“It’s my new secret weapon.” Felix da Housecat explains why he loves his Traktor Kontrol X1s. He covers the new touchstrip, looping, using cue points, Flux Mode, and more. Traktor Kontrol X1 is the compact add-on controller engineered for seamless Traktor integration.
• Control two track decks and two Traktor FX units
• Touch strip controls track position, pitchbend, loops, and FX
• RGB back-lit triggers identify cue points from loops or markers
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Native Instruments has released the updated TRAKTOR KONTROL X1, a new version of its compact and highly popular decks and effects controller. With the same size and robust product design as the original controller, TRAKTOR KONTROL X1′s new features include touch-sensitive Browse and Loop encoders, 7-segment displays and LEDs for visual feedback, and an innovative multi-purpose touch strip for added tactile control. When combined with TRAKTOR PRO, the X1 MK2 delivers plug-and-play physical control over 2 track decks and 2 freely assignable TRAKTOR FX units – with or without the use of turntables or CDJs. The TRAKTOR KONTROL X1 MK2 is now available in stores worldwide and at the NI Online Shop.
On this month’s cover CD of Mixmag the magazine ditched the normal mix format for one issue and teamed up Felix Da Housecat who is releasing his brand new LP on the cover of Mixmag. “Son Of Analogue” features 14 originaltracks and is available exclusively on the front cover of the magazine.
Justin Robertson – Disco Tech : Justin Robertson is an eclectic producer of note who has worked in areas as diverse as Dancehall, House and Art pop. Justin is a DJ of international repute; is a creator of bespoke Acid house; a Remixer for the likes of Steve Mason, The Mystery Jets, Bjork, and Felix Da Housecat and is well known for his Lionrock project, Thee Earls, and most recently is enjoying great success and a new generation of admirers with his latest moniker The Deadstock 33s.
For Loopmasters Justin has put together a fresh collection of sounds based on his wide influences and experience, which will work well for many types of producers working in House, Disco and Progressive styles.
Justin Robertson – Disco Tech features
- 660MB content, total of 475 24-bit samples.
- 285 Loops between 64 – 130Bpm.
- 191 Single Sounds + 57 ready to play patches for Reason NN-XT, HALion, Kontakt, EXS24 and SFZ compatible soft samplers.
- Also available in Apple Loops, Reason Refill and Ableton Live pack formats separately.
Price: GBP 34.95
Time to sum up the past ten years and list the 20 best / most important electronic, electro, EBM and synth albums that has been released. This is of course a tricky quest and will most likely create some debate. Numerous of good albums has been released and I have certainly not listened to all of them, but still someone needs to make a statement :-). The albums are listed in order of importance, but may not be absolute, in the sense that – if they are rated as number 6, they could easily be argued to have place number 7 instead etc, but still…
Kraftwerk – Tour de france soundtrack
The Knife – Silent Shout
Goldfrapp – Black Cherry
Covenant – Skyshaper
Colder – Again
Daft Punk – Discovery
Felix! – Kittenz and thee glitz
Welle: Erdball – Die wunderwelt der technik
Suicide – American supreme
DAF – Fünfzehn neue D.A.F-Lieder
VNV Nation – Futureperfect
Röyksopp – Melody A.M.
Rammstein – Mutter
Vive la fete – Republique populaire
And One – Agressor
Jeans Team – Musik von oben
Recloose – Cardiology
Melotron – Sternenstaub
Télépopmusik – Genetic world
System – Self organizing
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