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Gear: Artist Tips - Com Truise Shares Five Keys to Getting the Most Out of Your Productions

Over the past few years, Com Truise (a.k.a. Seth Haley) has garnered plenty of attention for his synth-laden, pop-inflected music, including his freshly released new EP for Ghostly International, Wave 1. However, the New Jersey-based producer has arguably received just as much acclaim for his technical prowess, as his multi-layered creations have earned him something of a reputation as a studio wizard. As such, we took the opportunity to tap into some of Hayley's knowledge and asked him to pass along a few insights about how he gets the most out of his time in the lab. Read more » 

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  • 02/24/2014

Gear: Korg Plans "Faithful Recreation" of the ARP Odyssey

In a somewhat surprising announcement, Korg has revealed plans to develop a "faithful recreation" of the ARP Odyssey—a renowned '70s-era analog synth (pictured above)—for release later this year. Read more » 

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  • 02/17/2014

Gear: Roland Reveals Complete Details of the New Aira Line

Roland's Aira—which the company has been teasing since before NAMM last month—has finally been revealed to the public. As many had deciphered, Aira is in fact four products in total, with more to come; it represents a new initiative for the company and a new team within it, based inside a new Tokyo studio. As all the pre-release hype would suggest, this is a big step for Roland; for the first time in years, it feels like the company is embracing the tastes of modern producers. Read more » 

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  • 02/14/2014

Gear: Roland Reveals Further Aira Details, Shares New Teaser Video

Let's be honest, the rate that Roland is revealing the particulars of its new Aira line of products is wearing on us. But it looks like the end may be near, as some more concrete details as to what exactly Aira will bring to the table have been revealed. Read more » 

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  • 02/07/2014

Gear: Dubspot and Livid Partner on New MIDI Mixer

NYC-based production school Dubspot and Austin-based controller designer Livid Instruments have combined their varying expertise to yield a new MIDI mixer, called DS1. Read more » 

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  • 02/07/2014

Gear: Novation Gives Away 1GB Sample Pack, Announces Producer Competition

As part of a newly launched competition, UK synth and controller designer Novation is giving away a 1GB sample pack of "loops, single hits, multi-sampled patches, and drum kits from its unforgettable and modern classic synths." Read more » 

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  • 02/04/2014

Gear: AIAIAI and Stones Throw Partner for Special-Edition Headphones

Danish headphone designer AIAIAI has partnered with venerable Los Angeles label Stones Throw to release a special edition of its TMA-1 DJ headphones. Read more » 

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  • 02/04/2014

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