Denon DJ have announced a new standalone DJ unit, the Prime 2. A two-channel standalone unit, the new Prime 2 runs Denon DJ’s Engine OS operating system, and builds on the Prime 4 by adding some features from the new SC6000 player range that was announced last week.
Knee Deep In Sound and Be As One alumnus, Magit Cacoon's weaving techno is coated in her reverbed, delayed and effected vocals, providing an ethereal, stripped-back sound that's caught the attention of everyone from Sven Väth to Carl Cox and Dixon. We spoke to her to find out what piece of kit has pride and place in her studio.
Beatsource – the joint venture between Beatport and DJCity, the multi-genre MP3 record pool website – has announced that A-Trak has joined its Board of Managers.
The new service is launching a digital download store in September, which will add Beatport LINK compatibility, meaning Beatsource will stream directly into DJ software and hardware, before the end of the year.
Zone is a new synth from Audaire that offers crazy endless modulations via a step sequencer interface. Soft launched earlier this week, Zone is based around a step sequencer with variable step amounts and rates as well as endless lanes. Each sequencer lane can modulate any parameter by dragging and dropping the control onto the sequencer pane.
No one piece of gear defines a producer, but that doesn't mean there isn't one we find ourselves going back to over and over. We ask the hard questions to find out – if you had to – what piece of gear you couldn't live without. This time it's the turn of Mathias Kaden, who's choice is a familiar and legendary piece of kit. Catch him playing his Juno-laced tracks at Cirque Magique Festival in Belgium from 3rd August.
Loopmasters' new synth Bass Master is designed to be your one-stop solution for bass. Featuring over 350 presets, 13 filter types and 217 waveshapes across two oscillators, it claims to be a fully-featured bass machine, using Loopmasters' expert knowledge of sample curation and techniques.