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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.

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...
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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.

Pioneer Patches Six Controllers and Mixers for OS X El Capitan

Upgrade with confidence, or at least only minor terror. You can cross off one list of apps from the OS X incompatibility list. Pioneer has unveiled a series of patches on Thursday which fix incompatibility between...
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HearThis: What Happened To The “Soundcloud Killer”?

The first in our in-depth explorations of SoundCloud alternatives and streaming sites made for DJs.

Attigo Touchtables: are these what DJs have been waiting for?

YouTube has made celebrities out of more than the sneezing panda and the bulldog on a skateboard. Three months ago, Scott Hobbs, an engineering student at the University of Dundee, UK, posted video clips...
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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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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 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...
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Mixcloud: Party Like It’s MySpace in 2006

In our continuing series on SoundCloud Alternatives, we turn to Mixcloud: The DJ's choice (and almost no one else's).
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From Deep Space to Deep Purple: Remembering ARP and Alan R. Pearlman

Services will be held on Wednesday, January 9 for the legendary engineer and inventor Alan R. Pearlman, founder of ARP Instruments and a giant in the world of early commercial synthesizers.

“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.

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...
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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.

Live Your Own Tangerine Dreams with SYNTHI-JS

Get hands on with the iconic EMS Synthi A via this free web-based emulator.

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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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...

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...

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.

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.

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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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