Hitsquad News for Musicians

Roland Duo-Capture EX - Portable Audio Interface

Existing portable audio interfaces now have to contend with a new contender, the 2-input Roland Duo-Capture EX.

Focusrite Forte - Portable USB Audio Interface

Focusrite brings their sought after mic preamps into a new portable USB audio interface that literally fits in your pocket - the Focusrite Forte.

Pioneer CDJ-2000nexus - New Flagship Model

Pioneer upgraded their flagship DJ Player, transforming it into the new CDJ-2000nexus, now with more features and Wi-Fi connectivity.

Focusrite iTrack Solo - iPad Audio Interface

Get your instruments and vocals recorded straight into your iPad with this dual input audio interface from Focusrite - iTrack Solo.

Roland A-49 and A-88 MIDI Keyboard Controllers

Roland introduces two MIDI Keyboards, the A-49 and A-88, featuring professional response and playability in portable sizes.

Soundor - Open Source FM Synth for AudioCubes

Percussa's Soundor is a free and open source FM Synthesizer for Max4Live, designed for use with AudioCubes controller.

Pioneer DDJ-WeGo DJ Controller

Pioneer introduces the DDJ-WeGo DJ Controller, combining style and portability with built-in multi-colored lights and effects.

iRig Keys Mini Keyboard Controller

IK Multimedia releases iRig Keys, a slim and portable MIDI controller keyboard that connects to iOS devices and computers.

New Generation Maschine and Maschine Mikro

Native Instruments gives out official details of the new Maschine and Maschine Mikro, and is set to release them on October 1, 2012.

MiniNova - Compact Performance Synth

Novation has announced the coming of the MiniNova, a compact synthesizer with live performance enhancing features and a built-in mic.

Mackie DLM Series Powered Loudspeakers

Mackie unveils the DLM Series, a new line of 2000W powered loudspeakers that deliver big sounds at one-third the size of regular speakers.

Conant Gardens Maschine Expansion

Native Instruments comes up with a new Maschine expansion that covers Detroit's afrobeat, hip-hop, funk, and deep house music.

Behringer X32 Digital Mixer

Behringer X32 is a digital mixing console that features motorized faders, wireless iPad control and unique mixer scribble strips.

Mackie DL1608 Digital Mixer Now Shipping

The Mackie DL1608 Digital Mixer hardware is now shipping, and the Mackie Fader Control App is also updated for full integration.

Serj Tankian TC-Helicon Vocal Presets

TC-Helicon releases free custom presets for their vocal processors, designed with Serj Tankian, their featured Artist for August.

Jordan Rudess SpaceWiz Ambient Music App

Dream Theather keyboardist Jordan Rudess released an iPad app called SpaceWiz, an ambient music generator with an interplanetary interface.

Auto-Tune Live

Antares Audio Technologies unveils Auto-Tune Live, a pitch correction and pitch effect plugin optimized for real-time performance and tracking.

Pioneer XDJ-Aero Wireless DJ System

Pioneer unveils the XDJ-Aero Wireless DJ System, it lets you play and mix media from smartphones and tablets via Wi-Fi connection.

Best Headphones Under $200

Here are the best headphones under $200, narrowed down to the ones with impressive features, sound quality, and comfort at a reasonable price.

ATC Music Business Scholarship

ATC Management and London’s Institute of Contemporary Music Performance offer prospective students a chance to win Music Business Scholarship worth £4,950.

Shure SRH1840 and SRH1440 Open-Back Headphones

The SRH1840 and SRH1440 are the latest open-back headphones from Shure, featuring circumaural design and 40mm neodymium sound drivers.

Nektar Panorama P4 Now Shipping

Nektar Panorama P4, labeled as the first dedicated controller for Propellerhead Reason software, is now available worldwide.

Avid's Michael Price Summer School Series

Avid brings TV and film producer Michael Price for a Q&A video series, he will be giving professional composing and recording advice.

Raw Voltage Maschine Expansion

Raw Voltage is a new Maschine Expansion from Native Instruments that features the sound of a modular synthesizer system.

The Art of Screaming Vocal Warm-Up App

The Art of Screaming app puts the singing techniques of voice instructors Susan Carr and Wolf Carr into your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad.

Mackie Master Fader App for DL1608 Digital Mixer

The Mackie Master Fader App is now available, giving you a preview of what the upcoming Mackie DL1608 Mixer can do.

Electrix Cinematic Sound Library

Electrix is a cinematic sound library and partner instrument produced by Ableton, in conjunction with Sample Logic.

Korg Kronos X unveiled at Summer NAMM 2012

Korg Kronos X music workstation was unveiled at Summer NAMM 2012, it is the upgraded version of the popular Kronos workstation.

Ignite Music Creation Software at Summer NAMM 2012

A.I.R. Music Technology joined Summer NAMM 2012 to unveil Ignite, a music creation software that features a fresh new work flow.

M-Audio Axiom A.I.R. MIDI Keyboards at Summer NAMM 2012

M-Audio joins the 2012 Summer NAMM rush with their new line of advanced MIDI keyboard controllers - the Axiom A.I.R. Series.