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Mixed In Key Releases Studio Edition Plugin

Mixed In Key Studio Edition

Music software developer Mixed In Key has released the Studio Edition plugin. Aimed at music producers, the award-winning key detection program works from within a DAW to analyze sounds and samples.

Mixed In Key Studio Edition is officially supported by Ableton Live, FL Studio, and Apple Logic. It is compatible with Mac OS and Windows operating systems.

Watch the video above and learn more here.

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Pioneer DJ Announces DDJ-800 Rekordbox Controller

Pioneer DJ DDJ-800

Pioneer DJ DDJ-800
Pioneer DJ DDJ-800 controller (Source: Pioneer DJ)

Pioneer DJ has announced a new controller, the DDJ-800. Designed to be used with the company’s rekordbox DJ software, the DDJ-800 takes cues from the popular DDJ-1000. However, the DDJ-800 is smaller and more affordable.

The device offers two channels, switchable between four virtual decks, with a wide selection of Sound Color and Beat FX.

Its five-inch jog wheels feature full-color screens in the center, providing real-time display of waveforms, BPM, time, and more. They also have tension adjustments, enabling DJs to personalize the resistance.

Several pad modes are found on the DDJ-800, including hot cues, keyboard mode, beat loop and jump, Pad FX, and pitch shift. It’s also the first rekordbox DJ controller to support the software’s new Feedback Reducer feature, which is designed to instantly detect and remove the howling sound of feedback when using the unit’s two microphone inputs.

The DDJ-800 will be available worldwide in mid-April for $899. Get more details here, and stay tuned for Mojaxx’s first look this week.

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Serato Announces ‘Serato Studio’ Production Software

Serato Studio

Serato Studio
Serato Studio. (Source: Serato)

UPDATE (MAY 1): Serato has reopened the beta after putting it on pause.

Serato on Wednesday announced its entry into the music production market with its Serato Studio software.

The application aims to lower the barrier to entry for DJs who are interested in music production. Features include access to the Serato DJ library, waveform displays, cue points, and time-stretching and key detection with Pitch ‘n Time.

Serato Studio works with a range of Serato-enabled hardware such as mixers and controllers, allowing them to function as MIDI controllers.

It is currently available as a limited public beta. Upon its full release, Serato Studio will be available via subscription to allow for regular software updates and additional sample content.

Sign up for the beta here and watch Mojaxx‘s first look below.

Related: First Look: Serato DJ Pro 2.1.1

Native Instruments Announces Details of MASSIVE X

Native Instruments Massive X

Native Instruments Massive X
MASSIVE X. (Source: Native Instruments)

Native Instruments has revealed the details of MASSIVE X, a long-awaited update to their popular sound design software. It is scheduled for a June release.

MASSIVE X comes with a redesigned user interface, over 100 wavetables, new modulation options, and more. It will be available as a free download for users of Native Instruments’ KOMPLETE 12 software.

Read more about MASSIVE X here.

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DJcity and Ortofon Team for Limited Edition Concorde Cartridges

Ortofon

DJcity and Ortofon have teamed up for a limited edition of DJcity-branded Concorde MkII Scratch cartridges. There are only 30 units in the first run, and they are available only on DJcity.

Watch Mojaxx discuss how and why the partnership came about on this week’s Tips and Tricks.

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