Native Instruments has announced a new ‘Happy Hour’ sales special for the TRAKTOR KONTROL Z2, the 2+2 channel DJ control mixer.
TRAKTOR KONTROL Z2 was launched in November 2012 as the world’s first 2+2 channel control mixer. Constructed of aircraft-grade aluminum, the Z2 features two stand-alone channels with controls for two Remix Decks, and a high-quality 24-bit soundcard. The Z2 is also equipped with top-of-the line knobs and buttons, multi-colored cue point controls, and advanced Innofaders™. XLR outputs and a separate booth output ensure club compatibility, and allow monitoring. The hardware provides connectivity for both turntables and CDJs, offering options for both analog and digital setups. Users also get dedicated controls for the ‘one-knob’ Macro FX and Flux Mode – expressive features of the included TRAKTOR PRO 2 software.
TRAKTOR KONTROL Z2 ships with the latest version of NI’s flagship TRAKTOR PRO 2 software. TRAKTOR PRO 2 includes over 30 studio-quality effects, powerful Macro FX, plus Flux Mode – a unique feature that tracks the time during advanced effect performances, allowing DJs to drop back in time with the beat after complex performance routines. For DJs who like to combine the flexibility of digital DJing with the feel of analog systems, the Z2 also comes with TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO 2*. Timecode vinyl and CDs are included in the package. With TRAKTOR KONTROL Z2, DJs now have access to all aspects of their workflow from one powerful command center.
The Happy Hour special runs from June 1st until June 30th, 2013, until midnight, Central European Time (CET). During this period, TRAKTOR KONTROL Z2 is available to TRAKTOR users for $599 USD/599 EUR. Customers purchasing from a retailer will need to present a valid proof of purchase for a TRAKTOR product to be eligible.
Novation has announced that its Launchkey MIDI controller series is now available worldwide.
Our latest MIDI controller is now available worldwide! Based around a 25, 49 or 61-note keyboard with 16 velocity-sensitive multi-colour launch pads, Launchkey features the Launchkey app (an iPad performance synth) as well as a Launchpad app that provides drag-and-drop loop playback from the pads and realtime effects including stutter and filter effects.
InControl technology instantly maps the hardware giving you hands-on control of your mixer, transport and more in Ableton Live, FL Studio, Pro Tools, Reason, Logic and Cubase.
The Launchkey is now available to purchase for $149.99 USD (25-key)/$199.99 USD (49-key)/$249.99 USD (61-key).
Now only $29 / 29 €/ 2980 ¥ at both the NI Online Shop and participating retailers*, the MASCHINE CUSTOM KITS are available in five vibrant colors: Solid Gold, Dragon Red, Pink Champagne, Steel Blue, and Smoked Graphite. MASCHINE CUSTOM KITS give producers and performers the opportunity to customize the appearance of their MASCHINE hardware, and express their own personal style.
Designed for use with the black or white editions of MASCHINE MK2 hardware, each kit contains a magnetic faceplate made of lightweight yet resilient aluminum and corresponding, ergonomically designed knobs. The kits are easily mounted to MASCHINE – each includes a specially-designed tool for removing the knobs.
Maschine Custom Kits are available from the NI Online Shop and at resellers while stocks last.
Illmind’s exclusive ASR-10 “Blap Drive” is a unique 16GB USB Flash Memory Drive loaded with Illmind’s Exclusive “Blap Kit” drum kit series (including Blap Kit Volume 4) as well as other dope, EXCLUSIVE content.
This is a rare & limited production item, so get one while they last!
Illmind Special Edition Blap Drive features
Blap Kit Volume 1: $25 value.
Blap Kit Volume 2: $25 value.
Blap Kit Volume 3: $25 value.
Blap Kit Volume 4: $25 value.
Special Edition Blap Kit: 808s & String Breaks: $25 value.
Offering world-class design and rugged construction, the easy-to-use BLX Wireless Systems couple high-quality sound with simple setup and an intuitive interface. The BLX series is ready to take from box to stage, creating an optimal solution for musicians, singers, and presenters who want the best in professional wireless products at an affordable price.
Within the variety of receiver options available, the new BLX Wireless Systems include a half-rack size for installed applications. The BLX series makes it easier than ever to unplug from wired microphones, achieve uncompromised high quality sound, and enjoy freedom of movement on stage. When users are working in complex environments, RF interference can be avoided with Shure’s one-touch QuickScan frequency scanning feature, which quickly locates the best open frequency channel.
With a 300-foot performance range and up to 14 hours of battery life, performers and engineers can rely on the system for extended use. Powered by two AA batteries, systems are available in a wide offering of bodypack and handheld configurations with multiple handheld, lavalier, instrument, and headset microphone choices.
“BLX is about making great performance available to everyone. BLX audio is engineered to match the tailored, refined sound of Shure’s high-end analog wireless systems, and it includes significant improvements in wireless stability,” said Erik Vaveris, Category Director for Wireless Products at Shure. “BLX also offers a choice in receiver form factors. The lightweight and ultra-portable BLX4 and BLX88 are perfect for musicians on-the-go. The BLX4R uses Shure’s durable half-rack chassis with removable antennas and includes everything you need to install it in an equipment rack.”
The BLX Wireless systems are available through authorized Shure resellers in numerous configurations with a wide range of Shure microphone options. Pricing begins at $374 MSRP/$299 MAP.
elysia has announced the release of the xfilter 500, a true stereo EQ in 500 series format.
The xfilter 500 is a true linked stereo EQ in the 500 series format. It gives you the expensive sound of an all class-A equalizer in a surprisingly affordable package, with a precise stereo image based on computer-selected, stepped potentiometers and low tolerance film capacitors.
This EQ is serious about flexibility. It offers high and low shelf bands which can be switched into high and low cut filters with resonance, two mid peak filters with wide and narrow Q, plus additional passive LC stages with shielded coils for a glorious top end.
With its exceptionally open sound, straight transient projection and solid punch, the xfilter is the perfect match for your xpressor – or any other piece of delicious outboard gear!
xfilter 500 features
100% Class-A Topology — Discrete input, output and mix stages plus the complete audio path running in constant class-A mode are the basis for an exceptionally transparent, wide and open sounding EQ.
True Stereo Operation — As one of the few exceptions in the market, the xfilter 500 processes both of its channels with just one set of controllers – a true stereo linked EQ.
Resonance High & Low Cut Filters — The shelving filters can be switched into high and low cut filters with an additional resonance peak. Not ordinary, but extremely useful.
Switchable Filter Quality — The quality of the peak filters can be switched from a wide to a narrow Q factor which remains independent from the setting of the gain controller.
Additional Passive High-Band — The beautiful sheen only passive filters can deliver… the xfilter 500 has it all. An additional LC filter with shielded coils gives you the ‘Passive Massage’.
Stepped Controllers — All potentiometers on the xfilter 500 have 41 steps, which is a great help for recalling your previous sessions fast and precisely.
Computer-Selected Potentiometers — Every single dual and quad layer pot we buy is measured with custom computer routines, and only the good ones go into production.
Special Low Tolerance Capacitors — The special series of film caps used for the xfilter 500 performs twice as good as the industry standard in terms of component tolerance.
Ground Layer Shield — One of the four layers of both PCBs is a full copper plane which helps to reduce interferences caused by electric fields.
The xfilter 500 is available to purchase fro $975 USD MAP ($1,049 MSRP) / 649 EUR ex. VAT where applicable.