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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.
Pioneer CDJ-3000

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.
Rekordbox DJ updates

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.
Dave Smith Sequential

Synth Lovers are Paying Tribute to Dave Smith

Dave Smith, the inventor and synthesizer pioneer behind Sequential and the Prophet-5 turns 70.
Akai MPC One

Akai Introduces an Entry Level MPC, the MPC One

Akai has created an entry-level MPC which also functions as a stand-alone production studio, the MPC One.
Moog Subsequent 25

Moog’s Subsequent 25 Squeezes Phat Bass in a Tiny Box

The Moog Subsequent 25 packs a wallop and will spank your bare ass with the sheer heaviness of the basslines it's able to generate.
Minimoog Model D App

Download the Moog Minimoog Sound App for Free

In response to the spread of coronavirus and music industry shutdown, Moog offers the Model D app for iOS free.
Behringer

Behringer is Building a Free DAW for the Masses

Elbowing into a crowded field, Behringer has announced the hiring of a new team for development of a free music DAW called Music Tribe.
Sennheiser HD 25 Light Headphones

Sennheiser Introduces Low Cost LIGHT Version of HD 25 Headphones

The industry standard gets a little lighter and a little cheaper: Sennheiser introduces the HD 25 LIGHT headphones.
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Hey Bob! Win a Vintage Minimoog Signed by Herbie Hancock

The Moog Foundation's annual raffle kicks off with a one-of-a-kind prize - a vintage Minimoog Model D signed by jazz legend Herbie Hancock.
MIDI 2.0

After 37 years, the MIDI Spec Moves to Version 2.0

Backwards compatible and promising a revolutionary way to network instruments together, the first MIDI 2.0 capable instruments will be released in March.
Music Keyboards Under $100

The Six Best Portable Music Keyboards Under $100

On the road or in a compact space, you don't need to spend a lot or get a full piano keyboard to make music. Here are our six best portable music keyboards and USB controllers that cost less than $100.
Roland Jupiter-X

Roland Unveils ZEN-Core, a Brand New Synthesis System

Powering all new instruments and integrating them like never before, ZEN-Core will be baked into the heart of all new electronic instruments.
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Reason Becomes A Plugin & Propellerhead Becomes Reason

The makers of Reason export their devices for use by other DAWs and rename the company after their flagship product.
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Meet the Microlab, Arturia’s Ultra-Compact Keyboard Controller

Arturia's Microlab is a keyboard controller for music producers who need to compact their home studio down to the size of a carry-on bag.

Korg’s Gadget Leaps from iPad to the Mac

It's not quite a DAW, but Korg's GADGET is the first music making app to jump from iPad to the Mac with a stop on Nintendo Switch in between.
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Patch Base’s Synth Editor Collection Expands to the Mac

Patch Base, the vault of synth patch editors and librarians, has made the migration from iPad app to the Mac desktop.

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