Gear

Sold out in 30 minutes in Japan, the limited edition (€3,500) Grand Class SL-1200GAE “50 years of Technics” edition has now come to Germany. Technics says for purchase information contact your local dealer! More information at Technics Website HERE Technical Specifications Grand Class SL-1200G / SL1200GAE Direct drive motor with twin rotor Newly developed motor...

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Designed for Producers constantly on the move (at this point, who isn’t), KORG has released plugKEY, a miniature widget plug. Featuring an audio input, MIDI input compatible for any keyboard or controller to use on iOS music applications, and a lightning connector, the widget is an “essentials-only” style device. Roughly the size of an iPhone,...

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Aimed at everyone (age 3-99), Dato DUO is a Dutch designed synth meant for two. With a gritty sounding synthesizer and a flashy sequencer, the easy to use synth is an approachable way for two to play and learn music together. The idea behind Dato DUO is for one person to play a melody on...

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Designed by Italian creator Paolo Cappello,’Louis,’ a “wooden trumpet” speaker system for iOS draws its inspiration from the sounds of vintage vinyl. The speaker, which uses no electrical components, relies on its wooden structure, which bring out the retro sounds. Coupled with a specially designed iOS app that allows users to control the playlist, as...

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Commonly referred to as the “Rolls Royce” of synths, the Synclavier Synth will now be available for download as an app. The app, created by Arturia, recreates the famous New England Digital synth that featured on a variety of 80s classic (like George Michael’s ‘Faith’ and, more prominently, Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’) will be available directly...

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Further blurring the lines between analogue and digital (if you’re into that kind of thing) coms TRNTBL. Developed by the equally consonant-less US record subscription service VNYL, the TRNTBL is a wireless, smart record player meant to play music, identify tracks, and look stylish while doing so. Billed as the first ‘internet of things’ (I’ve...

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This week in crazy, futuristic headphone news comes NURA. NURA is the brainchild of a Melbourne-based startup and it is a headphone set that “scans” wearers ears, ultimately catering the emitted sound to what that users ears hear best. How do they do that? Well, I’m glad you asked that because each cup is equipped...

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Last year, Amsterdam based creative coder Sander Sneek released Soundscape VR; a synthesizer that lives within the virtual reality environment. Now, with new technology Oculus Rift CV1 and the Leap Motion Orion Hand Tracker, integrating their own virtual reality capabilities, users are able to play the synthesizer with their hands while in VR. Though still...

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Apps Of The Month: April 2016

May 1, 2016 | Amsterdam

From infinite looping capabilities to an all in one party planner, we take a look at some of the apps and updates of the month this past April 2016. Most applications come in iOS versions, unless otherwise specified. Did we miss any? Let us know what your favourite apps from the past month were. Dance...

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So, dinnertime may have become more eventful for those particularly picky young eaters out there. Why? Because Fred & Friends, a company who specializes in “puts a smile on your face and doesn’t cost a fortune,” has created a new cutlery set aimed at the fresh-out-the-womb aspiring DJ crowd, with a knife, spoon, fork (Spork...

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Italian manufacturer Audio Deva has presented a new turntable design meant to maximize sound quality while minimizing weight and unnecessary components. Dubbed the ATMO SFERA, the platterless turntable utilizes a more advanced physics-based approach to construction by, essentially, eliminating the buzzes, noises and muddiness in the audio range, as well as the weight associated with previous attempts...

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The highly regarded speaker manufacturer Funktion-One is set to release their new mixer, the FF6.2. Build in cooperation with Formula Sound (the two companies had previously combined on the FF-6000 and the FF-4000 models), the new device is geared toward the high-end crowd as an analog DJ mixer. The 6 channel FF6.2 features such Funktion-One/Formula Sound...

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Pretty much every cool home party today ends up facing the same problem: everybody wants to be the DJ. This can result in passive aggressive snatching of the aux cable by those genuinely convinced of their superior iTunes/YouTube/Spotify catalog. That is now history, if it were up to the Jookbox, a new gadget that describes itself...

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Apps Of The Month: March 2016

April 3, 2016 | Amsterdam

From crowdsourced DJ sets to musical sketching, we take a look at some of the apps and updates of the month this past March 2016. Most applications come in iOS versions, unless otherwise specified. Did we miss any? Let us know what your favourite apps from the past month were. Bloc’s Wave | iOS Blocs...

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Described as “a simple, productive, and immersive digital crate digging tool for your favourite retailer,” the new app Trackstack aims to digitally recreate the experience of vinyl collecting. Linked to Beatport and allowing users to swipe through releases, listen to snippets, and categorize, the app looks to make the experience of record searching through your...

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