What to know about NI’s new Maschine, Komplete Kontrol hardware

Native Instruments just revised their Maschine and Komplete Kontrol hardware. Here are some early impressions of what’s new, in advance of our review.

This weekend’s BeatMaker 3 could change your mind about the iPad

BeatMaker 3 is set for release this weekend for the iPad. And it could win over more than just mobile die-hards. Here’s why:

Peter Kirn - July 13, 2017

Akai’s standalone MPCs revealed – and they could replace your laptop

Welcome to the post-PC drum machine age. After years of leaving fans of standalone MPCs in the cold, Akai have unveiled machines that promise the flexibility of computer software – minus the computer. Specs and photos went live on the Sweetwater website this morning with complete specs, and now are also live on Akai’s site. […]

Peter Kirn - January 9, 2017

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