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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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Here We Go: Rekordbox Launches Streaming Integration

DJs can now stream live from Beatport and SoundCloud's catalogs for a price using the latest update to Pioneer's rekordbox software.
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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.
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Interesting New Features in Ableton Live 10.1 Beta

Drop your own samples into the built-in Wavetable synth and more in the new free update to Ableton 10, now in beta testing.
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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.
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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...

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.

Black Ice: The Science of the Yamaha DX7

The sophisticated science behind the Yamaha DX7 - the most popular synthesizer ever made.
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Native Instruments Slashes Prices of Komplete 10

If you've got a birthday coming up you might want to check your list. Promising "pro sound at an unbeatable price," Native Instruments has cut the cost of products in their Komplete series up...

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...

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?

SoundCloud Deletes Groups. HearThis Adds Them

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

Magic Box: A History of the MPC

A fresh perspective on Roger Linn's masterpiece of engineering and the most important new music machine since the invention of the drum machine: the MPC.
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Download the Moog Minimoog Sound App for Free

In response to the spread of coronavirus and music industry shutdown, Moog offers the Model D app for iOS free.

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...

HearThis Removes All Play/Download Limits

HearThis continues to grow, and has lifted all restrictions on play and downloads for free accounts.
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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."

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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Moby Is Selling 200 Drum Machines From His Kit

Moby is selling off nearly 200 drum machines from his collection at his official Reverb shop.

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#StayHomeDisco Kevin Knapp Live at Kater Blau

Hot Creations, Crosstown Rebels and Dirtybird recording artist Kevin Knapp live set recorded at Kater Blau in Berlin Feb 22 2020.

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