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BeatBox is a Drum Machine in a Cardboard Box

BeatBox - the instagram sensation DIY drum machine in a cardboard box - is blowing out its Kickstarter in its first day.
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Native Instruments celebrates a decade of Maschine

A limited edition Flame Orange colored Maschine Mk3 is being offered up and it looks pretty fly.
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Atomic Age Drum Machines: the Ghost Orchestras of Harry Chamberlin

Musicians' unions once banned these machines for fear they would put their members out of work. The incredible story of the insulation installer who developed the world's first commercial drum machine.
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Behringer is Shipping Its 808 Clone, the RD-8

Behringer's clone of the iconic TR-808 is among the most anticipated new drum machines of the year. They're now shipping to retailers.

Moogtorials: How To Control Modular Hardware with Ableton & CV Tools Pack

Five tutorials from Moog on using CV Tools Pack to quickly sync, modulate, trigger and play modular hardware with Ableton Live.

Audio for Mac is Crowdsourcing an iTunes Killer

With Apple killing off iTunes for a replacement, Audio for Mac is crowdsourcing for an audio player and management app designed for collectors and music pros.

The Man Who Made His Computer Sing: Max Mathews & the Invention of Digital...

The mp3, ProTools, Ableton and digital music itself can be traced to a crazy engineer who taught his computer to sing and helped Stanley Kubrick scare the crap out of the world.
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Traktor DJ 2 Demos DJ Streaming Directly from SoundCloud

Native Instruments' free, entry-level DJ software gets a facelift and showcases live streaming from SoundCloud directly into DJ sets built into the app.
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Sound United Picks Up Onkyo’s Home Audio Brands

Major consolidation in the home audio business as Denon, Pioneer, Marantz, Onkyo and Boston Acoustics will all be under one roof.
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SOMA Unveils New PULSAR-23 Drum Machine Prototype

SOMA aspires to make a drum machine "as patchable as possible and to have control points everywhere it made sense."

Black Ice: The Science of the Yamaha DX7

The sophisticated science behind the Yamaha DX7 - the most popular synthesizer ever made.

Moog Introduces You to Its Matriarch

The "pinnacle of Moog's semi-modular" synthesizers debuts this weekend at Moogfest, pre-orders next week and ships in the Summer of 2019.
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Pioneer Introduces an Ultra-Mobile Controller

Pioneer's DDJ-800s are a portable blessing for mobile DJs, but if you don't use Rekordbox you're gonna have a bad time.

Win a Stevie Wonder-signed Vintage Minimoog

The Moog Foundation offers up a one-of-a-kind treasure for their annual raffle. A vintage Minimoog will put you out a few thousand bucks to start with. This one is signed by Stevie Wonder as the prize for a winning raffle ticket.
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Super-MicroFreaky-and-Cheapy: Arturia Launches New Synth with a Bang

Arturia introduces the hybrid MicroFreak synth with a bang.

SoundCloud is Copying Apple & Spotify’s Curated Playlists

The new playlists are curated by industry insiders and aim to capture what Spotify perfected half a decade ago.
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Roland Explains Why Their 303 Cloud Emulator Is Better

There is not a "new TB-303" on the horizon, but the creators of the Cloud version of the 303 are explaining the tech behind the new "virtual instrument."
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#Gearporn The Defoss Logigram Turntable is the Most Swoon-Worthy Platter of 2019

The Italian company has designed a turntable that Dieter Rams would love.
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Behringer Clones Roland While Roland Puts a 303 in the Cloud

Instead of the long-desired hardware revision, Roland has put the TB-303 into the cloud as part of the 303 day festivities.
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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.

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Soela: Resonance

5 Mag is in love with the sound of Elina Shorokhova, aka Soela. The Berlin-based DJ and producer talks to Lauren Krieger and plays some dope wax for our latest 5 Mag Mix.
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