Native Instruments is one of the biggest names in the music production game these days. It produces some of the best software instruments and sound libraries for producers and sound designers along with a fleet of great hardware including everything from Traktor DJ controllers to the KOMPLETE keyboards and its drum pad oriented Maschine gear. All three of those product lineups are getting refreshed hardware today, but NI is also introducing completely overhauled versions of some of its most popular and groundbreaking instrument software as well as its behemoth KOMPLETE bundle. expand full story
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Native Instruments has been running the music production software game in a major way for quite some time. Along with some of its more recent hardware offerings like the Kontrol series keyboards and, even more so, the Komplete software bundles, its products have become mainstays for amateur and seasoned producers. Needless to say, the German-based company has been producing some of the best virtual instruments and effects for years and it is now ready to take its content management and library system to the next level.
Today, NI is launching Sounds.com. The new platform is a subscription based service where creators can access thousands of new samples, loops, sound packs and more for a monthly subscription… expand full story
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Mobile-focused DJ company DJiT, already has a more casual based iOS/Android DJ app available, but it now has its sights on the growing hardware controller market. It will soon be launching edjing Pro along with the recently revealed physical Mixfader add-on. Described as “the world’s first connected DJ crossfader”, Mixfader “dematerializes the classic turntables on any smartphone and tablet” to bring what is arguably one of the most important controls on any DJ rig back to the real world.
Head below for a closer look, and a demonstration video of the mobile crossfader in action: expand full story
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The Native Instruments line of Maschine beat production products marry hardware controllers with rich software instruments, loops and effects to create an all-in-one music making suite. The hardware controllers range from the $349 Maschine Mikro up to the $999 Studio model, but Native Instruments also makes a stripped down, yet still very powerful version of its Maschine platform for iOS. Regularly priced at $4.99, iMaschine for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is available as a free download inside of the (also free) Apple Store iPhone/iPod touch app.
Simply download the free Apple Store app and boot it up. Hit the “Store” tab along the bottom and scroll all the way down to the iMaschine icon, then tap on download now for free.
While you certainly won’t find all of the features in iMaschine you’ll have at your disposal in its full fledged counterparts, we are still talking about a very wide range of possibilities here. There are 16 pads for rhythm programming, as well as a keyboard for melodic parts and sampling possibilities from your device’s mic or your iTunes library. It supports the purchase of additional sound packs via in-app purchases much the same as the Maschine hardware, but it does come packed with 100MB of content including 10 projects, 25 kits, and over 400 samples.
You’ll find more features along with quick demo video of musician Jamie Lidell putting this thing to the test below: expand full story
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