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Max Quality, Max Features, Max Value – The Akai MAX49

The market for studio keyboards these days is so saturated with nearly identical products – keys, knobs, faders and pads, we’ve seen it all – that it’s hard to think of a way to truly revolutionize the modern MIDI keyboard and control surface while also retaining all of the familiar [...]

By |2013-04-08T00:00:00-04:0004/08/2013|Reviews|0 Comments

Akai iMPC – An Industry Staple Goes Mobile

Moving even deeper into the still-exploding mobile market, Akai has recently released the iMPC mobile app for iPad. Sporting the look and layout of its popular hardware counterparts, the iMPC should feel natural to anyone who’s ever used one of these iconic beat machines. But can it hold its own [...]

By |2013-03-18T00:00:00-04:0003/18/2013|Reviews|0 Comments

Right on Track – Focusrite’s iTrack Solo

For any recording artist or producer starting out, one of the toughest decisions is how exactly to capture live sound. The built-in microphone on your phone, tablet, or laptop simply won't do – especially when recording something like guitar or synthesizer. Luckily, Focusrite has launched the iTrack Solo: a simple, [...]

By |2013-03-11T00:00:00-04:0003/11/2013|Reviews|0 Comments

Reason PX7 FM Synthesizer – A Legend Reborn

Propellerhead’s Reason software is well-known for its diverse and expertly-crafted array of built-in virtual instruments and devices, from the Dr. Octo Rex loop slicer to the massive-sounding Thor Polysonic Synthesizer. One of the newest offerings, the PX7 FM Synthesizer, is so powerful, complex, nuanced, and yet easy to use that [...]

By |2013-01-30T00:00:00-04:0001/30/2013|Reviews, Software|0 Comments

2013 NAMM Roundup

The Numark Orbit was positively one of the most innovative and aesthetically outstanding pieces of this year’s NAMM Show. This wireless 2.4 GHz DJ controller (which operates on its own dongle rather than your computer’s WiFi) exhibits no noticeable latency and incorporates two axes of accelerometers for effects control. This [...]

By |2013-01-29T00:00:00-04:0001/29/2013|News|0 Comments

What’s a DJM? – A Look at the Allen & Heath Xone:DB4

After previously reviewing the Allen & Heath Xone:DB2, I wondered how much different its more robust cousin, the Xone:DB4, might be. The two look similar, and the DB2 was already one of the more thrilling units I’ve encountered in a while, so I wondered just how much better the DB4 [...]

By |2012-09-18T00:00:00-04:0009/18/2012|Reviews|0 Comments

OhmRGB – The Modern DJ/Producer’s Utility Belt

It’s an instrument. It’s a DAW control surface. It’s a DJ controller. On certain days, maybe it’s also a gaming pad. The new OhmRGB by Livid Instruments is anything you want it to be, because it’s extremely open-ended; at the end of the day, it’s nothing but a bunch of [...]

By |2012-09-06T00:00:00-04:0009/06/2012|News, Reviews|0 Comments