The Akai Pro MIDImix is likely to find a lot of friends, especially coming with Live Lite and being pitched at a very affordable price.
If you’re going to use software, it’s a safe bet that the hardware designed for it is going to be pretty hot. Such is the case with the Ableton Push. DJWORX teamster Darren E Cowley of Isotonik Studios impulse-bought one, but after the shortest play ended up boxing it up and putting it on to of a wardrobe to do house renovations. But having dug it out again, he sees what all the fuss is about. Here is his very detailed review, with a second opinion from Mark Settle.
We just steered full-on into production territory with the Akai Pro APC Key 25 controller. It comes with everything you need to knock out your own tracks.
Ableton Live is a slightly abstract concept for DJs to grasp. But it need not be difficult to tame and understand, and that’s where the Ableton Push controller comes in. Watch Simon Lyon create beats and music just on the Push without needing to use his laptop screen.
Reloop dips its toe in the growing DJ/producer pool with the Reloop Keypad. Darren E Cowley flexes his established Ableton Live skills and checks it out.
If you’re in London this weekend and fancy a play with Ableton gear, get yourself off to the Meltdown event. And there’s a hefty ticket discount too.
After the longest beta ever, the much anticipated Bitwig Studio is here. And you can try it for yourself via demos for Windows, OS X, and Linux.
Reloop aren’t just about DJ gear it seems, as BPM 2013 saw the Reloop Keypad and Keyfadr controllers for Ableton unveiled.
Fancy Ableton Live 9? Get your wallet out because all of its variants are 25% off for a few days from the Ableton webshop.
While known as a DJ, Paul Van Dyk is much more than that. Vestax UK followed him for 2 years and captured a snapshot of his setup and show.