New Akai MPC2500SE Coming Early 2010


Here’s a thought for anyone considering the purchase an Akai MPC2500.  Akai plans to release a Special Edition MPC2500SE sampler/sequencer that will be available in white with carbon paneling and come equipped with 128MB RAM and a CD-R drive pre-installed.

The Akai MPC2500SE is slated for early 2010 availability.

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Free Reason Soul School ReFill Offer From Propellerhead

Thanksgiving deal time is heating up and Propellerhead Software steps in to further sweeten the pot.  If you’ve been putting off the purchase of Reason, Record Reason Duo, Reason Academic or Record Reason Duo Student/Teacher, now may be the time to make a move. New owners who purchase and register before the end of December … Read more

Pronouncing Moog Explained By Bob Moog

Ever received a strange look from a seasoned music enthusiast when referring to the Moog synthesizer or its creator?    Bob Moog explains the Dutch, German, and English versions of the surname, then tells reasons for his preferred pronunciation.

Lexicon Launches Omega Studio Bundle

Lexicon offers yet another easy path of entry for aspiring producers and musicians who wish to take part in desktop audio recording.  With the announcement the Omega Studio Bundle, Lexicon offers their 8-input Omega interface, Steinberg’s Cubase LE software, AKG’s D 88 S microphone, and more to create a one stop audio solution. The complete … Read more

MOTU Annunces UltraLite-mk3 USB/Firewire Interface

Mark of the Unicorn (MOTU) has announced an update to its well received 10 input/14 output Ultralite-mk3 interface. As the first-ever “hybrid” audio interface of its kind, the UltraLite-mk3 Hybrid provides flexible and mobile operation via FireWire or hi-speed USB2 connectivity to a Mac or PC computer, with professional audio quality at samples rates up … Read more

Moby’s Insane Drum Machine & Synth Collection

You may not be a fan of Moby’s music, but I guarantee that you’ll drool over his collection of vintage drum machines and synthesizers.  The massive collection features rare homemade drum machines and doubles, even triples of certain  models.

MPC2500 Gutted & Deconstructed

Hopefully most Akai owners will never have to witness their beloved music machine being gutted like this MPC2500 was.  It’s not exactly pretty sight, but fascinating stuff for those that have been curious about the innards of a sampler/sequencer/drum machine.

Shure Introduces SRH750DJ DJ Headphones

Shure has stepped in to the DJ headphone business with the release of their SRH750DJ headphones.  Featuring 90 degree swiveling cups along with replaceable cables, the SRH750DJ headphones have an expected retail price of $149.99 and a November 2009 availability date. Visit Shure for more info.

HP Envy Beats Notebook Additional Details


HP has revealed more details about its Envy 15 Beats notebook, which bears the name and endorsement of Dr. Dre.  The super glossy black notebooks share the color scheme of the Monster Beats products along with a highly optimized audio system, Traktor LE software, Audio2 DJ interface, and nightvision VGA webcam.

High quality does not come cheap, so get your wallets ready if you plan to grab one. Shipping October 22nd, HP Envy Beats notebooks also feature a starting price of $2,299.

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Beats Solo Headphones by Dr. Dre. & Monster

Monster and Dr. Dre have announced a pair of over the ear headphones that are both smaller in size and price than original Beats by Dr. Dre headphones.  The Beats Solo headphones, which Monster promises will maintain the same sound quality as the Beats by Dr. Dre model, will be available in November of 2009 … Read more