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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.

Hard(ware) Wars: Roland vs. the Clones

In the battle of Roland clones vs. Roland's Cloud, the cloners are winning. Why won't Roland make the classic gear that people want?
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Here We Go: Rekordbox Launches Streaming Integration

DJs can now stream live from Beatport and SoundCloud's catalogs for a price using the latest update to Pioneer's rekordbox software.
Behringer RD-8 808 Clone

Behringer 808 Clone: Thomann Shipping Orders & the First RD-8 Videos Show Up in...

German music retailer Thomann is shipping the Behringer 808 clone, the RD-8, and the first customers are posting videos of their new gear. They seem... happy?
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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.
Flame Orange Maschine Mk3

Native Instruments celebrates a decade of Maschine

A limited edition Flame Orange colored Maschine Mk3 is being offered up and it looks pretty fly.
Chamberlin rhythmate

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.
Behringer RD-8 808 Clone

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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Jeremy Sylvester – loaded! vol 1

New #garagehouse mix series from 5 Mag starting with the legendary Jeremy Sylvester.

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