Hitsquad News for Musicians

Numark Mixtrack Edge - Musikmesse 2013

Numark introduces Mixtrack Edge, a portable DJ controller with a very thin profile for DJs on the go.

Korg Kross Mobile Synthesizer - Musikmesse 2013

At Musikmesse 2013, Korg unveils a full featured portable digital synthesizer keyboard that can run on batteries, the Kross.

Roland A-88 Review

The Roland A-88 is a standout MIDI keyboard, featuring Roland's impressive Ivory Feel-G Keyboard in slim form factor.

Nektar Impact LX49

Nektar introduces an affordable and versatile USB MIDI Keyboard controller with pre-mapped controls for most DAWs, the Nektar Impact LX49.

eMedia Intermediate Piano & Keyboard Method v2

Publisher eMedia Music Corp announces the new eMedia Intermediate Piano & Keyboard Method v2 software.

Nektar Panorama P6 Review

Nektar Panorama P6 continues to be the most sought after MIDI keyboard for Reason, thanks to its great hardware action and deep DAW integration.

Avid Fast Track Solo and Duo

Avid expands their portable audio interface line with two new iOS compatible interfaces - Fast Track Solo and Fast Track Duo.

Create Your Own Bowed Instrument Experiment

For experimental instruments or for those professionally made unique items, there is a very simple and easy resource for bow strings - be they for violin, huqin, or any kind of bowed, stringed instrument.

Be a Prime Loops Singer

Prime Loops is set to audition aspiring vocalists of the electronic music genre to expand their network of Prime Singers.

Boss RC-505 Loop Station

Boss unleashes the RC-505 Loop Station, a hands-on looper processor for musicians, beatboxers, singers, rappers and DJs.

The Best Cheap DJ Mixers Roundup

We bring you the best cheap DJ mixers, reliable mixers that are great for DJs that are starting out or those that prefer small and compact setups.

How To Network In The Music Industry

SXSW will be here before we know it, and the entire music industry will be making that trek to Austin, TX to enjoy delicious food, see amazing live shows, and, more importantly, rub elbows with the bigwigs in the music industry.

Kaces KCP-45 Drum Rug

Kaces announces the availability of the new KCP-45 Crash Pad Jr. Drum Rug, a portable and affordable rug for small to medium sized drum kits.

Deckadance 2 Beta

Image-Line makes the Deckadance 2 Beta publicly available to their registered customers, allowing them to contribute to its progress.

Fohhn Linea LX-220

Fohhn introduces their latest two-way passive source/mini-line array speaker, the Linea LX-220.

Best DJ Headphones Roundup

Here are the best DJ headphones, stylish cans that feature comfort, portability and quality, perfect for modern DJs.

Behringer Europort EPS500MP3

Behringer expands their Europort series of powered PA speakers with the EPS500MP3, featuring built-in MP3 and wireless mic compatibility.

Roundup: Powered PA Speakers

Here are the Powered PA Speaker Systems that we recommend - great sounding, portable and reliable, all-in-one sound systems.

Behringer Eurolive B115W and B112W Wireless Loudspeakers

Behringer expands its line of powered speakers with the new B115W and B112W speakers, featuring wireless Bluetooth connectivity.

Cheap Digital Piano Guide

Enjoy piano-like action and quality sound while staying within your budget with help from our Cheap Digital Piano Guide.

Prime Loops Trap Synth

Prime Loops introduces their latest sample library Trap Synths, designed for playing over dirty south/ trap beats.

Shure Songwriting Award 2013

The Shure Songwriting Award 2013 has begun, recognizing talented and hard working songwriters worldwide.

Porter & Davies at Musikmesse 2013

Porter & Davies, the company behind the BC2 and BC Gigster personal drum monitoring systems, joins Musikmesse for the first time this year.

Native Instruments Komplete 9

Native Instruments releases the latest version of their music production software, Komplete 9, with new instruments and effects.

Godin Distributes Kejam Percussion

Godin Guitars welcome Kejam Percussion to its family, they are now the exclusive North American distributor of Kejam instruments and accessories.

ROLI Seaboard Grand Instrument: A Unique MIDI Controller

ROLI introduces the Seaboard Grand Instrument, a unique MIDI controller that utilizes soft silicon keys for improved control and expression.

The Best Cheap DJ Controller Guide

Aside from being wallet-friendly and ideal for beginners, these cheap DJ controllers are excellent workhorse alternatives to expensive and bulky rigs.

Ableton Push and Live 9 Released

Ableton releases the latest version of their music production software Live 9, and their first hardware instrument Push.

Combining Western and African Music Influences: Top Tips for Your Band

Music is one of those things that is never black and white.

The Best Drum Mics for Recording

This is an extensive roundup of the best drum mics for recording.