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Gear: Arturia Announces Beatstep Controller

There's been a lot of excitement for this week's announcements surrounding the annual NAMM conference, and French instrument and software company Arturia has now shared their own, unveiling a new pad controller and step sequencer called Beatstep. Read more » 

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  • 01/24/2014

Gear: Moog's Upcoming Sub37 Synth Detailed in New 20-Minute Video

Amidst the swell of continuing NAMM developments, a new video has surfaced detailing the features of the Sub37, Moog's new "paraphonic analog synthesizer" which is expected to see a release later this year. Read more » 

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  • 01/23/2014

Gear: M-Audio Unveils Trigger Finger Pro

As part of the company's array of new units being rolled out for NAMM, M-Audio has unveiled the Trigger Finger Pro, an updated version of its classic workhorse controller, the Trigger Finger, which brings with it an abundance of updates, including a built-in step sequencer. Read more » 

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  • 01/23/2014

Gear: Bitwig Production Software Gets Official Release Date

After a long devlopment period which has seen the program only available as a beta release, the cross-platform Bitwig Studio production software has at last set a date for its full release. Read more » 

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  • 01/22/2014

Gear: Nord Reveals New Analog-Modelling Synth Lead A1

Getting in on the pre-NAMM action (the conference officially gets underway tomorrow), Swedish gear manufacturer Nord has introduced the Lead A1, a new analog-modelling synthesizer. Read more » 

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  • 01/22/2014

Gear: Roland Looks Back at the TR-909 in New Teaser Video

After a flurry of leaked images and speculation about the Aira TR-08 followed last week's news of Roland's plans to take "the next step" in the lineage of the TR-808, the company has now shared a video which chronicles the making of the TR-909 and hints that the legendary rhythm box may be in line for a similar reboot. Read more » 

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  • 01/21/2014

Gear: Elektron Reveals New Analog Rytm Drum Machine

With only a few days left before the annual NAMM conference gets underway, Elektron has unveiled Analog Rytm, a forthcoming "eight-voice drum computer." Read more » 

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  • 01/21/2014

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