Love to spin tunes? Write tracks? We cover the latest technology developments, software releases and more for all you audiophiles.

Why every DJ should learn how to play Piano Keyboard

Playing this dynamic instrument, called a piano keyboard, is an art. Be it expressing what one is feeling or even telling a tale, no other instrument does it better than our good old piano.
While playing instruments is looked upon as a traditional forte, being a DJ, is a completely versatile domain as well. Having

Five of the best synths to buy in 2020

Dave Smith updates his ‘Pro’ series with another paraphonic synth on steroids. It has two VCOs and a Wavetable oscillator with 32 sets of 16 wavetables, three filters, extensive LFOs and sequencing capabilities. It may look intimidating in fact it’s the most intuitive modern Dave Smith synth yet….

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How CDJs are changing DJing

By the early 2000s, CDJs were fast becoming the standard set-ups at clubs and festivals. But their ubiquity coincided with the growing public perception that, well, DJs don’t really do much.
The golden age of EDM in the early 2010s only furthered this damaging stereotype. In a 2013 interview with GQ, Avicii admitted his sets

Noise-canceling DJ headphones are here

This week, Korg and JBL debuted new pro DJ headphones with active noise cancellation (ANC), Bluetooth, and a host of other smart options. These are not normal features to include with pro DJ headphones, but both companies bet that they’re things touring musicians want.
Most pro DJ headphones focus on performance needs: closed-ear comfort, durability,

Beatport splits its techno category into two distinct sounds

Beatport is expanding its techno categories on the download and streaming site to include more branches of the genre. Now, users will see two different types of techno available as charts, both artists and sales, in the form of Techno [Peak Time/Driving/Hard] and Techno [Raw/Deep/Hypnotic]. Beatport have created two playlists to highlight the sounds of each style,

FUSER’s the new interactive DJ game for your console

FUSER is a new interactive DJ game for your console.
Perfect for both those looking to learn and the more established behind the decks, FUSER allows players to perform and create mixes, with their customisable character performing in different locations such as festival stages. Gameplay allows either single player or 2 to 4 players.

Behringer’s Poly D is a dream synth reboot

Barely a week seems to pass without the announcement of a new Behringer device. Its conveyer belt of unofficial reboots of classic kit has wowed synth fans while courting plenty of controversy, too.
After shipping, the RD-8 (which won our Gear Of The Year feature last issue), the acid-inspired TD-3, the Korg MS-20-referencing K-2, the

A portable vinyl cutter is now available

Since the invention of records in 1889, mankind has been dreaming of an affordable machine to produce small editions of high quality records right on top of the office desk, or even the living room table. Today, more than 120 years later, the production of records is still locked up behind the walls of pressing


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