Native Instruments Releases Free Stems Software Developer Kit

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

Richie Hawtin Unveils PLAYdifferently MODEL 1 Mixer For DJs & Electronic Musicians

Electronica artist Richie Hawtin (Plastikman) and electronics designer Andy Rigby-Jones have launched the PLAYdifferently MODEL 1, the brand’s debut product. The Model 1 is designed to deliver ‘a new level of uncompromising quality and intuitive functionality combined with hand-crafted British design’. The Mixer offers 6 full featured stereo channels, 2 stereo Send & Return channels, 2 Mix outputs, and Master & Booth EQ.… Read More Richie Hawtin Unveils PLAYdifferently MODEL 1 Mixer For DJs & Electronic Musicians

New iPad DJ App, DJDJ

Developer Rodrigo Yanez has introduced a new DJ app for iPad, DJDJ. He describes DJDJ as a ‘complete no-nonsense DJ mixing App in your iPad’. It lets you beat match tracks, use EQ, use EFX, save and trigger cues and cued loops, all in one screen. Here’s a video intro:

DIY Vinyl LP Recorder

At the 2016 NAMM Show, VinylRecorder.com was demonstrating their DIY vinyl record cutting system. This video, from the NAMM Show floor, Wesley Wolfe demonstrates how their system works.