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Sonicly promises a fair deal for crowdfunding projects

After PledgeMusic's demise, a new platform emerges, designed specifically for musicians. Will it be any different than the last?
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Spotify releases the dumbest product of the year

Did you want better royalties? How about a remote control for your phone instead? Meet "Car Thing," Spotify's latest proof of the Dunning-Kruger Effect.
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Would you give 5% of your DJ fee to producers?

Aslice aims to "equalize" the monetary disparity between music producers and the DJs that play their music.
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Erica Synths donates income to Ukraine humanitarian aid

The benefit involving several selected instruments from Erica Synths is "on-going until all stock is sold out."
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Loumavox: the Extraordinary History of a Fake Synthesizer

A documentary made by French schoolchildren cast a bright light on a "lost" synthesizer and its creator - and on how our thirst for "secret histories" can lead us astray.
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Moog launches GIANTS video series on pioneering electronic music

GIANTS is a new documentary series exploring the early days of electronic music and the untold stories of its pioneers.

My Life in Analog Hell

It started with a Roland Juno-106. Thousands of dollars later, I had all this beautiful analog gear and couldn't write a note on it. A year in analog hell by Ed Martinez.
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Moog launches Animoog Z free for iOS and macOS

Animoog Z, the new iteration of Moog's first professional synth launched today and is a free download for iOS and macOS.
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Roland demos Zenology FX plugin for Mac & Windows (Video)

Roland is rolling out Zenology FX, a plugin for macOS and Windows with "nearly 50 years of legendary Roland sounds, including over 90 genre-defining effects."
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It turns out Corona was bad for musicians, great for selling music gear to...

Record sales of music instruments and gear reported as newbies and lapsed musicians pick up gear to pass the time through 2020.
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Space Oddity: the weird history of the Soviet ANS synthesizer

The sound of Tarkovsky's Solaris, The Mirror and Stalker was generated by a strange machine that created sounds with drawings.
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Private equity keeps stabbing Guitar Center but it still won’t die

Music gear is selling at a record pace but Guitar Center is broke. It's not the pandemic that's screwed it up.
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The KeyStep 37 is Arturia’s creation machine

Compact and powerful, Arturia's KeyStep 37 is an inexpensive keyboard and controller fit for any size studio...
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Roland launches TR-6S compact drum machine

Roland rolls out their new TR-6S drum machine: Compact, cheap and packed with classic drum machine flavor.
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Reason jumps into the subscription world with Reason+

Reason is a DAW that is sometimes a plug-in and now sometimes a subscription-based service with the introduction of the new Reason+.
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Gearslutz to change name after viral petition

Gearslutz is for gear, but Julian Standen acknowledges the name "has gotten old" and will be changed in the near future.
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Neural Mix is a Swiss army knife for sampling

Neural Mix, a modest app from Algoriddim, uses AI to isolate sounds and simplify one of the most tedious tasks of music producers and DJs looking for effects from sampling.
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Why is Pioneer paying everyone to write about the CDJ-3000?

All discussion of the "industry standard" on the largest dance music media sites has been paid for by Pioneer itself.
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Rekordbox now lets you edit tracks

Pioneer's rekordbox adds a new kink for DJs to edit tracks in the new update showcasing "edit mode."

Users Are Not Happy About Rekordbox 6’s Monthly Fees

It's no longer possible to pay a one-time upgrade fee for rekordbox 6 and customers of Pioneer hardware are pretty pissed about it.

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With Detroit's Reggie Dokes, Aterral Records, Carlo, Maggie Tra, Demuir, Cyphon Records and more inside 5 Mag Issue 204, out now.
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Glenn Davis – RISE vol 2

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Cee ElAssaad: Evolve