We first broke the news of a Richie Hawtin and Allen & Heath collaboration during NAMM week, when the first details emerged. It's pretty clear that the project is some kind of mixer - but now the first official teasers have emerged. Read on for the sparse official details about this PLAYDifferently project.
Ableton announced the release of Live 9.6 yesterday, bringing with it a plethora of improvements, from slicing audio to a Drum Rack, to extending Push 2 capabilities. Along with the in-house updates, Live 9.6 also comes with Ableton’s latest project Link, a tool for electronic musicians to integrate electronic instruments effortlessly within Live. The latest update improves […]
Rekordbox DJ got released late last year with a slew of features – but one of the most requested features for Pioneer DJ was to add mapping support to the software so that any controller could be MIDI mapped. With the Rekordbox 4.0.6 update, MIDI mapping has arrived – read on to learn more.
For years, Beatport has staked a claim as one of the top music stores for DJs - but just like any other product, there are competitors on the market. A clever Reddit user has taken the top 2200 songs from each Beatport category and written a Java program to compare them to Amazon's pricing. Keep reading to see his Amazon vs Beatport findings and why many DJs might want to consider shopping around for their music.
We’ve all watched carefully as SFX Entertainment, founded by Robert Sillerman, has consolidated a large part of the electronic music events market under one conglomerate. The company hasn’t been able to solve some serious financial woes, and as reported in the Wall Street Journal early Monday morning, is filing for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection. What does […]
Usually the teaser videos start to die down the week after NAMM, but Mixvibes has wisely waited and just dropped a teaser for a new iOS app. From what we can tell so far, it looks to be focused on looping and sampling - watch the short video below and keep reading.
Digital DJs who want to try other DJ software but have invested a lot of time and energy into their collection of metadata (cue points, loops, beatgrids, etc) have had a tough decision to make anytime they consider switching. Would any feature set really be worth tens or hundreds of hours of track preparation? The new Rekord Buddy 2.0 has gone into beta, keep reading to see how it aims to solve these issues and to enter to win beta access to the new software.
Two of the most interesting pieces of production gear we got to get our hands on at the NAMM show were the ROLI Seaboard Rise and Grand models, with the latter having just been released earlier this week. These are incredible-feeling instruments with unique touch controls that go way beyond a typical keyboard - keep reading for details.