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The world's most iconic turntable is making a comeback.   According to Wired, Panasonic has announced that it's bringing back the Technics turntable at its annual IFA press conference in…
LK is a sophisticated remote controller application for music software and hardware, featuring a tight integration with Ableton Live. Easy customization with 4 independent modules, intuitive use, creative tools and…
THE IMAGE-SHARING SERVICE NOW LETS YOU GO WIDE—OR TALL—FOR PHOTOS AND VIDEOS THAT DON'T FIT INTO ITS ICONIC SQUARE FRAME.   In its own way, it's been as defining a…
A new beta app from Microsoft aims to make taking screenshots on touch-enabled Windows 10 computers a lot easier.     Microsoft Snip offers an easier way to take screenshots,…
Pioneer DJM-900 Nexus doesn't have a straightforward option for recording directly through the soundcard – a killer feature that for now is limited to the XDJ-RX. But with a few…
Roland's Aira series has not only revived their classic 909, 808 and 303 but now takes a leap into modular with this rack version of the System 1. It's essentially…
It feels slightly ridiculous penning a review of AIAIAI's TMA-2 modular headphone system. As I write this, my laptop is sharing desk space with four types of speakers, five varieties…
Technology is evolving exceedingly fast in the DJ gear industry. Pioneer recently announced a refreshingly new all-in-one XDJ-RX Console, which allows DJs to plug in their rekordbox USB or connect…
British firm Intelligent Energy has claimed a breakthrough in building smartphones that run for a week on a single cartridge     A British technology company has claimed a major…
FLOATING POINTS UNVEILS HIS "WORLD-CLASS" ROTARY DJ MIXER THAT PUSHES THE BOUNDARIES OF TECHNOLOGY     Equipment visionary Floating Points reveals his 'FP Mixer', a "world-class" bespoke rotary mixer that…
Described as having "less bark, more bite," the new Slam Dawg plug-in from BeatSkillz looks to make mastering easier and and your mixes punchier, wider, and louder.     king…
Are you a podcaster or vocalist looking for a high quality and portable mic that will work on your Mac or iOS device? Good news, the team at IK Multimedia…
Move over streaming services, the next big app race is for meeting people at shows. FanMatch, which is essentially a Match.com, Tinder, and Firechat all rolled into one, is out…
At this year's NAMM festival, one of the announcements that garnered significant attention was the latest addition to Novation's steadily growing Launchpad family, the Launchpad Pro. With RGB color feedback…
Hey, look! Here's a handy-looking little piece of new gear from the folks over at Pioneer. It's the DJM-S9, and if you have trouble remembering model numbers, all you really…
Pioneer takes things up a notch with the luxurious SE-Master 1 headphones   The market for expensive cans has grown rapidly in the past few years, with the likes of…
Problem     Everyday speakers—whether they're in a cellphone, TV, or radio—scatter sound waves as soon as they leave the cone. A single wave can bounce off dozens of surfaces,…
Here at D23 Sony just announced there there's going to be a new themed variant of the PS4 console — and that theme is Darth Vader himself. The console features…
Astronauts would ascend 12 miles into the stratosphere before taking off under new plans to build a space lift   It is an idea that every small child has had…
The release of the original ARP Odyssey came at a time when portable synths were just entering the market. Two years earlier, Moog had condensed the functionality of their modular…
Reverb is one of the most essential effects in your audio production toolbox. It adds space, air and life to the otherwise room-less tones of electronic music. But it's easy…
"This is gonna change everything"       While details are for the moment in short supply, Pioneer DJ has confirmed it is readying a new mixer for release, implying…
A teaser video suggests the company's got something special coming     Pioneer has raised DJ eyebrows with a short teaser video suggesting it may be about to add some…
Time to get into the XONE with Allen & Heath's new XONE:43 and XONE:43C mixers...       It's interesting to see how the two undisputed heavyweight champions of the…
THE XDJ-RX: DANCING ASTRONAUT REVIEW One of the biggest challenges for aspiring DJs is how to make the transition from home practice to the club environment. While one can easily…
