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Tweak, Play, and Sequence Samples – volca-Style

You can perform with just one unit --- the volca sample.


The volca sample is a sample sequencer that lets you edit and sequence up to 100 sample sounds in real time for powerful live performances. It’s a powerful addition to any existing volca setup, or simply on its own. The new volca lets you recapture the excitement of the first generation of samplers, in which any sound --- vocals, spoken words, ambient sound, or glitches --- becomes material for your creations! The one downfall we find with this sampler though is that one needs to Sample through the iOS app , which means you have to own an iOS device to to actually sample it , or else you pretty much out in the cold,



Pioneer introduces the  XDJ-RX

Pioneer seems to be making strides to make the RekordBox software the leading dj music managing software, and by doing this they are developing new hardware to accommodate there plans on keeping market share and expanding their hold on the Pro Dj industry, one such hardware has now been introduced to shake up the industry.



Being on a budget doesn't mean you've to steer a way from.getting quality products this accounts for midi controller too, for a fair budgeted amount you can look into still getting a good solid midi keyboard,and even mobility if you are a touring  try steer yourself towards the sampler 49 keys or the even.more portable and new 37 keyboards that are more popular with on the road producers in reflecting on this we decided to research the market for the best quality controllers for a budget to suit various pockets as well as mobility here we bring our top seven choices stemming from our research we did.


Pioneer drops the CDJ for USBJ

Just when you thought , the CDJ couldn’t get more advanced Pioneer steps up and brings out the XDJ 1000 , an awesome fusion  tablet technology fused into a CDJ build with one major change there is no freakin cdm slot anymore, with the advent of the USB on CDJ’s pioneer pulls the CDJ to have a more visual control and experience into USBJ.could this mean the end of CD's 

Digital DJs can redefine their creative horizons with the XDJ-1000: the first in a new line-up of digitally focused, USB-only, rekordbox™-ready players.


Pioneer Smartbox Monetizing

A about a year ago Pioneer Dj launched a social network platform for the Dj connecting club, Dj & audiences together, although the platform has been implemented around the world and has allowed club, Dj’s and audiences to connect and share music info on the platform it hasn’t been that publicized , but now Pioneer have redesigned and re created the platform once more with far more integrated functions then it’s previous version and really wants the world to know about it here are some reasons why they want to revolutionize the club experience…


Kontrol S8 launched available 31st October Featured

Native Instruments has launched the Traktor Kontrol S8, a new flagship for its DJ controller range. Offering a new level of software and hardware integration, the S8's control layout resembles Native Instrument’s own Traktor DJ software more than ever. A few things that the stalwart Dj entrenched I the art of DJing will miss is the jog wheels , a first for a controller that is trying to capture the Dj market has replace it with touch sensitive strips to emulate the correction of push and pull. 


5 budget studio mics to maximize your home recordings

Considering buying a mic and feel that you need to lash out on a high end mic that you don’t have the budget for right now, why not look at an entry budget mic to get you started until you can afford that 10k-20k priced mic, there are some pretty surprising mics out there that you might think because of their price are not good enough to capture that perfect vocal moment , but based on many reviews and results nothing is further from the truth, we took it upon ourselves to research the entry level studio mic market and came up with 5  top awesome mics for their buck available in the South African Market.


Playing with USB's... Organize your music for creativity Featured

Since the advent of the usb port on CDJ’s I’ve seen a majority of djs shifting over to this new medium, what surprises me is many of the local dj’s here in South Africa overlook using softwares to organize their music they tend to just copy folders over to their sticks and comfortably play off this organizing system , however considering using a software to help you organize, could have major benefits in the way you organize your music and the way you perform it, leading the pack in the music organizing software is Pioneer’s very own REKORDBOX packs a punch in the way you keep your music organized on your sticks as well as on your laptop , look at it as an iTunes for dj’s 


Pioneer Dj turn of a new era

So rumours started to fly in the past week that the Pioneer corporation was selling off its Pioneer Dj division, for a couple of days this was thought to be a hoax , but it seems the ink has been put to the paper and Pioneer is selling off its “Pioneer Dj” section to investment equity company KKR for a cool  $551 million US dollars, while Pioneer corp. shares are sold they still will maintain 15% of shares and voting rights equivalent in the exchange of the brand naming being kept “Pioneer Dj”.

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