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Native Instruments & Richie Hawtin Leverage Twitter In Traktor Pro 1.2 Update

Leave it to Native Instruments and Richie Hawtin to figure out how to leverage Twitter’s microblogging technology for brilliant use with the latest incarnation of their DJ mixing software, Traktor Pro. Richie Hawtin has just embarked on a new tour with a Twitter-enabled Traktor setup, which will display the tracklists of his sets online in real-time as he...

Theodore Watson Premiers Spinning Vinyl iPod Touch App

Theodore Watson has premiered his Spinning Vinyl iPod touch App via Vimeo. Made with openFrameworks, Watson created the App in just a couple of days as a response to our report on Todd Vanderlin’s AR scratching technology. According to Watson, “the app uses the accelerometer of the ipod touch to control the speed of a “vinyl record” on...

Blue Cat Updates Dynamics To Version 3.0 – Mac VST & AU Support

Blue Cat has updated their Dynamics plug-in set for Mac and PC to version 3.0. Blue Cat dubs the product a “dynamics effect processor” since they feel it can be used as a compressor, limiter, gate, expander or even waveshaper for distortion. The plug-in includes an input filter as well as a side chain filter, in order to control the frequencies...

Best Buy Set To Debut Vinyl Record Section

Best Buy, the third-largest music seller behind Apple’s iTunes and Wal-Mart, is set to debut a vinyl only section in each of its 1000 stores after the industry announced that the OG format logged a 15% uptick in sales this past year. Don’t get too excited. Best Buy is only devoting a “whopping” eight square feet of merchandising space...

Kenwood Showcases Prototype OLED Illuminated Flat Speakers

Kenwood has unveiled a set of stereo speakers that is also an OLED white light panel. The prototypes feature ultra-thin, flat speaker technology and incorporate the OLED light source to double as lamps. They were developed through a joint venture between Kenwood and Professor Junti Kido from Japan’s Yamagata University. Apparently, these speakers are a...