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The Launchpad Pro is a worthy successor to the Novation Launchpad. And,with an open firmware/API environment, its more customisable with the help of hackers and devs, like Stagecraft Software.
The new MIDI API for Android 6.0 (known as Marshmallow) is promising to make life easier for music app developers and provide a better experience for Android device wielding musicians and producers.
Watch sound designer Diego Stocco reveal his field & studio recording microphone technique for capturing dynamics and resonances more intimately than with a standard setup. Sound designers take note.
This Max for Live device, Liquid Music for Live (from those clever folks at WaveDNA) is designed to provide you a "revolutionary" visual workflow that'll inspire new ideas and banish creative blocks.
iZotope are preparing of the release of a new version of RX. Aside from the name change (they've added "audio editor" to the title) there's lots of new features to get excited about.
Splice do remote collaboration and syncing within popular DAWs, and have Splice Sounds, a sample subscription service. Prime Loops have joined them so there's now 2000 sample packs available.
Propellerhead tell us Pop Chords Electric Guitarist is a powerful new instrument that provides fast, easy access to inspiring pop rhythm guitar performances.
Headphones that don't touch your visible ear? The future of headphones has seemingly arrived. BatBand uses bone conduction tech to send sound to your inner-ear and you'll look Sci-Fi in the process.
One of the most stunning and immersive music, light and circus events of the past 5 years, Arcadia, came home to Bristol in September and Ask.Audio were there to see, hear and feel the spectacle.
If you're waiting for new synthesizers continuing on the Jupiter, JX and Juno lines, then this teaser video for Roland's new Boutique synths will leave you feeling happy for the future.
Following on from the new modular synths in their AIRA range and the new JD-XA, Roland have updated the iconic Juno series with the Juno-DS88. Get the full spec and watch the video below.
What would you do if you needed a sample player for live performance? Buy one? The more adventurous among us would make their own touch screen sample player. Igor b did, and here's his in action.
We reviewed the Akai Pro MIDIMix and found it is a capable controller for Ableton Live. Sigabort's new script makes it into a better control surface with ring focus, LaunchSync compatibility & more.
After reaching initial goal for early birds pre-order, the upcoming BT4 Bluetooth MIDI controller pre-order from Positive Grid has been extended to 1000 more units!
The bog brother of the highly acclaimed analog-modelled software synth, Strobe, from FXpansion. Strobe2 comes with over 900 presets and still allows you to go deep into synth programming as you wish.
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