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Gear: Watch Mike Huckaby's Ableton Live 9 Masterclass

Though Live 9 and the Push controller have been around for a good portion of 2013 already (our review of the music-making tools can be found here), it's unlikely that everyone has had enough time to dive deep into every feature and intricacy that Ableton's new units have to offer. Thankfully, Detroit house/techno icon and experienced music teacher Mike Huckaby has just shared a lengthy video giving would-be producers some keen insight into using Live 9, as well as some of his general production tips. Read more » 

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  • 07/22/2013

Gear: This Week in Music Tech: Logic X, Serato Remote, Traktor Kontrol X1 MK2, Mumdance's 909 Tutorial, and More

Between Apple unveiling Logic X, Serato rolling out a new iPad app, and Native Instruments teasing an updated Kontrol X1, it was a busy week in the world of gear news. We recap those developments, check out a 909 tutorial, a QuNeo update, and a German DIY instrument builder in the latest round of This Week in Music Tech. Read more » 

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  • 07/19/2013

Gear: Watch Mumdance Give His 909 Tutorial

London producer Mumdance—who recently returned with a new EP after a brief hiatus—is a veteran user of Roland's classic 909 drum machine, and being the pro he is, has recently given a video tutorial on how to use the rythym box both live and in the studio. Read more » 

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  • 07/18/2013

Gear: Serato Releases Remote iPad App

Today, Serato has unveiled an application which allows Serato Live and Serato DJ users to gain addtional control of their performances using the touch of an iPad. Read more » 

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  • 07/17/2013

Gear: Native Instruments Teases Kontrol X1 Update

Since being introduced over three years ago, Native Instruments' X1 controller has proven to be a popular choice for Traktor users in need of extra control for their audio and FX. Now, the German audio technology company has teased the Kontrol X1 MK2, an updated version of its popular unit which comes with a few slick new features. Read more » 

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  • 07/16/2013

Gear: Apple Releases Logic Pro X

After some online speculation that Apple had planned to stop updating Logic Pro, the California-based company has just announced the release of Logic Pro X, the latest update to its flagship DAW. Read more » 

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  • 07/16/2013

Gear: Review: Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol Z1

One of the most intuitive, effective iOS DJ apps on the market is Native Instruments' Traktor. It ditches the turntable metaphor in favor of loopable, flickable, choppable waveforms, and in doing so, offers a fresh approach to touchscreen DJing. Now, NI has released a hardware mixer that pairs nicely with both the iOS and Mac/PC Traktor apps, providing a more responsive, physical interface for vital functionality. Read more » 

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  • 07/10/2013

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