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Cz’s Gift Pick: Sennheiser HD8 DJ Headphones

Sennheiser has always been hands down the clearest, best sounding headphones in the market. No other headphones can stand next to them in terms of sound quality. The only challenge I've had in the...
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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.

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.

Audio for Mac is Crowdsourcing an iTunes Killer

With Apple killing off iTunes for a replacement, Audio for Mac is crowdsourcing for an audio player and management app designed for collectors and music pros.

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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Super-MicroFreaky-and-Cheapy: Arturia Launches New Synth with a Bang

Arturia introduces the hybrid MicroFreak synth with a bang.

Open Source Synthesizers Come of Age

Download VCV Rack for free and start making music as soon as you figure it the fuck out.
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Synth Lovers are Paying Tribute to Dave Smith

Dave Smith, the inventor and synthesizer pioneer behind Sequential and the Prophet-5 turns 70.
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The Six Best Portable Music Keyboards Under $100

On the road or in a compact space, you don't need to spend a lot or get a full piano keyboard to make music. Here are our six best portable music keyboards and USB controllers that cost less than $100.
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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...

Live Your Own Tangerine Dreams with SYNTHI-JS

Get hands on with the iconic EMS Synthi A via this free web-based emulator.
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After 37 years, the MIDI Spec Moves to Version 2.0

Backwards compatible and promising a revolutionary way to network instruments together, the first MIDI 2.0 capable instruments will be released in March.

Win a Free Roland TR-8 for #808Day

The 808 drum machine has inspired a documentary and now a holiday. Roland and the team behind the AIRA product line are marking the adorable advent of #808 day by teaming up to offer...

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...
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Why is Pioneer paying everyone to write about the CDJ-3000?

All discussion of the "industry standard" on the largest dance music media sites has been paid for by Pioneer itself.
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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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Patch Base’s Synth Editor Collection Expands to the Mac

Patch Base, the vault of synth patch editors and librarians, has made the migration from iPad app to the Mac desktop.
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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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A Brief History of the Minimoog, Part One

Watch part one of A Brief History of the Minimoog is right here.
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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?

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Remembering the victims of the Oakland Ghost Ship fire 5 years...

Remembering the 36 people who died during a show at the warehouse-turned-artists' space on December 2, 2016.
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