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Gear: Pioneer Introduces DJM-750

Today, Pioneer unveiled one of its latest products, a new four-channel mixer called DJM-750. Read more » 

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  • 04/09/2013

Gear: Watch Jacques Greene Collaborate in the Studio

As part of its recently launched Song from Scratch series—the first installment of which featured Shlohmo and Jeremih—Yours Truly has brought together Montreal producer Jacques Greene and vocalist Tinashe to work on an exclusive track, presenting highlights from their creative process in a new video. Read more » 

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  • 04/08/2013

Gear: Avid Announces Pro Tools 11

Avid has announced an upgrade to its flagship audio workstation, sharing details of the upcoming release of Pro Tools 11. Read more » 

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  • 04/08/2013

Gear: Novation Introduces Bass Station II

Today, Novation introduced the Bass Station II, a monophonic analog synthesizer based on the company's classic '90s model, Bass Station. Read more » 

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  • 04/08/2013

Gear: In the Studio: Silent Servant

Silent Servant (a.k.a. Juan Mendez) is not the average techno producer. Coming of age in '90s Los Angeles, he grew up with an equal appreciation for both warehouse techno and DIY noise rock, an unusual genesis that can still be detected in his musical output. At his core, Silent Servant is a maker of dark and dubby techno, but his vision is informed by the sounds of shoegaze, post-punk, industrial, and various strains of leftfield dance music. Though he's perhaps best known as an affiliate of Sandwell District, Mendez has nonetheless assembled a substantial discography of his own over the years, including last year's widely celebrated Negative Fascination LP. Curious for more information about his artistic and technical approach, we paid Mendez a visit at his home studio in San Pedro, California (just south of Los Angeles). While there, we snapped some photos, asked questions about his set-up, and gleaned some knowledge about exactly how Silent Servant goes about assembling his tunes. Read more » 

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  • 04/08/2013

Gear: This Week in Music Tech: Giorgio Moroder, Kyle Hall, Thefft, Launchpad S, Roland's RC-505, the SubPac, and More

A grab bag of videos capturing a production tutorial from Kate Simko, Kyle Hall and Thefft in the midst of their beatmaking process, and an interview with disco legend Giorgio Moroder popped up on our radar this week along with a few fresh looks at intriguing gear developments from Novation, Roland, and others. The lastest edition of our weekly gear and production news wrap-up gathers them all in one convenient place for uninterrupted viewing and potential drooling. Read more » 

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  • 04/05/2013

Gear: Watch Kyle Hall Build a Beat in 30 Minutes

With his debut LP, Boat Party, set to drop sometime this month, Detroit staple Kyle Hall has shared a video of himself taking on the challenge of building a beat from David Banner's "Like a Pimp" in 30 minutes. Read more » 

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  • 04/04/2013

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