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Gear: Bitwig Production Software Gets Official Release Date

After a long devlopment period which has seen the program only available as a beta release, the cross-platform Bitwig Studio production software has at last set a date for its full release. Read more » 

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  • 01/22/2014

Gear: Nord Reveals New Analog-Modelling Synth Lead A1

Getting in on the pre-NAMM action (the conference officially gets underway tomorrow), Swedish gear manufacturer Nord has introduced the Lead A1, a new analog-modelling synthesizer. Read more » 

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  • 01/22/2014

Gear: Roland Looks Back at the TR-909 in New Teaser Video

After a flurry of leaked images and speculation about the Aira TR-08 followed last week's news of Roland's plans to take "the next step" in the lineage of the TR-808, the company has now shared a video which chronicles the making of the TR-909 and hints that the legendary rhythm box may be in line for a similar reboot. Read more » 

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  • 01/21/2014

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

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