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Watch The Revenge Break Down His Live Setup
The Roar Groove label head gives an in-depth look at how his dynamic live show works.

Roar Groove label head and 6th Borough Project member Graeme Clark (a.k.a. The Revenge) recently visited Point Blank’s studio to show how his dynamic live set works. In the video—which …

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Novation Announces MIDI Sync Output for Launchpad for iOS
The new in-app purchase will connect Launchpad for iOS with other apps and external hardware.

Today, Novation announced the new in-app purchase for its Launchpad for iOS app, MIDI Sync. The latest addition to the app will allow the Launchpad to send MIDI Sync signals …

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Synths Preposterously Big and Remarkably Small: NAMM 2016
The modular world joins the big players at this year's edition of the annual music-gear expo.

Set up right next door to Disneyland (as usual) in Anaheim, California, this year’s NAMM show was again a loud mess of humanity and machines, dotted with tiny bits of …

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Check Out a First Look at Korg's Minilogue
Point Blank's sound design instructor Paul Ressel runs through Korg's latest analogue synth.

In the above video, Point Blank’s sound design instructor Paul Ressel walks through Korg’s brand new analogue synth the Korg Minilogue, a four-voice poly synth with built-in sequencer and delay. The …

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Rane Introduces Two-Channel Rotary Mixer
The MP2014 is built for DJs who love the classic rotary mixer experience.

Today, Rane announced that it will continue to redefine the mixer by bridging the gap between classic rotary mixers and modern DJ tools with its new two-channel rotary mixer, the …

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Watch Stillhead Breakdown his Track "Pounds Of Gold (feat. Zoe Ellying)"
In addition, we have provided the original Ableton Live project file for you to download and check out for yourself.

Alex Cowles (a.k.a Stillhead) has dissected and revealed the production processes and methods behind his recent single “Pounds Of Gold (feat. Zoe Ellying).” The single is taken from his forthcoming …

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Arturia Unveils its Latest Analog Synth, MatrixBrute
The French company claims it's "the most powerful analog synth ever created."

Just in time for the 2016 NAMM Show in Anaheim, French music software and hardware company Arturia has revealed its latest analog synth, the MatrixBrute. On its website, the company claims …

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Review: LANDR
XLR8R takes a look at the drag-and-drop online mastering tool.

In line with the rapid development of DIY home-studio hardware and software, making professional production tools more available to anyone with a computer, there is now the online mastering tool …

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Sony Reveals PS-HX500 Turntable
Panasonic isn't the only company rolling out a new turntable in 2016.

Yesterday, Technics unveiled details of its new SL-1200G turntable, which will hit markets near the close of 2016. But Panasonic isn’t the only company capitalizing on the rapidly expanding turntable …

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Panasonic Unveils Particulars for the Technics SL-1200G
The new, innovative turntable will become available before the end of 2016.

The celebrated sonic-design company Technics has just released details surrounding its new SL-1200G turntable, due to hit the market before the end of 2016. As vinyl sales continue to rise, …

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In the Studio: Gardens Of God
The Lithuanian DJ-producer weighs in on equipment, inspiration and more at his homelike studio.

It’s been a good few years for Mindaugas Lapinskis. The producer, who nowadays operates under his Gardens of God moniker, has been making music for television and radio for over …

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XLR8R's Best of 2015: Gear
At the end of a banner year for hardware and software, we select our top releases.

Electronic music-making has never been a more accessible pursuit, and 2015 saw a number of fantastic pieces of hardware and software releases. From iOS apps to MIDI controllers and beat …

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Elektron Introduces New Cable Kit
The unique audio/CV split cable will function as a multi-purpose connector solution suitable for a wide range of applications.

Swedish music hardware company Elektron announced today that it has introduced a unique multi-purpose cable and connector solution called the Audio/CV Split Cable Kit. The Audio/CV Split Cable Kit is useful for …

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Review: Ableton Push 2
The company unveils its primped-and-preened upgrade of the original.

Alongside the point release of Live 9.5, Ableton chose the very last day of its recent Loop conference in Berlin to unveil its first entirely in-house piece of hardware: the …

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Interview: Native Instruments' Scott Hobbs on iMaschine 2
Native Instruments’ ubiquitous sampler/drum-machine powerhouse gets a complete overhaul for its iOS reboot.

Since its initial release in 2009, the Maschine hardware has found its home in many a music production studio, thanks largely to its clean, intuitive interface, excellent pads and deep …

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Watch a Three-Part Series on Mastering Dance Music
Point Blank mastering instructor Anthony Chapman uses iZotope's Ozone 7 to master a track by Debukas.

Following on from the first look at iZotope’s Ozone 7, Point Blank has now released a three-part series on mastering dance music using the flagship mastering software. In the new series, Point …

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LANDR Launches Desktop App
Grab a 15% discount off any LANDR subscription with XLR8R's coupon code.

Recently, the online mastering service LANDR, a tool which enables producers to polish up their tracks in the blink of an eye, announced the launch of its desktop app. Having mastered …

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In the Studio: Tim Green
Take a peek into the London laboratory of the ever-upwards techno/house honcho.

London’s Tim Green occupies a curious position as a certain kind of British producer. Nowadays, the 31-year-old, originally from Aldington in Kent, makes beats of a club-crushing propensity more often …

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