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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...
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:...

Attack of the 808 CLONES!

Twelve of the best hardware clones of the Roland TR-808 drum machine from home kits, soundalikes to plastic grooveboxes.
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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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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).
Dave Smith Sequential

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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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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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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Reason Becomes A Plugin & Propellerhead Becomes Reason

The makers of Reason export their devices for use by other DAWs and rename the company after their flagship product.
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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.

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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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.

Apple Updates Logic Pro X with a Surprise

Following the release of OS X version 10.10.5 this morning, Apple, Inc. has released an update to its leading-edge audio program, Logic Pro X, with the surprise addition of the Alchemy soft synth packed...
Sennheiser HD 25 Light Headphones

Sennheiser Introduces Low Cost LIGHT Version of HD 25 Headphones

The industry standard gets a little lighter and a little cheaper: Sennheiser introduces the HD 25 LIGHT headphones.
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Hey Bob! Win a Vintage Minimoog Signed by Herbie Hancock

The Moog Foundation's annual raffle kicks off with a one-of-a-kind prize - a vintage Minimoog Model D signed by jazz legend Herbie Hancock.
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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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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.
Moog's new DFAM drum synth

Moog Creates a Synthesizer & Lets a Cactus Play It

Moog's Drummer From Another Mother (DFAM) has the weirdest product demo ever.
Music Keyboards Under $100

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.

808: The History of an Error

The Roland TR-808: How a fledgeling Japanese electronics company changed the sound of electronic music forever.

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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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