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Review: iZotope Alloy 2

iZotope’s Alloy 2 plug-in is the software company’s second attempt to make a one-stop shop for single-channel processing (the original version of Alloy was released back in 2010). Combining a …

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Native Instruments Announces Details of Updated Maschine

On October 1, Native Instruments will release updated versions of both its Maschine and Maschine Mikro drum machine/controller/production hub with a few new features and a host of cosmetic changes. …

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Watch the First Episode of Christopher Willits' New Video Series

San Francisco-based sound sculptor Christopher Willits has launched a new video series to give listeners a glance at the creative processes behind the multi-instrumentalist’s music and art. With CREATE’s first …

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In the Studio: Machinedrum

Travis Stewart is one busy dude. In recent years, it’s hard to think of another artist within the bass-music sphere who’s put out more releases, a feat made all the …

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Review: Vienna Instruments Special Edition Vol. 1

The pursuit for a reliable means of digitally recreating realistic acoustic sounds has been around since the inception of digital audio. In 2003, the Austrian cellist/composer Herb Tucmandl completed a …

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Watch a Production Tutorial From Claude VonStroke

At the risk of overloading our readers with “In the Studio” YouTube videos, we just couldn’t pass up a chance to share this thorough production seminar from Dirtybird label head …

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Watch Mike Huckaby's Quick Maschine Tutorial

Renowned Detroit producer, DJ, and instructor (most notably at the city’s Youthville program) Mike Huckaby has offered up a quick tutorial on setting-up and generating ideas with Native Instrument’s Maschine. …

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Moog Updates Animoog with Expanded MIDI Capabilities

The synth builders (and, more recently, app devlopers) at Moog have announced a signifigant update to the Animoog iPad/iPhone app, including an improvement to the use and implemetation of MIDI. …

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Pioneer Announces Wi-Fi DJ System

Pioneer—whose professional-grade mixers and CDJs have stood as the club-industry standard for years now—has introduced a new, wireless DJ system, the XDJ-Aero. Apparently intended for the “home DJ,” the freshly …

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Review: Rack Extensions for Reason

Propellerhead’s Reason software can be a divisive topic amongst producers; some swear by it as their be-all and end-all production DAW, while others refuse to liken it to anything other …

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Dave Smith Instruments Announces Mopho x4 Analog Synthesizer

Dave Smith Instruments, the company helmed by snyth-pioneer and “Father of MIDI” Dave Smith, has announced the addition of a new, four-voice analog synthesizer called the Mopho x4 to its …

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Watch Optimum In the Studio

The in-depth production tips videos from Point Blank Institute just keeping popping up, with the latest featuring Lodon producer and Hum + Buzz co-owner Optimum. After a brief interview touching …

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In the Studio: Gatekeeper

On Exo, the just-released debut full-length from Gatekeeper, the Brooklyn-based duo obsesses over a simulated HD world, an effort akin to sifting through the ruins of an ancient MP3.com society. …

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Watch a Production Masterclass with Hypercolour's Alex Jones

London’s Point Blank Insitute has shared a masterclass session featuring Hypercolour label head and producer in his own right Alex Jones. In the nearly hour-long tutorial, Jones completely breaks down …

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