More NAMM goodies: KingKORG, SPARKLE and Orbit

January 26, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

A demo of the brand new Korg KingKORG analogue modelling synthesizer.

Taking a look at the Numark Orbit – a wireless MIDI controller with an accelerometer, multi-couloured LED pads and a large rotary control.

Checking out the new mini drum machine and controller, SPARKLE. Plus FM get the low-down on the mini Arturia MINILAB controller and software bundle

NAMM 2013: Numark Orbit – DJ Controller

January 24, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Eric from Numark walks us through their brand new DJ controller The Orbit

Numark, the world’s leading manufacturer of DJ technology, introduces Orbit, a first-of-its-kind wireless handheld DJ performance controller. Numark will unveil Orbit at and around Booth 6700 at the 2013 NAMM show, January 24-27 in Anaheim, California.

Numark’s Orbit is the next step in the evolution of the performing DJ. Made to be held in the hands, strapped to your body using its built-in clip, or placed on the table, Orbit packs an unheard-of amount of control into an ergonomic game-controller-on-steroids design, which has every inch, inside and out, tailor-made for live performance. Orbit can be used wired via the included USB cable, which also charges it, or wireless using 2.4 GHz ultra-low-latency connectivity. Orbit features 4 selectable banks of 16 backlit pads, 8 on each side, for adding and blending effects, launching hot cues and samples, and more. Located in the center of Orbit are 4 bank selection buttons, 4 virtual knobs, and a large aluminum-faced touch- sensitive control wheel, which controls the selected virtual knob for instantly tweaking effects and filters.

“If you want to be a serious DJ these days, you need the guts and the gear to get out on the stage and perform,” said Chris Roman, Numark Product Manager. “Orbit embraces that reality to its core, empowering DJs with performance capabilities that will need to be seen and experienced to be believed. It’s intuitive, operating like an extension of the DJ—not to mention it’s the most fun you’ll ever have on stage.”

Orbit’s live-performance design extends even to the inside of the device, where it has an embedded 2-axis accelerometer, which can be assigned to 2 different parameters per bank and activated instantly via 2 shoulder buttons. All of Orbit’s controls are fully mappable, so DJs will be able to customize their settings for effects control, transport control, volume control, or any other MIDI parameter. Numark will demonstrate Orbit for the first time at Booth 6700 at the 2013 NAMM show.

David Guetta and UVI – ElectroBeats new version 1.5

November 29, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

NEW version 1.5
◆ New lower price : $4.99 instead of $9.99
◆ Support for iOS 6 and the iPhone 5
◆ New features : MIDI Input Support & User Samples Support
◆ New sounds and songs

ElectroBeats is a very intuitive beat making application for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, conceived in collaboration with the worldwide-renowned and the most demanded producer David Guetta.

With a powerful real-time approach and an impressive sound library, you’ll create great sounding beats at a glance.

FEATURES
◆ Realtime workflow experience with sixteen pads and five different modes:
Pad, Pitch, Velocity, Erase, Mute/Solo
◆ Exclusive and electro oriented sound library, with hundreds of sounds including Bass Drum, Snare, Clap, Rimshot, Cymbal, Hi-Hat, Open Hi-Hats, Acoustic Percussion, Electronic Percussion, FX, Bass, Chords, Leads, Instruments, Vox…
◆ Synthesis oscillator
◆ Dozens of ready to use drum and construction kits
◆ Hundreds of patterns to use with the drum kits
◆ Note Repeat in multiple resolutions
◆ Dynamically change the quantize/repeat resolution while recording : the key to build beats very fast
◆ Default quantization for instant gratification
◆ Save and share your tracks using iTunes
◆ Bounce song in Wav format
◆ Import your files via File Sharing in iTunes
◆ Multitrack export for use in sequencers like Logic™, Live™, ProTools™, Cubase™ and many more.
◆ MIDI input support
◆ Tap Tempo
◆ Realtime previews (pattern, kits and sounds)
◆ Convenient undo with snapshots support
◆ Embedded help in English, French, Spanish and Japanese.

Richie Hawtin’s CNTRL: Beyond EDM

November 22, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

More info: http://bit.ly/TjYhoo
Dubspot teamed up with Richie Hawtin and Sennheiser to present CNTRL: Beyond EDM – a series of seminars at colleges across North America addressing the current state of technology, production, performance, and creativity in electronic music. In this video, Richie Hawtin and Loco Dice along with Carl Craig and DJ Sneak discuss the tour and the meaning behind it.

Bangarang on Noisepad – Load your own samples

November 11, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Bangarang by Skrillex, remixed on Noisepad. Noisepad, a powerful soundboard, sequencer and live-set DJ app, available for iPad & iPhone. Load your own samples or use the in-app shop, create beats, apply real-time effects, be creative!

Soundbanks: Each bank holds 12 samples Load unlimited samples: Organize, create, (re)name, add and remove soundbanks

Sequencer: The onboard sequencer allows you to program up to 12 patterns on-the-fly, each with their own duration (1 – 99 bars).

Rhythm: Set BPM manually. Tap button for BPM: Set amount of swing (0% 100%)

Import / Export: Export individual patterns (.wav) Share samples/patterns between apps with AudioCopy/Paste

Sample settings: Noisepad offers a number of settings which determine how samples are played. Cut, hold, volume , mute, solo.

Effects panel: Real-time effects such as pitch, delay, cut-off, phase, reverb and bit-crush will bring your noise to life.

Bass Kleph shares his tricks for Maschine performances

November 6, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Austrialian tech house producer, live remixer and finger drummer Bass Kleph shares some of his tips and tricks he uses when building a performance on his Maschine.
Learn more about Maschine here: http://bit.ly/PjED9I
Check out Bass Kleph’s site here: http://www.basskleph.com/

Nuclear Musicians: Radioactive Orchestra

November 6, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Radioactive orchestra is a cross-boundary collaboration of nuclear physicists, a DJ and one media artist. The project wishes to inspire young people to learn about the natural sciences, but it also has an artistic aim to find new musically interesting patterns. By giving every radioactive isotop its own sound based on scientific algorithms they turn nuclear science into music, hence making a world available to us that our senses can not otherwise percieve.

beatMaker DJay simple unboxing

November 1, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

http://youtu.be/NgF_TbALpJQ

A short unboxing video of the beatMaker DJay app by Keith McMillen Instruments

DJ/Producer Dom Kane gives us a studio tour

October 20, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

DJ, Producer, engineer and Sample creator Dom Kane takes us on a tour of his studio.

EDM: Mash Up – Live In Studio (iPAD Lemur, Touch-Able, Ableton)

October 16, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

DJ Zinkus speaks about his own vision of EDM Live performance at events and makes live performance demo of personally designed music control panel on iPad (Lemur).
www.djzinkus.com

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