Tuesday, March 15, 2011

New collaborative release by Burial, Four Tet, and Thom Yorke

I'm a fan of all 3 of these guys so when I heard they got together on a project, my ears started tingling. And I'm glad too, as after listening to this double track release, I'm pleasantly surprised.

The tracks were played during a live steaming set by Rinse.FM this evening on the Four Tet vs. Floating Points session. And of course a fan recording the set posted them up on youtube for all of us to check out.

The trio released today a 12-inch single featuring two songs, 'EGO' and the 'Mirror'. The release is being sold at Bleep.com which sadly is already sold out but should continue selling again as soon as another supply comes in. No word yet on when digital sales will officially begin. But at least for now you can listen to them on the Youtube links below.

The tracks are coming out on Four Tet's record label, Text Records.

Here is the first track "Mirror"

And the second one, "Ego"

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Touch screen DJ'ing for Traktor and soon for Serato, Ableton and many other software in the works.

This literally just came out in fact as of yet this setup is only working on PC for Traktor as the site tells me. The developers say they are actively working on a Mac version, hoping to have it out by the middle of 2011, as well plans are already in the works to get Serato, Ableton and many other DJ software configured to use this setup. But what you will see in the video is a rather simple setup. Big touch screen either 32" or 42" that is multi-touch sensitive powered by a standard video projector that projects onto the glass screen, a laptop running Traktor with a midi controller type skin called Emulator over it and a soundcard, and thats basically it.

As amazing as this setup looks and sounds, prices I hear for the setup are fairly steep. For the 32" screen dual-touch setup you're looking at $3875 USD and $5975 for the 42" "apparently six-touch" screen setup. But both these setups do include the touch screens, stand for the touch screen, the projector, and Emulator software. Traktor, Laptop/desktop and soundcards you will still need to provide your own.

Also these are just initial prices, they may change overtime, as hardware streamlines or competition ramps up, so who knows. Either way this setup I'm sure will definitely be a must have for many DJ's. So what do you guys think? Leave a comment and let me know.

For more info check out the 2 DJ's who developed this setup's website: www.smithsonmartin.com

Thursday, March 3, 2011

A demo showing the Novation Dicer - Serato Scratch Turntable Controller from Novation

The guys over at LoopTV bring you this nifty demo for 'The Novation Dicer'...Developed for Serato, this palm-sized cue point and looping controller.

You can instantly set cue points and use it to trigger 'Hot Cues'. Then flip Dicer into 'Auto-Loop' or 'Loop Roll' modes, to trigger loops, or 'roll' sections of the track to create climaxes, drops and glitchy breaks.

Link to the guys who made the video: http://www.looptv.net