Pioneer DJintroduced the new XDJ-RX2, after two years of the success of the first “all-in-one” XDJ-RX, offers a compact unit with many high-end features at an affordable price.
The new XDJ-RX2 is many aspects similar like two XDJ-700, and a DJM-450 mixer. In fact the central part is identical to this mixer and features exactly the same Sound Color FX and Beat FX, as well as the same arrangement of controls. Finally the unit maintains the same audio interface as the previous version and does not support DVS control when used with the software.
Now it offers two color LED displays for editing samples, notes, mixing processes and navigation. Now all pads are larger, with a four-way push encoder for navigation and a touch strip to effects, pitch-bending and strumming notes. The equipment has an integrated audio interface with line outputs and inputs to connect monitors, it will also make it easier to sample audio outside of the studio.
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According to NI, the new Maschine was developed in tandem with its new Komplete Kontrol keyboards(available in 49 and 61-key versions) to help make music production “as fun, intuitive, and hands-on as possible.”
It will be available from October 5, and now can be pre-ordered from NI.
Price: $ 599 / € 599 / £ 479
Integrated hardware/software system includes sampler, arranger, mixer, FX, and more
8 GB MASCHINE library with samples, one-shots, sliced loops, sampled instruments, presets, patterns, drum kits, and songs
Includes 25 GB KOMPLETE 11 SELECT library
25 pro-quality studio and creative FX including filter, EQ, delay, reverb, and compressor
2 high-resolution RGB color displays for precision sample slicing, sound tweaking, note editing, mixing, browsing, and more
16 large, ultra-sensitive pads make two-handed drumming easy
Pro-grade, 96kHz / 24-bit audio interface with 2 x ¼” TRS line outputs, 2 x ¼” TRS line inputs, ¼” dynamic mic input, stereo headphone output, 1 x MIDI In, 1 x MIDI out, and 1 x Footswitch
Touch sensitive knobs for parameter tweaking
Smart Strip for strumming notes, pitch bending sounds, performing with FX, and more
Four-directional push encoder for browsing, navigating, and adjusting levels and balance
Powered via USB 2.0 or with the included power supply unit
Seamless integration with KOMPLETE
Classic groovebox features including 16 velocity levels, swing, pad link, note repeat, step sequencer, and vintage MPC 60/SP-1200 sampling emulation
Compatible with all major DAWs (including Ableton Live, Logic Pro, and FL Studio) as a VST or Audio Units plug-in, with full multi-core support
Spire Studio, by Izotope is a portable recorder with an iOS app, with which you can record material through the built-in microphone, by pressing a “Rec” button in the center of device.
You can also connect sound sources to your pair of XLR / TS combo jacks, including condenser microphones with phantom power, also has two headphone outputs, by which we can listen to a metronome. The volume and peak references are given through a ring of LEDs.
You can apply effects and emulations of guitar amplifier in real time or the shot made, as well as noise reduction, through free Spire app with Wi-Fi with Spire Studio. This app serves as an 8-track recorder and mixer that we can stack to build musical sketches, or profesional project with basic editing functions.
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Adjusting the volume and panning of each track and mute, or mono or stereo projects can be easily set. Finally, the app lets you export tracks and share your projects with other friends.
Spire Studio has a 4-hour operating time, thanks to a lithium-ion battery, and internal storage capacity for 6 hours, recording at 24-bit / 48kHz.
Roland prepares a possible boutique reissue of its iconic D-50 digital synthesizer, the first synth to combine pure digital synthesis with samples, including for the first time an effects engine with reverb. The Linear Arithmetic Synthesis was a response of the Japanese brand to the monopoly of the Yamaha DX7 and its FM.
The new synthesizer will be presented at the Experience Rolandevent, on September 9, at 909 Day, which will be dedicated to synthesizers.
The event will start from the 7th to the 14th of September and will be dedicated to various new products of the Japanese company.
Moog stops its production of Sub 37 synth to make way for an updated replacement: the Subsequent 37.
The SUBSEQUENT 37 mixer section has double the headroom of that in the Sub 37 Tribute Edition. This provides access to a new range of classic clean tones in both mono and duo performance modes.
