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  Imagine a vinyl record that has 30% more capacity, 30% greater volume, and double the audio fidelity of a typical LP sold today. The technical specifications for High Definition…
  As Post NAMM 2016 madness finally cools down, I finally had the chance to sit down with Pioneers new(ish) HRM-7 Reference Headphones for a solid test run. As most of…
  Things could be changing for vinyl "within three years". We've already got HD TVs and Blu-ray DVDs, and wax, which hit 9 million US sales in the first half of 2015,…
  So you’ve decided to get into DJing, or you’re now ready to step it up from your controller into more standard club gear. Unfortunately, you don’t have $3000+ to…
Remember the film 'It's All Gone Pete Tong'? I'm sure you do. The story of famed Ibizan DJ Frankie Wilde, who loses the one tool a musician needs most: his…
{source} <FONT style="line-height:200%"> {/source} Last year, innovative music production app Auxy rolled out for iPad, bringing a fun-filled creation process that was strongly received (the app maintained a near-perfect rating…
{source} <FONT style="line-height:200%"> {/source} The app makes the most of the iPad Pro’s increased screen size.   Apple’s freshly released iPad Pro has one of its first bespoke DJ apps…
{source}<FONT style="line-height:200%"> {/source} Spotify is considering letting record labels and artists release albums exclusively to its Premium subscribers, blocking them from being accessed by the huge amount of users on its…
{source} <FONT style="line-height:200%"> {/source} Is nothing sacred? First, Twitter got rid of 'faves' and replaced them with 'hearts'. And now, Twitter is experimenting with non-chronological timelines.   The non-chronological timeline…
{source} <FONT style="line-height:200%"> {/source} Apple TV is, on the face of it, one of Apple's toughest products to sell. It has one of the smallest markets and is taking on…
Early-day effects brought bang up to date  {source} <FONT style="line-height:200%"> {/source} Although sampling technology has moved on massively over the past three decades, and today's software can do a whole…
{source} <FONT style="line-height:250%"> {/source} Korg has introduced iDS-10, a portable synth for the iPhone.   A transformation of DS-10, the software available for Nintendo DS, the Apple-compatible app is armed…
Here’s a fact that parents don’t want to hear: the more Internet-connected devices given to children, the greater the chance hackers will spy on them. That’s been highlighted by last…
Apple has launched an official Android app for its Apple Music streaming service, just over four months after its debut on iOS.   The Spotify rival’s core features have survived…
What a week it's turned out to be for tech lovers. First we got more details on this turntable, then a Roland TR-808 ended up on eBay and now Roksan…
Audio specialist Funktion-One is promising "to re-define audio and operational performance expectations" with its new Vero soundsystem.     Containing speakers, amplifiers, cabling, rigging, transport dollies, weatherproof covers and software,…
Expected in May and at a price of around £450, SONY's new PS-HX500 "audiophile" turntable will be the first to convert vinyl into high quality WAV files.   The details…
Sometimes a little gesture goes a long way with safety, and the recently launched COMPANION app launched mid 2015 aims to make the walk home alone just that.   Especially…
Smart technology manufacturer Aivvy is releasing a pair of headphones that come bundled with the company's digital music service built in, meaning you don't need to carry a device such…
Rekordbox and Rekordbox DJ have reached version 4.06 and the big new feature in this release is the addition of midi learn.     Secondly this version adds support for…
We're excited post the news that Native Instruments has shared with us this morning, a new update to Traktor that allows anyone to see the full Stems files being played…
Turntablism is founded on the premise of messing around with stuff. Scratching was an accidental discovery, and it can be argued that most of the scene is essentially based around…
Pioneer certainly has a rich history in speaker design. Ranging from their hi-fi stereo speakers to their more recent DJ-centric studio monitors, the Japanese corporation has developed a vast amount…
Over the last days, news was picked up about a headphone startup that had a rather unique selling point. Because next to obviously playing music, these headphones had the capability…
Musicians' Hearing Services are on a mission to ensure that DJs, Producers and anyone involved in music are fully protected when it comes to their hearing. Loss of hearing can…
