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Gear: This Week in Music Tech: NAMM Updates from Moog, Elektron, Korg, Arturia, Nord, Bitwig, and More

The annual NAMM conference is officially underway, and as expected, a host of new synthesizers, drum machines, controllers, programs, and more have been officially (and some still unofficially) introduced to the world. The latest This Week in Music Tech checks in on the most important developments that have so far gone down in the gear world's busiest weekend. Read more » 

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  • 01/24/2014

Gear: Arturia Announces Beatstep Controller

There's been a lot of excitement for this week's announcements surrounding the annual NAMM conference, and French instrument and software company Arturia has now shared their own, unveiling a new pad controller and step sequencer called Beatstep. Read more » 

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  • 01/24/2014

Gear: Moog's Upcoming Sub37 Synth Detailed in New 20-Minute Video

Amidst the swell of continuing NAMM developments, a new video has surfaced detailing the features of the Sub37, Moog's new "paraphonic analog synthesizer" which is expected to see a release later this year. Read more » 

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  • 01/23/2014

Gear: M-Audio Unveils Trigger Finger Pro

As part of the company's array of new units being rolled out for NAMM, M-Audio has unveiled the Trigger Finger Pro, an updated version of its classic workhorse controller, the Trigger Finger, which brings with it an abundance of updates, including a built-in step sequencer. Read more » 

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  • 01/23/2014

Gear: Bitwig Production Software Gets Official Release Date

After a long devlopment period which has seen the program only available as a beta release, the cross-platform Bitwig Studio production software has at last set a date for its full release. Read more » 

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  • 01/22/2014

Gear: Nord Reveals New Analog-Modelling Synth Lead A1

Getting in on the pre-NAMM action (the conference officially gets underway tomorrow), Swedish gear manufacturer Nord has introduced the Lead A1, a new analog-modelling synthesizer. Read more » 

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  • 01/22/2014

Gear: Roland Looks Back at the TR-909 in New Teaser Video

After a flurry of leaked images and speculation about the Aira TR-08 followed last week's news of Roland's plans to take "the next step" in the lineage of the TR-808, the company has now shared a video which chronicles the making of the TR-909 and hints that the legendary rhythm box may be in line for a similar reboot. Read more » 

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  • 01/21/2014

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