Jointly designed by Abeton and Novation - Launchpad places Ableton Live at your fingertips. It’s slim, lightweight and USB powered, so it can be used anywhere without a power supply. You can control volume, send levels and pan using rows of buttons as faders. The Launchpad can also be used to control other music-making software. The 64 button grid is ideal for drum machines and step sequences. Check out first experience videos here….
Gear Up Your Sound - IK Multimedia Amplitube iRig
From the leader in studio-class guitar and bass software…the AmpliTube iRig is a combination of an easy-to-use instrument interface adapter and guitar and bass tone mobile software. You can plug your guitar into your iPhone/iPod Touch and iPad and jam anywhere in the world with world class guitar and bass tone right in the palm of your hand.
See what the AmpliTube iRig has to offer, videos, images and specifications right here…
Into The Spotlight with the Roland AX-09
Roland joins the 80s revival and revamps the shoulder-synthesizer.
With so many bands now looking back to the 80s for inspiration, Roland have developed the Lucina AX-09 which is poised to capture the hearts of glory-loving keyboard players everywhere.
It’s very different to those 80s shoulder-synths however, it has a 37-note keyboard, weighs only 4kg and can be powered by batteries for hours on end of portable playing….
Banjo Or Freakout
Italian disco king moves to London and Banjo or Freakout take the capital by storm.
Does the name Disco Drive ring any bells? Thought now! Seriously though, Banjo or Freakout are as find as any band under the ‘punk funk’ umbrella.
There is one reason why this band haven’t ever toured with the likes of Bloc Party or the Klaxons…it’s because they’re from Italy.
The root of Banjo or Freakout’s experimentation is pop music. Listen through the fuzz and thee are songs you can lose yourself in.
With an album set for September, recorded in New York City, the buzz is already growing, and this band are set to reach international success…