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Kate Simko explains the concepts, tech & inspiration behind her new LP, Polyrhythmic, with Tevo Howard and how they fused vintage, analog machines with digital processors for a unique layered sound.
Pioneer DJ tell us their new XDJ-700 is a digitally versatile, compact digital playerÂ that punches above its weight. Oh and it is of course rekordbox ready. Watch the video below for more info.
The smallest speaker in the KRK ROKIT line teams big sound with precision engineering. I heard these at BPM 2015 and was impressed both at how tiny they are and how big their sound is.
The big news from NI is the Komplete Kontrol family has a bigger brother S-Series 88 (that's 88 keys) and 1.5 software which allows 3rd party plugins from Arturia, u-he, and more to be controlled.
With his "Nirvana" 3-track release today on Bedrock records, Guy J continues to push further into melody-rich house music. Guy explains the workflow and tech behind "Provokoter" and listen to it here.
Arctic Pads is a free demo set of 8 pads for Ableton's SIMPLER from Flintpope could add an air of mystery to your tracks. Did we mention they're free?
Soniccouture, well known for their meticulously sampled and playable Kontakt instruments have released 'Box of Tricks', a 30GB collection of 13 instruments sampled, shaped & sculpted with Imogen Heap.
Acoustica tell us their Mixcraft music production and multitrack recording software adds new content, more controller support and feature enhancements in version 7.5, including Windows 10 support.
Many digital music producers are beginning to miss the warmth and old-school noise you get from the sound of a needle on a vinyl record. Those were the days'¦Â here's an app that brings it back for free
Engine, from Social Entropy, is a polyphonic hardware step sequencer for pattern-based music producers and performers. It's an easy way to create rhythmic and melodic patterns in a compact unit.
If you were waiting to upgrade to OS X El Capitan due to problems with audio unit plugins and music hardware, Apple have an update round the corner that is going to fix it for us. Good news at last!
What could make Focusrite audio interfaces even better value? Softube's Time and Tone Bundle is likely to help. TSAR-1R Reverb, Tube Delay, and Saturation Knob are included with the Red suites too!
Created by DevKid (JÃ¡n Å icko) and Roman MackoviÄ, this somewhat portable drum machine made from wood and controlled by stones does things differently and celebrates the fact.
Soundtoys 5 not only includes all 18 audio effects plug-ins from the Soundtoys collection, but also features a new Effect Rack and workflow enhancements. Check it out below.
Since Native Instruments released Reaktor 6 with its modular Blocks feature we've been wondering who will be first to create their own Blocks module... and the prize (seems to) go to Amazing Machines.
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