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Taylor

Taylor
January 3, 2014

Our 10 Picks for Best Music Tech of 2013

There were a lot of great new musical instruments, audio software developments, and music technology that came out this year. As NAMM 2014 approaches, we wanted to take a retrospective look at some of our favorite releases from the past year. While this is not an exhaustive list, and there were certainly some things that got left off, we encourage you to post your amendments in the comments below so we can all revel in all of the great releases of 2013. As we gear up to cover all the secret new products from NAMM 2014, here are our top 10 picks of 2013 in no particular order.

Ableton Push & Ableton Live 9

Arguably one of the top releases this year was the Ableton Push controller as well as the update to Ableton Live 9. The Push controller was one of the most talked about pieces at Winter …

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Taylor

Taylor
December 5, 2013

JBL: Hearing the Truth Trailer

Recently, we traveled to the Harman International headquarters in California to take a tour of the JBL research and development facilities as well as their manufacturing plant in Mexico. We interviewed engineers, marketing executives, tour sound administrators, factory floor managers, and many others within the JBL family. Titles aside, we had conversations with some really great people doing extraordinarily great things with loudspeaker design. Our intention was to get the story and the science behind their new JBL LSR 3 Series Studio Monitors. What we got, in addition to that story, was a story of a company that is 65 years in the making and still leading the charge in loudspeaker evolution.

JBL has continually been synonymous with quality, and that’s because they have been instrumental in developing the speaker technology that has helped the film and music industry for decades. Working closely with content creators and innovators, JBL has …

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DJ Scott Mad Flip

DJ Scott Mad Flip
May 2, 2012

Choosing the Right Portable PA System

If you are starting to get serious about your DJing, then inevitably you will start booking gigs, some of which will occur at venues that lack a house sound system.  If you don’t already have one, a solid portable PA system is definitely in your future, and it’s a great investment for your DJ career.

There are many options to choose from, but you should first determine your budget and specific needs before making your choice.  How often will you be using it?  Where will it be used, and how many people will you be playing for?  How much power do I need to rock the party?  There, there young padawans, we are here to help.  Here’s some vital info that will help you in your decision to purchase a portable PA system.

Tabletop, Speaker Boxes, and the Bass below

If you are a DJ, then you probably have some …

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Taylor

Taylor
April 18, 2011

Unique Squared Customer Bio | 3LAU

Justin Blau aka DJ 3LAU is an electro “dubpop” DJ from Las Vegas who is currently enrolled at Washington University in St. Louis, MO. He recently produced some original mash-ups and remixes that have received recognition on the popular music blogs freshnewtracks.com and idjforyou.blogspot.com. 3LAU will be participating in the WILD DJ Battle for a chance to open for Flying Lotus at the end of April. For more information on his participation in that event, you can check out this page.

Drawing inspiration from many DJs, 3LAU uses his customized “APC 80″ set-up to provide a unique sound defining his style. He made a video showing off his sweet rig which can be seen here.

Here’s a detailed list of the equipment that he uses:

Custom Akai APC 80 (APC40 + APC20 = 80 trigger clips)
Native Instruments MASCHINE
Native Instruments Audio Kontrol 1 Sound Card
Two JBL Eon 515 XT’s…

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DJ Scott Mad Flip

DJ Scott Mad Flip
January 17, 2011

The New JBL EON515XT at Winter NAMM 2011

We LOVE good music.  Who doesn’t, yeah?  It’s important to have good reliable instruments, DJ gear, and microphones in order to give a good solid performance. Probably just as important is what type of amplifier and speaker you use to play your music through. We have thoroughly enjoyed JBL’s EON series for many years and now they have continued their awesome legacy with the introduction of the sweet new EON515XT. They’ve given us more power (625W), and a higher input gain (132db) than the previous 515 and added separate bass and treble controls to fine tune your sound. We have already received them and they are ready to ship today. Enjoy!

Transcript:…

Scott: Hi, this is scott magno DJ Madflip. We’re back again Winter NAMM 2011. We’re here at JBL to talk about the new EON series with Richard. We love the product, now he’s going to tell us why