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Dave Smith Instruments Introduces Prophet-6 Analog Synth
The San Francisco-based synth designer has unveiled its modern reboot of the famed Prophet-5 synthesizer.

Over the weekend at NAMM, San Francisco synth designer Dave Smith Instruments introduced the Prophet-6, a modern update of the legendary Prophet-5 analog synth designed by Dave Smith for Sequential …

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Arturia Details New Audio Interface and BeatStep Update
The French company has a few tricks up its sleeve for this year's NAMM convention.

After teasing an upcoming audio interface for the past few months, Arturia have now detailed its new Audiofuse device (pictured above) along with news of an update to its BeatStep …

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Akai Unveils New Analog Synthesizer and Analog Drum Machine
The Timbre Wolf and the Tom Cat will hit stores in July.

As part of the wave of gear-related updates which NAMM has brought this week, Akai has unveiled two new products of particular interest—the Timbre Wolf Analog Synthesizer (pictured at top) …

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Teenage Engineering Releases Pocket-Sized Synthesizers
The creator of the OP-1 has introduced a new line of affordable and extremely compact synths.

Teenage Engineering—the company behind the inventive OP-1 synth—has unveiled the P-O line of synthesizers, a new set of three units set to retail for $59 each and small enough to …

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Novation Announces Launchpad Pro
The updated controller will feature enhanced RGB LED feedback as well as velocity and pressure-sensitive pads.

With the NAMM conference underway in Southern California this week, the gear news just keeps coming. Following major announcements regarding a new unit in Roland’s AIRA line and an impressive …

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Rane Introduces New MP2015 Rotary Mixer and TTM57mkII Serato DJ Mixer
The DJ equipment designer has unveiled two beefy new units as part of this week's NAMM convention.

Rane has introduced two new DJ mixers today: the rotary-based MP2015 and the Sertao-ready TTM57mkII. First, the MP2015 mixer (pictured at top) is said to be “born from a legacy …

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Roland Adds MX-1 Mix Performer to AIRA Line
The hybrid, performance-focused machine is being presented as an 18-channel mixer with step-sequenced FX, transport, and tempo control.

Rolled out as part of this week’s NAMM convention in Southern California, Roland has added the MX-1 Mix Performer, an “18-channel performance mixer with step-sequenced FX, transport, and tempo control,” …

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FeaturesGear

Artist Tips: DJ Deeon
A Dance Mania stalwart and ghetto house OG shares his production secrets.

It’s hard to overstate the importance of Dance Mania Records. The Windy City imprint was instrumental in bringing the sounds of Chicago—and ’90s ghetto house in particular—to the world, which …

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Gear

Pioneer Introduces the XDJ-RX
The new unit adds to the company's growing line of an all-in-one DJ systems.

Following in the path of the XDJ-1000—the company’s recently revealed CD-less digital deck—Pioneer has today introduced the XDJ-RX, an all-in-one DJ system (that means no laptop required) featuring two CD-less …

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Moog to Begin Manufacturing Classic Large-Format Modular Synthesizers
The legendary synth company announces plans to manufacture new modular units based on original '70s designs.

Renowned synthesizer designer Moog has revealed plans to recommence manufacturing three of its most legendary large-format modular synthesizers—the System 55 (pictured above), the System 35 and the Model 15—which were …

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John Tejada Has Signed Up for the First Ask the Experts of 2015; Send Him Your Questions Now

Our monthly Ask the Experts column took a little break during December, but now that the calendar has flipped to 2015, it’s once again time to enlist the services of …

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Gear

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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Gear

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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Gear

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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Gear

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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Gear

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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