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Ableton Plots International Push Tour

Although it was officially released back in March of this year, Ableton’s Push controller has remained a somewhat rare beast, bouncing in and out of online backstock and proving even …

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This Week in Music Tech: Daedelus Talks Production, Waldorf Pulse 2, Making Percussion with Analog Synths, and More

In this short-but-sweet edition of our weekly gear wrap-up SoCal producer Daedelus discusses the production process behind his new LP, Waldorf shares its recently released Pulse 2 analog synth, we …

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Daedelus Details the Production Process Behind His New LP for Anticon

In a new interview, longstanding Los Angeles beatmaker—who also happens to be last week’s XLR8R podcast contributor—Daedelus explains in detail the technology and philosophies which yielded Drown Out, the man’s …

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This Week in Music Tech: Live 9.1, Akai Studio Monitors, Reloop's Keyfadr, and Why Producers Should Wait to Jump to iOS 7

The time has come again to wrap up all that’s happened this week in the world of production technology, including Ableton’s Live 9.1 beta upgrade, Akai’s new line of studio …

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Ableton Releases Live 9.1 Update

After a long wait and months of building anticipation, Ableton finally unleashed Live 9 back in March of this year (here’s our review), but it’s taken until now for the …

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R.I.P. Audio Pioneer Ray Dolby

Though his many contributions to the audio world rarely found their way to the pages of XLR8R in name, it’s hard to imagine the current state of audio without Ray …

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This Week in Music Tech: Delorean's Studio, Pioneer and Native Instruments Updates, 32-Bit Plug-ins for Logic, and More

Wrapping up another week full of many new gear announcements, the latest This Week in Music Tech showcases the studio of Spanish electronic pop outfit Delorean, says farewell to Moog’s …

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Pioneer and Native Instruments Tease Controller Updates

Today, both Pioneer and Native Instruments unveiled updates to their DJ controller lines, with the former introducing the two-channel DDJ-SR (pictured above) and the latter officially announcing updates to its …

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Moog to Discontinue Little Phatty Synthesizer

Moog has announced it will discontinue production of its Little Phatty analog synthesizer, one of the last units designed with the help of the company’s founder and synthesizer pioneer Bob …

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In the Studio: Delorean

It’s been three years since we last heard from Delorean, the Barcelona group whose deeply melodic, richly textured 2010 album Subiza went over well among club and indie/pop audiences alike. …

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This Week in Music Tech: Scratch Live's Exit, Novation Mini Controllers, Korg's Mini Drum Box, Preview Live 9.1, and More

Between Serato announcing plans to discontinue Scratch Live, Ableton previewing its Live 9.1 update, The Black Dog starting its own music-tech company, Applescal launching a remix contest, and new products …

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Serato to Discontinue Scratch Live, Moves Vinyl-Control Platform to Serato DJ

Serato has announced that it will no longer issue updates to Scratch Live, the company’s widely popular, decade-old software which has allowed for DJs to control their digital music libraries …

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Novation Introduces Launchkey Mini, Launchpad Mini, and Launch Control

Hardware brand Novation has introduced compact versions of two of its popular MIDI controllers, unveiling the Launchkey Mini and Launchpad Mini, as well as the Launch Control companion, this week. …

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Review: Logic Pro X

In the four years before Apple made the surprise announcement that it would release the next generation of its flagship audio program, Logic Pro X, there was much internet speculation …

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Applescal's Atomnation Label Launches Remix Contest

Dutch producer Applescal (pictured above) has just issued his Creatures EP, a collaborative effort which also enlists the talents of Berlin tunesmith Ryan Davis. To coincide with the record’s release …

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The Black Dog Launches New Music-Tech Company

Longstanding British electronic outfit The Black Dog has announced the launch of Machinewerks, a music-tech company that is currently raising funds for its first product, the CS X51 USB/MIDI controller. …

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