Akai Premiers New Miniak Micro Synth

Akai has unveiled the MINIAK, a new synthesizer that looks like it fell off a Korg Truck and somehow landed in an Alesis R&D brainstorming session. The MINIAK is the first synthesizer from Akai Professional developed in partnership with the Alesis synthesis team. The MINIAK is a perfect synthesizer for producers in the studio and live performers on stage...

Images Appear Of Stanton “Da Mix” Before Official Unveiling At MusikMesse

No surprise that images of Stanton’s new DaMix have surfaced online. You can thank DJ Forums for the image below. Well, now we all know what the magnetic strip along the side of the name-challenged, Da Scratch, can also be used for… Aside from the idiotic names, Stanton has assembled a sweet little, entry-level, Digital DJ ecosystem...

Mackie Announces HD Series Of Loudspeakers – Pushes Marketing Pain Threshold

Mackie has announced a the HD Series of “High-Definition” Powered Loudspeakers. Claiming to create “an entirely new [product] category: High-Definition Live Sound,” the HD1521 2-way and HD1531 3-way contain Class-D amplifier technology, delivering up to 1800W of peak system power with precision crossovers, transducer time alignment and...

Teenage Engineering Announces OP-1 – Pocket Controller / Synth

Teenage Engineering has emerged from an extensive Spin-The-Bottle game to announce the OP-1 (Operator 1) pocket controller/synth. Now it’s hard to tell if this is going to be an actual product, or just Gangaware, but here’s what they’re telling us: The OP-1 is a pocket size controller for use with your favorite software sequencer. Connect it...

Expert Sleepers Release Oomingmak – Re-Synthesis Plug-In For PC & Mac

Expert Sleepers have stayed awake long enough to release Oomingmak, a re-synthesis plug-in that “turns your guitar into an analogue monosynth.” Oomingmak is a pitch- and envelope-tracking (re)synthesis effect, which tracks the pitch and level of the incoming audio and uses them to: » synthesize an entirely original sound, using classic...