OK. We’ve been busy since we got back from sunny LA, ok? We know that this should have been posted as soon as we got back but at least this way you’ve all already had time to digest the news bombardment being shot at you from every music-technology media source available and you actually want to hear some opinions. So, with that in mind, here goes….
It feels like the Novation Launchpad MIDI Controller has been around for almost as long as Ableton Live itself but Novation have made some great steps towards keeping it entirely relevant and as useful now as it was when it was first launched Continue reading
First there was Serato Scratch. Then there was Serato itch. Then there was Serato Intro. Then there was………………..
…….Serato DJ. Itch worked with some controllers that were specifically made for it but worked differently depending on what controller it was you had bought (Allen & Heath version was specific to their controller, Novation Twitch version was specific to Twitch etc) and then they scrapped Itch and announced Serato DJ…which originally only worked on a limited range of controllers and didn’t work with any of the existing Serato DJ hardware. Confused? So were the majority of Seratos’ users and the DJ Community at large. Continue reading
This video will have any gear head worth their salt salivating and spotting like a madman (“what’s that unit down below the 1176’s in the third rack on the left behind him?” etc etc etc)
Novation, masters of the affordable controllers and synths, bringing some nice “proper” Techno heat for a change and showing off the vast array of sounds you can generate from their boss Analogue synth, the BassStation II.
Teenage Engineering like to do things a bit differently to most folks and although their OP-1 is a massively powerful music making device, some people are a little put off by the pretty unique user interface… Continue reading
Our friends over at Koma Elektronik in Berlin are the masters of many things…and now they are the Masters of MIDI clock, Sync Pulses and LFO syncing. And more!
If you use Serato Scratch or Serato DJ then you don’t need to fork out for extra USB controllers to deliver next-next level DJ sets………..you can now do it on your iPhone!
Serato have made some steps in regaining the crown they lost to Native Instruments over the last while and it looks like they’ll be completing the journey early next year….. Continue reading
Nice video here with Novation getting on the House tip with the new Launch Control MIDI Controller in association with the venerable Launchpad: