The sounds of the ’90s are back, and the cutting-edge (at the time) sampling technology from brands like Akai and E-Mu was a key influence in the early sounds of drum’n’bass and jungle music — in much the same way that Roland’s TR drum machines
Battle DJ and turntablists will be raising their brows today as Rane launch a new signature edition of their flagship Seventy DJ mixer. The collaboration with legendary turntablist A-Trak has brought forward some exciting new features, improved sound and a fresh design that looks wicka-wicka-wicked!
Arturia have updated their V Collection virtual instrument bundle to version 8.1, bringing a host of new features and functionality, for free! There’s plenty here to please all manner of V Collection owners from new sounds and tuning capabilities, to improved controller integration and accessibility features.
Native Instruments have again collaborated with Galaxy Instruments to release PIANO COLORS, an experimental and highly expressive piano-based Kontakt Instrument. Following in the footsteps of their recent Noire instrument, PIANO COLORS utilizes innovative performance and sampling techniques and creative modulation and an inspiring interface to create an instrument
Everyone needs a drum machine and I mean everyone! I’m quite serious because sequencing intricate electronic rhythms, no matter how simple or complex can really elevate your tune, no matter what kind of music you’re creating. Obviously, I am asserting my opinion here, but please
Arturia’s Step range of controllers are tremendously popular amongst a variety of users, particularly those who like to keep their workflow as ‘DAW-free’ as possible. With built-in sequencers as well as CV and MIDI connectivity, they’re a great choice for hardware-oriented musicians and producers. But there’s no reason your computer can’t join in on the fun as they’re all
Native Instruments have a great reputation for the ongoing development of their products long after they’ve been released. Their developers continue to refine and add new functions via firmware updates. Maschine+ is the latest addition of NI’s music-making arsenal to get an update. NI bring
Just released, Traktor 3.5 introduces some new features that will be welcome news to Beatport and Beatsource link users. Now you can seamlessly access these two streaming platforms directly from Traktor’s Browser. HID Support has also been added for Pioneer’s new flagship CDJ media player,
Arturia’s product catalog stretches far and wide these days. From their ‘V-Collection‘ virtual instrument suite, to their ‘Brute‘ range of analog synths, to their ‘Step’ range of sequencer/controllers, Arturia manage to maintain an impressively high standard of quality and innovation in every category. For the
Arturia added the KeyStep Pro to the ‘Step’ range of controllers back in 2019 at the NAMM show, and since then it has made its way into many producer’s home studios (mine included). It currently stands as Arturia’s flagship hardware controller as it gives you