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Gear: Watch Tin Man Build a Beat Live

A new video sees acid enthusiast Tin Man (who recently issued his Ode LP via Absurd's Acid Test sub-label) building a beat live out of an array of hardware. Read more » 

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  • 11/13/2014

Gear: Pioneer Announces New Digital Deck, the XDJ-1000

Pioneer has detailed a new digital deck to be introduced later this month. Read more » 

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  • 11/13/2014

Gear: Moog Discontinues Production of Slim Phatty Analog Synthesizer

Renowned synth manufacturer Moog has revealed plans to discontinue its Slim Phatty synthesizer. Read more » 

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  • 11/12/2014

Gear: Watch Nina Kraviz and Pional Build Remixes for Jessie Ware

Red Bull Studios has launched a new project in which they have enlisted five producers to set up shop in five different studios around the world to remix "Keep on Lying," a track from London pop vocalist Jessie Ware's recent Tough Love LP. Now, Nina Kraviz's and Pional's separate contributions to the Jessie Remixed project have arrived, along with behind-the-scenes videos which give some insight into how the producers went about crafting their reworks. Read more » 

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  • 11/12/2014

Gear: Essential Pieces: The Cyclist Shares Five of His Favorite Studio Bits

The release of last year's 'Bones in Motion' LP immediately shot The Cyclist (a.k.a. Andrew Morrison) onto the electronic music world's collective radar, and now, the young Irish producer (and former Bubblin' Up subject) is back with another full-length effort. Entitled 'Flourish,' the album is being issued by the All-City label and finds Morrison piecing together a collection of slightly distorted house cuts with a distinctly handcrafted feel. Curious to find out more about what sort of equipment is involved in the creation of his decidedly unpolished tunes, we asked Morrison to select five of the most essential pieces from his studio set-up and tell us a bit about each one. Read more » 

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  • 11/12/2014

Gear: Floating Points Outlines New Rotary Mixer for Isonoe

Floating Points (given name Sam Shepherd) has helped to design a high-end mixer with music gear company Isonoe. Read more » 

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  • 11/06/2014

Gear: In the Studio: Clark

When listening through his extensive discography, Berlin-based English producer Chris Clark appears to be a prime candidate for XLR8R's ongoing In the Studio feature series; all seven of his albums seem like they're absolutely brimming with hand-crafted original sounds, intricately processed synth patches, and all manner of hallucinatory effects processes. And that includes Clark, the artist's eponymous new LP for Warp, a confident record which finds its creator returning to the gritty dance music of an album like Turning Dragon and forging a newfound, techno-friendly space with those ideas. However, Clark's way of discovering that space, not to mention excellent lead singles like "Unfurla" and "The Grit in the Pearl," was counter-intuitive to the usual In the Studio feature: he abandoned his cluttered Berlin HQ, sequestered himself in a cabin in the English countryside, and only brought a few necessary pieces of equipment with him. Read more » 

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  • 11/05/2014

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