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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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Native Instruments Gets Dirty with the New Crush Pack

Three new effects from Native Instruments capture a certain aesthetic of lo-fi, distorted and glitched-out sound which is in fashion at the moment.

Moog Celebrates (Grand) Mother’s Day

The mad geniuses at Moog have brought to the world the next step in retro semi-modular synths: Grandmother.
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Everything We Know About the Roland TR-8S

Rarely does a drum machine turn as many heads or generate as much of a buzz as Roland's new TR-8S Rhythm Performer. Announced on live video, supported by a half dozen demos and showcases around the world, the TR-8S has been at the center of conversation.
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Roland Reinvents the Mobile Recorder with the Roland R-07

Roland's R-07 is the most dynamic and feature-packed mobile recorder on the market. But can a $5.99 app do the same things?
Moog's new DFAM drum synth

Moog Creates a Synthesizer & Lets a Cactus Play It

Moog's Drummer From Another Mother (DFAM) has the weirdest product demo ever.

Free Moog Mother 32 Samples for Ableton Live Racks

Feed your synth addiction with Plaster's high quality Moog Mother 32 samples for Ableton Live Racks.

Open Source Synthesizers Come of Age

Download VCV Rack for free and start making music as soon as you figure it the fuck out.

The Sound of the Late ’80s, Roland’s Classic D-50 Gets the Boutique Treatment

Roland releases the Roland D-05, the boutique edition of the famed Roland D-50 synthesizer.

HearThis Removes All Play/Download Limits

HearThis continues to grow, and has lifted all restrictions on play and downloads for free accounts.

10 Best Studio Headphones Under $50

Blew all your cash on plug-ins and modular synths? Here are 10 headphones for music production and studio work that won't bust you out.
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Samson’s Meteor Mic Fulfills All Your (Podcasting) Needs

Looking for a cheap but quality podcasting mic? Samson's Meteor Mic will fit your needs and your budget.
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Moog Brings Back to Life the Pioneering Synthesizer IIIc

Moog, the company, is steeped in music history - largely because they invented much of it. And keep bringing it back to life, like the Synthesizer IIIc.
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Feel the Music? Try the Subpac-M2

DJs and festival goers are discovering Subpac's next gen wearable and tactile device.
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Audiomack is Free and Nobody is Paying

Audiomack offers unlimited uploads and unlimited data and it's completely free. So why aren't more dance music DJs using it?

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The Trials and Tribulations of Lonely C

His touch is on every aspect of the album: as a vocalist, programmer, arranger and instrumentalist. Lauren Krieger talks to Lonely C (aka Charlie from Soul Clap) on the recording of his debut solo album, Charles and Tribulations.

Dan Curtin: A Matter of Sound

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Ron Basejam: Disco Denizen

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