Leveraging the mixer’s newfound flexibility, gain-staging in the Ladder filter has been reshaped to boost harmonic saturation and analog compression, resulting in an overall richer low end. Completing the sonic evolution of the SUBSEQUENT 37 is a re-tuned Multidrive circuit that extends well beyond the grit and growl of the original Sub 37.
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Like the Sub 37, the new model is paraphonic, which means it can be played in classic monophonic mode, or in a mode that controls both oscillators independently.
SUB 37 DESIGN – All the controls and features found on the Sub 37 Tribute Edition
SOUND ENGINE EVOLUTION – Richer low end and greater sonic dimension
MORE MULTIDRIVE – Wider range and dirtier than ever before
ROOM FOR TWO – More headroom means Duo mode sounds even better
37 NOTE KEYBED – Lightweight with swift action and aftertouch.
HIGH-POWER HEADPHONES – Cue up your next sound in the loudest of venues.
EXTENSIVE MODULATION AND SEQUENCING – 2 assignable mod busses, 2 DAHDSR
looping envelopes and an ultra-powerful arpeggiator/sequencer
256 PRESETS – 16 banks of 16 patches
FREE SOFTWARE EDITOR – Works as a DAW plugin or as a standalone editor.
iRig Keys I / O is a full keyboard with built-in audio interface. For Mac and PC platforms can be powered via USB, with four AA batteries or an optional external power supply for iOS only. It controls feature quick keys that enhance all of the above, according to IK. It also has 5 touch-sensitive potentiometers for banks and access to 8 controls and multi-color LED pads sensitive to speed. It also has two programmable control tapes, assigned by default to tone and modulation, and a transport section.
The iRig Keys I / O interface offers 24-bit and 96 kHz quality and a 1/4 “or XLR combo input with Class a preamplifier and phantom power. It has 1/8” headphone output and output 1/4 “stereo balanced.
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The software package included in the 25/49 version is Ableton Live 9 Lite, SampleTank 3 with more than 43 GB and 5,000 sounds, and T-RackS 4 Deluxe-with 9 EQs and dynamic processors- and the Syntronik Pro Synthesizer -V. iPhone and iPad users also receive the full version of SampleTank for iOS, and the 49-key model adds the Miroslav Philharmonik 2 CE orchestral instrument for Mac and PC, and the mobile version for iOS.
Behringer, after announcing its Behringer D, tribute to the classic MiniMoog Model D, already has another card up its sleeve, winking at a replica of the iconic Roland SH-101.
At the same moment that Roland was celebrating “808 Day”, Behringer showed a photo with an instrument like the SH-101, with similar visual features, and with the abbreviations MS-101. It would be a full-size replica, of analog circuit, with features to be able for use it like a guitar.
We do not yet have data about its specifications, but its sound will be good for sure, there is already a good precedent, because people is talking nice about the Behringer D.
You can see below the post in the Behringer’s Facebook account.
The musician Raymond Castile, shows us a trip through the Yamaha CS-60. Beyond exploring the characteristics of the CS-60, Castile focuses on the musicality and reach of its particular sonority with effects and modulation.
In the video you can instantly hear the similarities with the CS-80.
Raneintroduced a new mixer, the Seventy-Two. It offers two USBs for dual DJ support, pads MPC-style and a touchscreen for displaying Serato waveforms, selecting songs and controlling effects.
This mixer offers the high standards of performance and construction typical from from Rane.
Also, Rane launched its new media player Twelve, which accompanies Seventy-Two as a complete Dj set. While the two products can be used independently with other gear, Rane is clearly hoping that users will invest in the whole set, so mixer including dedicated inputs for two Twelve controllers.
Seventy-Two will be available in Q4 2017, priced at $ 1,899.
Solid steel construction—built like a tank for non-stop, heavy-duty use
(3) NEW MAG THREE tension adjustable faders for crossfader and channel faders with reverse, contour controls, and cut-in adjustment
4.3” Touchscreen for moving wave display, FX control, song selection and user customizations
Dual Flex FX engines, one for each channel
Chain-integrated Serato DJ Effect control plus one internal Flex Effect per channel
Dual USB connections for DJ handoffs
16 Akai MPC-style performance pads w/RGB backlight, adjustable threshold and aftertouch, with independent mode controls per deck.