Focusrite have added an ultra portable micro-sized mic preamp and guitar input, the iTrack One Pre, to its range of iTrack iOS recording devices.
The new sound cube is small enough to fit into the palm of your hand, ideal for producers on the go, and gives users the ability to record high resolution audio onto their iPhone or iPad without the need for external power.
Just connect the iTrack One Pre to either your iPad or iPhone, plug straight in and use your favourite apps.
Native Instruments have dropped a new video feature on originality, collaboration and the creative process which showcases Jlin — one of electronic music’s most enigmatic and energetic voices on originality — and her collaboration with dancer Avril Stormy Unger.
Native Instruments are getting into the Christmas spirit by giving away a free sample download, KINETIC TREATS, which is available until Wednesday 4th January.
The brainchild of sonic craftsman Jeremiah Savage, KINETIC TREATS is a unique KONTAKT instrument based on the cool sounds of vintage children’s toys. With sound that morph and change, the samples vary all the way from delicate and airy, to dark and sinister.
Native Instruments has been doing some nifty behind the scenes tinkering of late, to get their new MASCHINE JAM controller to work with some of the most popular DAWS used for dance music creation.
It can now be used with Bitwig Studio, Ableton Live and FL Studio, as well as Native’s very own Maschine, making for a very versatile bit of kit from the Native camp. The controller editor comes with specially designed templates so users can interact with their favourite software direct from the JAM interface.
Native Instruments have added a new step sequencer to its TRAKTOR DJ software, now letting DJs get even more creative in the mix, and it's part of the new, free TRAKTOR 2.11 update.
The sequencer allows users to add a new dimension to their sets by adding samples and sounds using Native’s Remix Set of one-shot samples. The new selection Remix Sets have been put together especially for the new Step Sequencer function, featuring custom-made one-shot drum, percussion, synth and FX samples.
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Yacht rock and guilty pleasures sets are all the rage at the moment, especially coming up to the party and festive DJ season!
DJs looking for those sing-a-long '80s classics can now get tunes that are STEMS enabled — meaning they can utilise Native Instruments STEMS format — opening up the ability for DJs to really get their dancefloors going with creative STEMS mixing.
Native Instruments showcase their KOMPLETE 11 studio plug-in suite with an innovative campaign where 24 artists composed a piece of music only using KOMPLETE 11.
It’s a simple challenge — create a rough outline of a track using only KOMPLETE 11. The results offer a snapshot of forward-thinking electronic music and show how much can be achieved by combining just a few sounds from the vast range of instruments and effects available in KOMPLETE.