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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…
There’s no shortage of delay plug-ins available for producers (free or otherwise), but a new free plug-in called Spaceship Delay is worth a look if you want something a little…
Pioneer Pro Audio is pleased to announce its new status as official audio partner of the revered Room Two at London nightclub fabric. Clubbers attending the eagerly anticipated reopening of…
We have a problem.   The music industry has been celebrating a surge of interest in one of its most beloved artifacts: the vinyl record. Major labels are returning to…
Time+Space announce Rob Papen Predator 2   Voodoo magic in virtual synth form, as the popular soft-synth gets an upgrade   Rob Papen Predator has been a popular synth choice…
Collaborate on tracks without the need for MIDI cables.   Native Instruments has added Ableton Link compatibility to its Traktor and Maschine apps, meaning artists can easily jam together wirelessly.…
Akai Professional are cutting the wires with their latest release.   DJs/producers have been shouting for wire-free operation for some time, in order to reduce the amount of cable clutter…
The Cyclone Analogic TT-606 Drum Drone is an analogue drum processor featuring an additional sequencer and expanded option set. The TT-606 has individual outputs for each instrument, MIDI In/Out &…
MUCH LOVED AUDIO ACCESSORIES COMPANY MASTERSOUNDS IS DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE THE RELEASE OF ITS NEXT CAREFULLY CONCEIVED PRODUCT, THE RADIUS 2, AN EXPERTLY ENGINEERED AND LOVINGLY HAND BUILT ANALOGUE ROTARY…
Roland, the creator company of the iconic Roland 909 introduces a new digital instrument of winds. The new Roland Aerophone AE-10 is a company’s new digital creation that fuses a…
World may learn a few things from the Netherlands, when it comes to environmentalism. From choosing bikes as the main choice of transport to vinyl production. Thus here is where…
OTO devices control synths, DJ software and more.   Berlin startup Sonic Geometry has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a new “geometric musical controller,” OTO   OTO allows the…
Japanese tech mogul Korg has just announced its latest synthesizer. Introducing monologue.   The monologue is a refreshing edition of a monophobic synthesizer, featuring a built-in step sequencer that can…
ROLI aims to Open up The World of Music-Making with it’s newest introduction of BLOCKS – a LEGO-like modular music creation system.   BLOCKS is supposed to be an instrument…
Early 2017 will see the creation of the made-for-VR venue, giving users a chance to experience sweaty raves from the world over   Boiler Room is launching the world’s first…
Output is a company that has managed to gain traction with producers and composers in a short space of time. Its Signal synth offers pulse engines designed to add fluid…
Are you looking to scratch on your digital DJ setup? The DJiT Mixfader is your ticket to ride   The world of digital DJing, especially on iOS devices, has slowly…
A Kickstarter campaign has been launched to get a levitating turntable on the market.   MAG-LEV Audio is looking to change the record-playing game through a drive system and patented…
How to ensure the final mix does your musical creation justice   Drawing on 20 years' worth of professional experience, sound engineer and producer Chris Lyth shares some useful tips…
A partnership between tech companies Serato and Roland was teased last month and now the first product from the two has been announced.   The DJ-808 combines software, hardware and…
Pioneer DJ really stunned the DJ/production community when it announced they were releasing a hardware sampler and on top of that a collaboration with the legendary Dave Smith — the…
Pioneer DJ has announced a new and enhanced version of its USB-only XDJ1000 deck.   The XDJ-1000MK2 arrives newly armed with a number of the features from the top-of-the-range CDJ-2000NXS2,…
The new airshifters are aimed at "professional and project" studios   Mackie has added two new models to its studio monitor line-up, the XR624 and XR824.   Mackie is already…
Native Instruments have added to their weighty synth range with the release of the Komplete 11 Suite. The new synth bundle comes in a variety of forms; Suite, Select &…
The perfect entry level DJ Controller has just been upgraded   The Hercules DJControl Instinct has received an upgrade with more features and performance pads.   Hercules is one of…
PT01 Scratch includes a crossfader-style 'scratch switch'     Hook it up to an external sound source and scratch over the top     Numark has announced the PT01 Scratch,…
The free v1.3 firmware update for Novation’s Circuit groovebox makes it more streamlined and powerful than ever. The update, which is recommended for all users, delivers several feature requests from…
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