The Nest is on again with the sixth show of the series spitting rhymes on Saturday May 8th in the main room of Megaphon Recording Studios. The series so far has been a runaway success, hosting bands and artists from many different genres; from punk to electro-pop to hillbilly country. This hip hop instalment of the series features four local hip hop crews and a display of artwork by local street and graf artists.
The Nest #6
Saturday May 8th, 7.30pm @ Megaphon Studios – Floor 2/ Building 8, 70 Edith St, St Peters
Featuring: Daily Meds
Sceptic & Dseeva
Electric Elements Crew
The Daily Meds vocal trio strike hard with a special blend of tongue-trickery and not-so-savoury sooth sayery. Saucy stories of dance floor disarray and nonsensical party escapades rouse the crowd into a sweaty frenzy. Manic hype is then juxtaposed with fresh social commentary, metaphysical and moral philosophy and talk of global ascendancy. One man on guitar spinning dirty, dirty beats, two smart lads and one bent soulful diva = your recommended Daily dose of Meds!
Str8 Ballaz are the real deal. Three talented young people, straight from the streets of Glebe, pursuing their dream and bringing their music and vibe to you. Str8 Ballaz all come from the inner-city suburb of Glebe known for it’s troubled streets and tough culture. These kids are the real deal, from tough neighbourhoods and with all the hustle and bravado of true inner city street kids. This is a Hip Hop Crew with a future. The thing that sets them apart: raw talent.
Sceptic & Dseeva w/ DJ Skae
Self confessed addicts of rap Sceptic & Dseeva are the frontmen of Sydney’s KWITS CREW and founders of Sub Conscious Records. Their debut album HIP HOP PSYKOSIS is out now on Sub Conscious/Hoodlum Status Records. Sceptic & Dseeva are currently indulging in their own sound; Psykotik Realm Rap, manically constructing a delusional double disc sophomore release. Look out for the Sceptic & Dseeva – Sub C Baby Mixtape in the lead up to… SCEPTIC & DSEEVA – GHOSTWRITERS LP 2010.
Electric Elements Crew
Sydney’s Electric Elements Crew is a vibrant, new, funky, Aussie Hip Hop crew bringing together all the elements of hip hop music. The crew’s members are Pro MC (Lyricist/MC/Writer), decibel (Producer/Writer), Miss Priscy (Vocalist) and Mike McCartney (Guitarist/Writer).
Together they have created original tracks which show their true personality and outlook on life, Hip Hop, Sydney and Australia. They call it Hip Hopoetry, funky Aussie Hip Hop.
Roll up Roll Up to the biggest sale in town, Lightsounds Leichhardt one day sale will be one special event. Free Sausage sizzle, Giveaways, Prizes, Special Prices & Live DJ demo’s featuring
- DJ Playmate
- DJ Kate Doherty
Saturday May 8th from 9am – 4pm, Whilst stocks last, conditions apply.
The first Numark V7′s have just landed in the country, Lightsounds will be demo getting stock in very soon. Pre-orders now or enquire with your local store about a demo
The turntable, evolved. V7 is the turntable for today’s DJ. V7 delivers outstanding feel and unprecedented power in a single-platter digital DJ controller. V7 is based around the acclaimed adjustable torque, motorized-platter design from Numark’s NS7 and delivers a host of professional features including real vinyl and a slipmat that analog turntablists will love, plus turntable control at ten times the resolution of standard MIDI, mouse-less library navigation, and Strip Search virtual-needle drop. V7’s link function enables you to combine two V7s with your choice of any mixer and your Mac or PC for a completely customizable, totally seamless performance environment.
V7 includes a professional 24-bit audio interface and contains premium faders, knobs, and buttons including controls for selecting tracks and blending audio effects in the included Serato ITCH software.
Forget your experiences with other controllers. V7 has a seven-inch, motorized, high-torque aluminum turntable platter. The turntable features modern and classic settings that alter the feel to model the feel you prefer. A seven-inch, legit vinyl record with 45RPM adapter sits on a real slipmat. There’s no simulation here – V7 is the real deal.
We used premium, rugged, rubberized buttons and knobs for an unquestionably high-quality feel. Its recognizable, professional appearance is supported by clean design in matte and glossy black. V7 is housed in a heavy-gauge, industrial-strength metal casing that is ready for the torture of travel.
Forget the mouse. Forget the keyboard. V7 renders software perfectly simple to operate, with its click knob and large, backlit buttons navigating though your music library. You’ll spend less time looking at the screen and more time enjoying performing thanks to the visual feedback you get from V7’s extensive LEDs and hands-on controls.
Grab a pair of V7s and your favorite mixer, such as DXM PRO, and you’re ready to rock. V7 has right and left deck audio outputs to connect directly to your mixer.
To complete your system, you can add our LAPTOP STAND to elevate your computer to comfortable height. Our custom 7-INCH COLOR VINYL records enable you to customize the look of V7 with eye-catching, translucent looks.
