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The arrival of the Rytm drum machine from Elektron has been highly anticipated due to its design, which combines analog sound generation with digital sample playback, forming a versatile tool for musicians, producers and sound designers alike. In this video, Rob Rives takes us on a guided tour of the... READ MORE

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Earlier this summer, at Moogfest, the legendary synthesizer brand unveiled a special product that is sure to excite the DIY musical hacker community worldwide, with the Werkstatt-Ø1 Moogfest... READ MORE
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Proving that no recording job is too small for quality analog-to-digital conversion and their renowned microphone preamps, Focusrite has announced an addition to their Scarlett line of audio interfaces with the... READ MORE
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It is not every new company whose founders can boast an impressive history and experience in their field before they even begin manufacturing, but such is the case with EVE Audio, maker of... READ MORE
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Although this company is one of the most respected professional audio manufacturers on stage and in the studio, when you play word association with your typical... READ MORE
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In the following video, Rob Rives, from B&H, demonstrates the Focusrite iTrack Dock for the iPad. He explores the dock’s form factor, input capability, and monitor control knob. The video showcases the dock's microphone preamps, taken from Focusrite’s Scarlett interfaces, and... READ MORE

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In the following video, Rob Rives shows off the Resident Audio T4 Thunderbolt Audio Interface. Rives discusses the features of the interface, including how it provides four mic preamps with phantom power while being exclusively bus powered, its color LED gain indicators, and its... READ MORE

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Propellerhead has just announced the upcoming release of the newest version of its popular music creation software, Reason 8. The update marks a major revision to the software with notable changes to the user-interface experience and overall workflow.    A... READ MORE
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"The LK-175 and the LK-260 add the company’s key-lighting function that allows up to four keys to light up, a great learning tool especially when used with the Step Up Lessons." Casio has recently announced new keyboards in its portable line that offer a refresh of an already well-equipped series of instruments. The updated keyboards are the... READ MORE
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Although a relative newcomer to the scene, Notion from Presonus is nonetheless a mature notation software solution available for both Mac- and Windows-based computers. With the exception... READ MORE
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­ At a time when most manufacturers were content with solid-state designs, Manley Laboratories, Inc. stepped outside the box to produce a line of professional-quality all-tube equipment for recording and mastering studios. Manley’s design philosophy is simply to provide the best-sounding equipment at the best possible price. The company’s 11,000-square-foot building, located in Chino, CA, houses... READ MORE
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We are living during a modern renaissance for synthesizers, and the newly announced Streichfett string synth module from Waldorf aims to capture that classic, sometimes campy... READ MORE
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A microphone is the first and most important point of contact between a sound that you want to record and the signal you are ultimately able to deliver. Like photography and film lenses, microphones will retain their value for decades and remain relevant to future technological advances in analog-to-digital conversion and digital signal processing. They can be used with multiple recording... READ MORE
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MOTU (Mark of the Unicorn), the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based manufacturer of computer music hardware and software solutions recently revamped their line of audio interfaces to include Thunderbolt connectivity and AVB networking. These three new 1U 19” rackmountable audio interfaces differ from one another in terms of analog I/O, but all share a common feature set that includes a flexible 48-... READ MORE
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With the growing popularity of using iPads and iPhones to record video, more and more people are running into the same problem - how to get good sound. While the camera is great and the built-in mic is probably fine for phone calls and FaceTime, videographers demand more professional options. In this video, Rob from B&H takes us through some third-party audio solutions to consider, from entry... READ MORE

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