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Akai iMPC Pro – Akai’s Flagship Mobile Production Suite

Last year, we reported on Akai’s iMPC mobile application for iPad, an innovative beat-generation platform that combined the usability of the iconic MPC series with the portability of a tablet. The result was a superior sketchpad for musical ideas, and SoundCloud integration made rapid content generation easier than ever. The [...]

By |2020-11-26T11:47:44-05:00September 3, 2014|Reviews|

Bitwig Joins the Bigwigs – A Review of Bitwig Studio

If, despite the massive amount of hype and press leading up to its launch, you haven’t heard of Bitwig Studio, you really don’t know what you’re missing. While most major DAWs have been around for years (and have consequentially benefitted from years of user feedback and refinement), it isn’t often [...]

By |2020-11-26T11:47:44-05:00August 11, 2014|Reviews|

MPK Reloaded – A Review of the Akai MPK 261 Keyboard

For many years, the Akai MPK series of keyboards has been one of the most well-known and trusted options for affordable, quality MIDI controllers to help studio musicians unlock the full potential of their virtual instruments and production software. The MPK 225, 249, and 261 are three new offerings for [...]

By |2020-11-26T11:47:44-05:00July 11, 2014|Reviews|

Trigger Happy – A Review of the M-Audio Trigger Finger Pro

When I saw the M-Audio Trigger Finger Pro at this year's NAMM Show, its stunning good looks made quite an impression, but I had no real idea about its underlying functionality. It has RGB LED pads, a slick silvered look with blue lighted accents, and a large LCD screen - [...]

By |2020-11-26T11:47:44-05:00June 30, 2014|Reviews|

Beats by Korg – What’s Old is New Again With The Korg Volca Beats

Drum machines have played an important role in the history of modern dance music. Originally designed to accompany practicing musicians or to replace session drummers in the studio, the drum machine was adopted by electronic dance music in its early years and has been a staple of the genre ever [...]

By |2020-11-26T11:47:44-05:00April 11, 2014|Reviews|

NAMM Roundup 2014

Extreme size was the name of the game for many of the standout products at NAMM Show 2014. Whether unwieldy and massive or small enough to fit in your pocket, many of this year’s new offerings buck the trend of mid-size moderation.

By |2014-02-05T00:00:00-05:00February 5, 2014|News|

In Search of a More Fluid Mix – A Review of Flow by Mixed In Key

If you ask DJs what they like most about any given DJ software, one of the responses you’re likely to get is the way their software manages a vast library of music. Whether this is via simple iTunes integration or more complex library managing features (such as Serato’s crates or [...]

By |2013-12-27T00:00:00-05:00December 27, 2013|Reviews|

Not Your Average 10-inch Mixer – The Traktor Kontrol Z2

Over the past few years, Native Instruments has slowly built a robust arsenal of performance-minded hardware for the modern digital DJ, offering a variety of feature sets from the fully-stocked monolith of the Traktor Kontrol S4 to the one-controller-one-function DJ tool that is the Traktor Kontrol F1. Somewhere in the [...]

By |2020-11-26T11:37:19-05:00October 18, 2013|DJs, Reviews|
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