software on their laptops can now use the WeGO’s buttons and knobs to control the sound and get a hands-on DJing experience. The popular DJ software package VirtualDJ LE is included so the controller can be used straight out of the box, and WeGO customers will also be eligible for a free upgrade to VirtualDJ 8 LE upon release. The WeGO will be compatible with a variety of popular DJ software packages to suit any style including Algoriddim’s djay.

Meet, Learn, and Compete with Roland Guitar Friend Jam

Meet, Learn, and Compete with Roland Guitar Friend Jam

Guitar Friend Jam Version 1.0, Roland‘s newest social media application, gives guitarists an exclusive chance to improve their skills, to network, and to showcase their talents with like-minded players from all over the world. Musicians using this unique social network can download free practice songs from Roland, share workout records on Twitter, and actually compete with fellow musicians.

Novation announces the MiniNova synthesizer

Novation announces the MiniNova synthesizer

MiniNova is a compact, super-cool performance synth with the same sound engine as its big brother: the UltraNova. It comes with 256 incredible onboard sounds which you can tweak with 5 knobs, or totally warp with 8 ‘animate’ buttons. MiniNova also has an onboard VocalTune effect as well as a classic vocoder so you can recreate iconic vocal sounds from Hip Hop, Urban and electronic music.

Jeremy Ellis on the new Native Instruments Maschine MKII

Jeremy Ellis on the new Native Instruments Maschine MKII

Only hours after the new Maschine leaked onto the internet and we braught you the first details, Native Instruments have made it all official and introduced the MKII version. Next to that they now have published an incredible performance from Jeremy Ellis with the new Maschine and Maschine Mikro. He creates a track completely from scratch — the sound you hear was recorded live in one take without any overdubs or post production. Filmed at the abandoned former US listening station on Berlin’s Teufelsberg.

Native Instruments Maschine MKII Introduced

Native Instruments Maschine MKII Introduced

Here it is, next-generation design, multi-colored pads, timestretching capabilities, and more. All in all, the New MASCHINE from Native Instruments is the same highly gratifying instrument that it’s always been, combining pattern-based sequencing, professional sampling, multi-effect units, and a VST/AU plug-in host, but now with even more style and functionality. Everything is intuitively controllable via the fully integrated hardware – once you touch the tactile controller the fun and intuitive workflow takes over, allowing you to stay focused on what matters – the music.

Percussa Soundor – Free Open Source FM Synth

Percussa Soundor – Free Open Source FM Synth

PERCUSSA announced SOUNDOR, the free and open source FM Synthesizer for Max for Live, the visual programming environment in Ableton Live based on Cycling 74’s Max/MSP. SOUNDOR is available as a free download from the Percussa website, and allows users to explore FM Synthesis using hand and finger gestures, through AudioCubes’ high speed and low latency sensors, requiring no MIDI mapping or programming.

PSP Echo plugin released

PSP Echo plugin released

PSP Echo is a high quality echo processor (plug-in AudioUnit, VST, RTAS AAX for Mac OSX (Universal Binary); VST, RTAS and AAX for Windows). PSP Echo’s powerful and unusual features combined with its smooth operation makes it ideal for all kinds of creative uses from simple slap back and sustain effects through ping-pong delays and spacious echoes.

Mackie Introduces DLM 2000W Powered Loudspeakers

Mackie Introduces DLM 2000W Powered Loudspeakers

Mackie announced a new line of ultra-compact, powered loudspeakers offering a level of innovation never before seen in the world of portable sound reinforcement — DLM Series Powered Loudspeakers. Packed with cutting-edge technology, DLM speakers each feature a staggering 2000 watts of power, proprietary Mackie TruSource™ technology and a full-featured integrated digital mixer/processor. This potent technological combination not only allows for the incredibly small form factor of DLM, but also delivers a level of performance and fidelity that is simply not otherwise available. The extremely powerful DLM system includes two full-range models (DLM8, DLM12) along with a high-output compact subwoofer (DLM12S).

Sarm Studios Graham Archer Hits It with a NAIL

Sarm Studios Graham Archer Hits It with a NAIL

Since joining Sarm Studios in 2005, Graham Archer has moved up the ranks to become one of Trevor Horn’s top in-house engineers. Having recently engineered recordings for Seal, Robbie Williams, Massive Attack, Ellie Goulding and Madonna, Archer is often found in Sarm’s London or Los Angeles studio reaching for his A-Designs Audio HM2 NAIL compressor/limiter.

LinPlug CrX4 for Mac and PC released

LinPlug CrX4 for Mac and PC released

LinPlug hereby announces the release of the CrX4 Sample Synthesizer AU and VST plugin for Mac OS X and Windows PC. CrX4 is the successor to the CronoX 3 and uses any kind of samples as raw material for synthesis. CrX4 includes a range of virtual analogue features such as a variety of oscillators, unison detuning, amplitude and frequency modulation, the unique free-type-filter, an arpeggiator, and a modulation matrix, wicked LFO’s and a comprehensive effects section.