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German music hardware manufacturer Behringer has shared a new video revealing it's clone of the Roland TR-808 in action, offering the first look at its reimagining of the iconic gear.…
An underground club classic and stripped back, beatless interpretation. Melodies International is releasing two of Frankie Knuckles’ rare Womack & Womack ‘MPB (Missin’ Persons Bureau)’ edits on 12″ this May.…
Dave Smith Instruments have introduced a new version of their legendary Prophet range – the Prophet X. Moving away from pure synthesis, the Prophet X adds sampler functionality, letting users…
Loopmasters have introduced Loopcloud 2.0 – a cloud-connected app and plugin that allows you to browse the Loopmasters catalogue directly from your DAW. Loopcloud lets users preview samples in real-time,…
How turntables, speakers and amplifiers are made. We take these three items for granted. Together they comprise the essential components of every hi-fi system, but while we know how records themselves…
Ninja Tune appear to be building their own branded hardware delay unit. According to leaked photos from Gearporn.Berlin, the 'Zen Delay' is a multi-made delay unit with a valve signal…
We're celebrating the 30-year anniversary of the Summer Of Love. Here, we look back at the best synths of 1988   AKAI MPC60   Does Akai’s collaboration with drum machine pioneer…
A new member of the “Chroma” family has arrived. This time, a beautiful set of audio cables join the popular line of Chroma Cables and Caps that have been popular with DJs and producers…
Is there really such a thing as free DJ software? Yup, Mixxx is an amazing open-source cross-platform project that brings DJ software to the masses. No price limited feature set,…
Native Instruments have completely rebuilt their DJ software Traktor from the ground up, as well as doubling the size of their Traktor team. In an email message sent out to…
Too good to be true? Of course. Launched on April 1st, Serato announced a new partnership with Tesla, with a launch video cut together of Elon Musk and a Tesla…
Is there a piece of equipment out there that’s had as much of an impact on modern music as Roland’s classic TR-808 drum machine? Or do you think other Roland…
Apple’s vision for how their macOS and iOS operating systems will evolve will be outlined at their yearly Worldwide Developer’s Conference on June 4th. The event, which usually affects producers,…
Back to the funky future. In 1984, a little known artist by the name of Prophet released his one and only LP, Right On Time, on a tiny San Francisco label…
If you’ve been watching carefully, Swedish audio technology company Teenage Engineering has been involved in huge partnerships in the last two years. This week a major one was announced: they’re…
Moog have announced a new App which is based on their original analog designs for the first portable keyboard synthesizer, the Model D.   Available now on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch for an…
SQUAVER P1 A unique synth that can be controlled by incoming audio. Marrying the usability of a guitar pedal with the expressiveness of a semi-modular synth, it has foot switches…
Google have announced a new touchscreen hardware synth that uses NSynth technology to combine a range of sounds into something entirely new. First previewed by Google last year, NSynth uses…
From vinyl to mp3, and back again. Physical album sales of vinyl and CDs out-stripped digital downloads in the USA in 2017, according to the latest end of year report…
Moog have released an official Minimoog Model D iOS app. The Minimoog was the first ever portable synth released originally in 1970 and has been ported to iOS with some…
Hypebeast favourite and hugely popular streetwear brand Supreme has announced a limited-edition collaboration with Pioneer, which dropped worldwide today. As the final announcement of Supreme’s SS18 drop, the Pioneer DJ…
Phase is a new product that uses wireless technology to enable you to play and scratch audio files using vinyl without a needle. French company MWM has created the gadget,…
Spotify is trialing a new DJ automix feature, that uses AI to blend tracks in a playlist.   The tool was spotted on the D’n’B playlist ‘Drum & Bass Fix’,…
Arturia have released six new plugins that they say you’ll “actually use”. Cleverly-titled ‘3 Filters You’ll Actually Use’ and ‘3 Pres You’ll Actually Use’, the filters are taken from elements…
“Big Mac for less whack.” Hi-fi specialist McIntosh has unveiled its latest turntable, the MT2. Read more: The best high-end turntables to aspire to MT2 follows McIntosh’s MT10 turntable and MT5…
