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Gear: Elektron Reveals New Analog Rytm Drum Machine

With only a few days left before the annual NAMM conference gets underway, Elektron has unveiled Analog Rytm, a forthcoming "eight-voice drum computer." Read more » 

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  • 01/21/2014

Gear: This Week in Music Tech: Moog Teases Two New Synths, Roland's Aira TR-08 Details Leak, Watch Four Tet Make a Beat, and More

With NAMM around the corner, the gear world was abuzz this week with teases, leaks, rumors, and the like. Among them was Moog, who shared the news that it will introduce two new synths at the annual NAMM conference, and Roland, who halfway introduced the Aira TR-08 (a.k.a. the "next step" in the lineage of the 808). Along with news on those two fronts, the latest This Week in Music Tech gathers videos from Four Tet and Swedish outfit Minilogue in their respective sutdious, checks out an app that turns images into experimental sounds, and shares a video profile of a renowned synth repair shop in Berlin. Read more » 

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  • 01/17/2014

Gear: Watch Four Tet Sample 'Thriller' to Make a Beat in 10 Minutes

The increasingly unpredictable Four Tet is the latest artist to be featured in Don't Watch That TV's Beat This video series, sampling portions of Michael Jackson's classic Thriller album to make a beat in just 10 minutes. Read more » 

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  • 01/15/2014

Gear: Roland Teases the Aira, "The Next Step" in Its 808 Lineage

In a rather vague video released by Roland today, the company teases the Aira, a forthcoming unit from the company that claims to be "the next step" in the evolution of the 808. And from the looks of the leaked image above (courtesy of Attack Magazine), it may see Roland attempting to finally revive its classic drum machine line. Read more » 

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  • 01/15/2014

Gear: Dubspot LA Opens Early Registration

As we reported back in December, New York-based production school Dubspot will be establishing a Los Angeles location in June of this year, and has just opened early registration for its first West Coast classes today. Read more » 

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  • 01/13/2014

Gear: This Week in Music Tech: New Sennheiser Headphones, Arturia KeyLab Review, and Getting Daft Punk's Sound with Modern Gear

The gear and production world is off to a bit of a slow start in 2014, with everyone waiting for NAMM to pull out their big news. (Thankfully, it's just around the corner.) In the meantime, we've gathered up a handful of interesting tidbits for curious producer including an update on Sennheiser's new line of headphones, a review of Arturia's new KeyLab controller, info on Dubspot's DIY synth-building workshop, and a quick guide to getting Daft Punk's sound without using Daft Punk's gear. Read more » 

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  • 01/10/2014

Gear: Sennheiser Introduces Three New Headphone Models

As part of this week's CES conference in Las Vegas, Sennheiser has unveiled three new models of headphones. Read more » 

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  • 01/09/2014

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