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Gear: Preview Ableton 9's Audio to MIDI Functions

When Ableton officially announced its plans to release the next generation of Live (not to mention the company's first hardware controller, Push) last month, one of the most alluring new features of the software was its ability to turn raw audio into MIDI data. Now, a video has surfaced previewing in detail Ableton 9's ability to convert rhythmic and melodic audio into MIDI. Read more » 

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  • 11/20/2012

Gear: This Week In Music Tech: New Pioneer and Elektron Gear, Barker & Baumecker's Studio, Free Drum Samples from Dublab, and More

It's been a busy week in the world of music production technology; between the slew of new products announced, shipped, and updated, there has certainly been a lot to keep up with. Fortunately, we've gathered up the most important bits in one convenient place yet again, so read up and grab some free drum sample packs while you're at it. Read more » 

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  • 11/16/2012

Gear: Pioneer Unveils DJM-2000nexus Mixer

It was only a matter of time before Pioneer followed the launch of its next generation CDJ-2000nexus with a new mixer which similarly pushes the companies technology forward. Two months later, the time has come, and we now have word of the DJM-2000nexus. Read more » 

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  • 11/15/2012

Gear: Elektron Reveals Details of New Analog Synthesizer

After first teasing its existence with an over-the-top promotional video, the Analog Four has at last been unveiled in full detail by Elektron, who also announced that the four-voice analog synthesizer will start shipping next month. Read more » 

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  • 11/14/2012

Gear: Take a Look Inside Barker & Baumecker's Studio

After impressing us a few months back with its excellent Transektoral LP, the Berlin pair of Barker & Baumecker have let Resident Advisor into its studio to help illuminate the processes and pieces the two utilize to make such enticing techno. Read more » 

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  • 11/12/2012

Gear: Mouse on Mars Develops iPhone App, Seeks Donations to Make It Public

The duo of longtime electronic adventurers Mouse on Mars have developed a custom sound-modulating iPhone app, deemed WretchUp, which the pair has used in its live performances and recordings as of late (possibly even its wild new Parastrophics LP). Now, they want to let the WretchUp loose as a wide release for all iPhone users, but need help raising funds to further develop the app into an open source product for public consumption. Read more » 

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  • 11/09/2012

Gear: Watch Carl Craig Talk Synths, Production, Logic, and Live Performance

While at this year's Decibel Festival in Seattle, the NYC-based production school Dubspot caught up with one of Detroit's finest, Carl Craig, and picked his brain for a bit of insight into the man's career and approach to production and DJing. Read more » 

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  • 11/09/2012

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