DJ equipment maker Rane Corporation has announced that the company is being sold to inMusic and that company co-founders Linda Arink and Dennis Bohn plan to retire once the transaction is completed later this summer. inMusic CEO Jack O’Donnell calls Rane a ‘great addition to inMusic’, adding “Rane is a dynamic, esteemed audio brand.”
Pioneer DJ has announced the DDJ-RZX, a combination DJ/VJ controller, designed to make the most of the new rekordbox video Plus Pack for rekordbox dj. The DDJ-RZX is a 4-channel professional controller for DJs and anyone who wants to bring videos into their performances. Here’s the official intro video:
Varia Instruments has introduced the RDM20 – a fully analog two-channel rotary DJ mixer, with one phono and two line inputs on each channel. The mixer features two different three-band isolator-banks. One is set on the master and there’s another one on each channel. While the master isolator is quite steep and raw, the character of the channel… Read More Varia Instruments Intros RDM20 Analog Rotary DJ Mixer
Pioneer DJ today introduced the Tour System – the CDJ-TOUR1 multiplayer and DJM-TOUR1 mixer. Pioneer says that the new devices take the sound quality of the NXS2 set-up and add the components needed to deliver that performance in large venues. Here’s the official video intro:
Native Instruments has released the Stems Software Developer Kit (SDK) – a free toolkit for software and hardware developers, designed to make it easy to develop apps that can work with the Stems audio format. Stems is an open file format that lets you individually mix four different musical elements in a track, such as drums, bass, keys… Read More Native Instruments Releases Free Stems Software Developer Kit
Developer Jonathan Papert of Refined Stochastic Technology shared this video demo that shows how he uses Takete for iPad for combined audio + visual performances as Mannheim Rocket.
Musikmesse 2016: Pioneer DJ has announced their first sampler – the TORAIZ SP-16 sampler with Dave Smith Instruments analog filters. The sampler features an touch screen and layout, 16 sampler engines, analog filters based on Dave Smith Instruments Prophet-6 synthesizer and quantize via Pro DJ Link.
Digital DJ app-maker Mixvibes today introduced Remixlive, a “remix toolbox” for iOS tablets and mobile devices. Remixlive was specifically designed as a bridge between DJing and music production: the app allows users to lay down samples on an easy-to-use grid of pads, and tweak the samples in seconds.