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Gear: Ableton To Release Retro Synths for Free

Good news for broke bedroom producers: Starting today, Ableton, the company behind popular DAW Live 8, has just announced it will temporarily be making Puremagnetik‘s Retro Synths available as a free download. Read more » 

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  • 09/02/2011

Gear: Neon Indian Introduces the PAL198X



We always had a sneaking suspicion that Alan Palomo (a.k.a. Neon Indian) had a decent sense of humor (you'd kind of have to with song titles like "Terminally Chill"), but who knew that he could be downright funny? And informative, too! Read more » 

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  • 08/30/2011

Gear: Native Instruments Announces New Versions of Komplete and Kontakt

Berlin-based software and hardware developers Native Instruments have announced the forthcoming release of updated versions for the Komplete and Kontakt series of programs. Read more » 

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  • 08/04/2011

Gear: Moog Announces Free Controller Plug-In For MIDI MuRF

If you consider yourself to be a true Moog nerd, we suggest you read this one while no one is around because you might come upon an uncontrollable urge to shriek or start involuntarily salivating, as the legendary Asheville-based company has announced the release of a free controller plug-in to use with its MF-105M MIDI MuRF pedal. Read more » 

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  • 07/29/2011

Gear: Apple MacBook Air Laptop

While Apple's iPad has gotten quite a bit of attention from musicians, it's the company's new MacBook Air ($999) that represents one of the most portable music-production machines to date. Read more » 

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  • 07/27/2011

Gear: Check Out Axel Boman's and Petter's Stockholm Studio

Last week, Resident Advisor posted up a nice piece on Stockholm-based electronic music producers Axel Boman (pictured above), Kornél Kovács, and Petter, whose workspace is collectively known as Studio Barnhus. Read more » 

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  • 07/25/2011

Gear: DJ TechTools MIDI Fighter Pro MIDI Controller

The original MIDI Fighter was a boutique controller that enlisted a 4×4 grid of gloriously punchy arcade buttons to trigger effects, chop samples, and otherwise freak live beats. The MIDI Fighter Pro ($349) is a logical evolution of the idea, adding faders, knobs, and more to the mix. Read more » 

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  • 07/20/2011

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