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Gear: Novation Introduces Launchkey Mini, Launchpad Mini, and Launch Control

Hardware brand Novation has introduced compact versions of two of its popular MIDI controllers, unveiling the Launchkey Mini and Launchpad Mini, as well as the Launch Control companion, this week. Read more » 

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  • 09/05/2013

Gear: Review: Logic Pro X

In the four years before Apple made the surprise announcement that it would release the next generation of its flagship audio program, Logic Pro X, there was much internet speculation (and even a little bit of fear) that Apple had planned to completely reconfigure Logic to act more like a beginner's music production software—such as GarageBand—than a professional audio program. While Logic X does come with some new features aimed rather squarely at home songwriters and GarageBand graduates, this ultimately does not prove to be the case. With its latest update, Apple has made this version of Logic the smartest one yet, retooling the GUI, adding iPad remote control, and making for a more fluid workspace overall. Read more » 

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  • 09/04/2013

Gear: Applescal's Atomnation Label Launches Remix Contest

Dutch producer Applescal (pictured above) has just issued his Creatures EP, a collaborative effort which also enlists the talents of Berlin tunesmith Ryan Davis. To coincide with the record's release via Applescal's Atomnation imprint, a remix contest has been launched, with the winner set to take home a single unit of his or her choice from Korg's Volca Series of mini-synths and receive an official release on a planned remix EP. Read more » 

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  • 09/03/2013

Gear: The Black Dog Launches New Music-Tech Company

Longstanding British electronic outfit The Black Dog has announced the launch of Machinewerks, a music-tech company that is currently raising funds for its first product, the CS X51 USB/MIDI controller. Read more » 

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  • 09/03/2013

Gear: This Week in Music Tech: Roska Builds a Beat, Pioneer's WeGo2, MTRX-8 Hardware Sequencer, KRK's G3 Speakers, and More

In the latest edition of our weekly round-up, we watch London mainstay Roska make a beat in his home studio, check out updated products from Pioneer and KRK, dig into the unique MTRX-8 hardware sequencer, and check in on the long-developing Bitwig DAW. From boutique gear nerds to beginners in the world of DJing and production, we've got something for everyone in the latest This Week in Music Tech. Read more » 

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  • 08/30/2013

Gear: Watch Roska Build a Beat in 10 Minutes

After sharing news of his forthcoming EP for Rinse just last week, London mainstay Roska has stepped up as the latest producer to take on FACT TV's Against the Clock challenge, building a beat in under 10 minutes for the ongoing video series. Read more » 

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  • 08/27/2013

Gear: This Week in Music Tech: Shigeto's Studio, Production Tips from Untold and Gavin Russom, TouchAble2 for iPad, and More

The time has come to again gather up the most relevant bits of gear and production news for the week. Today, we peer into the production techniques of Ghostly beatmaker Shigeto, forward-thinking UK producer Untold, and NYC analog wizard Gavin Russom. We also take time to check out TouchAble2, an update to the popular iPad control app for Ableton which is on its way soon. Read more » 

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  • 08/23/2013

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