By now we are swamped with multifunctional midi controllers. The big production houses have been engaging a battle of leds, effects and consoles, with an ever growing number of keys to control and knobs to torture. In addition, also the software houses try to understand the djs’ demands in order to elaborate softwares that [...]
When we talk about record players, or rather about turntables, the first picture that comes to our mind is our trusted Technics 1200: retired for a long time now, we still remember it for its solid and proud design. Nowadays a lot of companies have been developing, starting from this historical model, new projects and [...]
Name: TRAKTOR KONTROL S4. Dimensions: 32x5x50 cm, numbers that revolutionized the midi controller world, thanks to Native Instruments. I’ve already talked, in other articles, about this german house with almost twenty years of experience, known for constant developing innovative products – such as Maschine, Traktor X1… – and representing a continuous symbiosis with expert’s demands. [...]
As mentioned in previous reviews, the big manufacturers – now forced rather than by choice – are combining their professional softwares with controllers and devices which somehow would help the dj manage a live set or his performance in a unique, creative and easy way. For a long time now, Native Instruments has made available [...]
Questa sarà più una pagina tratta dal diario delle proprie impressioni, che un articolo tecnico vero e proprio. In realtà, nelle mie produzioni ho sempre ed esclusivamente preferito utilizzare drum machine, controller midi e macchinari MPC AKAI che, integrati al PC con i vari DAW, davano il risultato che tutti conosciamo. La Native Instruments, casa tedesca nata nel 1995 e già leader nel settore per la produzione di svariati software, dopo aver deciso di produrre e integrare l’hardware con il software al fine di facilitare la vita di dj e produttori senza spegnere la creatività, lancia un nuovo prodotto, tutto in 32 x 29 cm. Maschine.
Since there is already so much information about it on the web, talking about the Lauchpad as a new device may sound anachronistic. Therefore, as for writing down this article, the approach to this instrument has been deliberately conducted in an practical way, dictated by the need of understanding whether the new product by Novation [...]