When Robert Clivilles and the late David Cole released their seminal hit ‘Things That Make You Go Hmmm’, they could never know that the title would become a catchphrase for all that is bizarre and unexpected. Well, “hmmm” is exactly what DJ Mag said when we first laid hands on Alphasphere, a unique take on the DJ/performance controller.
iPad and iPhone owners have had it pretty much their own way when it comes to DJ apps. However the times they are a-changing, as Mixvibes continue their David and Goliath charge to be in there up amongst the big boys with their new Cross DJ for Android devices. Billed as the first pro DJing app for the Android platform, Cross DJ comes as an eagerly-awaited and anticipated release.
When it comes to tech, the spotlight of attention tends to fall on the latest and greatest high-end DJ technology with the cost of ownership often in the thousands of pounds range. But not everyone can afford to spend a king’s ransom, and not everyone needs or even wants the high-end features that come with that high-end price tag.
<p>In a <a href="http://serato.com/latest/blog/15405/photos-serato-control-vinyl-factory" target="_blank">revealing blog post</a>, DVS heavyweights Serato have published a collection of photos from their pressing factory!</p><p>This is where they make the multi-coloured control vinyl for their DJ software.
Novation have today announced the launch of a new series of hardware software series.
The launchkey range features a 25, 49 or 61 note keyboard controller with 16 velocity sensitive pads.
But these are not your everyday midi keyboards. The series is unique in that it is built to work with a specially designed with two tablet apps.
First you have Launchkey - which is an iPad perfromance synth. Then you have Launchpad App - which enables drag and drop loop playback from the pads in addition to a series of real time effects.
The world's most famous synthesizer brand, Moog have released a video of their latest prototype.
Presented by the super-passionate Professor Herb Deutsch, a long tiome collaborator of the pioneering Bob Moog, the video shows a prototype model, without a shell being tweaked and worked with Deutsch!
The model includes the famous Moog filter, dual oscilators and an incredible sounding noise generator.
No formal release date has been set but watch this space for more!