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AKAI PRO FORCE: A Standalone Music Production and Performance Work Station

AKAI PRO FORCE: A Standalone Music Production Workstation

After weeks of leaked photos and info doing the rounds on the internet, Akai puts the rumours to rest with their announcement of FORCE –  A standalone production workstation which features “Ableton Push” style workflow, whilst providing musicians of all disciplines DAW-centric capability. It’s something

Native Instruments Massive X: Good News & Bad News

Native Instruments Massive X: Good News & Bad News

Native Instruments’ follow-up to the legendary Massive software synth — Massive X, has unfortunately been delayed from its initial release date of February 2019 to June 2019, stating on their website: Back in September we announced that MASSIVE X would arrive in February. Unfortunately, when

Bitwig Studio to go Modular in V3

The team at Bitwig have teased the upcoming version 3.0 of the DAW software and look set to deliver on their initial promise of a fully modular DAW environment. Dubbed ‘The Grid’, the modular environment will be split into 3 fairly self-explanatory divisions to build

The Technics SL-1200 Returns Again, This Time With DJs in Mind

Panasonic have just confirmed the rumours at the CES 2019 trade show in Las Vegas, the SL-1200 is set to return once again, this time with DJs squarely in the target demographic, and without messing too much with the tried and true formula of the original MK2 legend.  The Technics SL 1200MK2 turntable is one of the most revered

DJing with the Traktor Kontrol S2 Mk3

So, as you may have seen, Native Instruments have dropped a tonne of gear on us this year, of which include 2 new DJ controllers in the form of the Traktor Kontrol S2mk3 and S4mk3. These replace their mk2 counterparts and really bring into focus

Alesis Strike with the New Multipad

Alesis Strike with the New Multipad

This is more than a percussion pad, the Alesis Strike MultiPad is also a sampler, looper and audio interface. Alesis has launched the New Strike Multipad, which is a percussion pad with an arsenal of effects for the modern producer and drummer. A glance reveals that

Native Instruments Release Two Surprise Free Plugins

Native Instruments are certainly getting into the Holiday Spirit, they've just released two plugins available completely free of charge (for a limited time), plus an AUD$39 voucher to go towards your next purchase from them. The two plugins, called TRK-01 PLAY KICK & BASS are

7 Gift Ideas That A Beginner Musician Will Love You For

With Christmas just around the corner, you might be wracking your brains for gift ideas for the fledgling musician in your midst… Whether they are a young Jimi Hendrix ready to evolve into their next state #guitargod or they’re the next David Guetta with an