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Gear: MacBeth Details New Elements Analog Synthesizer

Renowned synth designer Ken MacBeth has revealed the details of his latest creation, the MacBeth Elements Analog Synthesizer, a unit which aims to offer "top quality features" without making for any "sonic compromise." Read more » 

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  • 03/21/2014

Gear: Check Out Detailed Photos of MK's LA Studio

Legendary remixer and all-around house veteran Marc Kinchen (better known simply as MK) has opened the doors to his LA studio in a new interview and pictorial feature. Read more » 

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  • 03/20/2014

Gear: Watch KiNK Show Off the Hardware Used to Make His 'Under Destruction' Album

With Bulgarian producer Strahil Velchev's new album as KiNK, Under Destruction, set to drop in May via Macro, the seasoned artist has shared a new video which shows off the various pieces of hardware he used during the live jam sessions which yielded the forthcoming LP. Read more » 

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  • 03/19/2014

Gear: Native Instruments Releases New Compact Audio Interface

Deemed "the world's smallest premium DJ audio interface," the Traktor Audio 2 is Native Instruments' new audio interface which boasts 24-Bit/48-kHz sound in a package about the size of a deck of cards. Read more » 

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  • 03/18/2014

Gear: Allen & Heath Introduces Xone:23C DJ Mixer

Allen & Heath have unveiled the Xone:23C, the newest addition to the company's well-regarded line of hybrid digital/analog DJ mixers. Read more » 

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  • 03/11/2014

Gear: AKAI Unveils APC40 MkII and Rhythm Wolf Drum Machine and Bass Synth

In anticipation of the Musikmesse conference in Frankfurt later this week, AKAI has unveiled a slew of new products—including a revamped version of its classic APC40 controller and the Rhythm Wolf, "an analog drum machine and bass synthesizer module with built-in sequencing." Read more » 

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  • 03/10/2014

Gear: Artist Tips - Max Cooper Details Five Ways to Focus Your Artistic Vision and Tighten Up Your Productions

Max Cooper is a quiet artist. While some producers garner acclaim that's based as much on their personas as their tunes, Cooper has been content to hone his craft and steadily build a following by issuing a stream of cinematic, glitch-infused creations. In recent years, his output has occasionally been lumped in with that of the "bass music" crowd, but the UK producer's reach extends much further than that, and his freshly released debut LP, Human, is even prompting comparisons to the likes of Jon Hopkins and Pantha du Prince. Of course, some of these similarities can be traced to the fact that, much like those revered artists, Cooper is someone who more or less lives in the studio. His productions are precise, mutilayered, and full of nuance, which makes him an excellent candidate for our Artist Tips series. When asked to share a bit of his knowledge, he chose to focus on maintaining clarity, both of artistic vision and sound itself. Read more » 

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  • 03/10/2014

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