The Best of NAMM 2018
We wrap up our favorite pieces of kit from this year's gear convention.

Another year, another NAMM show, full of wondrous, blinking new gear designed to whet the appetites of gear nerds around the globe (and, most likely, distract them from actually making music). This ye…

XLR8R's Best of 2017: Gear
We look back at our favorite pieces of gear released in 2017.

2017 saw a number of innovations in terms of how musicians interact with both standalone hardware and computers. While there’s been far too much cool new gear to compile in one place (especially once …

From Synth to Sync: NAMM 2017 Brings Music Gear Aplenty
A wrap-up of the best on offer at the annual gear convention.

NAMM 2017 has come and gone, amidst a series of rather torrential downpours in traditionally sunny Anaheim, California. Though there was perhaps less emphasis on throwback products and re-releases tha…

In The Studio: Christian Löffler
With an alluring new album on the shelves, XLR8R sits down with the German artist to chat on the processes and theories behind his work.

Nestled amongst a beautiful forest in an idyllic corner of Germany on the Baltic Sea, Christian Löffler’s calm demeanor and openly playful nature personify his home region. It’s an area in which…

Ask the Experts: Headless Horseman
The mysterious producer removes his veil for the first time to answer all your questions.

It came as something of a surprise when Headless Horseman agreed to step in as our resident expert this September. It came as an even greater surprise when we entered his analog-heavy Berlin studio ju…

Ask the Experts: DeWalta
David Koch answers your questions on modular synthesis, production techniques and forming connections in the scene.

Earlier this year, we were delighted to be able to relaunch our Ask the Experts series—a column in which we hand over the reigns to some of our favorite musicians who have agreed to take the time to r…

Elektron Says Farewell to the Machinedrum and Monomachine
The last of these machines are available for purchase in the Elektron webshop until June 21.

Earlier today, the Sweden-based hardware company Elektron announced that it would no longer be manufacturing its legendary Machinedrum and Monomachine. Having been a staple of many a studio over the p…

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 …

In The Studio: John Tejada
The Palette Recordings label boss takes XLR8R into his home to learn more about his creative processes.

When we were first told we’d have the chance to peek inside the constantly evolving home studio of Palette Recordings label boss John Tejada, there was only one way to meet the opportunity: with…

Elektron Release First Record on New Label
The Sweden-based hardware company has announced a new label called Elektron Grammofon.

Elektron has become increasingly well known throughout the years from manufacturing some of the most sought after drum machines and synthesizers currently on the market, including Analog RYTM, Octatra…

Decibel Announce 2015 dB Conference Panels
The Seattle-based festival will partner with CreativeLive to showcase its artist talks and workshop panels.

If you are looking for a festival in the states that has a rich history of in-depth discussion panels on music technology and hands-on learning,  you have to search no further than the long running ar…

Elektron Beta Tests New Overbridge Software
Public beta testing has gone live with support for the Analog Rytm, Analog Four, and Analog Keys machines.

Elektron Music Machines, the Sweden-based analog synthesizer manufacturer, has just announced a public beta test of its latest communication software, Overbridge. With Overbridge, you can discover a n…

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