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Akai Professional Launches the MIDImix
Out in June, the innovative unit gives musicians a compact, easy-to-use solution to control and mix within their DAW.

The MIDImix is a compact high-performance mixer that has the ability to control virtually any Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) with the press of a single button. The unit features eight …

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Q&A: Ableton's Dennis DeSantis
XLR8R talks to the author of Making Music: A Book of Creative Strategies

Dennis DeSantis is a composer, sound designer and percussionist based in New York City. His background in music is deep: He received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in composition …

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Ableton Publishes Book on Music Creation
'Making Music' presents creative strategies for those who produce music on computers.

Ableton has teamed up with veteran producer/musician Dennis DeSantis to release Making Music—74 Creative Strategies for Electronic Music Producers, the first published book from the German software maker. According to …

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Download James Holden's Group Humanizer Max for Live Patch
The British producer has created a free plug-in for Live users to add human timing to their tracks.

Seasoned electronic producer and Border Community head James Holden has taken it upon himself to give Ableton users a new way to infuse their tracks with the subtleties of human …

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Ableton Releases Live 9.2 Update
A new version of the company's flagship software is currently available as a public beta.

Berlin-based software developer Ableton has today released a public beta version of a new update to its flagship DAW, Live. The 9.2 update boasts a handful of improvements including “punchier …

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Take a Look Inside Massimiliano Pagliara's Home Studio
The Italian native gives a virtual tour of his hardware-filled Berlin studio.

Italian producer, Live at Robert Johnson regular, and former Get Familiar subject Massimiliano Pagliara has opened up the doors to his home studio. Located in a top-floor apartment in Berlin’s …

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Artist Tips: Egyptrixx
The Toronto producer passes along a few of his studio tricks.

For the past several years, the name Egyptrixx (a.k.a. David Psutka) has been closely associated with the Night Slugs camp (after all, the UK label did provide a home for his …

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Ask the Experts: John Tejada
The LA techno veteran answers reader questions and opens up about his production process.

John Tejada knows techno. In truth, the LA-based producer knows a lot more than that, as he’s been releasing music since the mid ’90s, but techno is essentially his calling …

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Ableton Introduces OSCiLLOT Modular Synthesis Device for Live
The Max for Live device includes more than 100 patchable modules.

Today Ableton has released OSCiLLOT, a Max for Live device which brings modular synthesis to the Live realm. Designed by Max for Cats, the OSCiLLOT offers 100 patchable modules (including …

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Sequencers, Synths, and Terrible Tattoos: 16 Things That Caught Our Eye at NAMM 2015
A wrap-up of the best (and weirdest) things on offer at the annual gear convention.

If someone were to simply read the list of big hitters on display at this year’s NAMM show without any additional context, they might be left wondering exactly what year we were living …

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Roland Unveils Hybrid Digital/Analog JD-Xi Synth
Watch Dorian Concept take the hybrid synthesizer for a spin in the keyboard's demo video.

In addition to introducing the latest member of its AIRA line at NAMM last week, Roland has shared details of the JD-Xi, a new hybrid digital/analog synth. Billed as a …

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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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