Hercules, a manufacturer with a longstanding history in the field of digital DJing, has unveiled the latest in its line of budget-friendly controllers, aimed squarely at aspiring professional DJs and hobbyists. Described by the company as “an exclusive ecosystem designed for the digitally connected DJ,” the... READ MORE
In the following video, Rob Rives gets hands-on with Beachtek’s DXA-Pocket audio adapter, and compares it to three other Beachtek products to see how the features match up. He examines the DXA-Pocket's available I/O and how... READ MORE
Breaking into a crowded field is never an easy task and, in the pro audio world where so much market space is taken up by a select few manufacturers, that challenge is even more palpable. A little more than 30 years ago, Audix Microphones was started with a simple vision in mind: to create products that contribute to the advancement of pro audio technology. By sticking to this vision and creating... READ MORE
When Steve Jobs made his now-famous announcement of the iPhone, in 2007, it is doubtful anyone could have predicted the impact the iOS operating system (and namely the iPad) would eventually have on music production and recording. These now-ubiquitous communication devices have found their way into... READ MORE
Tascam has unveiled the mark 2 of its popular DR-680 multichannel recorder. It features a total of eight possible channels, with six analog mic or line inputs on combo XLR/TRS... READ MORE
In a noble gesture that celebrates the rich heritage of music technology and, in the spirit of MIDI collaboration, Yamaha Corporation and President Takuya Nakaha have restored possession of the “Sequential” brand name to its original founder, the legendary designer Dave Smith.
With the encouragement of Roland founder Ikutaro Kakehashi, who is also a colleague and friend of Smith, Yamaha has... READ MORE
Roland has unveiled the new MX-1 that combines the elements of a mixer, control surface, audio interface, and step-based effector to be the nerve center of your electronic music rig. The MX-1 provides the integration of hardware synths, drum machines, and DAW tracks into a single performance-optimized... READ MORE
American DJ brought two new lights to the 2015 NAMM show in Anaheim, the Inno Pocket Fusion and the Warlock Barrel Scanner.
Using precision stepper motors for high mirror speed, the new Inno Pocket Fusion continues the evolution of the company’s compact pocket series with a... READ MORE
In this video, our in-house audio expert, Rob Rives, demonstrates the new, console-free StudioLive RM32AI from PreSonus, a 32-input digital mixing system that can be controlled using your Mac or PC. It offers full touchscreen integration when used with an iPad or a multi-... READ MORE
Denon DJ announced the release of the MC4000, a two-deck Serato MIDI controller aimed at professional DJs and featuring serious audio-manipulation tools in a robust steel chassis. The controller offers an intuitive control layout with precision touch-activated jog wheels and dedicated pads for hot cue/sampling with illuminated feedback. The 100mm long-throw pitch faders provide accuracy, while... READ MORE
Pioneer has released the XDJ-RX, an all-in-one DJ system with a large central LCD screen and club-standard layout for mobile DJs and home enthusiasts. The system integrates two USB-driven players and a two-channel mixer with build quality and features inherited from the club-standard Pioneer DJ nexus setup. The system features a single 7" high-resolution full-color display, offering the digital... READ MORE
ART has long been a name in audio synonymous with quality and affordability, and has found its way into many studios, project and home alike, accordingly. The company has taken NAMM as the opportunity to announce its first foray into the 500 Series market, adapting the popular PRO-VLA compressor to the modular system. To fit the design into a single 500 Series slot, ART has removed the tube, and... READ MORE
M-Audio has announced its next-generation audio interface, and it comes in the form of the Thunderbolt-compatible desktop Deltabolt 1212. Designed from the ground up to work with Thunderbolt technology, the interface boasts some impressive specs, including 12 channels of full duplex I/O (including mic pre inputs and 8 channels of line-level inputs on a DB-25 connector). On its conversion front,... READ MORE
Novation is expanding its popular line of Launchpad controllers for Ableton Live and other programs with the new Launchpad Pro.
The Pro features 64 RGB LED feedback and velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads with 32 RGB backlit round mode buttons to enable expressive performances and inventive song creation. In Performance Mode, the pads illuminate to match the color of your clips in Ableton Live... READ MORE
Continuing a new tradition started with the Rhythm Wolf, Akai has just announced a second analog drum machine, the TOM CAT.
The drum machine features five tunable percussion voices: Kick, Snare, Clap, and chromatically tunable Disco Toms. It also includes an onboard 32-step sequencer with a classic drum-machine workflow, a gate trigger in/out for triggering sequences via modular synths, vintage... READ MORE