Thanks to Claude of Pro Sound & Lighting and Mike from CMI Music & Audio for organizing this event.
It was a great chance to trial out some of the latest gear that NI (Native Instruments) had on offer.
DJ Kuya demoed both the Maschine & the S4.
He is a 3x DMC Victorian Champion, 1x Australian ITF Champion!!
DJ Kuya explaining the Maschine & Traktor setup
Maschine looks like it's a solid host for VST/AU plug-ins and effects.
It's basically a hardware sequencer that hosts soft synths.
Machine Studio (Pro version). 1 midi in & 3 midi out....so you can drive external synths or drum machines and even sync Maschine to external MIDI clock sources while at the same time being able to assess your arsenal of VSTs, plug ins & soft synths.
Machine Studio - smaller than the Pro version. I think it would be great for live performance.