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New Boutiques include SH-01A and TR-08...     Roland continue to bolster their Boutique range with the launch of the new SH-01A, a clone of their legendary SH-101 mono synth.…
August is here – which means DJ gear companies come out of their slumber and finally start teasing new equipment for DJ Expo, Musikmesse, and other industry events. What’s happened…
Great news for iOS device users.   On 1st August 2017, the world's premier house music website, www.ihouseu.com launched a new mobile app which is now available to download on…
The most useful inner sleeve you’ll find.   What if every record came with a set of illustrations about how to store it? While, like a packet of crisps, you…
Play-A-Synth lets anyone try before they buy...     Buying hardware synths can be a real minefield — but a new website Play-A-Synth is looking to solve many of the…
The latest device from the team behind the Patchblocks mini-synths is a battery-powered mixer you can fit in your pocket. Scott Wilson finds out if the sound and experience of…
Atari, one of the pioneers in the video games industry with games like Pong, Pac-Man and Centipede, will launch the Ataribox. This will be the first console Atari will release…
Pioneer DJ has launched Interface 2, a new soundcard that opens up rekordbox dvs to all DJs allowing them to scratch and control the music on their rekordbox library using…
Pioneer DJ have just dropped a new video featuring synth guru Dave Smith.   The legendary engineer and musician talks about the beautiful character of analog synthesis and how he…
15% of UK adults have used a ripping-service...     Stream-ripping has now been tagged as the “most aggressive form of music piracy” by PRS for Music and the Intellectual…
ROLI has launched its new affordable touch-responsive keyboard interface, the Seaboard Block.     Priced at £279, the Seaboard Block is a cheaper alternative to the acclaimed Seaboard GRAND and…
Sonar isn't just a world-class music festival with a meticulously programmed line-up, there's also Sonar—D, an interactive showcase of some of the world's most sought after gear.      …
The three-of-a-kind machine is an exact replica of Moog and Emerson's 1970s masterpiece         The last ever Emerson Moog Modular System is currently being built and will…
Focusrite has just announced the release of an incredibly cool audio interface for iOS users. The iTrack One Pre is a compact cube that lets you record high-resolution audio from…
The primary digital music destination – Traxsource – has just re launched their website with upgrades, additions, and more.   Traxsource has always been a company run by DJs and…
Say hello to your new favorite DJ mixer.     UK boutique audio company MasterSounds has released a new four-channel analog rotary mixer.     The Radius 4 is an…
The new Spinbox turntable is a must for DIY vinyl enthusiasts!   The brand's new portable turntable can be assembled in under 20 minutes and includes an amp and speakers.…
For producers and not just DJs!     'Serato Sample’ an all-new sampling plug-in from the brains behind Serato, that DJs and producers will be able to use in their…
And it looks epic!     In a limited run of 25 units, Moog Music Inc is reissuing its classic ‘cabinet’ IIIc synthesizer. The mammoth unit was made famous by…
Native Instruments has updated its Komplete Kontrol software to version 1.8, which makes it even easier to play a host of unusual scales using the company’s range of S Series…
With the speeds of internet access seemingly showing no end in growing at the moment, it seems that we are now fully realizing the power of the connected world on…
Irish-based music promo platform Inflyte have announced their latest innovation in promo solutions for the music industry, with the arrival of their integration with Amazon’s Echo range of voice-activated devices.…
Novation set to announce another new product at Berlin's Superbooth..   Novation follow up yesterday’s Peak synth announcement with another tasty morsel of news, this time about their new affordable…
Pioneer DJ and Splice collaborate to make the TORAIZ SP-16 the first hardware sampler to connect users to a cloud-based music creation workflow.   They’ve partnered with Splice, the cloud-based…
Hexagon Sky is now available to buy     A new virtual instrument inspired by Boards Of Canada, Lone, Tycho and Com Truise is now available to buy online.  …
