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Watch Pioneer DJ's Teaser Video For New "Battle" Mixer and Rekordbox Update
The minute-long video gives viewers a mysterious look into the new mixer, to go along with the release of Rekordbox 3.3.0

Turntable and battle DJs have been waiting a long time for Pioneer to release a new mixer that has the functionality they desire, and now it looks like the wait is …

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Native Instruments Launches Stems
The open file format officially launches today with Beatport, Juno, and Bleep, among others, now selling the files.

Today, Native Instruments officially launched its new multi-track audio format, Stems. Stems is an open file format which gives DJs the ability to control a track’s four different musical elements—drums, bass, keys, and vocals, …

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Alpha Recording System Tease MODEL 9000 Rotary Mixer
The new tabletop mixer features four channels, each with its own three-band isolator.

Following on from the news of the feature-rich ARS MODEL 6700, Alpha Recording System has teased out a new “table top DJ mixer,” the ARS MODEL 9000. Alpha Recording System shared …

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Watch Ableton's Short Documentary on Battles
The film gives an intimate look inside the band's live set up, its production methods, and how the new album was recorded.

Ableton has just dropped a new documentary film on Battles. The film gives an in-depth look into the band’s New York rehearsal space, onstage at Immergut Festival, and in Rhode Island …

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In the Studio: Lucy
The Stroboscopic Artefacts label head opens up about his production techniques—and his innate need to create.

Italian-born Berlin-based Luca Mortellaro (a.k.a. Lucy) is a stalwart of the modern techno scene. His productions, many of which are released through his flowering Stroboscopic Artefacts imprint, drift between those …

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Watch a Performance Masterclass From Richie Hawtin
The half-an-hour video was recorded by Point Blank on CNTRL, Richie's recent music and technology education tour.

Electronic music school Point Blank has just dropped a performance masterclass from Richie Hawtin. Recorded during Richie’s recent CNTRL tour, the M-nus label boss runs through his live performance set up—which includes Ableton …

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Elektron Beta Tests New Overbridge Software
Public beta testing has gone live with support for the Analog Rytm, Analog Four, and Analog Keys machines.

Elektron Music Machines, the Sweden-based analog synthesizer manufacturer, has just announced a public beta test of its latest communication software, Overbridge. With Overbridge, you can discover a new way to …

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Novation Announces Availability of Launchpad Pro, Shares Video
Novations grid instrument is now shipping.

Novation has announced the availability of its Launchpad Pro, which is now shipping worldwide. Along with the announcement, Novation has also shared the below performance video, featuring Thavius Beck and …

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In The Studio: Adrian Younge
With a new album on the shelves, XLR8R visits the studio of the renowned analog wizard.

When it comes to analog production, few command the amount of respect, and know-how, that Adrian Younge does. Starting out with an MPC and inspired by hip-hop and the art …

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Arturia Announces Availability of BeatStep Pro
The feature-packed sequencer is available now.

Arturia has announced—as of July 7—that its BeatStep Pro sequencer is available to the public. The BeatStep Pro collectively blew minds at Musikmesse 2015 when it simultaneously sequenced eight MiniBrute, MiniBrute SE, MicroBrute, and …

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Akai Announces MPD Drum Pad Controllers
Three feature-packed units will be available this summer.

Akai has announced three new, feature-packed drum pad controllers—MPD218, MPD226, and MPD232—to be available this summer. The new controllers are, according to the accompanied text, the product of over six years …

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Roland Releases Driftbox-R Limited
A limited edition update of the Reon synth is available now.

Roland has just dropped another synth: the short-run Driftbox-R Limited. Looking very much in line with the companies AIRA line, the Driftbox-R Limited first surfaced as a small-format synth from Japanese manufacturer Reon (according …

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Modular Synthesizer Film I Dream Of Wires to be Released at the End of the Month
'I Dream Of Wires' charts the history, demise, and resurgence of the modular synthesizer.

Independent documentary I Dream Of Wires traces the history, demise, and eventually rebirth of one of the most influential machines in electronic music: the modular synthesizer. The film will be released …

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Daedelus Creates Custom Effect Instrument Called "Delaydelus "
Pre-orders for the limited edition device will close on Thursday, July 2nd 2015.

Daedelus (a.k.a. Alfred Darlington) has created a new sample and delay instrument called the Delaydelus, manufactured by Austin, TX based technology group, Bleep Labs. The limited edition product has been strictly available by …

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Watch Moog Music's Latest Category 5 Video Featuring Robert Rich
Moog Music release a free three-track EP from the ambient pioneer.

The latest instalment of Moog Music’s Category 5 interview series—which is named after the cables used to enable modern digital communication—features ambient musician and composer Robert Rich. The Category 5 series offers unique …

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Q&A: C. Andrew Rohrmann and the Galak-Z soundtrack
The electronic musician and sound designer known as scntfc fills us in on his latest project.

Based in Seattle, Washington, C. Andrew Rohrmann is the electronic musician and sound designer known as Scientific American, a.k.a. scntfc. After getting his start as a live performer, Rohrmann moved …

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Alpha Recording System Announce New Rotary Mixer
The six-channel ARS rotary features three-band isolators on each channel and a five-band EQ on the master

Emerging Japanese hardware brand Alpha Recording System has unveiled a feature-rich update to their 4100 rotary mixer with the ARS MODEL6700. As reported by Juno Plus, ARS has gone the less is …

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Squarp Instruments Announces Pyramid Polyrhythmic Sequencer, Shares Videos
The standalone hardware sequencer will start shipping in June.

Paris-based musical hardware researcher and developer Squarp Instruments announce its inaugural Pyramid Polyrhythmic Sequencer. The “advanced hardware standalone sequencer” will run the Squarp owned PyraOs realtime processing firmware and boasts multiple MIDI, USB, …

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