Studio Essentials: Marco Shuttle
The Italian DJ-producer talks us through the key elements of his studio.

Treviso-born Marco Shuttle has been involved in underground electronic music since his 15th birthday, first as a promoter and then as a DJ-producer. Having traveled to London to gain his MA in Fashion…

Studio Essentials: Jeroen Search
The Dutch techno veteran speaks on the synths that have been essential during his two decade career.

Longevity in the techno world isn’t the easiest feat to pull off. Having the essential understanding of the sound, as well as the additional flare, is one thing, but holding onto it is something else.…

XLR8R's Best of 2016: Gear
We look back at our favorite pieces of gear released in 2016.

In terms of music and music making, 2016 really stood out for the amount of accessible, analog gear that was released. Many of the premier companies in the space—Korg, Roland, Arturia, Elektron—releas…

Check out a Tutorial on the Affordable Korg Electribe ES-1
Point Blank's new video series details a handful of overlooked bits of hardware gear.

In ‘Under The Radar,’ a new four-part web series by Point Blank, R&S Records A&R and Point Blank instructor Sam Willis (a.k.a Primitive World) chats through a few somewhat overlook…

Korg Announces New Synthesizer
The Korg monologue is an analog monophonic synthesizer.

Korg has revealed its new analog monophonic synthesizer. The Japanese corporation’s new Monologue is an analog monophonic synthesizer, which it has described as sharing “the spirit of̶…

Korg Unveils Volca Kick and ARP Odyssey Desktop Module
The Japanese company's new products will be available to purchase in October.

Korg has unveiled two new products. First up is the Volca Kick, the latest addition to Korg’s affordable synths range: an “analog kick generator that delivers powerful sounds.” The o…

Ask the Experts: Mathew Jonson
The Berlin-based Canadian gear fanatic steps up to answer your questions.

Last month, 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 respond …

Studio Essentials: Octave One
The Burden Brothers detail their musical essentials for when they are on the road.

The Burden Brothers’ connection with their machines runs deep. Lenny and Lawrence, siblings from Detroit, are the core members of one of techno history’s most pivotal acts (with Lorne, Lynell and Lanc…

John Carpenter Discusses his Affection for Moog Synthesizers
The horror auteur opens up about scoring low budget films, composing influences, and his new album.

Having recently dropped his sophomore album Lost Themes II  via Sacred Bones Records, iconic horror film director John Carpenter has recently sat down with Korg to discuss the pivotal role that synthe…

Podcast 431: Woo York [Live]
In advance of this week's DGTL performance, the Ukrainian duo provide a 60 minute improvised live set.

Though enigmatic and media-shy, Ukrainian duo Woo York have been a staple in many techno fans’ diets after their 2012 releases on Soma Records and Planet Rhythm.  In the studio, they have been n…

Gear Review: Korg Minilogue
The Japanese powerhouse continues its run of affordable analog synths.

Korg continues its course of developing affordable, yet fully analog and compact devices designed for live performance and studio purposes, with the Minilogue. In line with the ultra-compact Volca ser…

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 musical brilliance. We saw synths…

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 …

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 12 years—but it wasn’t…

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 machines, here…

Korg Introduces the MS-20M Module Synthesizer Kit
The company resurrects the legendary MS-20—minus the keyboard.

The most recent in an increasingly long line of resurrections, Korg’s MS-20M brings the legendary MS-20 synth to your desktop in all its glory—minus the keyboard. It’s nearly identical to the or…

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