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NAMM SPY SHOTS: Gemini’s new standalone thingy

NAMM 2019 starts tomorrow, which makes today the day that holy hell breaks loose and manufacturers unwrap their selected shiny ready for the gathered masses to poke, paw, and post up on Instagram to get the “first” badge of honour. And despite being 5295.71 miles away (door to door), we’ve still got a network of spies casually sauntering the floor, taking a turn around this stand and that stand, looking for stuff that we...

The Denon DJ Prime 4 — cat meet pigeons

Thank God all that teasing nonsense is over. I’ve had the PR for a few days now and ached to show you what I could only guide and hint at. And now you can see what we caused a collective jaw dropping around these parts. The Denon DJ Prime 4 controller is the world’s first four channel standalone controller, a fact that absolutely will have caused a few industry meetings when that teased fact...

That thing you saw — it’s called the Akai Force

So Akai Pro — first comes a pictorial leak of a new/old controller/synth/hybrid – umm something, then a mysterious triple threat warning that your new product will allow me to Produce, something, Perform….That thing is Force* (note: there are so many Star Wars directions this article has gone down in its draft forms that I’ll just leave it there) a standalone production instrument which will apparently smash “previous limitations of musical production”.*NOTE TO ALL...

NAMM 2019: Denon DJ is such a pic tease

It’s that time of year where the heavy hitters of the DJ industry break out the elbow grease, burn the midnight oil, and generally make sure that their next wave of new shiny is positively gleaming in time for NAMM 2019. And after Technics teased and announced their updated SL-1210 MK7, it’s now the turn of Denon DJ to get gear heads twitching and throwing cash at the screen.Thus here we have a couple...

Rasteri’s SC1000 scratch controller — build your own today

Andy Tait, better know to many of you as Rasteri, has electronics skills to die for. And the he’s not repairing stuff for a living, or continuing to bring the brilliant 7PS to life, he’s doing his own thing. His own thing just happens to be the pocket sized SC1000 scratch controller. I’ve covered it before and coveted one for my very own, but it was clear that rather than being a commercial project,...

Grid is another modular MIDI controller you can crowdfund

EDITOR’S NOTE: Apologies for not posting this sooner — my fault entirely. But there’s just 20 hours left on this project, and they’ll appreciate any additional funding. Modularity continues to be popular amongst producers and DJs, despite the plethora of all-in-one solutions that provide everything you might need, and more. Arguably, the flexibility of pick-n-mix (no pun intended) controls, plus the view that they’re still seen as pro-level or ’aspirational’, compared to all-in-ones,...