Pioneer have upgraded their popular 2-channel mixer to create the DJM-250MK2.   The new mixer is still the entry point into the DJM series at under £300, but now is…
New sound, battery and comfort improvements across the board     It's been an exciting year for V-MODA thus far. In the last few months alone, the company has been…
Got a spare $40,000 under the mattress?   Finished in ‘Ferrari Corsa Red Micro Suede’, a unique edition of the Technics SP10MK3 NGS has appeared on the Audiogon marketplace.  …
Roland's synth museum is every producer's dream.   Featuring Roland crafted synths, drum machines and FX pedals from throughout the ages, it's an addictive watch that will see you opening…
Affordable and powerful, we can't wait to try this!   Pioneer DJ has launched their latest affordable two-channel mixer, the DJM–250MK2. The new unit is an upgrade of one of…
Attractive and functional..   ROLI continue to push their modular Blocks controllers with support for third party software.   Users can know use their Blocks modules with Apple’s Logic pro…
Big names, big kit!   Denon DJ has just revealed today that world-renowned DJ, record producer and industry influencer Laidback Luke has joined forces with them as brand ambassador for…
DIY Synhthesis on a micro scale...   Macchiato mini-synth is a duo phonic synth from Zepplin Design Labs that retails for less than £40.   Mini DIY synths seem to…
Lofelt is allowing you to feel music like never before   Have you ever wanted to really feel the music you're listening to in the comfort of your own home?…
It wasn’t that long ago that for these pages I reviewed the then-new ROKIT 4 studio monitors from KRK Systems, part of the Gibson brand family.   Those units have…
We caught up with the team from Mixfader at NAMM 2017 and got this insane demo.     We got a chance to mess around with The Mixfader late last…
An analogue dream.   German company Ballfinger has unveiled a new selection of stunning analogue audio equipment. Its flagship reel-to-reel tape machine, the Tonbandmaschine M 063, combines a minimal vintage…
When Arturia released the original MiniLab compact MIDI keyboard controller back in 2013, one of its main selling points was tight integration with a bundled piece of software called Analog…
Released back in 2014, Bitwig Studio 1 was the first music production software to combine linear and non-linear sequencing on Windows, macOS and Linux. Combining cutting edge technologies like plug-in…
The professional DJ world has been more or less monopolized by Pioneer for the last decade or so with many brands trying unsuccessfully to find any marketshare. Finally there is…
In collaboration with Dave Smith Instruments, we’ve created a new monophonic synthesizer for music production and live performances: the TORAIZ AS-1. The synth is the second musical instrument in our…
Apple's newest model of the Macbook Pro came with a handful of big updates, most notably, the intruiging Touch Bar settled above its QWERTY keyboard.   Logic Pro X's most…
Don’t try this at home.   There are many weird and wonderful synth modules in the world, including one that uses actual dirt to add grit to sound, but this…
Sennheiser has dropped details on a new pair of headphones that can record 3D audio on to your smartphone.   The new Ambeo Smart Surround headphones were announced last week…
The company has unveiled a new turntable, mixer and media player   Denon DJ has announced a host of new products including a new turntable, media player and mixer.  …
It's the format that refuses to lie down...   There’s an elephant in the room of modern music.   When the BPI released its final figures for 2016, commentators immediately…
From the vintage synth fetishism of the Stranger Things score to the reboot of Roland’s TB-303, music production in 2016 seemed obsessed with the past. But as Scott Wilson argues,…
Mixars' UNO mixer is a brand-new, two-channel DJ mixer with some great basic features, set to drop during LA's annual NAMM conference later this month.   Featuring a metal chassis,…
UTSUNOMIYA, Japan — In the sofa-appointed listening room of a factory north of Tokyo, hi-fi fans can listen to vintage vinyl records on a sound system costing $45,000, including a…
It includes dedicated controls for the DJ software’s latest features.   Pioneer DJ has announced a new top-of-the-line controller for Serato DJ, the DDJ-SZ2.   The controller is an update…
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