Komplete 10 Review

Literally every sound you’ll ever need While thinking of things to include in this article, I was reminded of a conversation I had with a fellow gear-nerd. We were discussing various brands of guitar amplifier, including a high-end American brand favoured by Carlos Santana. Said brand had recently released its updated flagship series, and despite… Read More

Mogwai’s Barry Burns On Using Komplete

Keyboard player discusses the need for Komplete control (Photo used under Creative Commons – http://flickr.com/people/wonker/) Mogwai, the Scottish instrumentalists, seem to have been around forever. The veteran band has put out eight standard albums, three compilations, 12 extended players, two remix albums and three film scores in 23 productive years together. Each charts the sonic journey of a… 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

Types Of Synthesis

Different types of synthesis result in very different sounds – here’s a guide to some of the most common types As technology has evolved, the methods used by synthesizers to generate their sounds have changed. Nowadays, there is a myriad of different ways that synths operate, each with their own characteristic sound. The differences between… Read More

Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol Z2 Review

The Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol Z2 extends the Traktor range with a combined mixer and controller The Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol Z2 is here. Following a teaser video which was revealed a few weeks ago, Native has now revealed a combined premium mixer and Traktor controller which is likely to attract many admiring glances… The… Read More

3 Great All-In-One Laptop DJ Solutions

Three great all-in-one DJ Equipment solutions for the laptop DJ The computer has been steadily infiltrating the world of DJ Equipment for some time now. It might be fair to say, however, that in the last few years, it has become ‘the norm’. As with many other areas of DJ Equipment, the laptop DJ has… Read More