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We Have Liftoff! – A Review of the Novation Launchpad S

By now, you’ve probably heard of Novation’s Launchpad, one of the first and most successful dedicated controllers for Ableton Live. With its minimalist grid of 64 white-on-black pads and zero-hassle integration with Live’s main performance features, the Launchpad added a new sense of flair to the performance and creation of [...]

By |2023-05-31T18:33:32-04:00August 12, 2013|

An In-Your-Face Interface – The Stylish Akai EIE Pro

Trying to choose an audio interface in today’s market is tough. For DJs, the choice is somewhat limited, as some of the most popular software is hardware-integrated with a specific set of sound cards. For producers, the story is a little different. It has always seemed to me that budding [...]

By |2023-11-23T22:22:57-05:00August 2, 2013|

The Magic Bus – A Review of Harrison Mixbus

What is Harrison Mixbus? It’s a DAW, sure – but it’s also a professional mastering tool all wrapped up in an affordable and easy-to-use package. By now, we’re so used to the vast ocean of all-in-one recording, editing, mixing, and mastering solutions costing $400 and up in an attempt to [...]

By |2023-11-23T22:22:58-05:00July 22, 2013|

Astronomical Value – A Review of the Numark Orbit

From the moment I first laid eyes on the Numark Orbit at its unveiling earlier this year at NAMM, I knew this controller would be a game-changer. Everything about this unit is amazing, because everything about it – from the construction quality to the basic function – is both refreshingly [...]

By |2020-11-26T11:37:20-05:00July 17, 2013|

Easy as “One 2” – PreSonus Studio One 2 Review

After extensive experience with unconventional DAWs like Reason with its virtual rack and Ableton with its clip launcher interface, I was hesitant to return to what I consider to be the boring way of doing things – dragging around clips on a timeline, cutting and pasting without a distinctive edge [...]

By |2023-11-23T22:22:58-05:00July 5, 2013|

Your iPad’s Favorite Exoskeleton – Akai SynthStation 49

In many cases, some of the new DJ and production tools featuring iProduct integration have been little more than a perfunctory capitalization on the popularity of the mobile market. It’s not too often that a product comes along which uses an iPod or iPad to do something not ordinarily possible [...]

By |2023-11-23T22:24:03-05:00May 17, 2013|

Tweaking Knobs on the Electrix Tweaker

The Electrix Tweaker is an enigma. It isn’t quite laid out like a traditional DJ controller, with two jogwheels and a mixer section. It doesn’t quite have the form of an Ableton controller you’d expect from something like the Novation Launchpad or Akai APC40. So, what’s it for? That is [...]

By |2023-11-23T22:24:36-05:00May 10, 2013|
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