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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.

Rekordbox DJ is Now Available By Monthly Subscription

Pioneer is now making DJ performance software, and they really want you to try it. Rekordbox DJ - Pioneer's own DJ software - is now available by monthly subscription. Pioneer has long been offering their Rekordbox...

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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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.
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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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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.
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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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Pioneer Introduces an Ultra-Mobile Controller

Pioneer's DDJ-800s are a portable blessing for mobile DJs, but if you don't use Rekordbox you're gonna have a bad time.
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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.
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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?

“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.

Moog Introduces You to Its Matriarch

The "pinnacle of Moog's semi-modular" synthesizers debuts this weekend at Moogfest, pre-orders next week and ships in the Summer of 2019.

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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