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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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These Are the Best Cheap Earbuds You Can Buy

Good, cheap earbuds: Sennheiser's CX 300-II earbuds hit that balance.

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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Moog Gives a Send Off to The Little Phatty Synth (Video)

Legendary synthesizer manufacturer Moog announced today the discontinuation of the oft-beloved "Little Phatty" synth, created in 2006 as a tribute to the life and legacy of founder Bob Moog. In a short documentary released today...
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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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The $10,000 Synth, Now a $30 App

A few years ago, a friend of mine pulled out one of the multiple "303 In An App" apps and gave me a quick demonstration of how it worked. Freed from tactile knobs and...
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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.

“It’s Like Napster, Only You Pay For It Like Spotify”

Did you hear Napster is back? It's just another of the dozens of big dumb companies that want to sell you cheap streaming.

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.
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Intellijel’s Atlantis Synth Module Conjures Up Visions of the Roland 101

If you've been thinking about giving up modular synths, think again. The Atlantis Eurorack Synth Module from Intellijel Designs is "inspired" by the architecture and sound of the fabled Roland SH-101, the less storied...
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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.

One Year With the Rane MP2015 Rotary Mixer

Rotary mixers! They always have and always will elicit something... and it's usually a very visceral response. So, a little over a year ago when Rane (the noted and established mixer company) hit...
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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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SoundCloud is for Sale. Is Anyone Buying?

And this is why SoundCloud ignores the independent artists and DJs that are their best customers.
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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.
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Roland Drops Another Teaser Video for Aira: It’s Coming

Christ knows if Roland can still make a piece of world-changing machinery like the 808 or 909, but the company sure does know how to make a viral video. Following up on the frenzy...

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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Native Instruments Slashes Prices of Komplete 10

If you've got a birthday coming up you might want to check your list. Promising "pro sound at an unbeatable price," Native Instruments has cut the cost of products in their Komplete series up...

Beatport Streaming Crashes & Burns

Leading dance music digital download and streaming site Beatport announced today a critical shutdown of services as the once independent unit tries to navigate the difficult bankruptcy of parent company, EDM conglomerate SFX. In an...

SoundCloud Deletes Groups. HearThis Adds Them

SoundCloud eliminates yet another artist-friendly feature. Upstart HearThis.at immediately added 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.

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