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Gearporn: Arturia’s DrumBrute Impact Locks Down the Cheap Analog Beat Machine

There's a golden age of hardware going on, continuing with the simple, compact and powerful Arturia DrumBrute Impact, an analog drum machine available for just $300.

Magic Box: A History of the MPC

A fresh perspective on Roger Linn's masterpiece of engineering and the most important new music machine since the invention of the drum machine: the MPC.
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Interesting New Features in Ableton Live 10.1 Beta

Drop your own samples into the built-in Wavetable synth and more in the new free update to Ableton 10, now in beta testing.

Roland Files for Trademark Protection of 303 and 808 Designs

Trademark filings in Germany suggest Roland is firing a warning shot to Behringer and other clonemakers of their classic Roland hardware.

SoundCloud Thinks Streaming Is the Future of DJing

The internet wants to be in everything, including your DJ set. SoundCloud is preparing to repackage itself as a streaming service for pro DJs.
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From Deep Space to Deep Purple: Remembering ARP and Alan R. Pearlman

Services will be held on Wednesday, January 9 for the legendary engineer and inventor Alan R. Pearlman, founder of ARP Instruments and a giant in the world of early commercial synthesizers.

Boiler Room Live Celebrates the Technics 1200s

Broadcast live January 7 with Kenny Dope, Derrick May, Cut Chemist and DJ Koco aka Shimokita.

Live Your Own Tangerine Dreams with SYNTHI-JS

Get hands on with the iconic EMS Synthi A via this free web-based emulator.

Attack of the 808 CLONES!

Twelve of the best hardware clones of the Roland TR-808 drum machine from home kits, soundalikes to plastic grooveboxes.

808: The History of an Error

The Roland TR-808: How a fledgeling Japanese electronics company changed the sound of electronic music forever.
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Watch a Tripped Out 20 Minute Documentary on the Moog One

A Meditation on Listening introduces Moog's first analog polysynth released in over 35 years.
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Moby Is Selling 200 Drum Machines From His Kit

Moby is selling off nearly 200 drum machines from his collection at his official Reverb shop.

Get (Almost) Famous with Roland’s #808Day Showcase

Roland is promoting their Roland Cloud software with their first ever 808 Beat Maker's Showcase in August 2018.
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Play with Reason’s Europa Synth on the Web

Propellerhead exports Reason's EUROPA synth as a plugin that you can play with for free in your browser.
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Native Instruments Gets Dirty with the New Crush Pack

Three new effects from Native Instruments capture a certain aesthetic of lo-fi, distorted and glitched-out sound which is in fashion at the moment.

Moog Celebrates (Grand) Mother’s Day

The mad geniuses at Moog have brought to the world the next step in retro semi-modular synths: Grandmother.
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Everything We Know About the Roland TR-8S

Rarely does a drum machine turn as many heads or generate as much of a buzz as Roland's new TR-8S Rhythm Performer. Announced on live video, supported by a half dozen demos and showcases around the world, the TR-8S has been at the center of conversation.
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Roland Reinvents the Mobile Recorder with the Roland R-07

Roland's R-07 is the most dynamic and feature-packed mobile recorder on the market. But can a $5.99 app do the same things?
Moog's new DFAM drum synth

Moog Creates a Synthesizer & Lets a Cactus Play It

Moog's Drummer From Another Mother (DFAM) has the weirdest product demo ever.

Free Moog Mother 32 Samples for Ableton Live Racks

Feed your synth addiction with Plaster's high quality Moog Mother 32 samples for Ableton Live Racks.

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