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This Week in Music Tech: A Modular Synth Masterclass, Another Aira Teaser, Prefuse 73's Free Ableton Live Session, and More

In the wake of NAMM, this week brought just a few new updates and surprises, while Aira continued to tease its Aira drum machine. In addition to tying up a …

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The Best (and the Weirdest) of NAMM 2014

NAMM is to music gear what CES is to consumer electronics, E3 is to video games, and the ’80s were to personal finance: spectacularly overwrought excess, as companies large and …

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This Week in Music Tech: NAMM Updates from Moog, Elektron, Korg, Arturia, Nord, Bitwig, and More

The annual NAMM conference is officially underway, and as expected, a host of new synthesizers, drum machines, controllers, programs, and more have been officially (and some still unofficially) introduced to …

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Arturia Announces Beatstep Controller

There’s been a lot of excitement for this week’s announcements surrounding the annual NAMM conference, and French instrument and software company Arturia has now shared their own, unveiling a new …

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Moog's Upcoming Sub37 Synth Detailed in New 20-Minute Video

Amidst the swell of continuing NAMM developments, a new video has surfaced detailing the features of the Sub37, Moog’s new “paraphonic analog synthesizer” which is expected to see a release …

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M-Audio Unveils Trigger Finger Pro

As part of the company’s array of new units being rolled out for NAMM, M-Audio has unveiled the Trigger Finger Pro, an updated version of its classic workhorse controller, the …

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Bitwig Production Software Gets Official Release Date

After a long devlopment period which has seen the program only available as a beta release, the cross-platform Bitwig Studio production software has at last set a date for its …

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Nord Reveals New Analog-Modelling Synth Lead A1

Getting in on the pre-NAMM action (the conference officially gets underway tomorrow), Swedish gear manufacturer Nord has introduced the Lead A1, a new analog-modelling synthesizer. The Lead A1 is said …

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Roland Looks Back at the TR-909 in New Teaser Video

After a flurry of leaked images and speculation about the Aira TR-08 followed last week’s news of Roland’s plans to take “the next step” in the lineage of the TR-808, …

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Elektron Reveals New Analog Rytm Drum Machine

With only a few days left before the annual NAMM conference gets underway, Elektron has unveiled Analog Rytm, a forthcoming “eight-voice drum computer.” Although the full details of the Analog …

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This Week in Music Tech: Moog Teases Two New Synths, Roland's Aira TR-08 Details Leak, Watch Four Tet Make a Beat, and More

With NAMM around the corner, the gear world was abuzz this week with teases, leaks, rumors, and the like. Among them was Moog, who shared the news that it will …

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Watch Four Tet Sample 'Thriller' to Make a Beat in 10 Minutes

The increasingly unpredictable Four Tet is the latest artist to be featured in Don’t Watch That TV’s Beat This video series, sampling portions of Michael Jackson’s classic Thriller album to …

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Roland Teases the Aira, "The Next Step" in Its 808 Lineage

In a rather vague video released by Roland today, the company teases the Aira, a forthcoming unit from the company that claims to be “the next step” in the evolution …

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Dubspot LA Opens Early Registration

As we reported back in December, New York-based production school Dubspot will be establishing a Los Angeles location in June of this year, and has just opened early registration for …

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This Week in Music Tech: New Sennheiser Headphones, Arturia KeyLab Review, and Getting Daft Punk's Sound with Modern Gear

The gear and production world is off to a bit of a slow start in 2014, with everyone waiting for NAMM to pull out their big news. (Thankfully, it’s just …

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Sennheiser Introduces Three New Headphone Models

As part of this week’s CES conference in Las Vegas, Sennheiser has unveiled three new models of headphones. The HD6 Mix, HD7 DJ, and HD8 DJ are currently on display …

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Review: Arturia KeyLab

While French company Arturia is maybe best known for its Analog Classic VSTs (faithful recreations of vintage synthesizers that are often heralded as sounding like near clones of their original …

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Dubspot Launches Dubspot Labs Event Series, Details Upcoming Synth-Building Workshop

New York-based production school Dubspot (which recently revealed it would be opening a Los Angeles location in 2014) has announced Dubspot Labs, a new, ongoing series of special events and …

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