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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.

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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Hot Mixing with Hot Toddy

UK producer, DJ, guitarist, songwriter and arranger Chris Todd is one half of UK house stalwarts Crazy P. Harold Heath talks to the acclaimed producer, remixer and DJ about the art of mixing.

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