Along with some PC notebooks and Android phones, Apple’s new MacBook Pro exclusively features USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 connections for power and data. In today's article, we've compiled the benefits and headaches of USB-C for DJs and electronic musicians. We also reached out to major music gear manufacturers. Read what they think of the new standard, and when they might add USB-C ports into their hardware. Will USB-C be the new uber-standard or the next FireWire 800 flop?
As a part of their ongoing 909 Day celebrations, Roland is debuting two new products in the DJ category (they announced the powerful Serato-ready DJ-808 last night). The new products are back to basics - a turntable and a mixer. Both are designed to visually reflect the design of the iconic TR-909 drum machine. Keep reading to get the details and see more photos of the TT-99 turntable and the DJ-99 mixer.
Over the last week, more short teasers implying a collaborative product between Serato and Roland have surfaced. Now, as the date turns to 9/09 around the world, the two companies are set to give the public a first glimpse of a new product - the DJ-808. Learn about this new Serato DJ controller with a built-in step-sequencer in article.
Serato and Roland released a splash page on Serato’s site that teases an exciting partnership for both DJs and producers. The details are unclear as to what device and/or software the two companies have been cooking up in the lab. We have the latest and will be release further updates in the coming weeks as more news […]
Ahead of the NAMM 2016 show, which starts on Thursday in Anaheim, Roland has released details of the A-01, a new highly portable controller that connects to DAWs, tablets, CV/GATE and MIDI gear. The A-01 is an incredible hybrid machine - with the flexibility to be an on-the-go production tool, a studio mainstay, or a live performance rig. Keep reading to see it in action and read some of the details.
How did the TB-303 bass synthesizer become such a well-known and highly regarded sound in dance music? Today guest contributor Akhil Kalepu goes in-depth with the full history of the Roland TB-303 and how its shortcomings became some of the most sought after sounds in the era of acid house that followed.
As 2015 comes to a close, companies are releasing their final products of the year. Today two new headphones from V-Moda. The first being V-Moda Crossfade Wireless Bluetooth-enabled headphones, and the second being Roland's collaboration with V-MODA, the M-100 AIRA headphones which are made to be the perfect headphones solution to use with Roland's AIRA gear.
We've been hearing from a lot of DJTT readers who have seen some of Ean's AIRA performance videos on his Facebook page and been asking us about the gear and how/why someone would want to use it in a production or DJ setup. For a fun Friday article, we've rounded up five performances with Roland AIRA gear that stand out and show off some of the coolest possibilities. Read on to watch them all!