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The Akai MPC Live is a popular, standalone MPC that can be the heart of your studio or live performance setup. So it makes sense to give it a nice stand. Here's one to consider from Elektro Stands.
Roland Cloud just got another update (we're up to 4.4 already). The new addition this time will please producers looking to add orchestral sounds to their tracks.
Bring 8-bit retro video game music to Ableton Live thanks to AfroDjMac's Coin-Op Ableton Live template. Plenty of interesting sounds and instruments at your finger tips for that Nintendo vibe.
The synth keyboard chopper is back with a practical new stand designed for the Roland Boutique SE-02 monophonic synthesizer. And it should fit all other Roland Boutique synths too...
The versatile Neumann U 87 is a studio microphone with legendary status after 50 years at the top. Now you can have a U 87 Rhodium edition (limited to 500 units)!
There's a new batch of 25 8-voice Schmidt analog synthesizers available from today. At an eye-popping â‚¬20K each they won't be for everyone... but they sure do look nice.
The cutting edge mix and master workstation, T-RackS 5, makes it easier than ever to create world-class sound with an audiophile-grade engine, resizable interface and 38 high-end modules.
Props want you to get inspired and create more music by layering pristine audio samples of sought-after synths from the 80's and 90'sÂ in Reason. Sounds good to us!
We never thought we'd see the day when Bitwig Studio would sync with Ableton Live in some way. It's happened! Bitwig Studio 2.2 supports Ableton Link and does much more besides.
Our friends at Sample Logic, not content with producing some truly innovative Kontakt instruments, want to shake up the cinematic sound design and scoring field with Trailer Xpressions.
For under $200, including shipping, you can get hands on with a synth builder's dream, Breadboard TS. It includes a 2 octave touch keyboard, MIDI, CV/Gate, built-in oscilloscope, and much more.
Roland tells us the newly updated SPD-SX special edition Sampling Pad has been enhanced with expanded memory, a sparkling Red finish, and new bundled music production software.
The flagship DAW from MOTU, Digital Performer 9.5, delivers new ZTX Pro time-stretching and pitch-shifting technology. Here's all the details and videos showing what's new and how it works.
Looking like a cross between a Novation Launchpad, Push, Maschine and a DJ controller, the new DDJ-XP1 with 32 performance pads proves that DJing really is embracing live production in a big way.
Roswell Pro Audio have improved their popular Mini K47 condenser instrument microphone. It was already competitively priced at $399. Now it's on sale for just $299 and is well worth checking out.
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