Roland have released a new drum machine, the TR8S. An update to their popular hardware, they’ve added some extra performance features including an SD card to load your own samples, extra sounds and kits beyond Roland’s own legacy kit and a Motion sequencer to record and sequence changes and movements in sound and tone.
Apple have updated GarageBand for iOS, adding some serious new music-making features. The popular iOS app has added a Sound Library featuring downloadable loops, one-shots and packs for your projects.
There’s also a new Beat Sequencer instrument inspired by classic drum machines like the 808 and 909 and the display has been adapted for Super Retina devices. New drummers for extra grooves and a new group of Asian Touch instruments including Koto, Taiko Drums and Guzheng round off the update.
Objeq Delay is the new plug-in from AAS which offers more than just the average delay!
In fact, the Objeq Delay offers producers a creative delay unit with some tasty filtering options that goes far beyond traditional delay duties.
The Objeq Delay delivers modular type effects, which can be used for drum track layering, one-shot re-crafting, dynamic loop mangling, drones and much more.
The presets are a great way to get users started but once you get the hang of it, the real fun comes from programming your own modular delay style effects from the plugin.
The Hyve synth — that looks like a cross between a stylophone and the Buchla Music Easel — launched on Kickstarter last week, and has already reached its $20,000 target with 25 days to go!
This futuristic-looking, DIY synth garnered a lot of interest when it was first announced back in 2015 and now, thanks to its successful crowd-funding campaign, is set for a full release in September this year.
You can share multiple photos and videos in one post on Instagram, starting from today (Thursday 23rd February).
Using the new update, you no longer have to choose the single best photo or video to show your fans, but can combined up to 10 images or videos in one post on the popular image-sharing platform.
When uploading to your feed, you’ll see a new icon to select multiple photos and videos. You can also tap and hold to change the order of the snaps, or apply a filter to everything at once or edit one by one.
Boost is Sample Magic’s third plugin alongside their Magic AB and Stacker plugs. It’s a simple, powerful, mix finalising utility, designed to get your music sounding as full and polished as possible using a minimal amount of processing.
Boost comes with a wealth of modes to help producers get a really good mix. Multiband compression, four-band EQ, stereo enhancement, high- and low-pass filtering and brickwall limiting, are all available to help create a fuller, louder and wider mix.
Mixvibes has dropped a teaser video for a new piece of software that looks like it will be focused on video editing.
A source close to the brand has confirmed that the new video mixing app will allow VJs and DJs to mix video and audio together and broadcast to a wider audience.
Mixvibes continue to innovate with their software products and by the looks of this new offering it appears not only is it a standalone product, but also works within your DAW of choice.
We’ll be bringing you more information on the new software as soon as it drops.
Evermix has announced the official pre-launch of their innovative MixBox2 — a unique recording device that works alongside the free Evermix DJ App and digital music platform.
Evermix provides a revolutionary new way to record live DJ sets, easily and in high quality, and publish them online for music fans to enjoy long after the night is over.
When DJ Mag Tech first heard of the Roland/Serato hook-up we were intrigued. Roland, which has cut its chops in the music technology industry for years, a leading player with an undeniable history in regards to its synths, drum machines and hardware now looking to enter the DJ controller arena; and Serato, one of the industry leaders in digital DJing software. What could they both bring to this already saturated marketplace?
MIXARS have been showing off their new QUATTRO mixer and PRIMO controller at this week’s NAMM convention.
No real details as to the full specs on both bits of kit, other than the new mixer has deep Serato DJ integration with 2x banks of eight performance pads and dual USB support.
Less details on the PRIMO other than the obvious: it's a two-channel contorller with the now standard performance pads and controls for controlling digital DJing software — more than likely to be Serato DJ.