Compact music studio from Korg


Korg announced a new lineup of miniature controllers named the nanoSeries.

The diminutive set includes the nanoKEY (a 25-note, velocity sensitive keyboard), the nanoPAD (12 trigger pads and a touch-sensitive X/Y touchpad), and the nanoKONTROL (a mini-mixer with nine faders, nine knobs, 18 switches, and playback controls). The modular, lilliputian gear connects via USB and are all bus-powered, though we’re hoping they’ve got other power options so the devices can be daisy-chained.

[via Engadget]

Armin Van Buuren is Number #1!

Armin Van Buuren

I know, I know, I delay a bit with that news. My favorite DJ Armin Van Buuren is Number #1 DJ in the world according to DJ Magazine top 100. Sure I voted him as many fans of its amazing radio show A State of Trance. I wait for the new episode every week to listen the best trance in the world.

Armin Van Buuren:

  • STYLE: Progressive and trance
  • KNOWN FOR: Armin Only/A State of Trance
  • TUNE OF 2007: DJ Shah featuring Adrina Thorpe ‘Who Will Find Me’
  • PRODUCER OF 2007: Deadmau5
  • BREAKTHROUGH DJ OF 2008: Jennifer Rene or Blake Jarrel

Top 100 DJs Vote 2007

DJ Top 2007 logo

DJMag – well-known publishing about club culture holds a voting to find 100 the best DJs of the world this year. My voting here:

  1. Armin van Buuren (for sure, he is the best!)
  2. DJ Tiesto
  3. Paul Oakenfold
  4. Paul van Dyk
  5. Nick Warren

Do not miss you chance give your votes for your favorite DJ! Voting closes on 25th September. Results announced at a glittering party in London on 24th October.

Armin Van Buuren again on Cyprus!


Yesterday Maria and I were in the club Pavilion in Nicosia where the DJ number TWO – Armin Van Buuren played his live mix. It was really amazing – the club, the sound, the laser performance, the absolutely crazy people around and, of course, Armin’s mix!
Armin came to Cyprus second time this year. The first time was on 2d June.
So, Armin started his mix at 1:45. There was an another DJ who played really boring and annoying music. But Armin … Armin is the best! So, we had a good time!

Make a music with Beaterator

If you’re a music fan and cannot live without it Beaterator is defenetelly for you! The Beaterator is free Flash-based sequenser and mixer that allows you to make your own sounds, loops and 8-traks compositions. It supports IE, Firefox or Opera. So, you won’t be limited by web browser (usually IE). Once register you’ll able to download your songs to your PC and share them between friends.


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The Virtual Piano

Once I wrote about Virtual Bluetooth Keyboard for Nokia 770. Here is another “laser-based” device – Virtual Piano. Using a red semiconductor laser module and holographic optical element, the device projects a 25-key 2-octave keyboard (a virtual 88-key grand piano can be created by increasing the size of the device.) onto the surface in front of it. The surface shouldn’t be black because it absorbs the light. A CMOS camera module and infrared (invisible) red semiconductor laser module detect which keys are touched, and the corresponding notes are emitted from speakers built into the device.
The keyboard has 3 other voices in addition to piano — organ, pipe organ and harpsichord. It is scheduled for release in Japan in November 2006 and is expected to cost around 15,000 yen (US$130).
The box-shaped device is extremely compact: measures about 10 x 3 x 3 cm and weighs about 100 grams.

Virtual Piano

[via TechEBlog]