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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

Gear: Grab Native Instruments' Traktor DJ App for Free

As part of the fifth anniversary of its iTunes App store, Apple has made some of its most popular iPhone and iPad apps availible to grab for free, including Native Instruments' freshly launched Traktor DJ. Read more » 

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  • 07/08/2013

Gear: This Week in Music Tech: Matias Aguayo, Deadelus, Addison Groove, Archie Pelago, and Roger Linn Explains the MPC Swing

Though it may have been a short week for those of us residing Stateside, there was plenty to keep curious producers and gear nerds entertained. Again, we've rounded up the best bits from the past seven days in the latest This Week in Music Tech—checking out the studios of Matias Aguayo, Daedelus, and Archie Pelago, watching Addison Groove make a beat in under 10 minutes, checking out a free drum-sequencing iPad app from Nord, and learning the truth behind the legendary MPC swing from Roger Linn himself in the process. Read more » 

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  • 07/05/2013

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