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A Brief History of the Minimoog, Part Two

Mini-documentary captures the iconic modular synth whose distinctive sound was heard on Kraftwerk's Autobahn, Thriller and Dr. Dre's The Chronic.
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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.
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The new Technics 1200s show up on eBay

Hey buddy, got $10k to spare?
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SOMA Unveils New PULSAR-23 Drum Machine Prototype

SOMA aspires to make a drum machine "as patchable as possible and to have control points everywhere it made sense."

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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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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So where are the new Technics 1200s?

Panasonic unveils the new Technics 1200s turntables this Summer. Sometime. Were they worth the wait (and $4000 price)?
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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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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.

Soundcloud NO!

The first conclusion I have about Soundcloud Go is that you're not supposed to use it. You're not supposed to find it. And there is an overwhelming sense that you're not supposed to pay...

3 Best Apps for Music Making

Mobile music apps are no longer toys. Here are three useful apps that can be used - right now - for music production.

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.
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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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Take a Virtual Video Tour of the Private Roland Museum

Iconic music manufacturer Roland offers you the chance to tour their glorious private museum from the comfort of your couch.
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What’s New in Rekordbox 4.2.1?

Easy vinyl ripping, volume adjustment automated and more in the latest Rekordbox software.
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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?
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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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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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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...

Boiler Room Live Celebrates the Technics 1200s

Broadcast live January 7 with Kenny Dope, Derrick May, Cut Chemist and DJ Koco aka Shimokita.

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