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UniqueSquared

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December 30, 2012

PSB SubSeries125 Subwoofer

Most, if not all the time, any pair of speakers you buy that are considered top end will need to have an external bass in order to get the best range out of the system.  This is a good thing when you consider how drivers work in a speaker system.  You want to have decent highs and mids peer through your audio – and this is only achievable if the audio system makes some sacrifices.  Mainly, any driver that puts out good highs will fail to put out good mids, and if you want you mids to come through cleanly, they cannot be muddled with bass.  Having an extra subwoofer is the best option if you want both powerful SPL while retaining the quality of your music.

If you’re in the market to add some bass to your system you have options at various price levels.  Realistically, you should be …

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UniqueSquared
December 30, 2012

Korg MicroKorg XL+ Now Available

If there’s any Korg product that needs no introduction, it’s the MicroKorg line of synthesizers.  These have been popularized by many an artist and have even been seen in music videos while riding skateboards (Neptunes).  Korg, like many other gear manufactures, has made the unfortunate mistake of replicating the beast too many times.  On one hand, it’s good to rework a product to add features that were missing – but it can also be a detriment when it’s pushed out to the market to quickly.  Smart buyers will see this as an attempt to label it as something new when it is anything but new.

Old versions of the MicroKorg had a classic look that is still mimicked on other synthesizers and synth gear.  Mainly, the sides of the unit are created with a simulated wood grain effects, yet the entire unit is built from a more durable plastic …

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UniqueSquared

UniqueSquared
December 30, 2012

Build A DIY MIDI Singing Tesla Coil

Many have heard of Thomas Edison and his famous light bulb, but few have actually heard of the great Tesla, to which we owe our jobs to.  If it wasn’t for pioneers creating ways to harness the power of electricity there would be no DJ spinning records on a turntable, unless that table was somehow powered by steam.  The sad fact is that the Tesla coil was the perfect device to deliver electricity.  It required no DC stations that had to be planted next to each other; instead it delivered power through the air in a shocking display of brilliance.  Today, you will never see a Tesla coil in action, unless it is created for a musician or a magician for a performance.

However, if the mad scientist inside of you is looking to combine a performance with science here’s a kit that will satisfy your needs.  It’s called …

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UniqueSquared

UniqueSquared
December 30, 2012

Can I DJ Weddings & Bars With The Novation Twitch?

When DJs (who have been doing their thing for years) see a new controller come out that is supposed to take the place of an entire DJ system (tables and a mixer), their reaction isn’t always to scoff at the new product.  That’s not to say there aren’t any stubborn DJs out there, because there are plenty to go around – but some of the older DJs are actually embracing new technology and its usefulness.  The Traktor S4 will never replace traditional turntables for someone who wants to scratch and cut over beats – but it doesn’t mean it’s impossible.

A turntablist can easily adjust to the jog wheels of a MIDI controller to at least be able to cut in cued points on an incoming track.  The real reason why a DJ who already has a setup, might buy an all-in-one solution has to do with logistics.  It’s much …