December 10, 2013
Beats Electronics has been a pretty busy company. With the announcement that their new music streaming service will become available in January, many of us are wondering how this service will compete alongside the more established streaming behemoths including Spotify and Pandora. The Beats music streaming service, dubbed Beats Music, is the brainchild of Jimmy Iovine, Dr. Dre, Trent Reznor, and several others with nearly two years of development behind it.
With that in mind, Beats Electronics are still making very popular headphones, speakers, and accessories for music lovers on the go. For that reason, we decided to test out their two flagship headphone and earphone products to see how they compare to the competition. We tried out the Beats Studio headphones as well as the Beats Tour earphones so that you can decide if these headphones are right for you.
The Beats Studio headphones are an improvement …
September 5, 2012
We first saw the new line of AKAI MPC controllers at Winter NAMM 2012 earlier this year. The public has been waiting with bated breath to see if the MPC Renaissance will hold up to all the hype that has been surrounding it since January. With a definitive scheduled release date still up in the air, people are beginning to ask when the MPC Renaissance will be ready for them to start working with. In the meantime AKAI has been taking the MPC Renaissance to various tradeshows, corporate events, and to the studios of today’s top producers to get feedback and build media surrounding the MPC Renaissance. If this is your first time hearing about the MPC Renaissance then here is a quick overview of some of the features:…
August 29, 2012
So, it’s finally happened. After a little speculation as prices dropped and units ran out of stock all over the place, Maschine has finally seen an upgrade.
Last week, we had Native stop by our offices to talk about this and some other wild surprises en route from everyone’s favorite integrated hardware/software geniuses, and were not let down when we got our hands on the new unit. Yes, I have known the whole time and couldn’t tell you guys, unlike certain leaky brick and mortar retailers… I’m sorry… but I still love you.
So, although I have been tight lipped, I will give you the skinny.
1. Color Led pads:
Remember those awesome pads from the mikro? Remember those awesome pads on the F1? Well, they’ve been combined. Now you have the improved feel of the Mikro and you also have color coding and such at your disposal. Brave …
January 19, 2011
Ok, Ok, Ok!!! Wildstyle, Breakin’, Graffiti Rock, Beat Street… were just a few to capture the Hip-Hop culture on the “Big Screen” in it’s early stages, but who are Atlanta’s starring crew? I mean who are the people that keep Atlanta’s Indie scene alive from day to day? You know the “go-getters” and “trendsetters” of the different tiers and facets of our beloved local Hip-Hop scene? I decided to put my money and time, where my heart was and honor these people by presenting them with award plaques and throwing a show called “My brother’s Keeper” . Tag teaming w/ the “Temple of Hip-Hop’s” own Minister Server and bringing the legendary “Cold Crush Brothers” for “MBK” show #2. Show #1 was thrown in 2008 at Atlanta’s own Apache cafe. S/O to Unique Squared for sponsoring part of this historical 2010 event… “And the winners are”… Enjoy!!!
MY BROTHER’S KEEPER 2010 …