Makes Beats Month - March. This month we will tell you whats hot and what deals you simply can not miss when it comes to the world of electronic music production.
First of all, we have to point out how crazy the guys at Native Instruments are - well they must be to give a offer a deal like this. To be fair, a few times a year this happens and when it does, you simply can not snap their hands off. The adverts below are correct, as i know you'll be looking at that thinking that the maschines are virtually free... thats right, its not a miss-print.
Due to this, you can not rest on your laurels as it is while stocks last, so feel free to come into our store or order through our website, to get your hands on this supreme package.
Late last year Akai released the MPC Touch and this one quite possibly the best bit of kit that came out in 2015. Producing literally at your fingertips, the Touch is mega responsive and so intuitive, the struggle that most have emulating their thoughts onto their software, no longer exists. Your work flow reduces and the speed that you can try new ideas has increased tenfold and if you dont believe us, come and see for yourself.
The Akai Professional Tom Cat is an analog voice drum machine that gives you great kick, snare, claps, hi-hats, and the Disco Tom section can be chromatic tuned. The parameters vary by channel, but the Tom Cat gives you the control to dial in everything from punchy house grooves to dope hip hop beats and so much more. Once you've got your sounds banked in in, you can trigger sounds live on the classic MPC-style pads, with the built-in 32-step sequencer, your DAW via MIDI, standard MIDI, or even with the analog gate input. For the modern music-maker, Akai Professional's Tom Cat is a superb bit of kit to add to your studio.
There's no question about it, the Push 2 brings Ableton's flagship controller so much closer to the machine that lets you create music, without needing to look at your computer. If you already own a Push, do you really need Push 2? YES, there's simply no competing with that new display, simple.
Push is now designed and engineered entirely by Ableton for a music-making experience that is as hands-on, expressive and closely integrated with Live as possible.
The Circuit a surprisingly powerful piece of kit. It sounds fantastic, and its pared-down tool set feels thought through and designed for optimized creativity, rather than the “blank slate syndrome” that sitting down in front of a DAW can bring about. At first I thought it was a bit of a toy, but the more that you play around with it, the more that you realise what a punch it packs. But of course, the inbuilt speaker means that even when you do not have your laptop or you are away from your studio, you can still make beats at your leisure.