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Gear: Local Action and DJ Q Launch Remix Contest

The Local Action imprint and DJ Q have teamed up with online music store Juno—which, incidentally, was just profiled as part of XLR8R Record Store Week—to launch a remix contest, inviting budding producers to rework DJ Q's "Trust Again" single from earlier this year. Read more » 

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  • 04/18/2013

Gear: Review: Ableton Live 9 and Push

Along with Live 9, Ableton has finally brought to the market its first official piece of hardware under its own name, the Push control surface. To a much greater degree than similar products before it (like, say, the Akai APC40), Live's new hardware and software are thoroughly interwoven, and in many ways function as one. Made in conjunction with Akai, Push feels, for the first time, like a clear imagining of Ableton's software as a hardware instrument. Read more » 

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  • 04/16/2013

Gear: This Week in Music Tech: Silent Servant, Ninja Jamm, Korg Volca Mini-Synths, Novation Bass Station II, and More

Thanks to Frankfurt's annual Musikmesse conferenece taking place this week, the past few days have been full of juicy gear announcements—including the unveiling of Korg's new analog mini-synths, a new bass synth from Novation, Pioneer's latest DJ mixer, Ninja Tune's Ninja Jamm app, and more. Again, we've compiled the best of the week's new audio toys and production news in one convenient place for the latest This Week in Music Tech. Read more » 

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  • 04/12/2013

Gear: Korg Unveils New Line of Mini Analog Synths

Korg has unveiled yet another analog-based product which emphasizes portability and affordability, introducing three new units which will make up the company's forthcoming Volca line of mini-synthesizers. Read more » 

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  • 04/10/2013

Gear: Pioneer Introduces DJM-750

Today, Pioneer unveiled one of its latest products, a new four-channel mixer called DJM-750. Read more » 

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  • 04/09/2013

Gear: Watch Jacques Greene Collaborate in the Studio

As part of its recently launched Song from Scratch series—the first installment of which featured Shlohmo and Jeremih—Yours Truly has brought together Montreal producer Jacques Greene and vocalist Tinashe to work on an exclusive track, presenting highlights from their creative process in a new video. Read more » 

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  • 04/08/2013

Gear: Avid Announces Pro Tools 11

Avid has announced an upgrade to its flagship audio workstation, sharing details of the upcoming release of Pro Tools 11. Read more » 

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  • 04/08/2013

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