Native Instruments Teases New Traktor Controller

We’ve known that Native Instruments has been developing their own Traktor controller for some time now, and it looks like they are about to drop the first product, in what could be a whole series of products, before the holiday season. The German company unleashed a teaser video on YouTube recently of Richie Hawtin using what looks like a production...

Algoriddim Updates djay To Version 3

Algoriddim has upgraded djay, their mixing software to version 3. Many new features have been added, including Automatic Beat and Tempo Detection, Auto-Cut Scratching, Beat-Matched Looping, enhanced Audio FX, Automix Queue, Auto-Gain, MIDI Learn, and more. Automatic Beat & Temp Detection is djay’s on-the-fly song analysis that calculates the beats per...

Richie Hawtin Releases Twitter DJ For Traktor Pro

Richie Hawtin has released Twitter DJ, a new application that runs in the background of Native Instruments’ Traktor Pro and allows for real time broadcasting of all tracks played during a DJ set. The new application, developed in-house by Bryan McDade at Hawtin’s Minus label, works as a conduit between Traktor and the online messaging utility...

Audio-Technica Premiers AT4080 & AT4081 Bidirectional Active Ribbon Mics

Audio-Technica has premiered its first-ever ribbon pups, the AT4080 and AT4081 Bidirectional Active Ribbon Microphones. Audio-Technica’s R&D team in Japan engineered and manufactured the AT4080 and AT4081 from the ground up, utilizing a hand-built, proprietary design and rugged, durable construction. Audio-Technica claims both offer smooth, warm and...

Celemony Software Releases Melodyne Assistant & Melodyne Essential 2.0

Celemony Software has announced two new products: Melodyne assistant, which offers the Melodyne technology for the editing of vocals and monophonic instruments in a more affordable yet nonetheless improved format, and Version 2 of the bundle edition Melodyne essential, which now runs directly as a plug-in in the Pro Tools environment and brings with it numerous...