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Audiomack is Free and Nobody is Paying

Audiomack offers unlimited uploads and unlimited data and it's completely free. So why aren't more dance music DJs using it?
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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...
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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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Attigo Touchtables: are these what DJs have been waiting for?

YouTube has made celebrities out of more than the sneezing panda and the bulldog on a skateboard. Three months ago, Scott Hobbs, an engineering student at the University of Dundee, UK, posted video clips...

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...

“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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Victor Simonelli: The 5 Magazine Interview

Victor Simonelli is one of New York's House bred royalty. His name carries weight, from his work with Tommy Musto, Brian Tappert and Marc Pomeroy, with labels like Bassline, Vinyl Solution, Big Big Trax,...
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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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SoundCloud is for Sale. Is Anyone Buying?

And this is why SoundCloud ignores the independent artists and DJs that are their best customers.
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Roland Drops Another Teaser Video for Aira: It’s Coming

Christ knows if Roland can still make a piece of world-changing machinery like the 808 or 909, but the company sure does know how to make a viral video. Following up on the frenzy...

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...

SoundCloud Deletes Groups. HearThis Adds Them

SoundCloud eliminates yet another artist-friendly feature. Upstart HearThis.at immediately added it.
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Intellijel’s Atlantis Synth Module Conjures Up Visions of the Roland 101

If you've been thinking about giving up modular synths, think again. The Atlantis Eurorack Synth Module from Intellijel Designs is "inspired" by the architecture and sound of the fabled Roland SH-101, the less storied...

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.
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Moog Gives a Send Off to The Little Phatty Synth (Video)

Legendary synthesizer manufacturer Moog announced today the discontinuation of the oft-beloved "Little Phatty" synth, created in 2006 as a tribute to the life and legacy of founder Bob Moog. In a short documentary released today...
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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...

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.
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Download Traktor DJ For Free (Legally, Even)

If it's a promotion, it's sailed under the radar so far. Native Instruments' popular Traktor DJ app for iPhone, iPod and iPad has recently been cut down to a price of $0. That's right:...
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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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Mixcloud: Party Like It’s MySpace in 2006

In our continuing series on SoundCloud Alternatives, we turn to Mixcloud: The DJ's choice (and almost no one else's).

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Session Victim: Listen To Your Heart

5 Magazine's Dustin Kinney talks to Session Victim ahead of the release of their new LP Listen To Your Heart.

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