Yellow Rokit5 G2CB Limited Edition Monitors by KRK

KRK Systems and Guitar Center have collaborated to produce the 5 inch Limited Edition Rokit5 G2CB Studio Monitors.  The Rokit5 G2CB features a high-gloss, piano-lacuer yellow cabinet.  According to KRK, the Rokit5 G2CB will be built to the same strict specifications as the Rokit G2 and deliver the same high quality sound. See KRK for … Read more

JJ OS 2 For MPC 1000 + MPC 2500 Released

Those frustrated with Akai will be glad to know about the latest release of JJ OS 2 v1.21 for the MPC 1000 and v1.20 for the MPC 2500.  The JJ OS offers a number of features not contained in the stock Akai OS including: Real Time Pitch Shift, MIDI Bend In, 32 tracks of audio, … Read more

Focusrite Saffire PRO 40 Firewire Interface Announced

More options for producers looking to increase the quality of their sound.  Focusrite is launching their new Saffire PRO 40 multi-channel firewire audio interface. Features: Eight Focusrite pre-amps. 10 analogue outputs. ADAT I/O Stereo SPDIF 2 virtual ‘loopback’ inputs for routing digital audio between software applications & ideal for capturing online audio. Every channel features … Read more

WESC Sitar Headphones (Marshmallow, True Red, Chocolate Brown, Black)


Add a little color to your music with Sitar headphones from WESC and it’s Marshmallow, True Red, Chocolate Brown, Black selection of colors.  A nice style option for walking around and a possible stand-in for nightclub gigs.

All versions feature a 3.5mm stereo plug, 30mm drivers, 1khz Sensitivity: 120 dB, 32 ohms Impedance, and a frequency range of 20-20 001 Hz.

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DJ Jungle Boy Demos DaScratch by Stanton

DJ Jungle Boy demos some of the significant features the new DaScratch controller by Stanton.  Love it hate it… DaScratch actually looks like it might be a fun controller  for those not emotionally attached to traditional turntables.  Then again, with all the digital vinyl solutions that have appeared in the last few years, is anything … Read more

8-Bit Digital Sampler Hack – Where’s The Party At?

Making music is a very convenient activity nowadays.  Anyone with a basic computer can download music production software and get to work making hits.  For many, this ease of music making is added fun, but for a significant contingent, a lack of required ingenuity is just boring. Music hacker/bender Todd Bailey came up with "Where’s … Read more

Rough Rider Compressor by Audio Damage (Free Download)

Audio Damage has announced the release of their "vintage" style Rough Rider compressor. "Perfect for adding compression effects to your drum buss, it also sounds great with synth bass, clean guitar, and backing vocals. Definitely not an all-purpose compressor, Rough Rider is at its best when used to add pump to rhythmic tracks." It’s a … Read more

$24,000 Open Labs Gold Rush Beat Competition

So you’ve been lusting over a NeKo, but haven’t been ready to plunk down $5k for new gear.

Open Labs is hosting the Gold Rush Beat Competition during the Beats ‘N Treats Music Festival taking place October 24-25, 2008 in Austin, TX.  As grand prize, Open Labs will give away a 24-karat gold NeKo Lux valued at $24,000!

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iKey Delivers Portable WAV + MP3 Recording


Here’s an simple, portable, and low cost device to self-record your live club mixes and performances.  The iKey from Gemini offers real time recording in MP3 or Wav Format via USB and RCA inputs. 

Add the fact that iKey fits in the palm of your hand, weighs only 2 lbs, is iPod compatible, and has been spotted at retailers for $129; now you’ve got a streamlined way to churn out podcasts or archive your best performances.

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