Novation Launch Control XL Review

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Portable device offers parameter and mixer control for Live The Novation Launch Control XL device has arrived, and brings with it a host of control and sound manipulation possibilities. While not an instrument as such, the Launch Control XL instead offers a way of controlling the various features of Live which don’t fall under the… Read More

Novation Launchpad S Overview


Updated Ableton controller hits the right buttons If you have any interest in electronic music, or any recording in general, you’ll be familiar with Ableton Live. Or, more specifically, you’ll be aware of one of its main selling points; it’s clip-launching session view. Pieces of audio or MIDI are recorded into boxes which, when lined… Read More

M-Audio Trigger Finger Pro Review


Lifting the lid on M-Audio’s long awaited MIDI controller update The original M-Audio Trigger Finger, launched in the mid-2000’s, was among the first mainstream controllers which delivered proper control of computer based music production software via your computers USB. It wasn’t the first on the market to have such a level of connectivity, but it did… Read More

Review: Denon SC3900

Denon SC3900

It promises digital versatility and power with vinyl feel, but does it deliver? Find out in our Denon SC3900 review… The Denon SC3900 is the flagship unit in Denon’s media player range. It offers the ability to DJ from a broad range of different media. It has a slot loading CD drive capable of playing… Read More

What’s New In Maschine 2.0?


Native’s production workstation has been updated – so, what’s new in Maschine 2.0? The Native Instruments catalogue is stuffed with an embarrassment of riches these days. Undoubtedly, Maschine is one of its premium ranges, and one whose updates and developments are scrutinised in great detail. The hybrid hardware/ software production workstation has established itself as… Read More

Traktor Kontrol S4 MKII Review


The flagship DJ controller in Native’s range is updated, but is it better? We find out in our Traktor Kontrol S4 MKII review The updates to Native Instruments’ all-in-one DJ controller models (the S2 and S4) were big news upon launch. These two controllers are very highly thought of, and provide the closest control over… Read More

Review: Traktor Kontrol S2 MkII


Native’s ever-popular controller gets an update – we take a look in our Traktor Kontrol S2 MkII review Native Instruments has been at the forefront of DJ software technology since the very beginning. Its Traktor package was one of, if not the first truly professional solution for the DJ working with a computer. Since then,… Read More

Scratch Masterclass on Affordable Numark DJ Gear


DJ Rasp and DJ Jim Reiss demonstrate the incredible scratch performance available from the most affordable Numark DJ gear We were lucky enough to have some incredible DJ talent in-store at the recent DJ School UK open day in Huddersfield. Along with founder Jim Reiss, DMC champ and Numark endorsee, DJ Rasp came along to… Read More

Review: Pioneer DDJ-SX DJ Controller


After months of available stock disappearing from the the warehouse immediately, we finally get a look at the Pioneer DDJ-SX… There are some bits of gear whose popularity exceeds all expectations, regardless of how high those expectations are. The Pioneer DDJ-SX is one such product. The demand for these DJ controllers meant that it is… Read More

Studio Equipment, Instrument and DJ Gear Trends That Look Set To Stay

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The year 2013 is already shaping up to be a classic year for studio equipment, instruments and DJ tech – here are three emerging trends Every single year there are more and more amazing new music tech and recording products launched. Aside from being something to be happy about generally (well, if you love new… Read More