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With all the Musikmesse 2015 noise we didn't post about the new EastWest Composer Cloud which provides instant access to 9000+ high quality virtual instruments from $29.99 a month.
Jean-Michel Jarre said: “I’ve just got miniSyn’X and am so excited, because the Synthex is a fantastic rarity. Thanks to XILS-lab for giving everyone the opportunity to play with it.” Enough said.
Musicians have been fascinated by the potential of loopers since… well, since they became available! This 2 year old video of a Michael Jackson cover by Kawehi shows what's possible with little gear.
Conductr 2, an IPad app environment aimed at DJs and producers, launches a brand new in-app iPad module allowing users to control Traktor alongside their already released Ableton Live controller.
UVI updates Synthox to version 1.5 and expands the instrument with FM section from Elka EK-44, an updated patch library and performance optimizations.
Carrying headphones and keeping them safe is never easy. Until now, that is! UDG's new DIGI Headphone Bag not only keeps your cans safe and secure, but has storage for SD cards, USB drives and more.
Are you into creating dub, trap or long echoes in your beats, or are you after some glitchy effects for your drum patterns? G. W. Childs shows how in this Korg volca beats tutorial video.
We got a demo of FL Studio 12 at Musikmesse and were left VERY impressed. And just a few days later, FL Studio 12 has been officially released. Find out all about it here.
The popular edjing app now has a bigger brother with plenty of new features designed for pro DJs. And if your memory needs jogging, DJIT were also behind the recent MixFader, the portable DJ fader.
Musikmesse 2015 featured some tasty new products with an emphasis on "smart controllers" and modular synths and effects. Here's my roundup along with videos from our favourite announcements.
The good folk at Siren Audio have a new Max4Live (M4L) device available... and it's free! Puck is a Max MIDI Device that allows you to play chords by playing just one note. Useful & FREE!
Modartt Pianoteq is unlike some piano instruments you'll come across elsewhere. It uses physical modelling to create realistic piano sounds, not samples... now with Hohner Electra-piano and Pianet T.
Soon after the release of the new Universal Audio Apollo range (Thunderbolt 2 and special Firewire version) and the Marshall Plexi Super Lead plug-in, we interviewed Gannon & Amanda from UA at Messe.
It was just a matter of time before an app with Apple Watch control came out to cater for the audio recording (and video production) communities. And Apogee's MetaRecorder sure looks interesting!
Sample Label 5Pin Media and Producer Histibe in partnership with Loopmasters are hosting an exciting Music Producer competition with more than $2000 in prizes up for grabs.
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