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Check Out a "Portable Animation and Sound Kit" Called Patatap

A collaboration between designer/developer Jono Brandel and Japanese musical outfit Lullatone, Patatap is a “portable animation and sound kit” which turns one’s browser and keyboard into a musical/visual playback device. …

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Artist Tips - Hauschka Shares the Secrets of the Prepared Piano

Last week, German composer and pianist Hauschka (a.k.a. Volker Bertelmann) released his latest LP, ‘Abandoned City.’ (For those who haven’t heard it, the album is still streaming online.) A concept …

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Slava Offers Korg Electribe ESX Files for Download

With the release of his Comma Sutra EP today via Software, NYC producer Slava has elected to give away a collection of Korg ESX files which include all the samples …

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MacBeth Details New Elements Analog Synthesizer

Renowned synth designer Ken MacBeth has revealed the details of his latest creation, the MacBeth Elements Analog Synthesizer, a unit which aims to offer “top quality features” without making for …

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Check Out Detailed Photos of MK's LA Studio

Legendary remixer and all-around house veteran Marc Kinchen (better known simply as MK) has opened the doors to his LA studio in a new interview and pictorial feature. Appearing as …

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Watch KiNK Show Off the Hardware Used to Make His 'Under Destruction' Album

With Bulgarian producer Strahil Velchev’s new album as KiNK, Under Destruction, set to drop in May via Macro, the seasoned artist has shared a new video which shows off the …

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Native Instruments Releases New Compact Audio Interface

Deemed “the world’s smallest premium DJ audio interface,” the Traktor Audio 2 is Native Instruments’ new audio interface which boasts 24-Bit/48-kHz sound in a package about the size of a …

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Allen & Heath Introduces Xone:23C DJ Mixer

Allen & Heath have unveiled the Xone:23C, the newest addition to the company’s well-regarded line of hybrid digital/analog DJ mixers. The forthcoming unit has much in common with the rest …

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AKAI Unveils APC40 MkII and Rhythm Wolf Drum Machine and Bass Synth

In anticipation of the Musikmesse conference in Frankfurt later this week, AKAI has unveiled a slew of new products—including a revamped version of its classic APC40 controller and the Rhythm …

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Artist Tips - Max Cooper Details Five Ways to Focus Your Artistic Vision and Tighten Up Your Productions

Max Cooper is a quiet artist. While some producers garner acclaim that’s based as much on their personas as their tunes, Cooper has been content to hone his craft and …

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Watch Goth-Trad Make a Beat with Ableton Live

In a new video from Dubspot, Japanese dubstep specialist Goth-Trad builds a new track piece-by-piece in Ableton Live, and we get to watch it all happen in real time. The …

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Untold Shares Five Essential Modular Synth Components

Although we here at XLR8R generally like to keep our focus on the music, it’s also become clear that our readers have a genuine interest in how exactly that music …

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Matthew Herbert Explores the Art and Science of Looping in New Radio Show

Longstanding producer and master sonic manipulator Matthew Herbert was recently enlisted to put together a 30-minute radio segment for the BBC, in which the UK artist explored the art and …

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