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Gear: In the Studio: Nosaj Thing

In many ways, Jason Chung (a.k.a. Nosaj Thing) is an archetype for promising bedroom producers. Like many, he began making tracks in his room as a teenager, initially piecing together hip-hop-inspired instrumentals in a room at his parents' house before evolving his craft towards the more sophisticated electronic music that would eventually propel him to the forefront of LA's beat scene and yield a pioneering debut LP, Drift. Somewhat unsurprisingly, Chung still prefers to produce in a simple home studio, which is now based in South Pasadena, just outside of LA proper. XLR8R recently payed Chung a visit to find out more about his current set-up, his ever-present interest in evolving music technology, and the process behind his forthcoming sophomore (and appropriately titled) LP, Home. Read more » 

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  • 12/05/2012

Gear: This Week In Music Tech: Korg's iPolysix, Roland's Synth Legends, QuNeo Goes Wireless, MIDI Turns 30, and Understanding Trackers

This week's music tech wrap-up gathers some news from Korg, Keith McMillen Instruments, and Roland, and—oh yeah—MIDI has officially been the backbone of electronic music for 30 years now. Read more » 

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  • 11/30/2012

Gear: This Week In Music Tech: Peeks into Live 9 and Analog Four, iZoptope's New Distortion FX, and Noteworthy Black Friday Gear Deals

Our weekly roundup of production-related news gathers up previews of Live 9's audio-to-MIDI functions and Elektron's Analog Four synth, shares news of iZotope's recently release Trash 2 plug-in, and attempts to help you navigate a few of Black Friday's better deals in the realm of production and DJ gear. Read more » 

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  • 11/23/2012

Gear: Preview Ableton 9's Audio to MIDI Functions

When Ableton officially announced its plans to release the next generation of Live (not to mention the company's first hardware controller, Push) last month, one of the most alluring new features of the software was its ability to turn raw audio into MIDI data. Now, a video has surfaced previewing in detail Ableton 9's ability to convert rhythmic and melodic audio into MIDI. Read more » 

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  • 11/20/2012

Gear: This Week In Music Tech: New Pioneer and Elektron Gear, Barker & Baumecker's Studio, Free Drum Samples from Dublab, and More

It's been a busy week in the world of music production technology; between the slew of new products announced, shipped, and updated, there has certainly been a lot to keep up with. Fortunately, we've gathered up the most important bits in one convenient place yet again, so read up and grab some free drum sample packs while you're at it. Read more » 

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  • 11/16/2012

Gear: Pioneer Unveils DJM-2000nexus Mixer

It was only a matter of time before Pioneer followed the launch of its next generation CDJ-2000nexus with a new mixer which similarly pushes the companies technology forward. Two months later, the time has come, and we now have word of the DJM-2000nexus. Read more » 

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  • 11/15/2012

Gear: Elektron Reveals Details of New Analog Synthesizer

After first teasing its existence with an over-the-top promotional video, the Analog Four has at last been unveiled in full detail by Elektron, who also announced that the four-voice analog synthesizer will start shipping next month. Read more » 

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  • 11/14/2012

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