Arturia is coming out with an analog beat maker that is an all-in-one beat machine made for performance and sound-design. The Brute product line is centered around hardware synthesizers - you might know the MiniBrutes, MicroBrutes, and MaxiBrute. They're introducing DrumBrute - an analog drum machine and sequencer. Read more about the analog beat maker below.
Pioneer is back at it again with another product release. This time, they’ve decided to bring some of the exclusive features of the CDJ-2000NXS2 down to the more affordable XDJ range. Check out the new features of the updated XDJ-1000MK2 and get the DJTT low-down.
Portablism is making waves, with more DJs delivering scratch routines in the wild. While some companies have already created equipment that has been co-opted by the portablism movement, there hasn't been very much gear made just for this audience - until now. Introducing the PTO1 Scratch turntable from Numark. The new turntable is the only all-in-one solution featuring a mini-speaker and crossfader built-in.
Putting performance pads on DJ controller is the common refrain of the market in the last few years, and Hercules' just-announced DJControl Instinct P8 is no exception. This new controller is a remake of a previous budget Hercules' with a few changes - keep reading to learn more.
Denon DJ has announced a brand new DJ controller, the MC7000, a feature-heavy 4-channel unit with two built-in soundcards. That means that two DJs can be using the setup at the same time with two different laptops, which until now was only possible on the Pioneer DDJ-SZ. Keep reading for a video overview and all the details.
Native Instruments announced the arrival of the 2.4.5 update to their MASCHINE 2 software, enabling users to get even more out of the software. This update, available in the Service Center today, offers a new Manual Slicing feature, variable scene length, and the ability to save user defaults as well as general performance improvements. Read […]
Last October, Melodics hit the market as one of the most exciting ways to learn finger drumming. By taking the same moving scale model as Guitar Hero and Rock Band, the app aims to teach finger drumming while making the learning process fun and engaging. But not everyone who wants to get into finger drumming is willing to invest into a controller, and practicing on the go can be difficult since a controller is required to practice efficiently. So Melodics have developed a brand new app that gives anyone with an iPhone or iPad the ability to jump right into the lessons - read on for details.
At the Musikmesse 2016 convention, which opened today in Frankfurt, Germany, news about new DJ and production gear has seemed relatively minimal. But we've noticed a few new pieces of gear that have appeared on news outlets and on Instagram coverage of the event - keep reading for fresh annoucements from DJ-Tech, Reloop, and Roland.