We recently reviewed the new Beats By Dr. Dre Mixr Professional DJ headphones and we were impressed with the build quality, the sound signature, and all the other features that worked well inside the DJ booth. The Beats Pro headphones have a completely solid steel/aluminum construction, an over-the-ear design for good isolation, and a folding-swivel construction for one-ear monitoring and storage. Watch the complete review video to see how they hold up through the tests.
Akai, the legendary studio production station company, has announced the release of two new Studio reference monitors called the RPM500 (with a 5-inch woofer) and the RPM800 (with an 8-inch woofer). These new powered monitors boast great balance, sound, and build quality at a competitive price point. Each of these RPM monitors also have High Frequency Trim, Mid-Range Boost, and Low Frequency cutoff controls along with XLR, TRS, and RCA inputs on the back. Check out the full press release and pricing in the announcement.
Native Instruments has just released the first of many videos that showcase top Japanese producers, performers, and DJ's and their creative processes as they pertain to the MASCHINE groove production system. Since NI Japanese office launch earlier this year, the company has been working with top local artists and talent on a series of activities to expand their footprint in the region.
From July 1 through December 31, 2013, anyone who purchases a qualifying Audio-Technica 40 Series high-quality studio microphone will have the chance to redeem an offer for a free pair of ATH-M50 professional studio monitor headphones. With this bundle, anyone will have the tools needed for a truly professional studio microphone and headphone setup.
Native Instruments has recently a pricedrop for the new Maschine MK2 Custom Kits which allows users to change the style and look of their production hardware. The Custom Kit is a replacement metal front-plate and knobs that come in 5 different color schemes to make your Maschine stand out from the norm. The new pricing of these kits is now only $29, so be sure to customize your Maschine with this cool new deal. Check out our Custom Kit Install video and full written review of the new Maschine MK2 after the jump.
Native Instruments is always releasing brand new soundpacks for users of its popular Maschine Music Production Station to keep the creative juices flowing for aspiring producers when making new tracks and beats. The newest MASCHINE Expansion for House and Techno is called PULSEWERK and it comes packed with 30 drum kits and 20 unique Special Kits created exclusively with pitched sound sources. 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.
Native Instruments has finally opened its offices in Tokyo, Japan in order to maintain an active presence in the booming music industry of the country. In celebration of the new location, Native Instruments held a Hello Tokyo! Launch Party at Womb (Tokyo's premier nightclub) right in Japan. Amongst the guests were the CEO of Native Instruments, Daniel Haver, along with top DJ's Jamie Jones, Darren Price, DJ Craze, Baku, Kaito and other leading Japanese artists. Check out the video for a behind-the-scenes look at the event after the jump.
The Novation Launchpad S was announced earlier this month as the successor MIDI controller to the original Novation Launchpad which allows DJ's and Performers to control Ableton Live or any other performance with great precision and ease. The new Novation Launchpad S has 64 Tri-Colored Pads, brighter LED's, and a faster refresh rate than the original and it also works nicely with the iPad. The Lauchpad S also comes bundled with a version of Ableton Live so that users can start performing and creating music right out of the box. Check out the press release & Video after the jump.
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