Tech

  • A brief history of synthesizers. [video] (Soundfly
  • Five things we learned about the new Pioneer DJ CDJ-3000. (DJMag
  • Arturia has introduced the PolyBrute analog synth, a six-voice analogue-digital hybrid poly. (Magnetic
  • Denon DJ has added new features to their PRIME range via an update to Engine OS. (DJMag
  • Native Instruments has announced the latest edition in its MASCHINE range, MASCHINE+. (RA
  • Pioneer DJ has announced the next-gen industry-standard DJ player the CDJ-3000. (DJMag
  • Algoriddim introduces Neural Mix Pro, an AI-driven music editing app for producers. (DJTechTools
  • Serato has added Beatport LINK and Beatsource LINK streaming to their DJ software in a new beta, Serato DJ Pro 2.4. (DJMag
  • Review: Toolroom Academy’s online DJ Masterclass. (DJTechTools
  • Roland is to celebrate the TR-808 drum machine's 40th birthday this year with a mini documentary and free plug-in. (DJMag
  • Review: Can Virtual DJ really create acapellas, instrumentals and isolate stems in real-time? (DJ Mag
  • The headphones that even a DJ can't break? (BBC - Ben Morris) 
  • Roland has released the 2.0 version update for their TR-8S Rhythm Performer. (Magnetic
  • Rane releases MKII editions of Seventy-Two mixer and Twelve controller. (DJTechTools
  • Co-founder Daniel Haver and Mate Galic are to step down as CEO and President of Native Instruments on 1 October 2020. (MusicTech
  • Saffron, a non-profit organisation working to support and champion female-identifying and non-binary people (womxn) in music technology, have launched a Patreon digital members club. (DJ Mag)  
  • Akai Professional has revealed details of the MPK Mini MK3. (Mixmag
  • Denon DJ has added Beatport LINK and SoundCloud GO+ to its Engine OS v1.5 update. (DJ Mag
  • Native Instruments have released a new Community Drive sound pack with over 200 loops and one-shots from artists including SIA, Junkie XL, Laurel Halo and more. (DJ Mag)  
  • Getting the most out of rekordbox. (RA
  • Teenage Engineering is launching a revenue-share scheme for Black and POC artists. (DJ Mag
  • Roland and Korg have been fined £5.5m by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) watchdog for price-fixing in the UK. (DJ Mag
  • Native Instruments has announced a series of "initial steps towards ongoing change” in efforts to improve diversity and inclusion in the company. (Mixmag
  • Novation has launched a series of live streams covering discussions and panels around technology, creativity and inspiration. (Novation)
  • Novation has announced a new range of their Launchkey controllers. (DJ Mag
  • CDR launches free online workshops for new and experienced producers. (RA
  • Native Instruments has been accused of failing to acceptably address concerns about racism raised within the company by former and current employees. (Mixmag
  • Pioneer DJ has updated rekordbox to version 6.0.2, addressing some bugs reported by users since the new version dropped earlier this year. (DJ Mag
  • Algoriddim has added a new feature to its Djay app for iOS which can automatically separate vocals and drum tracks for mixing. (Verge
  • Isolate vocals, drums, melodies in real-time with the new version of VirtualDJ.  (DJ Mag)  
  • Review: d16 Punchbox (Magnetic
  • Make an album in six weeks!: How to boost your productivity during lockdown. (iDJ
  • InMusic has acquired Stanton: here’s what the acquisition could mean for DJs (DJTechTools)
  • Arturia announces new virtual synth OB-Xa V. (Mixmag
  • Apple reveals major update to Logic Pro X. (RA
  • MasterSounds have launched the third generation of their popular Radius mixers. (DJ Mag
  • Moog has announced a new synth called the Subharmonicon which is based on two classic electronic instruments from the ’30s and ’40s. (DJ Mag
  • How to stream DJ sets to Instagram from your computer. (DJ Mag
  • Serato has made their DJ software Play free until the end of May. (DJ Mag
  • How FL Studio changed electronic music forever. (DJ Mag
  • Pioneer DJ announce rekordbox 6 with cloud storage and sync. (DJ Mag
  • Universal Audio announced a new DAW and zero-latency recording platform LUNA at NAMM 2020, and it's now available to download for free. (DJ Mag
  • Ableton tutorial with Hannah Holland. [video] (DJ Mag
  • Serato has released a new Free Edition of Serato Studio. (Verge
  • Beatport Link announces new integration: Hercules DJuced 5. (RotD
  • Apple have made its flagship music-making product Logic Pro X free for 90 days. (DJ Mag
  • Native Instruments have made their Kontakt instrument Analog Dreams free until 31 March. (DJ Mag
  • 9 free plug-ins to get your production popping in self-isolation. (Mixmag)
  • 9 free music making tools (DJ Mag
  • Moog and Korg are offering synth apps for free while we’re all stuck at home. (Verge
  • Ableton has launched a new Max for Live device called FlexGroove. (DJ Mag
  • Native Instruments are to discontinue a long list of products, including various versions of the Traktor DJ software and a raft of third-party sample libraries. (Music Radar
  • The 8 best TB-303 clones according to the artists who use them. (DJ Mag
  • Pioneer DJ, now known as AlphaTheta, has been sold by owners KKR equity firm to Japanese company Noritsu for $606 million. (DJ Mag)

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