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HearThis: What Happened To The “Soundcloud Killer”?

The first in our in-depth explorations of SoundCloud alternatives and streaming sites made for DJs.

3 Best Apps for Music Making

Mobile music apps are no longer toys. Here are three useful apps that can be used - right now - for music production.

Filling The Groove: Pioneer’s Cheap & Stylish PLX-500 Turntable

A turntable that costs less than a car? Pioneer bridges the gap with the new entry-point PLX-500.

SoundCloud Deletes Groups. HearThis Adds Them

SoundCloud eliminates yet another artist-friendly feature. Upstart HearThis.at immediately added it.
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SoundCloud is for Sale. Is Anyone Buying?

And this is why SoundCloud ignores the independent artists and DJs that are their best customers.

“It’s Like Napster, Only You Pay For It Like Spotify”

Did you hear Napster is back? It's just another of the dozens of big dumb companies that want to sell you cheap streaming.
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These Are the Best Cheap Earbuds You Can Buy

Good, cheap earbuds: Sennheiser's CX 300-II earbuds hit that balance.
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What’s New in Rekordbox 4.2.1?

Easy vinyl ripping, volume adjustment automated and more in the latest Rekordbox software.
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The new Technics 1200s show up on eBay

Hey buddy, got $10k to spare?
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A Brief History of the Minimoog, Part Two

Mini-documentary captures the iconic modular synth whose distinctive sound was heard on Kraftwerk's Autobahn, Thriller and Dr. Dre's The Chronic.
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So where are the new Technics 1200s?

Panasonic unveils the new Technics 1200s turntables this Summer. Sometime. Were they worth the wait (and $4000 price)?
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Pioneer HRM-6 Studio Monitor Headphones

Can headphones save your life? No, but they may save your music. Pioneer HRM-6 Studio Monitor Headphones designed with mobile music production in mind.
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A Brief History of the Minimoog, Part One

Watch part one of A Brief History of the Minimoog is right here.

Soundcloud NO!

The first conclusion I have about Soundcloud Go is that you're not supposed to use it. You're not supposed to find it. And there is an overwhelming sense that you're not supposed to pay...
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Native Instruments Slashes Prices of Komplete 10

If you've got a birthday coming up you might want to check your list. Promising "pro sound at an unbeatable price," Native Instruments has cut the cost of products in their Komplete series up...

Rekordbox DJ is Now Available By Monthly Subscription

Pioneer is now making DJ performance software, and they really want you to try it. Rekordbox DJ - Pioneer's own DJ software - is now available by monthly subscription. Pioneer has long been offering their Rekordbox...

Pioneer Patches Six Controllers and Mixers for OS X El Capitan

Upgrade with confidence, or at least only minor terror. You can cross off one list of apps from the OS X incompatibility list. Pioneer has unveiled a series of patches on Thursday which fix incompatibility between...
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Say Hello to Pioneer’s Compact XDJ-700

Pioneer is dropping what the company calls the "most compact, portable and flexible digital player" for DJs yet. The XDJ-700 is a slimmed down sibling to the Pioneer XDJ-1000, featuring a touchscreen, Pro DJ...

Sorry SoundCloud: It’s Not Us. It’s You.

Updated January 19, 2017: We've written several in-depth studies of the various Soundcloud alternatives and are updating this piece with links to the new stories on a wide array of alternatives to SoundCloud as...

Cz’s Gift Pick: Sennheiser HD8 DJ Headphones

Sennheiser has always been hands down the clearest, best sounding headphones in the market. No other headphones can stand next to them in terms of sound quality. The only challenge I've had in the...

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Jean-Michel Jarre: The 5 Magazine Profile

5 Magazine's Czarina Mirani interviews electronic music pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre.
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Sir LSG: A 5 Mag Mix #48

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