The BKE Beat Thang digital production station was released a few short years ago and we were happy to report that this powerful machine was easy to use and built to last. The Beat Thang now undergoes a hardware and software refresh with a new 1.3.0 update that makes the Beat Thang even more powerful by leveraging more processing efficiencies for a smoother operation. There's also more sounds and samples added to the thousands that are already on-board and a new MIDI clock feature that allows users to connect multiple MIDI controllers and production software. We'll be sure to give the Beat Thang the full review treatment in due time, but for now check out the unboxing & first impressions video to see what comes in the box.
[Video] Native Instruments Maschine Studio Unboxing & First Impressions
Native Instruments has just announced their new flagship Production hardware, the Maschine Studio, and new software, Maschine 2.0. The new Maschine Studio hardware is bigger than the original and provides best-in-class control with two new hi-res color displays, a new edit section with a large jog wheel, and responsive 16-multi-color backlit pads. The Maschine 2.0 software provides lots of improvements to the user interface and works better and faster on all three Maschine Production devices. We have a new Maschine Studio in the DJbooth.net lab for the full video and written reviews which will be available shortly. Check out the unboxing & first impressions video to see all that comes in the package.