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Download a Free Delay Plug-In from Native Instruments

Berlin-based software and controller designer Native Instruments has offered up a new delay plug-in, the Replika, for free download. Said to be “a versatile delay for anything from subtle slapback …

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Roland Unveils TR-707 and TR-727 Expansion Pack for the TR-8

Having already sung the praises of Roland’s TR-8 rhythm machine (and the rest of the Aira line, for that matter) in XLR8R’s Best of 2014: Gear round-up earlier today, word …

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Watch Deft Make a Track in 10 Minutes

Deft is the latest artist to attempt at making a track in just 10 minutes for FACT’s Against the Clock series. The Croydon producer stepped up to the challenge following …

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Vestax Files for Bankruptcy

Japanese DJ equipment manufacturer Vestax had been suspiciously quiet for much of 2014, leading many to believe that the company was on the verge of closing down. Now, those rumors …

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Watch the Late DJ Rashad Build a Beat in 10 Minutes

A video of late footwork innovator DJ Rashad building a beat in 10 minutes has turned up online. As FACT reports, the video was shot in spring 2012 and is …

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Mac Version of FL Studio to Arrive Next Year

Image-Line, the company behind the traditionally PC-only FL Studio DAW (a more sophisticated descendant of Fruity Loops), has announced plans to release a native Mac version of the production software …

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Ask the Experts: Mr. Oizo

Thanks to the Thanksgiving holiday here in the US, this month’s edition of Ask the Experts is arriving a few days early, but its rushed appearance doesn’t mean the knowledge …

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Artist Tips: Mister Saturday Night on the Importance of Building a Proper DJ Booth

Over the past few years, Mister Saturday Night has undergone something of an expansion. In 2012, the two DJs behind the long-running party, Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter, added a …

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Watch Tin Man Build a Beat Live

A new video sees acid enthusiast Tin Man (who recently issued his Ode LP via Absurd’s Acid Test sub-label) building a beat live out of an array of hardware. Appearing …

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Pioneer Announces New Digital Deck, the XDJ-1000

Pioneer has detailed a new digital deck to be introduced later this month. While this latest piece of equipment from the gear manufacturer does keep with some of the standard …

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Moog Discontinues Production of Slim Phatty Analog Synthesizer

Renowned synth manufacturer Moog has revealed plans to discontinue its Slim Phatty synthesizer. “Today Moog Music announces the discontinuation of the Slim Phatty Analog Synthesizer: a tabletop, poly-chainable ideation of …

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Watch Nina Kraviz and Pional Build Remixes for Jessie Ware

Red Bull Studios has launched a new project in which they have enlisted five producers to set up shop in five different studios around the world to remix “Keep on …

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Essential Pieces: The Cyclist Shares Five of His Favorite Studio Bits

The release of last year’s ‘Bones in Motion’ LP immediately shot The Cyclist (a.k.a. Andrew Morrison) onto the electronic music world’s collective radar, and now, the young Irish producer (and …

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Floating Points Outlines New Rotary Mixer for Isonoe

Floating Points (given name Sam Shepherd) has helped to design a high-end mixer with music gear company Isonoe. As reported by Resident Advisor earlier today, the company is recognized for …

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In the Studio: Clark

When listening through his extensive discography, Berlin-based English producer Chris Clark appears to be a prime candidate for XLR8R’s ongoing In the Studio feature series; all seven of his albums …

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Mute Collaborates with Dirty Electronics on New Hand-Held Synth

Longstanding UK label Mute has joined forces with Dirty Electronics to create a hand-held synthesizer that will be released alongside a compilation of music featuring tracks from a number of …

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Kuvo: What Is It, How Does It Work, and Is It a Good Idea? (a.k.a. an XLR8R Interview with Pioneer About Its Newest Product)

A few weeks ago, Pioneer DJ took advantage of the sprawling Amsterdam Dance Event to announce the launch of Kuvo, a new, cloud-based social platform and app that enables DJs …

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Ask the Experts: Vladislav Delay

Over the past few months, Ask the Experts has quickly become one of our most popular series, probably because it gives our readers the chance to speak directly to some …

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