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Aiaiai TMA-1 Headphones

The first thing that strikes you about the TMA-1 (MSRP: $199) is its design: distinctive and minimalist, the hyper-clean silhouette is underscored by a glorious matte, rubberized finish. Pick them …

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Building an Iconic Sound: Einstürzende Neubauten

As the legend goes, in 1980, a West German punk named Blixa Bargeld set out to make an “ethnic” record. He wondered about his “authentic” background while listening to an …

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Propellerhead Reason 5 Production Software

MSRP; $299; Propellerhead The latest iteration of the venerable music software studio adds several new virtual machines to its rack, the most exciting of which has got to be the …

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Building an Iconic Sound: Portishead's Geoff Barrow

As one-third of Portishead, Bristol-based producer Geoff Barrow has used the mixing board as an instrument to arrange haunted electronics, percussive cast-off, and furrowed laments. He’s also produced “traditional” records …

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Building an Iconic Sound: Moby

So how do you make a classic, fat rave bassline? If you’re Moby, you go out and buy Joey Beltram’s old analog synth. “About 18 years ago… there used to …

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Numark V7 DJ Controller

The ever-evolving landscape of DJ hardware seems to be experiencing something of a surge, with companies like Denon and NI releasing new flagship DJ controllers. Now Numark has its own …

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