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ROLAND’S 808 DAY!

Posted in DJ/dance, Gear, Keyboards (digital & acoustic)    //    Post Date - March 27, 2016

Late last year, the global music community came together to honour the iconic Roland TR-808 drum machine, an instrument that’s inspired countless artists and changed the face of contemporary music. Here are some influential musicians reminiscing about the 808

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NOVATION’S CIRCUIT: GRID-BASED GROOVE BOX

Posted in DJ/dance, Gear    //    Post Date - October 5, 2015

Novation’s Circuit is an inpirational, new grid-based groove box. Two Novation polysynths and a four-part drum machine, combined with an intuitive grid-based sequencer in a standalone box that will have you making electronic music in minutes. Hit some pads, tweak the knobs and your track will start to emerge, all…

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CASIO XW-J1 SCRATCH PLATTER CALIBRATION

Posted in DJ/dance, Gear    //    Post Date - August 20, 2015

Last year Casio released their game changing XWJ1 DJ Controller. The XW-J1 allows you to conduct professional-level DJ performances with the iPhone, iPad or Mac PC that you already own.  The versatile XW-J1 is compatible with Windows devices, too! For those who have purchased a XW-J1, Casio has just presented…

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WATCH/DJ-Producer Junior Sanchez checks out the Roland AIRA MX-1

Posted in Blog, DJ/dance, Gear    //    Post Date - May 7, 2015

From humble beginnings, New York based DJ/producer Junior Sanchez has worked with some of contemporary music’s biggest names from Madonna and Shakira to New Order and Placebo. Junior caught up with the folks at Roland and in this video talks about the MX-1 Mix Performer and other AIRA gear.

Apart from heading to Ibiza this year, Junior Sanchez has a new record coming out on Defected called ‘Let Me Touch You’, a cool sexy vocal house record. There’s another release on A-sided, it’s a new 2015 version of ‘Be With You’ feat. Dajae, a release on Murk called ‘Stalker’, a collaboration with Chocolate Puma ‘Lost Your Groove’ and three remixes he has done; one was for Sailor & I, Gus Gus and Rhye. He is also starting a new project with Jesse Rose.

Listen: http://www.soundcloud.com/JuniorSanchez

For more info on AIRA visit http://www.rolandcorp.com.au/

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DJ/PRODUCER François Kevorkian on Roland AIRA MX-1

Posted in DJ/dance, Gear    //    Post Date - April 27, 2015

Legendary DJ and Producer François Kevorkian talks about the MX-1 Mix Performer and other AIRA gear

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MUSIKMESSE 2015: CASIO XW-DJ1 DJ CONTROLLER

Posted in DJ/dance, Gear    //    Post Date - April 21, 2015

Yesterday, we showed you the Casio Trackformer XW-PD1 Groove Centre at Musikmesse 2015. The other hot product on the Casio booth in Frankfurt was their XW-DJ1 DJ Controller. The XW-DJ1 is a battery-powered, all-in-one compact DJ controller with a built-in speaker. Easy to carry, the XW-DJ1 lets you perform wherever…

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MUSIKMESSE 2015: CASIO Trackformer XW-PD1 Groove Center

Posted in DJ/dance, Gear    //    Post Date - April 20, 2015

Gaining a lot of attention at MusikMesse this year was Casio’s new Trackformer XW-PD1 Groove Center. The XW-PD1 is an all-in-one music machine that includes all the features essential for laying down tracks, such as a synthesizer, a sequencer, a sampler, effects, speaker and batteries. It also includes easy-to-use controllers…

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NAMM 2015: ROLAND AIRA MX-1 MIX PERFORMER

Posted in DJ/dance, Gear, Sound (PA, mixer, mics, recording)    //    Post Date - January 25, 2015

The MX-1 Mix Performer brings together your synths, drum machines, loops, DAW tracks, and more into a single performance-optimized mixing instrument. Combining elements of a mixer, control surface, audio interface, and step-based effector, the MX-1 is designed to be the nerve center of your electronic music rig. It’s a mixer…

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NAMM 2015: CASIO TRACKFORMERS

Posted in DJ/dance, Gear    //    Post Date - January 24, 2015

Casio continues to impress with their innovative new tech products. Preview teases at NAMM this year include the XW-PD1 Groovebox and XW-DJ1 Dj Controller. The Casio XW-PD1 Groovebox features 16 velocity-sensitive pads and four knobs and an intriguing circular set of 16 lit buttons, resembling some kind of red spacecraft…

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AWARD WINNING CASIO XW-J1 DJ CONTROLLER

Posted in DJ/dance, Gear    //    Post Date - November 16, 2014

Casio’s XW-J1 DJ Controller won a prestigious product award in America last week, further enhancing the reputation of the innovative DJ unit. Casio America, Inc. announced that the  XW-J1 DJ Controller had been named as an International CES Innovations 2015 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree for its XW-J1 DJ Controller…

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