Mar 24

New from Native Instruments is Helios Ray expansion Pack giving you 292 MB of eight full maschine projects, 34 Drum Kits. 34 patterns, 50 Massive Presets, 10 Melodic Kits. This pack takes its ideas from the leftfield, hip-hop, nu jazz and broken beat, giving you all of the tools to take your music in a new direction. You will find such a variety of analog drums and percussion, jazz guitar, classic Rhodes licks, and custom made Native Instruments MASSIVE presets to add to your collection. This MASCHINE Expansion provides an array of weird beats and the soulful vibe of London.

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Mar 24

INTRODUCING THE MACKIE DL1608 DIGITAL MIXER

Mackie, who are renowned for their quality speakers and mixers have come up with an idea which allows you to mix easily and wirelessly away from the stage with an iPad and introduced the Mackie DL1608 digital mixer. Namm 2013 has brought two further products in this respect, one from Behringer (who love to copy ideas from other manufactures) called the iX16 iPad Mixer and the other is from Mackie themselves but as a smaller 8 channel mixer the DL808. You can’t help notice the speed at which iOS devices are being used more and more in serious professional music applications as an excellent tool to display all kinds of information in a much readable presentation than many small LCD screens have struggled with in the past. Maybe there will come a time when every piece of hardware has a facility to work with a tablet of some description.

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Mar 19

The new products just keep coming from Native Instruments- they have now anounced the release of Komplete 9, which you can get your hands on from March 27th 2013. In this Massive collection you get an outstanding pack of 33 instruments and effects with six new additions, including the brand-new Monark monosynth, plus the completely redesigned Battery 4 drum sampler.

If you money can stretch a bit more they will also be releasing Komplete 9 Ultimate with all 65 current Komplete instruments and effects. You will however need some space on your PC or MAC because the Ultimate has over 370 GB of content.

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Mar 11

Well the Tease is over, on 27 March 2013 you will be able to buy the new Native Instruments synth – Monark which is a rich and very powerful monophonic analogue synth with 383 sounds and low CPU usage. Native Instruments say that this will become your main choice for bass and lead sounds for all genres of music. It has a huge bottom end and is very punchy (Sounds like someone coming out of an East End Pub).

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Mar 5

It is weird but I want to buy it now but I can’t until 27 March 2013. I suppose that is clever advertising or I am just a sucker for drums. I like the idea of Native Instruments saying “supercharge your beats, The sound of the 21st century comes wrapped in a futuristic user interface, fusing ultimate power with lightning-fast, visual workflow – seeing is believing. Stay tuned”

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Mar 4

I love watching clever people on Native Instruments Maschine. Not only is there some great finger technique here but there are some great sounds and effects. The world of maschine with endless possibilities. Have a look at this YouTube clip:-

Mar 3

INTRODUCTING THE KURZWEIL PC3LE PERFORMANCE CONTROLLER KEYBOARD

Here is an interesting synth that you may not know so much about it is the Kurzweil PC3LE6. Kurzweil produce some great quality Synths and Pianos and have been going since 1982. Their products are used by some top artists such as Alicia Keys, Peter Gabriel, John Michel Jarre, Duran Duran, Delerium, New Order and Tori Amos.

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