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Gear: Watch a Production Tutorial From Claude VonStroke

At the risk of overloading our readers with "In the Studio" YouTube videos, we just couldn't pass up a chance to share this thorough production seminar from Dirtybird label head Claude Von Stroke. Read more » 

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  • 08/23/2012

Gear: Watch Mike Huckaby's Quick Maschine Tutorial

Renowned Detroit producer, DJ, and instructor (most notably at the city's Youthville program) Mike Huckaby has offered up a quick tutorial on setting-up and generating ideas with Native Instrument's Maschine. Read more » 

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  • 08/17/2012

Gear: Moog Updates Animoog with Expanded MIDI Capabilities

The synth builders (and, more recently, app devlopers) at Moog have announced a signifigant update to the Animoog iPad/iPhone app, including an improvement to the use and implemetation of MIDI. Read more » 

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  • 08/14/2012

Gear: Pioneer Announces Wi-Fi DJ System

Pioneer—whose professional-grade mixers and CDJs have stood as the club-industry standard for years now—has introduced a new, wireless DJ system, the XDJ-Aero. Read more » 

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  • 08/10/2012

Gear: Review: Rack Extensions for Reason

Propellerhead's Reason software can be a divisive topic amongst producers; some swear by it as their be-all and end-all production DAW, while others refuse to liken it to anything other than a toy. Detractors of the software have long pointed to the fact that third-party plug-ins (VSTs, Audio Units, and the likes) could not be used inside the program, arguing that this made for a less-professional product. Now, Propellerhead has attempted to meet those calls halfway with the introduction of Rack Extensions—offering a host of third-party synths, effects, and more developed specifically for Reason. Read more » 

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  • 08/08/2012

Gear: Dave Smith Instruments Announces Mopho x4 Analog Synthesizer

Dave Smith Instruments, the company helmed by snyth-pioneer and "Father of MIDI" Dave Smith, has announced the addition of a new, four-voice analog synthesizer called the Mopho x4 to its reputable line. Read more » 

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  • 08/03/2012

Gear: Watch Optimum In the Studio

The in-depth production tips videos from Point Blank Institute just keeping popping up, with the latest featuring Lodon producer and Hum + Buzz co-owner Optimum. Read more » 

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  • 08/03/2012

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