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This Week in Music Tech: Jon Hopkins' Studio, Beat-Making with Artifact, Korg Volcas, Max's Mira App, and More

It’s no real surprise that longstanding UK producer Jon Hopkins has a magical studio, one which he just so happened to give XLR8R a tour of earlier this week. We …

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Watch Artifact Build a Beat Live

The latest producer to step up to FACT TV’s Against the Clock challenge is burgeoning Bristolian Artifact, who manages to build a sleek, bottom-heavy house cut in under 10 minutes. …

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Korg Volca Grooveboxes Detailed in New Videos

Back in April, Korg unveiled its Volca series of mini-grooveboxes. Now, with the release of the Volca Beats, Bass, and Keys on the way next month, a new video series …

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In the Studio: Jon Hopkins

We weren’t exaggerating in the least bit when we reviewed Jon Hopkins’ XLR8R Pick’d Immunity album and said that the UK artist is “from a school of production that values …

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Check Out Laurel Halo's Home Studio

Hyperdub affiliate and constantly evolving sound sculptor Laurel Halo has opened the door to her home studio, showing off the array of sonic toys in her arsenal while discussing her …

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Propellerhead Launches New Polyphonic Synth App for iPad

Propellerhead, the company behind the popular Reason production software, has announced the release of a new polyphonic synthesizer app for the iPad. Called Thor, the new app is said to …

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This Week in Music Tech: Addison Groove, Kontrol Z1, Inner City Remix Contest, and More

Native Instruments had a busy week unveiling the compact Z1 controller/mixer while images of the forthcoming X1 MK2 temporarily made their way to the internet, only to disappear soon thereafter. …

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Native Instruments Unveils Kontrol Z1 for Traktor

Today, Native Instruments unveiled the Kontrol Z1, a compact controller, mixer, and audio interface for NI’s Traktor software. The two-channel unit appears to be a smaller and more streamlined alternative …

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Review: Akai MPC Studio

In its 2013 rebirthing of the venerable MPC line, Akai has released a slew of beat machines meant to both maintain and elaborate upon the platform’s time-tested workflow. The MPC …

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Watch Addison Groove Build a Beat Live

Though he didn’t go Against the Clock, UK producer Addison Groove was enlisted by FACT TV to demonstrate how he builds live tracks using a TR-808, x0xbox, a few guitar …

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This Week in Music Tech: Kingdom's Studio, Live Control 2, OWL Open-Source FX Pedal, and a Minibrute Contest

While XLR8R was paying a visit to Kingdom’s Los Angeles studio earlier this week, a new iPad-based controller for Ableton Live surfaced—one that works via the popular Lemur app—and an …

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In the Studio: Kingdom

After building up his production career and becoming a flagship artist of the Night Slugs stable while residing in New York City, Ezra Rubin (a.k.a. Kingdom) relocated to the sunny …

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