December 22, 2012
Any synthesizer or DJ gear manufacturer understands that technology will shift and move even in the absence of them. Just because they have the hottest selling product on the market right now, or a hold over the newest technology that is out, it doesn’t mean that they can retain their throne forever. The iPad and iOS created an equalizer for consumers who are looking for the best way to produce music. They were given cheaper alternatives to complicated software or expensive hardware, and they’ve done a good job of using it to its fullest extent.
The animoog is similar to the iMPC and Akai’s decision to port their hardware to the iOS. It is simply foolish to think that the hardware lovers out there won’t find a way to embrace new piece of technology and run with it. Even experimental MIDI instruments have been getting a boost in publicity, and …
November 20, 2012
We first saw the Akai Synthstation 49 at Winter NAMM 2011 and surrounding this keyboard controller was all the buzz about the future of production and the integration of iOS devices. The public has been waiting patiently, filled with questions and anticipation for the keyboard controller that looked to take the most advantage of integrating an iPad with a keyboard controller. We were finally able to get our hands on one, play around with some different apps, and take it for a test drive when performing and using it for production. For those of you that have been holding out and waiting for the Synthstation 49, here are the things you have been waiting for:
Layout and Features
As the name implies, the Akai Synthstation 49 is a 49 key controller with selections for recording and playback, selecting instruments, and selecting between sequences, octaves, and songs. There are 9 MPC style pads for …
October 27, 2011
So, we are crazy work mode here at UniqueSquared. This, naturally, makes me crawl the web for news in what I call “avoidance mode.” So, while you wait for other stuff we have coming, read that sweet UniqueGeek mixing tutorial from yesterday, then salivate over new things with me.
1. Twitch Live App
There is a new free Application for the Novation Twitch DJ controller called Twitch Live Translator. This Twitch Live application is free for download. It allows Twitch to control parameters and build custom mappings within Ableton Live. Anyone can run the application. This won’t leave users who don’t own Max for Live out in the cold. However, those who do own Max for Live will be able to Customize the application as much or as little as they like. Novation are encouraging users to share their own versions on the Novation Forum.
2. ReCycle …