Along with Live 9, Ableton has finally brought to the market its first official piece of hardware under its own name, the Push control surface. To a much greater degree than similar products before it (like, say, the Akai APC40), Live's new hardware and software are thoroughly interwoven, and in many ways function as one. Made in conjunction with Akai, Push feels, for the first time, like a clear imagining of Ableton's software as a hardware instrument. Read more »
The Local Action imprint and DJ Q have teamed up with online music store Juno—which, incidentally, was just profiled as part of XLR8R Record Store Week—to launch a remix contest, inviting budding producers to rework DJ Q's "Trust Again" single from earlier this year. Read more »
Gear: This Week in Music Tech: Silent Servant, Ninja Jamm, Korg Volca Mini-Synths, Novation Bass Station II, and More
Thanks to Frankfurt's annual Musikmesse conferenece taking place this week, the past few days have been full of juicy gear announcements—including the unveiling of Korg's new analog mini-synths, a new bass synth from Novation, Pioneer's latest DJ mixer, Ninja Tune's Ninja Jamm app, and more. Again, we've compiled the best of the week's new audio toys and production news in one convenient place for the latest This Week in Music Tech. Read more »
As part of its recently launched Song from Scratch series—the first installment of which featured Shlohmo and Jeremih—Yours Truly has brought together Montreal producer Jacques Greene and vocalist Tinashe to work on an exclusive track, presenting highlights from their creative process in a new video. Read more »
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