Ministry of Sound still going – launching Ibiza-themed blog, social network and live music portal
Although dance music has turned from something good into a series of abysmal high-pitched reworkings of old songs sung by horrendous blonde slappers, nightclub “lifestyle” chain Ministry of Sound is still going. We really thought it had closed in about 1998.
But not only is MoS still going, it’s expanding – opening up a new web presence based entirely around the goings on and party scene of Ibiza. It is, of course, a social network, offering live TV presented by attractive ladies, blogging…
Korg Kaoss Pad 3: touchy feely technology
The latest in KORG’s Kaoss Pad series expands on the tactile control system that makes sound processing and sampling a whole lot of fun…
Tonium launches Pacemaker DJ mix portal
Sorry, the elusive Pacemaker portable DJ gadget isn’t here yet, but an online DJ portal is. Coupled with a free PC/Mac music / mixing editor, the web site allows you to create your own mixes and share them with the community.
Tonium has apparently done deals with a number of international music publishing houses, so the resulting service should be fairly watertight legally…
Urbanati DJ Console – recycled set-up for your decks
If you happen to be bedroom DJ – especially an eco-friendly one – this Urbanati DJ Console could be fit your home perfectly.
Shiny Video Review: Tonium's Pacemaker DJ mixer
Please don’t laugh at my DJ skillz when you watch the video above. I mean it – I will know if you do, and my feelings will be hurt so much they’ll shatter and break into a million little pieces. I may not be the next Carl Cox, but Tonium’s Pacemaker DJ mixer was so much fun to review, anyone who’s interested in electronic…
Tonium taking reservations for Pacemaker DJ mixer, available from next month
Back in May last year, I may’ve rashly described the Pacemaker Pilot DJ mixer as being ‘perfect for twatty Nathan Barley types’, due to its similarity to the TV character’s Wasp T12 Speechtool device. I’ve definitely changed my mind however, mostly because it’s launching next month, and I’m admittedly getting quite excited about such a nifty piece of convergence.
So what exactly is it? I’m glad you asked. Basically…
Micro Mixer DJ-4 – DJing for dummies
Flud Turntable Watch – get a Technics 1200 deck on your wrist
Now DJs are getting their own social network – MixRevolution
I’ve had a new idea for a social network. It’s a social network where all the administrators of social networks can come together. It can be called NetNet. NetNet 2.0.
On NetNet 2.0 social networkers can discuss social networking issues, in a safe, understanding, socially networked environment, adding each…
Video: the Yamaha Tenori-On music sequencer in action
Yesterday night, Yamaha held the world launch of its Tenori-On music sequencer, so despite the tube strike, I schlepped into Soho to hipster-joint Vinyl Records to see what the fuss was about. Tenori-On designer Toshio Iwai was demonstrating the device, as you can see from the video below.