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Gear: Ableton Previews Push Controller with New Video

It seems Ableton doesn't want a day to go by without reminding us of its forthcoming Live 9 software and Push controller. Today, the Berlin company unveiled the latest video to help in this effort, a piece which details the basics of creating beats with Push. Read more » 

  • Filed under: gear
  • 12/12/2012

Gear: Download a Free Sample Kit from Mike Huckaby

The veteran Detroit DJ/producer and noted music-gear specialist Mike Huckaby recently put together a custom sample kit for the German website Groove, which is now available to download for free. Read more » 

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  • 12/12/2012

Gear: Check Out a New Video from Ableton 9

As part of Ableton's continued campaign to instill Live 9 fever in the hearts of producers the world over, the Berlin sofware developers have unveiled a new video showing off more of the forthcoming program's new features, presented in part by German producer Robert Lippok of longstanding experimental outfit To Rocco Rot. Read more » 

  • Filed under: gear
  • 12/10/2012

Gear: This Week in Music Tech: Nosaj Thing, AudioBus for iOS, Lemur 4, DJ /rupture's Sufi Plug-ins, and More

From Nosaj Thing giving us a look into his new studio, an app that syncs other iOS musical apps, a brief preview of the new Lemur, Doepfer's Dark Energy II, Cubase 7, Beatport's Mixes, and DJ /rupture going in-depth about his free set of Sufi plug-ins, a lot happened this week. Catch up with it all in bite-size tidbits with the latest edition of XLR8R's This Week in Music Tech. Read more » 

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  • 12/07/2012

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

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