If you are looking for a cheap, extremely portable sample-playback unit, then the MPX8 is for you. That's how they advertise it, and that's what it does. Akai MPX8 Review... read more →
Do you want to spice up your performance on stage? Well, then you're in the right place. For under £500 and your laptop you can have access to an unlimited amount of instruments. Nowadays, live performance takes the artist a cut above the classic dj sets. Experiencing a gig where the artist is creating instead of mixing something pre-made is way more enjoyable for the viewer, and for the performer as well. Technology for real-time electronic music performance has seen significant progress in the last decade. Flexible non-linear digital audio workstations like Ableton Live combined with plug and play hardware control offer remarkable potential for streamlined access to the stage and direct connection to fans and audiences. Despite the fact that all of this is more accessible than ever, creating unique personalized setups can still be challenging. There's plenty of MIDI controllers, samplers and synthesizers, and it's hard to understand which one best suits your needs You will find some useful tips and reviews in this section, about gear, DAWs and setups. Compose melodies and basslines, make beats, arrange music, mix and master your tracks while performing live on stage.
The Numark DJ2GO is a compact but versatile DJ controller, great for both beginners and pros. It's a basic controller that leaves space for your imagination. Numark DJ2GO Review -... read more →
If you miss the wonderful, lush, fat, warm sounds of the 1980's analog synths, then you should get this handsome 25-key mini MIDI controller. For real, what you get for... read more →
The Behringer CMD Studio 4A is a four-deck MIDI DJ controller that features a built-in four-channel USB audio interface. It’s extremely portable for studio and live work, making it perfect... read more →
The SR18 is the evolution of the legendary SR16 that changed the drum machine market in 1990, and still remains a classic. The SR18 is designed to meet the needs... read more →
If you're looking for something to sit alongside your mixer, the Kontrol X1 MK2 is still the best Traktor controller, especially now that the touch strip makes manual beat matching... read more →
The first thing you’ll notice about this keyboard is the price. This MIDI keyboard controller is ideal for someone on a tight budget who is just starting out with making... read more →