Native Instruments was showing off two new DJ/groove-building tools, the Audio 4 DJ and Maschine. Audio 4 DJ gives you the connections and functionality you need to record or perform live and move your precious vinyl into the digital realm. It includes four switchable inputs and four high-gain outputs, allowing you to easily plug it into a mixer or a PA. Maschine merges computer-based production with a 16-pad hardware groove box. It ships with 5GB of samples.
Steinberg announced Cubase 5, an update to their popular DAW. It’s loaded with enhanced tools for composition, recording, editing, and mixing – not to mention the first-ever VST3 convolution reverb. This looks to truly be the most powerful version of Cubase yet!
Universal Audio‘s UAD-2 SOLO/Laptop does exactly what you’d expect it to: bring the production horsepower of the UAD-2 platform to ExpressCard-equipped laptops. Of course, it includes spot-on reproductions of classic processors.