New flagship DJ mixer on the way from Allen & Heath. Ableton Loop registration opens. Manchester appoints night tsar.
In the zone. Allen & Heath have unveiled their first new flagship DJ mixer in more than ten years. The Xone:96 features built-in sound cards, DVS support for Traktor, two stereo sends, three-band parametric EQs and plenty more. Watch a promo video above.
In the loop. Registration for this year’s Ableton Loop is now open and you can do so here to be in with a chance of being allocated a ticket.
Good lord. Greater Manchester has appointed its first ever night tsar, following in the footsteps of London, Amsterdam and Berlin. The post has gone to the city’s nightlife titan Sasha Lord, who is behind the Warehouse Project and Parklife. Read more here.
Let’s get high. Berlin’s Tegel airport is reportedly being eyed up by a bunch of investors keen to turn it into a nightclub, arts and events space once it is decommissioned in 2020. The Guardian investigate here.
Free! The Deluxe ChipShop is a collection of more than 1000 samples from the Commodore 64, Atari ST, Original Gameboy and Pocket Operator Arcade, which you can grab here.