Percussa Audio Cubes

Today I wanted to show you all these amazing Audio Cubes from Percussa.  They were introduced in 2008 but I have not seen them around too much since.

Audio Cubes

These little beauties have more tricks up their sleeve than at first you might think.

Each cube has 4 low latency infra red sensors and communication ports, capable of communicating with another cube nearby or with your fingers and hands.  They are rechargeable by USB and offer wireless connectivity.   Continue reading “Percussa Audio Cubes”

Traktor Reveals a New Mixer

I stayed up late to await the release of the preview, but no release had been made before I had to peel off to bed.  This morning upon waking I watched the new teaser video of the Native Instruments 2+2 channel mixer. The only thing this video unveils is some terrible music! For this reason I refuse to put the video up on these pages.  Come on NI, you are based in Berlin, the home of decent music, surely you can pull something together better than this? Anyway – feel free to head on over to Native Instruments website for … Continue reading Traktor Reveals a New Mixer

Don’t forget the Traktor Kontrol X1 – (Overview)

In recent weeks with the introduction of the new Kontrol F1 and the New Maschine it is becoming increasingly difficult for everyone to navigate the controller arena. I have received questions from many people as to which controller is right for them and following my previous article on the differences between the X1 and F1 I have decided to produce a quick video showing exactly what the Kontrol X1 does and why I find it the most valuable tool in the Native Instruments Collection of Hardware controllers. With the introduction of the Traktor Remix Decks, there isnt one controller that … Continue reading Don’t forget the Traktor Kontrol X1 – (Overview)

Guest Post on Digital DJ Tips – (10 Hidden Gems)

The internet is a wonderful thing, it brings people together from all over the world, people with a common interest, be it politics, the environment or on this occasion music, well, DJ’ing to be more precise.  I was very grateful to be contacted out of the blue by Phil from Digital DJ Tips and as a result of our conversation I am providing you all with “10 Hidden Traktor Gems”.  There are so many cool features of Traktor that I found it hard to keep the list down, but I have included some functions that I have found useful over … Continue reading Guest Post on Digital DJ Tips – (10 Hidden Gems)

The New Maschine Generation – Official

Just hours after my initial post, Native Instruments release their new Maschine Generation video staring Jeremy Ellis.  Check out the skills…… Their release date is October 1st – there is a black and a white version of both Maschine and Mashine Mikro, plus some fancy new hardware including stands and different coloured faceplates for the Maschine only. I like this new feature – New Browser sample preview mode: Easily scroll through the browser list and pre-hear samples without loading them. Continue reading The New Maschine Generation – Official