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Behringer is Building a Free DAW for the Masses

Elbowing into a crowded field, Behringer has announced the hiring of a new team for development of a free music DAW called Music Tribe.

SoundCloud Deletes Groups. HearThis Adds Them

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

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...

Moogtorials: How To Control Modular Hardware with Ableton & CV Tools Pack

Five tutorials from Moog on using CV Tools Pack to quickly sync, modulate, trigger and play modular hardware with Ableton Live.

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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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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Pioneer HRM-6 Studio Monitor Headphones

Can headphones save your life? No, but they may save your music. Pioneer HRM-6 Studio Monitor Headphones designed with mobile music production in mind.
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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.

Sorry SoundCloud: It’s Not Us. It’s You.

Updated January 19, 2017: We've written several in-depth studies of the various Soundcloud alternatives and are updating this piece with links to the new stories on a wide array of alternatives to SoundCloud as...
Traktor DJ for free

Download Traktor DJ For Free (Legally, Even)

If it's a promotion, it's sailed under the radar so far. Native Instruments' popular Traktor DJ app for iPhone, iPod and iPad has recently been cut down to a price of $0. That's right:...

Hard(ware) Wars: Roland vs. the Clones

In the battle of Roland clones vs. Roland's Cloud, the cloners are winning. Why won't Roland make the classic gear that people want?
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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).

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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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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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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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.
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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.
Moog Subsequent 25

Moog’s Subsequent 25 Squeezes Phat Bass in a Tiny Box

The Moog Subsequent 25 packs a wallop and will spank your bare ass with the sheer heaviness of the basslines it's able to generate.

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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