Stanton Introduces T.92 and T.55 USB TurntablesMar 22, 2009
Stanton DJ, an industry leader in the design and manufacture of professional audio products for DJs, announces the addition of two new turntables to their array of pro DJ decks: the T.92 USB and the T.55 USB. [ In New DJ Gear ]
Pacemaker Wins Red Dot AwardMar 18, 2009
With its excellent and innovative design, the Pacemaker by Tonium has succeeded in one of the most renowned and hardest international design competitions. In the red dot award: product design 2009 the top-class jury awarded the “red dot: best of the best” for highest design quality only 49 times among the 3,231 submitted products. According to the judgement of the jury, Pacemaker is among these 49 pioneering design products. The festive awards presentation with more than 1,000 guests will take place in the Essen Opera House, the Aalto Theatre, on 29 June 2009.
[ In Hot Wire ]
Elation Impression Rocks AC/DC’s TrainMar 17, 2009
Fresh off the success of its multi-platinum comeback album Black Ice
, which debuted at No. 1 in 29 countries, AC/DC embarked on its first concert tour in eight years. Known for its theatrics as much as its rhythm-heavy rock tunes, the band wanted to show its fans that, after 30 years in the business, AC/DC still has a flair for the spectacular. [ In New DJ Lighting ]
American DJ LED FX Pak IIMar 12, 2009
As working DJs and musicians make the big switch to LED lighting and special effects, American DJ has come up with an easy, economical way for mobile entertainers to become part of this growing revolution. The company has introduced the LED FX Pak II
, an affordable combo package of four easy-to-use LED effects that provides mobile entertainers with an instant plug-and-play lightshow. [ In New DJ Lighting ]
American DJ New Mega Bar 50Mar 9, 2009
American DJ has added a new, smaller-size model to its popular Mega Bar series of LED color bars. Like the company’s original Mega Bar LED, the new Mega Bar 50 RGB
is an ultra-bright DMX-compatible indoor RGB mixing bar that creates smooth, rich color washes on walls, stages and performers. But at 1.5 feet in length, it’s half the size of the original 1-meter Mega Bar � and less than half the price! [ In New DJ Lighting ]
MIXED UP MUSIC SET TO LAUNCH UNIQUE DIGITAL DANCE MUSIC DOWNLOAD SITEMar 7, 2009
Mixed Up Music is set to launch it’s one of a kind digital dance music download site in March as they officially sponsor the 2009 Winter Music Conference held in Miami, which in its 24th
year is still highly regarded as the only event of its kind in the dance music industry.
[ In The MP3 DJ ]
MyMusicSite.com CEO and Music Industry Veteran Gives Away FREE BookMar 7, 2009
MyMusicSite.com, an interactive Web site that acts as a medium for music talent to independently promote and sell their own songs, albums, production tracks, ringtones and more, but without the restricting chains of a traditional record label, today announced it will feature a link to self-help book Lifemoney: The Proven System for Creating the Money You NEED for the Life You WANT
, by Brad Turk [ In Hot Wire ]
X-Laser SkyWriter Animation Laser On ClubWorld Awards Short ListMar 7, 2009
Following a “particularly fierce” competition among many laser manufacturers, ClubWorld’s 12-person committee of industry experts nominated X-Laser’s SkyWriter for the 2009 Best Effect Laser award (http://www.clubworld.us/). [ In Hot Wire ]
Inklen MixEmergency 1.1Mar 2, 2009
Inklen is excited to announce the release of MixEmergency 1.1 - the Mac visualisation application to mix and manipulate videos and Quartz Compositions in real-time.
This free upgrade adds several major features to MixEmergency. These include recording and exporting of performances, transparent output, adjustable transitions, seven new effects and transitions, saving and restoring effects presets per video, and audio reactive control for effect parameters. [ In Music Video DJ Gear ]
Native Instruments MASCHINE is now available in stores worldwide.Mar 2, 2009
Native Instruments today announced that MASCHINE is now available in stores worldwide. MASCHINE, a next-generation groove production studio that makes beat creation and arrangement more immediate and tactile than ever before. The system combines an advanced software sequencer and sampler with a seamlessly integrated, highly functional performance controller. Finally merging a fast and intuitive groove-box workflow with the power and versatility of software, MASCHINE enables an inspiring and spontaneous creative approach for today’s computer-based music production setups. [ In The MP3 DJ ]
NEW OS 2.0 FOR AKAI MPC5000Mar 2, 2009
Akai Professional, the name synonymous with music production, announces the release of MPC5000 OS 2.0, a new operating system for its flagship MPC5000 music production workstation. The new system is available now as a free download from the company’s Web site, www.akaipro.com. [ In Music Production ]
GENIUS PRODUCTS UNVEILS NEW SCREENSHOTS FROM SCRATCH: THE ULTIMATE DJFeb 21, 2009
Genius Products has released new screenshots from the upcoming videogame, Scratch: The Ultimate DJ, one of the first music rhythm games for fans of hip-hop. With creative and technical input from Mix Master Mike of the Beastie Boys, Scratch: The Ultimate DJ features an innovative turntable style controller and more than 60 licensed and original hip-hop and R&B songs from mainstream and underground artists such as Kanye West, Tech N9ne, Run DMC, and Deltron 3030. [ In Hot Wire ]
Native Instruments announces TRAKTOR SCRATCH certification of Allen&Heath Xone:4D control mixerFeb 21, 2009
Native Instruments today announced that the Allen&Heath Xone:4D control mixer is now certified for advanced integration with TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO. Furthermore, the Xone:1D, 2D and 4D models are now part of the "TRAKTOR Ready" program.
The certification of the Xone:4D allows users of TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO to connect their computer, turntables and CD decks directly to the mixer, and use time-code control without the AUDIO 8 DJ interface. Native Instruments also provides a performance-ready controller configuration file for the Xone:4D, enabling DJs to intuitively control a wide range of functions in TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO from the MIDI-enabled control elements of the mixer with no additional setup necessary.
[ In New DJ Gear ]
Oscar Winning Sound Designer Sees the Future with the Zoom H4nFeb 17, 2009
Frank Serafine is one of the most well-known and revered sound designers in Hollywood. A veteran of over 30 years, Frank has contributed his audio expertise to landmark films such as Field of Dreams, Star Trek, Tron and The Hunt for Red October, for which he shared the Academy Award for sound editing. [ In The MP3 DJ ]
Beatport announces licensing deal with PRS for MusicFeb 16, 2009
Beatport, the recognized leader in electronic music downloads, has announced today a license deal with PRS for Music (formerly known as the MCPS-PRS Alliance). [ In Music Production ]