V7 is the first digital DJ system that enables two DJs to transition or play at the same time, on the same computer-based setup. That means that, with a pair of V7s, you can play your set, and continue spinning while the next DJ plugs into the other V7, mixes in with you, and allows you to unplug. The music never stops and the transition is seamless. With a four-channel mixer, two DJs can play side-by-side with two computers using just a pair of V7s. It’s easy to assign Master and virtual-deck designations using V7′s intuitive deck-select controls.
V7 sends control information over USB at more than ten times the standard MIDI rate. This innovative communication technique yields extremely high-precision, low-latency control.
There’s nothing like dropping the needle on a record for quickly locating a point in the track. We took that idea and developed our own modern take on it with Strip Search, the unique virtual-needle-drop touch strip. You can locate a point instantly within the track using the on-screen waveform and Strip Search.
Five hot-cue-assign buttons on each deck digitally mark your cues on the track. These marker points are recallable in ITCH, and you can even load Scratch LIVE cue points in ITCH.
We developed an extensive loop-controls section for creative remix capabilities. You can choose between manual and auto-loop functions and an automatic BPM analyzer further assists loop makers. Creating automatic smart loops of any measure length is a breeze, and you can mutilate and modify to your heart’s content with a variety of controls such as Doubling, Halving, Shift, and manual controls. Multiple loop banks make V7 a great choice for scratch and club DJs alike.
Beat matching is straight ahead with 100mm, smooth, stiff pitch sliders and plus and minus buttons, by popular request, for bending. There’s a zero-point LED, so it’s easy to know when you’re in the middle.
We took extraordinary care in selecting the components of the audio signal chain. V7 contains a multichannel, high-resolution 24-bit USB digital-audio interface.
The high-definition analog audio output features a minimized circuit path with containing only one audiophile-grade bipolar capacitor. This optimized design maximizes phase coherence, ensuring that audio is tight and punchy.
SERATO ITCH SOFTWARE
V7 comes with Serato ITCH. For one-to-one communication, each knob, button, and control on V7 corresponds exactly to that function in the software. Serato ITCH is already familiar if you use Scratch LIVE. ITCH builds on Scratch LIVE and adds some key, new features. ITCH makes timecode a thing of the past, so you won’t need to worry about needles skipping or vinyl wearing out. You can load your Scratch LIVE crates, loops, presets, and cue points seamlessly in ITCH. V7 also works with most other compatible MIDI DJ software and supports your iTunes library.
With natural vinyl feel, precise control, pristine sound, custom flexibility, advanced performance, and rock solid design, the turntable has evolved. Meet V7.
Announcing the KAOSSILATOR PRO – a supercharged version of the palm-sized KAOSSILATOR, reborn as a powerful track-making tool and loaded with live performance power.
As a trailblazer among the “instrumental gadgets” that allowed anyone to easily create melodies and phrases, the KAOSSILATOR gained a strong and dedicated user base, even among those without any performing experience. Today, the KAOSSILATOR continues to be enormously popular. Retaining these revolutionary features – while adding a wide variety of new ones as well – is the new KAOSSILATOR PRO. With 200 sound programs, a new Electribe-inspired gate arpeggiator, and four loop recording banks that can even record external audio sources, the KAOSSILATOR PRO is packed with features that make it ideal for both live performance and premium productions. In addition, USB connectivity with your computer and SD card memory storage allow the KAOSSILATOR PRO to be used not just for improvised performances, but also as a superbly intuitive, track-making music production tool.
KAOSS X-Y touchpad offers intuitive, realtime control
200 sounds covering modern synth sounds such as lead and bass, and diverse acoustic sounds from piano to trumpet and beyond
PCM samples provide dramatic drum kits and ready to rock percussion patterns
Access up to eight of your favorite sounds instantly using the assignable Program Memory buttons
Loop Recording can layer both internal Program sounds and external audio overdubs
Four Loop Record Banks each allow up to four measures of loop recording, with easy muting that allows expressive realtime layering and DJ-Style re-mixing – ideal for live performance.
Gate Arpeggiator repeatedly triggers sounds in sync with the tempo. The slider controls either the gate time or gate speed.
Choose a key and select one of 31 musical scales to easily create musical phrases. Limit the X-Y pad’s note range for even more control
Loop data, user settings and Program Memories can be stored on SD card
Dedicated software lets you manage loop data, MIDI assignments, and user settings from your computer
Performs double-duty as a MIDI controller for external equipment or software applications
Intuitive X-Y touchpad
Using touchpad is highly intuitive – simply rub, stroke, or tap it to instantly create complex phrases with a single finger. Responding instantly to these gestures, the KAOSSILATOR PRO creates spontaneous changes that were difficult to produce on synthesizers of the past. Horizontal motions control the pitch, while the vertical axis can control tone parameters such as cutoff, feedback, or modulation depth. This makes it easy for anyone to create entirely original sounds and musical phrases.
200 exciting programs
Korg’s synthesizer technology – acclaimed by top musicians around the world – has been carefully distilled into the KAOSSILATOR PRO. The versatile array of pro-level sounds includes synths, drums, FX and other instruments. These sounds complement all styles of electronic and dance music including techno, house, breaks, hip hop, R&B, reggae, and electro. There are also numerous acoustic instruments such as piano, trumpet, and guitar, providing a further boost to your expressive resources. You can assign your favorite programs to the eight Program Memory buttons for instant recall, ensuring that your live performances will be smooth.
