Artist Tips: Abayomi
Ableton's Product Specialist offers advice on making music while working full time.

Jesse Abayomi is a London-born Nigerian artist who operates with a fiercely independent outlook. Currently based in Berlin working as Ableton’s in-house Product Specialist, Abayomi also moonligh…

Artist Tips: Sapphire Slows
The gifted Tokyo-based artist shares advice on confidence, technique, and experimentation.

Although she’s a relatively fresh face on the electronic music landscape, in just a handful of years, Sapphire Slows has carved out an intriguing sonic space for herself, one born from unbridled…

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…

Watch Stefano Ritteri Explore Teenage Engineering's OP1 and Pocket Operators
Point Blank instructor, producer, and DJ Stefano Ritteri shows how to use the portable synths to create a track on the road.

First dropping in 2009, Teenage Engineering’s OP1 is a portable synth, sampler, and recording device with a whole lot of quirky features to stir inspiration and have you thinking about creating …

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…

Q&A: Teenage Engineering
The Swedish synthesizer firm unveils its low-cost Pocket Operators.

Since unveiling its OP-1 portable music production machine in 2010, the Stockholm, Sweden-based Teenage Engineering has become something of a phenomenon in the electronic music world. The OP-1 meshed …

Teenage Engineering Releases Pocket-Sized Synthesizers
The creator of the OP-1 has introduced a new line of affordable and extremely compact synths.

Teenage Engineering—the company behind the inventive OP-1 synth—has unveiled the P-O line of synthesizers, a new set of three units set to retail for $59 each and small enough to fit into one’s …

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