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Gear: Mouse on Mars Develops iPhone App, Seeks Donations to Make It Public

The duo of longtime electronic adventurers Mouse on Mars have developed a custom sound-modulating iPhone app, deemed WretchUp, which the pair has used in its live performances and recordings as of late (possibly even its wild new Parastrophics LP). Now, they want to let the WretchUp loose as a wide release for all iPhone users, but need help raising funds to further develop the app into an open source product for public consumption. Read more » 

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  • 11/09/2012

Gear: Watch Carl Craig Talk Synths, Production, Logic, and Live Performance

While at this year's Decibel Festival in Seattle, the NYC-based production school Dubspot caught up with one of Detroit's finest, Carl Craig, and picked his brain for a bit of insight into the man's career and approach to production and DJing. Read more » 

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  • 11/09/2012

Gear: This Week in Music Tech: Andy Stott's Studio, What's New in Serato DJ, and a Gold-Plated Moog Voyager

This week in the wide world of music tech, Andy Stott shows us where he conjures up his dark and murky dub-techno, the features of Serato's new DJ software get a full video introduction, and Moog introduces a new delay and celebrates 10 years of the Minimoog Voyager by making one plated with 24-karat gold. Read more » 

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  • 11/09/2012

Gear: In the Studio: Andy Stott

Listening to Andy Stott's distinctive brand of dark and sludgey dub-techno, one might imagine that the Manchester producer crafts his work in a lightless bunker or some dank, cobweb-strewn studio full of esoteric keyboards with giant dials—basically, a place with a proper mad-scientist vibe. As it turns out, the truth is far less ominous. Until recently, Stott could be found piecing together his dense tracks in the dining room of his apartment, but just a few weeks ago, he set up shop in the corner of a friend's photography studio. Considering the sounds found on the Manchester producer's breathtaking pair of 2011 EPs, We Stay Together and Passed Me By, and now the ambitous Luxury Problems full-length, we were understandably curious to find out more about Stott's process and jumped at the chance to take a look around his new space. Read more » 

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  • 11/07/2012

Gear: Moog Announces New Pro Audio Analog Delay

The masterminds at Moog have announced a new analog delay unit made to be used with the pro audio 500-Series frame, which is packaged along with what promises to be a deep-editor plug-in. Read more » 

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  • 11/05/2012

Gear: This Week in Music Tech: Keith McMillen's QuNeo and QuNexus, Modular Synthesis on the iPad, Legowelt's Free Samples, and More

It's that time again, when XLR8R gathers up the most essential bits of gear-related news and downloads. This week we've got the word on two new pieces from Keith McMillen Instruments, some iPad-related goodness, and a pair of extensive free sample banks from techno producer and noted sonic explorer Legowelt. Read more » 

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  • 11/02/2012

Gear: Keith McMillen and the QuNeo

Curious about the recently released QuNeo controller, we talk with its creator to better understand the "3-D Multi-touch" surface.

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  • 10/31/2012

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