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Singled Out - Benjamin Damage Uncovers the Layers of Juno Synths Hidden in His New EP

Singled Out is a new feature for XLR8R’s Gear section in which we ask artists to pull back the curtain of their work and highlight a specific element of a …

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Download a Free Sample Pack of Vintage Roland Synth Sounds from Legowelt

A year ago to the day that Legowelt shared a free sample pack of analog Korg sounds, the Dutch producer and noted hardware afficianado has offered up a new sample …

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Moogfest Launches Circuit Bending Competition

After taking a year off, Moogfest—the Asheville, North Carolina-based festival hosted by the renowned synthmakers at Moog—is currently gearing up for its return in 2014. This, it turns out, also …

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This Week in Music Tech: Arturia's MicroBrute Analog Synth, Dam Drum 3, In the Studio with Mouse on Mars and BD1982, and More

After a few days of teasing the fact that a new synth was on its way, Arturia unveiled the details of its compact, 100% analog MicroBrute today. More information on …

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Stones Throw and Bleep Labs Introduce Dam Drum 3

A new version of the extremely limited (in terms of quanity, that is) Dâm-Funk-inspired drum machine, the Dam Drum, has become availible to pre-order via the Stones Throw store today. …

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Watch Mouse on Mars Build a Beat in 10 Minutes

Beginning with the strum of a banjo—yes, a banjo—and an iPhone app, veteran production duo Mouse on Mars takes on the challenge of building a beat in just 10 minutes, …

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This Week in Music Tech: Dave Smith's Mopho SE, Zoom H6 Recorder, Mumdance's Studio Tour, and More

It’s been another busy week in the world of gear and production news with Dave Smith introducing the Mopho SE analog synth and Zoom unveiling the latest in its notably …

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Dave Smith Introduces Mopho SE Analog Synth

Dave Smith Instruments—the company helmed by MIDI pioneer and longtime synth designer Dave Smith—has unveiled a new, 100% analog monophonic synth, the Mopho SE. Taking much of its internal sound …

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This Week in Music Tech: Moog Minifoogers, the BlueBoard, Will Saul's Found Sounds, and More

Moog announcing the launch of its Minifooger series was perhaps the biggest news to arrive in the gear world this week, but there is still plenty more to catch up …

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Review: Novation Launchkey Mini, Launchpad Mini, and Launch Control

Novation was one of the first manufacturers to produce an Ableton-specific controller back in 2009 when it unveiled the Launchpad, and the company has been slowly expanding its arsenal of …

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Moog Introduces Minifooger Analog FX Pedals

After images of never-before-seen pedals leaked last week, Moog has officially announced that its new series of affordable analog FX pedals, called Minifoogers, will hit stores soon. The Minifooger series …

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Review: Novation Bass Station II

The resurgence of analog synthesizers continues with the release of Novation’s Bass Station II, a workmanlike—albeit powerful—bass synth capable of producing thick, resonant low-end frequencies. It’s the sequel to Novation’s …

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This Week in Music Tech: Maschine Studio, Ewan Pearson on Ableton, Joker's Studio, New Moog Pedals, and More

Another seven days have passed and there is plenty to catch up with in the world of music tech. Our latest round-up highlights Native Instruments’ newly announced Maschine Studio, the …

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Win a Moog Sub Phatty from Point Blank

London’s Point Blank Music School has launched a new competition to give away a Sub Phatty analog synth from Moog. To enter for a chance to win the coveted synthesizer, …

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Native Instruments Introduces Maschine Studio and 2.0 Software

Native Instruments appears ready to push its flagship Maschine production center into new territory with the introduction of the forthcoming, reimagined Maschine Studio and enhanced 2.0 software. The Maschine Studio …

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