Hitsquad News for Musicians

IK Multimedia iLoud Portable Speaker

IK Multimedia announced the availability of iLoud, a portable Bluetooth studio monitor speaker designed for musicians.

Pioneer DDJ-SB Entry Level DJ Controller

Pioneer introduces DDJ-SB, a two channel entry-level DJ controller designed for Serato software.

Behringer Ultralink ULM100USB Wireless Mic

Behringer is now shipping the Ultralink ULM100USB, a wireless microphone that comes with a USB dongle receiver.

4th Annual Moog Circuit Bending Challenge

Moog Music announces the opening of the 4th Annual Moog Circuit Bending Challenge to inspire electronic tinkering and music creativity.

Arturia MicroBrute Analog Synth

Arturia releases the MicroBrute Synthesizer, a compact and affordable analog synth with semi-modular patching and a wealth of other features.

Motherships - Science Fiction Sound Effects

Bluezone Corporation releases a new library of sci-fi spaceship sounds called "Motherships - Science Fiction Sound Effects".

Line 6 V75-40V Wireless Microphone

Line 6 introduces the V75-40V Wireless Mic, combining their wireless technology with the Earthworks WL40V hyper-cardioid capsule.

Soundation Studio for Google+ Hangouts

Soundation Studio combines with Google+ Hangouts to allow for real-time online collaboration of up to nine users.

Maschine Studio and Maschine 2.0 Update

Native Instruments introduce the bigger Machine Studio controller and the updated Machine 2.0 software.

DDJ-SX-N Limited Edition Gold

Pioneer DJ's Serato controller DDJ-SX gets the Midas touch treatment, will soon be available in limited edition gold.

Alesis DM7X Session and DM Lite Kits

Alesis introduces the DM7X Session and DM Lite Kits, smaller and more compact versions of the recently released DM7X electronic drum kit.

Behringer Ultragain ADA8200 ADAT Audio Interface

The Behringer Ultragain ADA8200 ADAT Audio Interface is now available in stores, featuring high-end MIDAS mic preamps.

Microsoft Surface Music Kit

While unveiling the new Surface 2 tablet, Microsoft introduced the Surface Music Kit, a thin tablet cover designed for music production.

iPro.DJSampler v1.1 Update

iThirtySeven updates the iPro.DJSampler to v1.1, now with audio bus support, free effects pack and free electronic dance music sample pack.

Yamaha CP4 Stage Digital Piano

Yamaha announces the CP4, featuring 88 natural wood keys and hammer action with multiple piano and electric piano sounds.

Lewitt Provides Mics for Open Mic UK 2013

Vienna-based microphone manufacturer Lewitt is now the sole provider of mics for Open Mic UK 2013.

Traktor Kontrol S4 & S2 MK2

Native Instruments introduces updated versions of the 4-channel Traktor Kontrol S4 and the 2-channel Traktor Kontrol S2.

Radial Voco-Loco Preamp and Effects Loop Pedal

The Voco-Loco is a preamp and effects loop pedal that will let instrumentalists and vocalists integrate guitar effects pedals into their signal path.

Four Tet: Mini Documentary

Electronic musician 'Four Tet', AKA Kieran Hebden, appears in this short documentary film where he discusses his approach to making music.

Digitech Vocalist Live FX

DigiTech announces the availability of the Vocalist Live FX, featuring over 65 studio quality vocal effects and Live Adapt technology.

XLN Audio Vintage Dry ADpak

The Vintage Dry ADpak from XLN Audio is now available, featuring authentic '70s era drum samples for Addictive Drums.

New Mackie SRM Series Loudspeakers

Mackie welcomes the SRM1850 subwoofer and two powered loudspeakers, the SRM550 and SRM650.

Pioneer S-DJ X Active Monitor Speakers

Pioneer introduces the S-DJ X Series of active monitor speakers especially designed for DJs who mix dance music.

Traktor Kontrol X1 MK2

Native Instruments releases the upgraded version of Traktor Kontrol X1, adding touch sensitivity and other new features.

Song Surgeon 4

Todd, Michael & James, Inc (TMJ) updates Song Surgeon to version 4, now with more features and format preservation.

Gemini G2V and G4V DJ Controllers

Two new DJ controllers optimized for the Virtual DJ software are now available from Gemini - the G2V and G4V.

Apple Logic Pro X

Apple announces the availability of the new Logic Pro X, with improved 64-bit architecture, new features and a new look.

Yamaha DGX-650 Digital Piano

Yamaha expands their Portable Grand series with the DGX-650, an 88-key digital piano with learning and accompaniment features.

Hercules DJ Monitor 5

Hercules unveils the new DJ Monitor 5, two powered 5" speakers designed and tweaked for monitoring DJ mixes.

Best MIDI Keyboard Roundup

Here are the best MIDI keyboards available today, chosen for their responsive keys, quick DAW integration and impressive control/feature set.