BLACK FRIDAY DEAL: 30% off at Isotonik Studios!

We couldn’t let Black Friday pass without getting you at least one juicy discount. So 30% off anything is yours at Ableton specialists Isotonik Studios until Sunday.

OS X El Capitan: can you upgrade yet?

It’s coming up to two months since Apple released their latest OS X update dubbed El Capitan. Is it OK to upgrade yet? We round up the latest news.

Ableton goes long: Live 9.5, Push 2 and Link

Berlin-based Ableton go update crazy with a trifecta of treats: new features in Ableton Live 9.5, a brand new Push 2 and Ableton Link for jam sessions.

VIDEO: Buddy Peace on the Launchpad MK2. Wait what?

In a case of blink and you’ll miss it, Novation has slid their new RGB button laden Launchpad MK2 out almost under the radar. But we saw it, and here it is.

Musikmesse 2015 — Akai Pro MIDImix Live controller

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.

REVIEW: Ableton Push Controller

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.

Worxmas 2014: Akai Pro APC Key 25

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.

BPM 2014: Ableton Push Demo [VIDEO]

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.

REVIEW: Reloop Keypad Keyboard Controller

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.

LAST MINUTE: Ableton at James Lavelle’s Meltdown

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.