Stems – The Game Has ChangedCheck out the amazing new way to remix tracks mid set with this awesome new format. Stems is a brand new open audio file that…
The handcrafted-in-Japan MODEL 9000 features four channels with a three-band isolator on each channel.   Alpha Recording System has teased out its latest rotary mixer.   The Japanese manufacturer has…
Just a few weeks ago in Barcelona, there were a slew of talented artists performing for the Sónar festival. It was perhaps easy to overlook an event at the parallel…
Get organised, speed up your workflow and sort out your space     Music production is undoubtedly one of the most fun and creative things to do with your spare…
Pioneer update the HDJ-2000's with a Mk2...   Talking about looking sharp, Pioneer update their flagship DJ headphone with the HDJ-2000 Mk2 model. Building on the already much-loved original headphone,…
Softube has a reputation for high-quality effect plug-ins, including amp simulation, classic hardware emulation and channel strip modeling. They're also responsible for some of the coding behind products from Ableton,…
Last month, leaked documents revealed that the music distribution platform SoundCloud has plans to join Apple Music, Tidal, Spotify and the others to feature its own multitiered subscription service.  …
Akai has announced three new, feature-packed drum pad controllers—MPD218, MPD226, and MPD232—to be available this summer.     The new controllers are, according to the accompanied text, the product of…
TEAC tells us their new belt-drive TN-200 Turntable provides a clean sound with built-in preamp, line outs and USB output making it convenient to connect to most any music system.…
Just as Roland has with AIRA and Korg did with the Volca line, Yamaha has looked to its past to develop a line of affordable synths for the contemporary market.…
Native Instruments Show Off New STEMS Demo Video     Native Instruments' STEMS format is looking likely to cause major waves throughout the DJ community when it is finally released.…
Reverb occupies a unique place in recording history. As soon as engineers recognised that recording instruments with microphones meant also capturing the spaces in which those recordings were made, two…
There many affordable Midi controllers on the market these days from the hi-end wood finished hybrid-analogue models, to the low-end ruff and ready toy boxes, then some so portable that…
Propellerhead Software has released Reason 8.3, the latest update to its popular DAW.     The 8.3 update introduces the RV7000mkII, a powerful upgrade to Reason's cornerstone reverb that adds…
New tool allows producers to access more samples and collaborate online       If you've been keeping up with the developments in the world of production you might have…
Doppler Labs has the industry talking   Doppler Labs has acquired $17 million in Series B funding and a growing list of high-profile investors, as it readies to roll out…
A keyboard synth workstation that will evolve? Does the Korg Kronos 2 represent a large paradigm shift in the evolution of keyboard instrument development? Matt Vanacoro finds out in our…
Popular online electronic music music store Beatport has introduced an embeddable music player that will play across websites, blogs and social channels to stream songs from its service. The hook:…
Point Blank make sure their students have access to the best facilities with the latest music production equipment, expert instructors who've worked with everyone from Bob Marley to Kanye West…
I Dream Of Wires is an independently sourced documentary, chronicling the history of the modular synthesiser, a revolutionary wave of technology that blew contemporary music of all genres out of…
From the very dawn of the iPad era, when Steve Jobs first held one aloft at an Apple keynote in January 2010, producers and DJs have been looking to integrate…
ative Instruments is the master of launching its new stuff with a lush spread of meticulously prepared words, pictures, and videos for us media types to deliver to your assorted…
Ableton Live users can now download the free 9.2 update, which brings new features, tweaks, and other improvements to the DAW.     The new update is available to all…
Serato DJ users can now download the 1.7.6 update for enhanced stability and Denon DJ DS1 support.     The update is available to all Serato DJ users, with the…
This week Ableton released Making Music — 74 Creative Strategies For Electronic Music Producers, its first book. Here's a taste of what's inside.     "For many artists, nothing inspires…
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