Roland Announces The Next Evolution Of The Classic TR-808 Drum Machine: Aira

shockleewebpic_rolandaira808evolutionIn case you didn’t already know, 808′s Changed The World and manufacturer Roland, is teasing a new device that it is calling the next evolution of the TR-808, called the Aira TR-08, which is rumored to be officially unveiled at next week’s NAMM show.

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The Electronic Music Producer’s Best Friend, MIDI, Turns 30

In the early 1980s, Roland founder Ikutaro Kakehashi and Sequential Circuits founder Dave Smith had a dream—a simple interface that would allow all electronic musical instruments to communicate with each other and with computers. To make this dream a reality, these pioneers brought together an unprecedented coalition of manufacturers from the United States and Japan, and soon the Musical Instrument Digital Interface, or “MIDI,” was born. 30 years ago, the 1983 Winter NAMM Show hosted its landmark public unveiling, where Roland and Sequential Circuits demonstrated the first two MIDI-equipped synthesizers “talking” to each other via this new universal communication standard.

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Mackie’s New Live Sound Mixer With iPad Control Allows You To Mix From Anywhere In The Room

Another interesting product revealed just in time for the NAMM show this week is Mackie’s DL1608 16-channel live sound mixer that allows you to mix wirelessly from an iPad. Because sound guys & girls need another excuse to NOT be by the board when working live events!

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A Sneak Peek At The Future Of TRAKTOR

Just in time for this week’s NAMM show, Native Instruments drops a major announcement concerning changes coming to their DJ & performance software and controller, TRAKTOR, that’s got DJ’s everywhere buzzing about what improvements and goodies could be coming soon that will help take performing to new levels.

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