Extensively enhanced drum sounds
Rhythm can be the most important element when creating a phrase. In addition to the modeling synthesis borrowed from the original KAOSSILATOR, the KAOSSILATOR PRO provides a new PCM sound generator as well, offering even more realistic drum sounds arranged in kits across the X-Y pad. There are twenty different one-shot sounds for kick, snare, and hi-hat etc., as well as twenty-five rhythm loop patterns to spark your creativity.
Vocoder programs for creative audio effects
The KAOSSILATOR PRO features a mic input jack and fifteen types of vocoder programs, making it easy to achieve unique sound effects, create robot voices and more.
Thirty-one scales for musical expressiveness
The thirty-one types cover a range from chromatic scales to major, minor, blues and beyond. By specifying a scale and key, you can use a single finger to play perfect melodies and phrases that would be difficult to play even on a keyboard. There are also special scales such as Spanish, Ryukyu, and Raga, letting you play phrases that have a distinctive flavor. Another boost in expressive power is provided by the new Note Range function, which lets you specify the range of pitches available on the touchpad from a single octave up to eight octaves.
Gate Arpeggiator provides tightly sync’ed grooves
Inspired by the EMX-1 and ESX-1 Electribes, the new Gate Arpeggiator allows you to play a pattern of sounds that are always in sync with the tempo, generating phrases that defy imagination. The KAOSSILATOR PRO’s slider can control the gate time or gate speed, allowing even more complex phrases to be produced. Tempos can be set manually, or on the fly using the Tap Tempo function.
Loop Recording with unlimited overdubbing
Loop Recording can be set for up to four measures /16 beats. Your KAOSSILATOR PRO musical performances can be recorded into one of the Loop Recorder Banks. By adding (overdubbing) additional sounds one at a time, you can create amazing loop phrases by repeating the cycle of selecting a sound, playing a phrase, and recording the sound over and over again.
Four Loop Recording Banks allow DJ-style performances
The KAOSSILATOR PRO provides four Loop Recording Banks. These banks can be combined for virtually infinite performance possibilities. Each of the four loop banks can host infinite overdubs. In addition, each bank can be muted or un-muted, its volume adjusted, and its loop length changed, making dynamic live performances easy for anyone. An unneeded loop can be erased during playback, and a new one recorded, so there’s no need to stop the performance.
Loop Recording using an external source
The KAOSSILATOR PRO provides line inputs and a mic input, allowing loop recording using an external audio source. This makes it easy to add a rap, vocal, or audio from an external device to any loop phrase created on the KAOSSILATOR PRO.
USB + MIDI provides versatility and compatibility
The KAOSSILATOR PRO offers standard MIDI IN/OUT connectors. In addition, the USB connector lets you use your computer to back up the loop recording data, or even drop loops into your favorite DAW. The KAOSSILATOR PRO can also control your software applications or an external MIDI device. The KAOSSILATOR PRO can send or receive MIDI clock.
Convenient SD Card* data storage
The KAOSSILATOR PRO provides an SD card slot for storing loop data and user settings such as program memories. Favorite phrases can be saved to build up a collection of loop data that will inspire your musical arrangements. SD Card storage also allows you to create the same show with the same loops, night after night. You can also swap loops with other KAOSSILATOR PRO users, or use your data in multiple units. * not compatible with SDHC cards and SDXC cards.
Dedicated Editor / Librarian Software
KAOSSILATOR PRO Editor is a dedicated software program for managing your recorded loop data, as well as MIDI assignment editor functionality that lets you transform the KAOSSILATOR PRO into a powerful MIDI controller that’s set up just the way you want. KAOSSILATOR PRO Editor can be downloaded free of charge from the Korg website. * Runs on Microsoft Windows XP (SP3 or later) / Vista (SP2 or later) / 7, and on Mac OS X 10.4 or later.
Join the next generation of DJ ‘s with these great Trade-in offers or hire packages from Lightsounds during May. Trade in your old CDJ1000mk 3 for a CDJ900 0r CDJ2000 and well give you a great trade-in deal (conditions apply). We’ll also trade other products including CDJ800, Technics Turntables, mixers… bring it in and let us take a look!
SALE ENDS 31st MAY 2010, WHILST STOCKS LAST. HIRE PRODUCTS SHOWN ARE A GUIDE ONLY, SUBSTITUTE PRODUCTS MAY BE AVAILABLE IF BOOKED OUT. STANDARD TERMS & CONDITIONS APPLY. SELECTED STORES ONLY. NOT ALL STORES, FRANCHISEES & AUTHORISED STOCKISTS CARRY ALL ITEMS, BRANDS OR OFFER ALL SERVICES. ONLY VALID FOR HIRE IN MONTH OF APRIL. * Figure quoted is based on trading in CDJ1000mk3’s as in good resalable and working condition as decided by Lightsounds ** Conditions Apply, does not apply to all products, please ask first. † CASH BACK OFFER IS VIA REDEMPTION FROM PIONEER AUSTRALIA, CONDITIONS APPLY. E&OE
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