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Gear: Native Instruments Announces Komplete 9 and Komplete 9 Ultimate

Berlin's Native Instruments continues rolling out new products and software, today announcing that the lastest generation of its comprehensive sound and virtual instruments resoruce, Komplete 9, will be out soon. Read more » 

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  • 03/11/2013

Gear: This Week in Music Tech: Lindstrøm's Home Studio, a Masterclass with Shadowchild, Don Buchla's Documentary, Live 9, and more

With the release of Ableton's long-awaited Live 9 software, new product announcements were a little quiet this week. Still, that gave us plenty of time to envy the mouth-watering synth collection found inside Linstrøm's home studio, learn production techniques from Shadow Child, contemplate the legacy of pioneering electronic instrument designer Don Buchla, and take a long look at an intriguing, piano-inspired controller from new company Roli. Read more » 

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  • 03/08/2013

Gear: Live 9 Released Today, Push Available to Pre-Order

As we reported a few weeks back, the long-awaited update to Ableton's Live software, Live 9, is officially available today. Read more » 

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  • 03/05/2013

Gear: This Week in Music Tech: MPC Update, Arturia iMini, Novation Launchpad App, Native Instruments Synth Tease, and MK on Maschine

With Native Instruments teasing a new soft synth, Arturia bringing the Minimoog to the iPad, Novation introducing the Launchpad app, Cubase 7 offering a free demo, the MPC updating its software, and MK showing us how he uses the Maschine in his studio, it's been a busy week in the world of gear. Get all caught up with the action in the latest edition of This Week in Music Tech. Read more » 

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  • 03/01/2013

Gear: Arturia Releases Minimoog Modelling Synth for iPad

French software and hardware designer Arturia has made its first foray into the world of apps, reworking the comapny's highly regarded, Minimoog-modelling VST plug-in, the Mini-V, into a $10 iPad instrument called iMini. Read more » 

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  • 02/27/2013

Gear: Review: Native Instruments Traktor DJ for iPad

Native Instruments certainly took its time in bringing its flagship DJ software, Traktor, to the iPad. Conceived by the same team behind the desktop Traktor, the touchscreen-centric approach brings a new perspective to the entire experience, including everything from navigating your music library to adding effects and setting loop points. It does away with virtually all skeuomorphic detritus, opting instead for a more minimalist, laser-focused approach on usability. The results, while a bit late to the table(s), are immediately playable and surprisingly robust. Read more » 

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  • 02/27/2013

Gear: Native Instruments Teases New Synth with Audio Samples

A few streaming audio samples and a 30-second video have appeared on the internet today, giving us a small glimpse of a new soft-synth on the way from Native Instruments. Read more » 

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  • 02/26/2013

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