Few artists can have made the leap from DJ to producer as effortlessly as Riva Starr. With a slew of genre-busting releases and maverick remixes, the plaudits are still ringing…
The Pioneer DJM-S9 Serato DJ mixer is my new weapon of choice when it comes to DJ performances and everyday use. The DJM-S9 sports eight RGB backlit pads for each…
SoundCloud has responded to claims the company may be forced to close due to financial troubles, stating instead that it is in a "strong growth stage".       The…
After launching the beta in December, full integration is here     Sonos has added Apple Music to the list of music streaming platforms it is compatible with.   The…
Lego, is there anything the little coloured blocks can't do?   Every few weeks it seems like we report on a new piece of equipment, or something that is just…
Pioneer DJ's rekordbox DJ software has up to now been exclusively for their own extensive range of hardware. But as of today, rekordbox DJ 4.06 has staked its claim for…
No jogs just pads, the new DJ controller from Hercules Now that the dust has settled over LA's NAMM Music Technology Conference, we thought it would be good to recap…
Ableton Live 9.6 is out and available to download.     The latest version of the production software arrives with improvements to the Push controller, bug fixes, and new support…
In the patent battle that feels as if it will never end, Apple has today asked the Supreme Court not to review Samsung's latest appeals request in the two companies'…
Details on the new Aston Halo are minimal, but that shouldn't detract from what we do know. The brains behind the Aston Halo reflection filter have plenty of experience in…
Imagine, truly wireless ear buds that sound great and fit so well that they won't fall out, even when you are swimming. I don't know about you, but I've still…
Korg has unveiled two new additions to its ultra-portable nanoSeries MIDI range.     The nanoKey Studio and nanoKontrol Studio, which are operated by batteries, enable users to create and…
Pioneer DJ and Pulselocker are partnering to let DJs stream tracks from their Pulselocker accounts directly into rekordbox dj performance software. The move gives users of the rekordbox dj Plus…
Rane announced that it will continue to redefine the mixer by bridging the gap between classic rotary mixers and modern DJ tools with its new two-channel rotary mixer, the MP2014.…
{source} <FONT style="line-height:200%"> {/source} Using classic x0x drums for melodic and tuned elements   {source}<iframe width="615" height="345" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/8wHfNmYhZq8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>{/source}   Tuning TR-808 and TR-909 percussion in interesting ways can…
{source} <FONT style="line-height:200%"> {/source} In just six months Apple's streaming service has reached the same milestone that Swedish brand Spotify took six years to reach.   If a Financial Times…
{source} <FONT style="line-height:200%"> {/source} The ultimate goal for any DJ application is to optimally and efficiently handle audio. Mixvibes, the company behind Cross DJ, knows this and that is why…
{source} <FONT style="line-height:200%"> {/source} We’ve known that a new update to Pioneer DJ’s top-of-the-line mixing hardware was coming soon – and now we’re getting our first official teaser from the…
{source} <FONT style="line-height:150%"> {/source} Twitter is considering ditching its 140-character limit in tweets. After 24 hours of speculation it seems the the social media company is considering a new 10,000…
{source} <FONT style="line-height:200%"> {/source} Vinyl players seemed to be the must-have gift at Christmas, as confirmed by sales reports released this month that reveal HMV sold a turntable a minute…
 {source} <FONT style="line-height:200%"> {/source} YouTube views aren't translating into profit for British musicians, and even vinyl sales are bringing in more money. According to The Guardian, that is what British…
{source} <FONT style="line-height:200%"> {/source} Panasonic released the last edition of the Technics 1200 (MK6) back in 2008, and since, most have been mourning these turntable favourites.   Today, at the…
{source} <FONT style="line-height:200%"> {/source} RecMix is a new recording application for your iPhone that allows you to record, store and (instantly) share your DJ sets and mixes using your mobile…
{source} <FONT style="line-height:200%"> {/source} New Top-Of-The-Line Gear from Pioneer DJ   DJs excitedly contacted us a few months back with a purported leak of a new mixer from Pioneer appeared,…
{source} <FONT style="line-height:200%"> {/source} 2015 WAS A TRANSFORMATIVE YEAR FOR ONLINE MUSIC. SO WHAT'S NEXT?   In 2015, the streaming music market became a full-contact spectator sport.   Sure, the…
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