Reloop RMP – 2.5 Alpha

The new four-channel controller comes with over 200 assignable parameters. The Reloop RMP-2.5 Alpha is the latest member of Reloop’s RMP-series and a true cross media player with additional MIDI function. Besides playing current audio formats such as WAV and MP3 from CD, CD-R, memory stick or hard disk drive, it is also possible to …Read More »


Korg Releases Two New monotrons

Korg puts the thrill of the analog synthesizer into everyone’s hands. Announcing the new monotron DUO & monotron DELAY Go Anywhere Analog: That was the theme behind the remarkable battery-powered and palm-sized analog synthesizer that Korg dubbed the monotron. Now the powerful and fun-to-play monotron is joined by two new siblings. The Dual Oscillator monotron …Read More »

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Vestax VCI-400

Vestax have been in the DJ Midi Controller game for some time. In fact that’s an under-statement! It’s fair to say that Vestax were the early pioneers of professional DJ controllers, their VCI-100 setting the benchmark for what has now become the ubiquitous standard in digital deejaying. Of course today every manufacturer of DJ gear …Read More »

Guide to mixing


The syncopated beats of the African continent and Asia all feature rhythms that rely on point and counterpoint, on bass beats which give the music its shape and form and lighter more airy elements which get the body moving, the feet tapping and awaken the primeval response to the structure and form of elemental sounds. …Read More »

Warp Mark

Working with Loops in Ableton Live: Part 2

In the previous issue, we covered slicing audio loops to MIDI. In this issue I would like to cover another way of working with audio loops, using the brand new system for warping audio, making it much easier to time stretch and quantise audio parts to fit your project… Alongside this is a new system …Read More »


When Am I Qualified?

The Oxford dictionary defines qualified as; officially recognised as a practitioner of a particular profession or activity. A qualification is deemed, a course of study that makes someone suitable for a particular job or activity. Despite these simple terms of reference, how do we know if and when we are actually qualified? The answer is …Read More »


Roger Shah

Roger Shah has long been a revered and coveted name on the international dance circuit. The German trance colossus’ prolificacy and ingenuity are legendary. With more than six albums to his credit, a multifarious array of remixes and an inventive live performance to boot, it’s not hard to see why he’s remained an esteemed fixture …Read More »



This December sees the mother city vibrate with music as the party season kicks off! On the 21st of December Fez will come alive with the once off Sea, Sex and Sun event brought to you by Beanstalk, ZEF Jolz and Scar. The highlight of the event is the notorious South African band, Die Antwoord. …Read More »