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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.

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.

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