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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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If your existing wireless system isn’t really cutting it for you anymore, you have until the end of August to take advantage of Sennheiser’s Gear-Up and Cash-In promotion. Sennheiser is allowing you to trade in any older wireless system from any manufacturer in exchange for a rebate on a newly purchased... READ MORE
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When your grandparents were in their prime, tuning guitars with the tuning fork and the pitch pipe, the advent of transistors, solid-state circuit boards, and chips allowed manufacturers to develop and design revolutionary new guitar tuners that did most of the work for you—their onboard microphones picked up and processed the plucked notes, and displayed flat, sharp, or in-tune notes on a small... READ MORE
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The organization known as NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) hosts two yearly conventions where pro audio, consumer audio, and instrument manufacturers show off some of their wares and announce new products. While the Winter NAMM show gets most of the attention, many manufacturers still bring their A-Game to the summer show. Here’s a look at some of the newly announced gear that will... READ MORE
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RØDE, the Australian-based manufacturer of professional field and studio microphones, has just announced an update to its popular... READ MORE
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Presonus has just introduced the next generation of its popular AudioBox-series recording interfaces for Windows, Mac, and now, for iPad, too. Built to accommodate the ever-changing needs of mobile musicians and... READ MORE
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Dave Smith is a pioneering circuit designer and founder of Dave Smith Instruments. Responsible for developing the first polyphonic and microprocessor-controlled synthesizer, the Prophet 5, he has once again delighted synthesizer enthusiasts around the world with the... READ MORE
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I can hear you saying it. “Seriously? How do you reinvent something as utilitarian as a mic stand? It only needs to be sturdy and hold your mic in place. Why fix what’s not broken?” True―the mic stand, while incredibly important in the studio, on stage, and at rehearsals, is usually far from exciting. Even the most reliable stands found in world-class recording studios and on tour with platinum-... READ MORE
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