Having cautioned DJs and producers using Macs about a month and a half ago against upgrading to OS X 10.11.1 (El Capitan), Native Instruments has announced today that the issues are resolved.
One would think that between a professional DJ career, running a label, and upholding the reputation as a World Champion DJ there would be little time to come up with creative routines however that is not the case with DJ Shiftee. The DJ and producer recently sat down with Fact Magazine to debut a new routine featuring his […]
The original version of iMaschine was a fun beat-making app, but a lot of the advanced production features that users of the Maschine software were used to never quite made it into the app. Native Instruments is today launching a brand new app, iMaschine 2, that adds an Arranger, Step Mode, and Smart Play functionality. There's a whole host of features that make this app less like a toy and more like a mobile version of Maschine's production software on desktops - keep reading for the full details.
The piano is one of the most popular instruments and when it comes to music production all the chords and melodies are created using a piano roll. However, not everyone has the luxury of being classical trained or, at the very least, receiving piano lessons as a kid. There is a ton of resources available […]
The Komplete Kontrol-S keyboards have been on the market for a while now, but excitingly Native Instruments has continued to build up a software-side system that supports the line and makes it even more powerful. With a new update to the Komplete Kontrol software, producers can use their own VST instruments and developers can build native versions of their instruments with a new format. Plus, there's a new 88-key version of the keyboard!
OS X DJs and producers beware! Native Instruments has announced that by upgrading to OS X 10.11, (aka El Capitan), users will lose primary functionality of multiple DJ controllers, software plug-ins, and access to audio outputs on legacy hardware. With any big upgrade there are bound to be a few hiccups, but they are rarely caught this quickly.
DJing has advanced from a two deck affair to reasonably incorporating four decks in more advanced sets, but there hasn't been a DJ software that easily allows DJs to venture beyond "simple" four deck mixing. For the DJs looking to mix on eight decks (with full Stem file support) the time has come with Mixed in Key's new DJ software, Flow 8 Deck.
Native Instruments' Stems have been out for a while now and some DJs have already started incorporating them into their sets. DJ Shiftee also took advantage of the added hardware support that is included in the D2 controllers. His routine blends old and new hardware that shows a new way to play with Traktor's Stem Decks.