iPad Scratching With DJ Rig + iRig MIX

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2012 NAMM Show: IK Multimedia has introduced a pair of iOS DJ products:

  • iRig Mix; a new mobile DJ mixer for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad; and
  • DJ Rig, a new iOS DJ app.

iRig MIX is the first mobile mixer for iPhone, iPod touch or iPad devices. iRig MIX offers the same controls you would expect from a professional DJ mixer (crossfader, cues, EQ and volume controls, etc.) in an ultra-compact mobile mixer that can be used with a variety of iOS DJ mixing and other apps.

Features:

  • 2 stereo inputs with gain, bass, treble and volume controls, independent cue on each channel with LED indication and channel cross-fader
  • Instrument/microphone/extra input with volume control can be processed by iOS apps (such as AmpliTube, VocaLive)
  • Stereo output with RCA connectors, master level and LED meters
  • Headphone output for master or cue monitoring with independent volume control
  • Input switch splits Input 1 into dual-mono for use with DJ mixing apps on a single iOS device
  • “X-Sync” mode allows auto-sync with any audio source using the included DJ Rig free app
  • Can also be powered with battery packs and mobile chargers
  • Includes 4 free apps: DJ Rig, AmpliTube, VocaLive, GrooveMaker

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Algoriddim Intros $9.99 djay – iPhone & iPod touch DJ Software

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algoriddim has introduced djay for iPhone & iPod touch app, now available in the App Store. The app brings the main features of the iPad and Mac releases of djay to the iPhone and iPod touch.

Users have a miniature DJ setup in the palm of their hand, with a turntable and mixer interface. Continue reading

The History Of Modular Synthesizers (MIT Course)

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This video, via MIT, takes a look at the history of the modular synthesizer.

It captures a lecture by Prof. Christopher Ariza, from MIT’s Music and Technology (Contemporary History and Aesthetics).

Topics covered include:

  • The Modular Synthesizer: Overview
  • The RCA Synthesizer
  • RCA Synthesizer Mark I
  • Buchla 100 Series Modular Electronic Music System
  • Moog modular systems I, II, and II
  • Modular synthesizer concepts
  • Key synthesizers

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Introducing eyeCanDJ, The Only System That Lets You DJ With Your Eyes!

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Inklen has introduced eyeCanDJ – described as “a revolutionary new control technology for DJs,” that lets you DJ with your eyes:

Using the latest in cutting edge image processing and motion-tracking technology, eyeCanDJ enables you to control your mix using some of your body’s most finely tuned tools: your eyes! There is no need to cart around heavy turntables or expensive MIDI controllers – all you need is a computer and a webcam and you’re ready to mix with the best

eyeCanDJ is expected to become available online and from selected music retailers at the beginning of 2011. Our proprietary tracking technology is also available to be licensed for inclusion within current digital DJing solutions.

It looks like its going to be an unusually busy day for unique new music technologies.

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