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Watch Flying Lotus Talk Ableton, Production, Live Performance, and More

SoCal beatmaking impresario Flying Lotus (a.k.a. Steven Ellison) is undoubtedly a wizard when it comes to computer production and working with DAWs of all kind, so it’s no wonder that …

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This Week in Music Tech: Sweatson Klank Remix Contest, Christopher Willits on Push, Win a Sub Phatty, FL Studio 11, and More

Once again, we’ve spent the week surveying the gear and production worlds’ many movements across the web, and have nabbed a few gems worth sharing, including a chance to remix …

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Watch Christopher Willits Give a Push Tutorial

San Francisco-based producer, multi-instrumentalist, and music technology expert Christopher Willits (who longtime readers may recognize from our What You Talking About Willits? video series circa 2008) has added another video …

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Enter to Win a Free Sub Phatty from Moog

Though the next edition of Moogfest is still over a year away, the Moog team is already curious to see what potential festivalgoers would like to see/hear at the Asheville, …

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This Week in Music Tech: Live 9 Update, Simian Mobile Disco's Live Rig, DJ Q Remix Contest, Theo Parrish Workshop, and More

Another week has passed and, of course, another slew of announcements and news pertinent to the production community have made their way to the web. In this edition of our …

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Watch Simian Mobile Disco Show Off Live Gear

Just in time for the recent release of its aptly titled Live album, Simian Mobile Disco has shared a glimpse into the gear that makes up its impressive live arsenal. …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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. The three new …

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Pioneer Introduces DJM-750

Today, Pioneer unveiled one of its latest products, a new four-channel mixer called DJM-750. While the 750 will represent the least expensive unit in the DJM mixer line when it …

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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 …

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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. The latest version of the DAW is said to feature …

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Novation Introduces Bass Station II

Today, Novation introduced the Bass Station II, a monophonic analog synthesizer based on the company’s classic ’90s model, Bass Station. Inspired by the original synthesizer, the new Bass Station II …

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In the Studio: Silent Servant

Silent Servant (a.k.a. Juan Mendez) is not the average techno producer. Coming of age in ’90s Los Angeles, he grew up with an equal appreciation for both warehouse techno and …

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This Week in Music Tech: Giorgio Moroder, Kyle Hall, Thefft, Launchpad S, Roland's RC-505, the SubPac, and More

A grab bag of videos capturing a production tutorial from Kate Simko, Kyle Hall and Thefft in the midst of their beatmaking process, and an interview with disco legend Giorgio …

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Watch Kyle Hall Build a Beat in 30 Minutes

With his debut LP, Boat Party, set to drop sometime this month, Detroit staple Kyle Hall has shared a video of himself taking on the challenge of building a beat …

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Novation Introduces Launchpad S

Today, Novation announced the forthcoming release of its Launchpad S, an updated version of the popular grid controller which is said to be “brighter, faster, and universal.” While the Launchpad …

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