Audiophile

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

Less is more: the beginner’s guide to minimal dance music

In electronic music circles, the word ‘minimal’ tends to be applied to a specific lineage of producers, beginning with Detroit techno originators like Robert Hood via the work of Richie Hawtin, Ricardo Villalobos and Wolfgang Voigt.
In reality though, the application of minimal production and composition techniques is far more wide-ranging than that, found in

Best 5 DJ controllers for beginners under 400$ in 2020

One of the results of technological progress and the increasing popularity of electronic music are definitely opportunities. Nowadays, you don’t need dozens of synthesizers and a professional studio to start music production. The situation with DJ equipment is very similar – in addition to world-class controllers, mixers and CD players, whose cost exceeds several thousand

Future DJ Gear Concepts: Denon DJ SC4000

Next in our Future DJ Gear series comes a takes on Denon’s potential next piece: a more affordable version of the SC6000.
Denon DJ’s new SC6000 players are the new favorites of many professional DJs such as Laidback Luke, combining innovative new technology with superb professional build quality. The SC6000 outperforms the expensive, industry-standard Pioneer

Technics Debuts 55th Anniversary SL-1210GAE Limited Edition Turntable

Technics, creator of respected turntables and longtime go-to choices of DJs all over the world, have announced the 55th Anniversary Limited Edition SL-1210GAE. This direct drive turntable is modeled after the celebrated Grand Class SL-1200G hi-fi turntable and features a sleek all-black design.
Using many hand-made processes to ensure the highest quality possible, the SL-1210GAE

Pioneer DJ announce rekordbox update (ver. 6.0.1)

Pioneer DJ are enhancing the creative possibilities offered by their professional DJ application, rekordbox, by introducing industry-first technology, Vocal Position Detection, and support for the Beatsource LINK streaming service for open-format DJs.
Using rekordbox for Mac/Windows (ver. 6.0.1) with the Creative subscription plan, you can see when all the vocals will drop in a track

The 15 Best Synthesisers of the 1980s

If there’s any one instrument that’s synonymous with the 1980s, it’s got to be the synthesiser. An invention of unlimited potential, synths became a dominating force in a decade obsessed with mapping the future and pivoting away from the past, with several synths going on to become genre-defining instruments years down the path. Today, we’re

Review: Pioneer DJ DJM-V10

Pioneer’s ultimate mixer
While Pioneer DJ may have their iron grip on the DJ market, it’s no secret that their current line of products has become a bit dated. The latest version of the CDJ2000 NXS2 and DJM-900 Nexus 2 has been around for quite some time now, and, while still great products, are starting

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