Production Reviews

[Review] AKAI Professional Advance 49

AKAI Professional has created the next generation of controllers with the Advance 49. This keyboard allows you to select and control virtual instruments on the keyboard itself. This allows you to spend more time creating and less time on the computer.  Check out our full Video review with our resident Producer Numonics after the jump.

[Review] NI Symphony Series BRASS

Native Instruments’ just released a brand new library entitled “Brass Ensemble Symphony Series”. The product is designed for NI’s Kontakt sampler. It is possibly the best sounding brass product on the market and can be used in a variety of ways within your productions.  Check out this full Video review from Numonics on our DJbooth.net Production Team.

M-Audio CODE Keyboards [Video]

M-Audio has just released its’ intuitive new series of keyboards called the CODE. The CODE Series is a USB Midi Controller, which is available in 25, 49 and 61 keys. What makes the product so unique is that its’ the first keyboard of its’ kind to feature a built-in X/Y pad. The X/Y pad allows user control of effects and virtual instruments through the touch pad.

Maschine Lone Forest Expansion

The NI Team continues 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 dub basses and crackling beats productions is called Lone Forest and it comes with lots of reverb synth samples & special kits for drones and atmospheric sounds.  There’s also a version available for the iMaschine iphone app for only $1.  Check out the details after the jump!

Production: NI Symphony Series BRASS [Video]

Native Instruments continues to expand its production and music creation software, KONTAKT with a new horn instruments add-on called Symphony Series BRASS. NI’s new Symphony Series BRASS comes in two flavors called the BRASS ENSEMBLE that will give a nice full harmony of horns playing together, and the BRASS SOLO which has singular horn player sounds for music creation.  BRASS ENSEMBLE and BRASS SOLO can be purchased separately or as a bundle called BRASS COLLECTION for a package deal price.  Check out the quick video, links, and more after the jump.

Maschine Amplified Funk Expansion

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 Funky Bass-Groove style productions is called Amplified Funk and it comes with lots of cool and contemporary Funk and R&B sounds.  There’s also a version available for the iMaschine iphone app.

Gibson LP8 Active Reference Monitor Unboxing [Video]

The Gibson brand is well-known for its iconic Guitars that are said to be some of the best in the World.  Gibson has recently released a new set of Active Reference Monitors named after Les Paul called the LP4, LP6, and LP8.  Gibson just sent us a pair of LP8 monitors for the full out video review to see if these will work for the studio and light DJ duty.  Check out our unboxing video of the LP8 in the meantime to see everything that comes in the box and the beautiful finish that sets these apart from anything else on the market…

Beatmaking On Maschine Discussion [Video]

The recently reviewed Native Instruments Maschine Studio hardware provides best-in-class production control with two new hi-res color displays, a new edit section with a large jog wheel, and 16-multi-color backlit velocity-sensitive drum pads.  At last month’s Red Bull Music Academy Festival in New York, NI and RBMA teamed up to put together a special roundtable with hip-hop studio icons Just Blaze, 9th Wonder, Khrysis, and G.O.O.D. Music’s President Che Pope. It was a really interesting conversation about collaboration, hip-hop production and how to make songs with Maschine.

Native Instruments Summer Of Sound Sale

Native Instruments has just launched the Summer of Sound Sales Special which offers certain product owner’s 50% off sales specials of new software plug-ins, upgrades, and crossgrades including KOMPLETE 10 and KOMPLETE 10 ULTIMATE production suites, as well as the MASCHINE 2 software update. The SUMMER OF SOUND special runs from now until June 30, 2015 at the NI Online Shop and at retailers worldwide while supplies last.

Out Now: NI Maschine 2.3 & Komplete 1.1

We recently reviewed the new Native Instruments tools that allow producers to make music of all styles and genres.  The NI Maschine Studio easily allows users to bang out beats on the drum pads while the NI Komplete Keyboards made it simple to add a melody to the rhythm.  Now NI has released the new Maschine 2.3 and the Komplete 1.1 updates that will make workflows easier and give producers a head start when making new music.

 

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