5 Magazine 148 The Freakeasy

SoundCloud Deletes Groups. HearThis Adds Them

SoundCloud eliminates yet another artist-friendly feature. Upstart HearThis.at immediately added it.
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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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Moog Brings Back to Life the Pioneering Synthesizer IIIc

Moog, the company, is steeped in music history - largely because they invented much of it. And keep bringing it back to life, like the Synthesizer IIIc.
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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...

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...

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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These Are the Best Cheap Earbuds You Can Buy

Good, cheap earbuds: Sennheiser's CX 300-II earbuds hit that balance.

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...
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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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Take a Virtual Video Tour of the Private Roland Museum

Iconic music manufacturer Roland offers you the chance to tour their glorious private museum from the comfort of your couch.
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Feel the Music? Try the Subpac-M2

DJs and festival goers are discovering Subpac's next gen wearable and tactile device.
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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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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...
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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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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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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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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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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?

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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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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