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Following up on our news story detailing the new handmade DJ controller, Versus from Magda & NYMA, here’s a video showing Versus in action with the creators talking about the concept.
Don't be fooled thinking Sample Logic's new release, Bohemian, is only for new age music. The collection of exotic, traditional & morphed instruments in this Kontakt library are incredibly inspiring!
Until 30th April you can get hold of Native Instruments' Maschine Studio for as little as $799 US / £599 GBP / €799 Euro! Find out more...
Fashoin designer, Ylenia Gortana, has designed a rather nifty jacket that not only keeps you warm and stylish, but can be played as a MIDI controller. Check out the video of this jack in action.
The new Reason 8.2 makes it easy to stay up to date and get many of your most requested features automatically. There's also improvements to browsing, soundbanks and Remote support for ReDrum.
Phoenix Pro, the guitar plug-in to best all other guitar plug-ins, is back for a limited time only. Resurrect your guitaring ability with this one and don't pay attention to the fake imposters!
SONAR “Cambridge,” is the second major release in SONAR's membership program. Cakewalk tell us it further enhances SONAR with multiple new features and improvements.
The new MIDI, CV and USB I/O modules for littleBits Synth Kit allows you to use it as a MIDI controller, sequence your DAW, control an analog synth, send audio to DAW or process audio and plenty more!
Damian Taylor has worked with artists such as Bjørk, Arcade Fire and The Killers. This video from his studio shows how he works and what he uses in his setup, focusing on Focusrite's ISA 428 & 828.
Blues Essentials is a new preset bank containing blues elements to add to the arsenal of styles available in Groove Agent 4 and Groove Agent SE 4 drum software instruments.
NI have been busy innovating. STEMS is a new audio file format that provides DJs, producers, and live performers the ability to mix with a track’s different musical elements individually.
SPL are happy to tease us with pics of upcoming gear… In mid-April at Musikmesse we can expect to see the new gear from SPL on show and we’ll make sure to get hands-on with everything we can.
UVI Orchestral Suite is a complete symphonic orchestra toolkit that delivers over 60 instruments for just $199 USD. UVI call it, "The Essential Symphonic Orchestra Collection".
Magda and NYMA's first tech collaboration, a handmade and customised DJ controller called VERSUS, is soon to see the light of day. Here's more info and some tasty pics to feast your eyes on.
Pittsburgh Modular's new (as yet unreleased) Patch Box promises fully modular effects for guitars and synths. Intrigued? We certainly are.
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