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NAMM SHOW 2019: ELEKTRON MODEL SAMPLES

Posted in Blog, Computer (Software, plug-ins), DJ/dance    //    Post Date - February 18, 2019

Mario from Elektron show us the new Model:Samples at Winter NAMM 2019.

Elektron products distributed in Australia by https://www.innovativemusic.com.au/

Rhythm is a Breeze
Meet the six track groovebox that offers massive sound in a compact size. You get pretty much all of the Elektron superpowers in a sleek, lightweight, and accessible package. Loads of useful presets and loads of space for your own sounds. The controls are right there at your fingertips. A truly plug-and-play bundle of joy!

Packed with great sounds
The sound engine uses high-quality digital samples. There are 300 preset sounds supplied by Splice, ranging from the familiar kicks, snares, and hi-hats to exotic, never-before-heard ones. With a few tweaks, you can easily personalize any sample until it sounds just the way you want it. Transfer your own samples into it, or use any of the expertly crafted custom sound packs.

Dedicated knobs
As an Elektron first, this machine offers a complete set of tactile controls, with one function per knob. They’re all right there on the front panel; just grab a knob and twist it. Unleash your music spontaneously using the six tough, velocity-sensitive pads. Record your every move live, or punch in your creation one step at a time using the superb Elektron sequencer.

Ready to go
At under one kilogram, you’re getting the benefits of a light and convenient machine that will surprise you with its snarling sonic power.

Key Features
• Control All lets you twist your sounds to oblivion. Then use Reload to take you back to where you started
• Use Parameter Locks to automate parameters. Each step can have a totally different sound
• Load six samples at once – just like a kit. Great when you have made a Pattern with Parameter Locks, LFOs etc… Load six new samples to instantly experiment and come up with unique and unexpected results
• Write basslines and melodies using Chromatic Mode
• New Chance parameter. Chance determines the possibility whether the sequencer steps on a track are triggered or not. Combining Chance with the Control All functionality can lead to many interesting results and happy accidents
• Record sequences with or without quantization. Steps can be micro-timed with individual Swing control per track
• Individual Step Length per track
• Individual Tempo Multiplier per track
• Class compliant USB audio 2.0

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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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