This week in the wide world of music tech, Andy Stott shows us where he conjures up his dark and murky dub-techno, the features of Serato's new DJ software get a full video introduction, and Moog introduces a new delay and celebrates 10 years of the Minimoog Voyager by making one plated with 24-karat gold.
First, a look around Andy Stott's workspace:
- Earlier this week, we added yet another in-depth interview to our ongoing In the Studio series (which has so far included the likes of Machinedrum, Tycho, and Magda, to name a few). This time around we take a look at Andy Stott's Manchester studio to ask him exactly how he creates his detailed and dense productions with such small speakers. Read the full interview here.
The Serato DJ's new features explained:
- Last week, Serato officially released its newest piece of software, simply named DJ. A video detailing the bulk of the new program's features—including its iZotope FX, MIDI mapping, and a new graphic interface—has surfaced; watch it below.
Some special Moog announcements:
- Just a while back at the yearly AES (Audio Engineering Society) convention in San Francisco, Moog unveiled a new analog delay unit, the 500 Series Analog Delay. Aimed at the pro audio market, the delay is made specifically to fit into the 500-series power supply frame, alternately referred to as a "lunchbox" and popular in studios around the globe. This week, Moog let loose the unit's full details, which include the capability for 800 MS of delay time and a powerful editor plug-in set to accompany the new product. You can read up on the full list of specs here.
- Believe it or not, the Minimoog Voyager is about to celebrate its tenth anniversary, and to mark the occasion, Moog has announced that all registered Voyager owners will be recieving a special gift and one lucky one will recieve—no shit—a 24-karat gold-plated Voyager. Check the video below to see the golden Voyager being assembled while listening to some rather dramatic music.