A legendary mastering compressor and limiter is coming to your DAW. Swedish software sages Softube have teamed up with Weiss to re-make the DS-1-Mk3 in the box. A high-end, high-quality…
Roland has announced it will release a new drum machine this month called the TR-8S. It’s an upgrade on the TR-8 machine, which was released in 2014. As well as…
When it comes to sound quality, the latest designs don’t always improve on what came before. Paul Rigby follows his guide to vintage turntables with a look at some of the old-school…
Pro-ject have unveiled a new turntable for audiophiles. The popular record player brand’s new Debut III S has a specially designed Ortofon cartridge and is the first Debut range to…
Every week, we hear from DJs who want to know “Is a new version of Traktor coming out soon?” Besides minor bug fixes, it’s been a while since a major…
What technological trends can listeners and artists expect in 2018? Scott Wilson stares into his crystal ball to discover how tech may change the way we consume and make music in…
What is the big deal with net neutrality? For a generation of musical creatives that rely on the internet to share their artistic works, having equal access feels like a…
If you’re still mopping away tears from the eye-watering price of the “affordable” Technics turntable that came out this year, you’ll be interested in EntroPi Games’ new application Vinyl Reality. The German…
Steinberg recently announced the availability of the new version 9.5 of the popular music composition software.   "We are proud to announce the arrival of Cubase 9.5, the next major…
Maybe KUVO can help answer "Track ID?" too   Thanks to the collaborative efforts of Pioneer and Canadian organization SOCAN, the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada,…
Science Channel’s Machines: How They Work series has shared an incredible 3D exploded view animation detailing the inner workings of a turntable.     Check it out below to get…
New Boutiques include SH-01A and TR-08...     Roland continue to bolster their Boutique range with the launch of the new SH-01A, a clone of their legendary SH-101 mono synth.…
August is here – which means DJ gear companies come out of their slumber and finally start teasing new equipment for DJ Expo, Musikmesse, and other industry events. What’s happened…
Great news for iOS device users.   On 1st August 2017, the world's premier house music website, www.ihouseu.com launched a new mobile app which is now available to download on…
The most useful inner sleeve you’ll find.   What if every record came with a set of illustrations about how to store it? While, like a packet of crisps, you…
Play-A-Synth lets anyone try before they buy...     Buying hardware synths can be a real minefield — but a new website Play-A-Synth is looking to solve many of the…
The latest device from the team behind the Patchblocks mini-synths is a battery-powered mixer you can fit in your pocket. Scott Wilson finds out if the sound and experience of…
Atari, one of the pioneers in the video games industry with games like Pong, Pac-Man and Centipede, will launch the Ataribox. This will be the first console Atari will release…
Pioneer DJ has launched Interface 2, a new soundcard that opens up rekordbox dvs to all DJs allowing them to scratch and control the music on their rekordbox library using…
Pioneer DJ have just dropped a new video featuring synth guru Dave Smith.   The legendary engineer and musician talks about the beautiful character of analog synthesis and how he…
15% of UK adults have used a ripping-service...     Stream-ripping has now been tagged as the “most aggressive form of music piracy” by PRS for Music and the Intellectual…
ROLI has launched its new affordable touch-responsive keyboard interface, the Seaboard Block.     Priced at £279, the Seaboard Block is a cheaper alternative to the acclaimed Seaboard GRAND and…
Sonar isn't just a world-class music festival with a meticulously programmed line-up, there's also Sonar—D, an interactive showcase of some of the world's most sought after gear.      …
The three-of-a-kind machine is an exact replica of Moog and Emerson's 1970s masterpiece         The last ever Emerson Moog Modular System is currently being built and will…
Focusrite has just announced the release of an incredibly cool audio interface for iOS users. The iTrack One Pre is a compact cube that lets you record high-resolution audio from…
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