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Gear: Ask the Experts: Modeselektor

A few weeks ago, XLR8R announced the launch of a new series, Ask the Experts, in which our readers can send production questions directly to established artists. It's not every day that the average beatmaker has the chance to pick up a little advice from one of their heroes, or even speak with someone who actually knows what they are talking about, so Ask the Experts was created to help make that kind of top-level production knowledge more readily available. Read more » 

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  • 08/06/2014

Gear: Akai Introduces AMX and AFX Controllers for Serato

Akai has unveiled the details of the AMX and the AFX, two compact controllers designed for use with Serato DJ. Read more » 

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  • 08/05/2014

Gear: J Dilla's MPC and Moog Synthesizer to Be Displayed in the Smithsonian

The enduring legacy of J Dilla has been further reinforced today with news that the pioneering hip-hop producer's MPC and Moog synthesizer (one specifically made by Robert Moog for the beatmaker) will be displayed at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC. Read more » 

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  • 07/18/2014

Gear: Check Out Pittsburgh Track Authority's Studio

The quietly prolific Pittsburgh Track Authority outfit has opened the doors to Machine Age Studios, the hardware-filled Pennsylvania bunker where the trio crafts its unique brand of dance music. Read more » 

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  • 07/18/2014

Gear: Novation Introduces Launch Control XL

Novation has announced plans to add another controller to its fast-growing line, the Launch Control XL. Read more » 

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  • 07/17/2014

Gear: Artist Tips: Dusky Details Five Techniques for Producing Precise, Club-Ready Tracks

When introducing Dusky's XLR8R podcast last year, we commented on how it, along with the pair's own music, is "clean, well mannered, and, most importantly, effective." Being effective is what the UK duo of Alfie Granger-Howell and Nick Harriman does so well, which helps explain how the pair has become one of the most in-demand electronic acts around. Releases for Aus, Anjunadeep, and Dogmatik, not to mention the just released 'Love Taking Over' EP on the duo's own 17 Steps imprint, have seen Dusky striking a key balance between club functionality and hooky pop inclinations. In hopes of learning a few of the pair's production secrets, we invited Dusky to put together the latest edition of our 'Artist Tips' series, and the duo complied by breaking down the process of building punchy tools that leave space for character. Read more » 

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  • 07/16/2014

Gear: Watch Mathew Jonson Talk Synths, Drum Machines, and Production in New Video

A veteran producer and the driving force behind the Wagon Repair imprint, Mathew Jonson has opened up the doors to his enviable studio space in a new video. Read more » 

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  • 07/15/2014

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