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This Week in Music Tech: Pioneer XDJ-R1, OP-1 Updates, Reason 7 and MS-20 Mini Tutorials, Getting a Better Bass Sound, and More

This past week brought a new wireless DJ unit from Pioneer—the XDJ-R1—as well as an updated OS for Teenage Engineering’s OP-1 synthesizer. Those items, plus in-depth tutorials for Reason 7 …

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Pioneer Unveils XDJ-R1

Pioneer has unveiled the XDJ-R1, a new wireless DJ system with comprehensive iOS control capabilities. The new system is built around the hardware-based controls and FX found on Pioneer’s CD-Js …

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This Week in Music Tech: Mount Kimbie, Four Tet, Carl Craig, Traxman, and More, Plus an In-Depth Mastering Lecture

This week brings a star-studded roundup featuring gear-related videos and interviews with Mount Kimbie, Four Tet, Carl Craig, Traxman, Robert Owens, Raffertie, and KiNK. All of that, plus RBMA’s lecture …

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Watch Four Tet Detail His Live Set-Up

Not unlike yesterday’s lengthy pictorial feature in which Mount Kimbie explained how its studio set-up was transformed for live performance, a video of UK producer Kieran Hebden (a.k.a. Four Tet) …

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Watch Traxman Build a Beat Live

Veteran footwork producer and Planet-Mu affiliate Traxman recently took on Tim and Barry’s 10-minute beat challenge for Don’t Watch That TV, making a quick track with just a MPC and …

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From Studio to Stage: Mount Kimbie

It’s been well over two years since Mount Kimbie’s debut LP, Crooks and Lovers, landed and—in the process—helped define the UK’s then-nascent “post-dubstep” sound. Partially because of its status as …

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This Week in Music Tech: Reason 7 MIDI, Beatsurfing Update, Animoog for BlackBerry, Arpeggionome App, and More

The latest edition of XLR8R’s weekly gear and music production roundup includes a look at Reason 7’s new MIDI functions, the Animoog for BlackBerry, Beatsurfing updates, iZotope’s new sound libraries, …

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This Week in Music Tech: Korg Volca Mini-Synths, Herb Deutsch on Moog, Troy Pierce's Tutorial, MacBeth Nexus, and More

The internet was ripe with new videos and articles aimed at the production and gear connoisseur this week—from demo videos of MacBeth’s new synth to synthesizer innovator Herb Deutsch walking …

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Review: Elektron Analog Four

Swedish company Elektron has built up a cult following over the years with boutique instruments like the Machinedrum and Octatrack, and its innovative parameter locks and exacting controls have been …

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This Week in Music Tech: Reason 7, Traktor DJ App, Moog's Ladder Filter, Free Ableton Sample Pack, and More

This past week, Reason 7 and the Traktor DJ app for iPhone saw a release, a video investigated the history of Bob Moog’s original ladder filter design, Attack Magazine shared …

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Traktor DJ Now Available for iPhone

Following just a few months after its release on the iPad, Native Instruments have unveiled a version of the Traktor DJ app for the iPhone and iPod Touch. It would …

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