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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. Much in the same way that the internet and our ever-increasing …

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Legowelt Shares Vintage Korg Synthesizer Sample Bank

The longstanding Dutch techno producer—and noted gear connoisseur—Legowelt has again been touched by a streak of generosity, offering up a sample bank containing over 300 pieces of audio culled from …

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This Week in Music Tech: Ableton Live 9 and Push Controller, Traktor Pro 2.6, and Electrix Tweaker

It almost goes without saying that the big news in the world of production gear this week was the official announcement from Ableton of the forthcoming Live 9 software and …

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Ableton Officially Announces Live 9, Unveils Push Controller

Not to toot our own horn or anything, but XLR8R sent ripples across the internet earlier this week when we shared a “leaked” video showcasing some features on the forthcoming …

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Review: Vestax VCI-400

When describing its new VCI-400 USB/MIDI DJ controller, Vestax stressed that creativity and versatility were at the core of the sleek machine. Featuring two touch-sensitive jogwheels, color-coordinated controls on four …

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Take a First Look at Ableton Live 9

Although there has been no official announcement from Ableton about the eventual release of the next generation of its Live software (update: Ableton’s official word on the product has now …

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Review: Novation MiniNova

As even a cursory glance at the MiniNova will reveal, it’s a synth that’s been designed with immediacy in mind. Like Korg’s microKorg, it benefits from the relative simplicity of …

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This Week In Music Tech: Moog Minitaur Update, Granular Synthesis for iPad, Inside Claude VonStroke's New Studio, and More

After checking in with Mr. VonStroke on Wednesday, we spent the rest of this week keeping our eyes on a few iPad-oriented developments, a new cassette-inspired mix recorder, and—of course—the …

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In the Studio: Claude VonStroke

It only takes a quick glance at Claude VonStroke’s studio to realize that the man loves turning knobs. No matter which way one looks, there’s a neon glow emanating from …

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King Deluxe Announces Julien Mier Remix Contest

Dutch producer Julien Mier (pictured above) and Canadian imprint King Deluxe have launched a remix contest which gives budding producers a chance to rework a track from Mier’s recent When …

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This Week in Music Tech: Vestax's Spin 2, FL Studio Mobile, Free Ableton Instrument, and In the Studio with MK

After last week’s flurry of developments in the realm of digital DJing, things slow down a bit this week, giving us just enough time to take a closer look at …

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Watch Marc Kinchen Produce an MK Dub

Pioneering DJ/producer Marc Kinchen (better known simply as MK) has been one of house music’s (pardon the pun) household names since leading the NY garage scene of the ’90s with …

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This Week In Music Tech: Serato DJ, Pioneer's DDJ-SX Controller, Native Instrument's Z2 Mixer, and More

The theme in this week’s wrap up of production and gear news lands us firmly in the grey area between hardware and software, as Serato, Pioneer, and Native Instruments continue …

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Native Instruments Announces Details of Kontrol Z2 Mixer

After teasing the product a few weeks back, Native Instruments has officially shared the details surrounding its latest piece of equipment, a “2+2 channel control mixer” deemed the Kontrol Z2. …

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In the Studio: Hieroglyphic Being

Jamal Moss is a minimalist. Not necessarily in the music he makes under his esoteric Hieroglyphic Being guise, but in the way he lives and works. Considering that he lives …

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Watch Ikonika Go In-Depth on Producing "I Make Lists"

In Point Blank’s lastest In the Studio video session, the London production school sits down with hometown producer Ikonika for an in-depth look at the process behind the title track …

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