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Watch Mala, Carl Craig, and Midland Discuss the Importance of Soundsystems

News flash: Soundsystems are important! It seems like a simple fact, but still one that is so often overlooked in the hustle and bustle of party promoting and club nights. …

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Review: Izotope Iris

One of the heavy hitters in the visual sound editing business, iZotope’s spectrogram-based audio restoration suite RX has long been aimed at those looking to clean, polish, and otherwise restore …

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Dubstep Forum Hosts Production Q&A with Objekt

Throughout the week, forward-thinking Berlin producer Objekt (whose “Cactus” b/w “Porcupine” single was deemed an XLR8R Pick earlier this year) will be taking on questions regarding his production techniques and …

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Watch a Behind-the-Scenes Video with Native Instruments' Mostly Robot Ensemble

This year’s Sónar festival brought no shortage of progressive electronic music to the picturesque coastal city of Barcelona, and in that spirit, the Berlin software/hardware manufacturers at Native Instruments put …

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In the Studio: Matthewdavid

Over the past few years, the loose network of LA-based producers and DJs who have been lumped together under the (admittedly murky) umbrella of the “beat scene” has become rather …

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Review: Arturia Next Generation Virtual Instruments

The French soft-synth maker Arturia recently repackaged 10 of its most popular analog-modelling virtual instruments into what it’s calling Next Generation versions—featuring new packaging, 64-bit compatibility, improvements in MIDI assigment …

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Watch Melé Breakdown His Remix of Disclosure

London’s Point Blank production school managed to bring the burgeoning UK party-starter Melé into the studio to talk about his remix of Disclosure’s recent tune “Tenderly.” Over the course of …

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Ableton Releases Live 8.4 Beta with 64-Bit Support

Ableton has announced the beta release of Live’s next step, version 8.4, which for the first time in the program’s history includes native 64-bit support. The new level of processing …

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