• What Should You Know About - Traktor Audio 2 MK2

    What You Should Know About: “Native Instruments Traktor Audio 2 MK2″

    Feb 27 • Articles • 10446 Views

    We’ve all loved using the original Audio 2 DJ from Native Instruments. It was super small in size (the smallest DJ sound-card in the world) but at the same time, it gave an extremely loud & clean output unlike any other sound card in the market. It was lauded by many professional DJs, and a  staple amongst beginner DJs that were looking for a professional sound card at an affordable price. After one upgrade cycle which resulted in the name being revised to “Traktor Audio 2″ but no change in size or features, this new model is a more substatial update with new features/integrations and goes by the name of Traktor Audio 2 MK2 (but NI still calls it the Traktor Audio 2).

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    Traktor Audio 2 MK2

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  • Magma Laptop Stand 2.1 Banner - 1

    MAGMA Laptop Stand 2.1

    Feb 26 • Articles • 15858 Views

    We check out MAGMA’s “2.1” stand, one of their best-selling ones.  Even more equipped with the new extra feature of the extricable tray, the stand can also accommodate an additional slim-line DJ-controller in front of the laptop. (e.g.: Korg Nano, Akai LPD-8 or Denon HC-1000S). The stand’s height as well as tilt can be completely adjustable.

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  • Magma Laptop Stand Riser

    MAGMA Laptop Stand Riser

    Feb 21 • Articles • 1595 Views

    We check out MAGMA’s “Riser” stand.  It has a 4-way adjustable height (10, 17, 21 and 25 cm) to to fit various gear and setups including laptops (13-17 inch) and compact controllers like NI Maschine, Novation Launchpad or Akai MPD-18. The rubber four-feet system prevents the stand from slipping and wobbling about.

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  • Magma Laptop Stand Traveler - India

    MAGMA Laptop Stand Traveler

    Feb 14 • Articles • 1566 Views

    We check out MAGMA’s uber cool & super nifty laptop stand, the “Traveler”.  It can support a 12″ to 15″ laptop, iPad 2 or other compact gear like Maschine, APC 20, MPD 18, Launchpad etc. Frequently traveling DJs & performers will really appreciate its lightweight design, yet incredibly sturdy setup which folds flat for space-saving storage in your laptop-bag.

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  • Ableton Live 9.1

    Ableton announces Live 9.1 with Dual Monitor Support & more

    Sep 17 • Articles • 2343 Views

    Ableton just announced that the upcoming Live 9.1 update (now available as a public beta, free for all Live 9 owners) will include a much requested feature – Dual Monitor/Screen Support!

    This means you get to place the windows on different monitors. Want to use the Session View mixer while keeping an eye on the Arrangement? How about using one monitor for tweaking effects parameters and another monitor for editing a MIDI clip? The possibilities are endless, but we’re really happy they finally listened and added this feature. Studios can now rejoice and use that extra monitor something useful than loading a browser with Facebook & Twitter on it.

    For Push owners, Live 9.1 introduces a brand new melodic step sequencer. Enter notes manually, or play them in, then edit each note in the sequence precisely – all via the hands-on interface of Push. Plus, you can now edit automation with step-by-step accuracy – maybe open up a filter for single notes, or add a splash of reverb to the last notes of a sequence.

    Finally, there are a couple of under the hood changes that we’d like to draw your attention to. Sample rate conversion during rendering is done using an extremely high-quality algorithm. If you’re working at a high sample rate (such as 96 kHz), you can now downsample to lower sample rates (such as 44.1 kHz) with no loss in quality. Also, rendering now uses multiple cores, which can result in much faster exports. Ultra high-quality rendering and faster renders – now in Live 9.1.

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