Late last year, we reviewed the new Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S49 Keyboard and the Komplete Ultimate Software setup which was rather expensive all together, but still provided a superb experience when using them together to craft beats. NI will now offer the Komplete Kontrol Keyboards with a free software download that will give users lots of Komplete sounds and melodies to start crafting beats without needing to purchase additional software. The NI team also has also launched a limited-time KEYS TO KOMPLETE Sales Special.
The NI Team is always releasing brand new soundpacks for users of its popular Maschine Production Stations to keep things fresh for aspiring producers when making new tracks and beats. The newest MASCHINE Expansion for Hip-Hop “galactic” style productions is called Astral Flutter and it comes with abstract and tweak-able sounds and grooves to get you started. There’s also a version available for the iMaschine iphone app.
The New Akai Pro Advance Series Keyboards will come in 25-key, 49-key, and 61-key variants and includes high-quality features such as the semi-weighted keybed, official MPC RGB backlit Pads, control knobs, rubberized mod & pitch wheels, and a high resolution full-color screen to view and change parameters. Check out this quick Advance Keyboard walkthrough video with Jennifer from Akai and T-GUT from the djbooth.
The Native Instruments Maschine Studio is a very powerful tool that can be used as a centerpiece for any producers who want to make music. We reviewed the Maschine Studio last year and we found that it provides best-in-class control with two new hi-res color displays, a new edit section with a large jog wheel, and very responsive 16-multi-color backlit velocity-sensitive drum pads with an unlimited number of groups. From now until April 30th users can now purchase a new NI Maschine Studio for only $799; which is a pretty massive $200 discount!
American Musical Supply is our official DJ and Production equipment partners who always have inventory on hand to get us out of a jam. AMS is sponsoring a new “Ultimate Home Studio Free Giveaway” for US residents who fill out a simple form for entry. The Grand Prize for this giveaway is worth over $14K and includes a Pair of Genelec Monitors, a Mackie Control board, a Neumann Microphone package, and much more.
We recently reviewed the Native Instruments Maschine Studio hardware and software which is a great production tool that can be used in the studio behind the scenes or in all out live performances. Check out this new live drumming video by ASADI on the Native Instruments Maschine MK2.
Late last year, we reviewed the new Native Instruments Powerful tools that allow producers to make music of all styles and genres. The Native Instruments Maschine Studio easily allows users to bang out beats on the drum pads while the Native Instruments Komplete Keyboards made it simple to add a melody to the rhythm. Now Native Instruments has integrated the Maschine Studio with the Komplete Keyboards to make an easy and intuitive workflow for production.
The Epsilon company has been producing brand new DJ & Lighting equipment for the masses and today we take a look at the new EPM 8.0 powered studio monitors to see how these would work in a DJ and studio/production environment. These affordable monitors only cost $199 each and have an internal amp, 8-inch woofers, three different input types, and a rubbed MDF enclosure for good sound and durability.
The NI Team is always releasing brand new soundpacks for users of its popular Maschine Production Stations to keep the creative juices flowing for aspiring producers when making new tracks and beats. The newest MASCHINE Expansion for Hip-Hop producers is called Prospect Haze and it comes with melodic sounds and grooves from the 90’s “golden-age” Hip-Hop era. There’s also a version available for the iMaschine iphone app. Check out the details in the press release from NI and the links after the jump.
Epsilon has been bringing out new DJ & Lighting equipment at an extremely fast pace and we’re happy to report that they’ve decided to send some new gear our way to see if it can hold up to the tests in the DJbooth. The latest product for review is the new Epsilon EPM 8.0 powered studio monitors. These affordable monitors have an internal amp, 8-inch woofers, three input types, and a rubbed MDF enclosure for good sound and durability. Our full review will be complete within the next two weeks, but check out our unboxing & first impressions video to see them fresh out of the package.
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