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Pioneer unveils new DJS-1000 performance sampler

Live sampling and remixing are a joint venture coming soon to DJ booths everywhere as Pioneer prepares to launch its new DJS-1000 performance sampler.The sampler will enable artists to sample audio derived from media players or turntables immediately via its send/return connection, which can additionally be used with a step sequencer and altered with effects. […]

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Spotify launches app for artists

As artists continuously work to market their music to listeners worldwide, having access to the latest data is key. Knowing how, where and by whom their music is being purchased and streamed is crucial to their success as artists.Spotify has answered the call to these analytics requests with an app designed especially for the musicians and […]

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Warp the ‘Stranger Things’ theme with this online synth site

As excitement escalates for the release of season two of Stranger Things in just a few weeks, one fan has taken his or her enthusiasm to the next level.Someone has created a website called Synthier Things that only plays the Netflix show’s arpeggiated theme, but it allows for the site visitor to warp the synths to their heart’s […]

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Collector transforms toy Fisher-Price turntables into functioning, portable DJ decks

After growing weary of the market options for portable turntables, one man took matters into his own hands and created his own. Daniel Barassi didn’t want to settle for “some flimsy, groove-killing portable turntable,” so he customized an old children’s Fisher-Price battery-operated turntable.He began his project by replacing the diamond needle cartridge with a Shure […]

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Diplo and Valentino Khan star in Google Home Max promo video

Google has created a new product called the Google Home Max and has brought Diplo and Valentino Khan on board to promote the launch. The Home Max supports a variety of streaming services, including Spotify, YouTube Music, and Google Play. Unlike the Google Home Mini, which aims to compete against Amazon’s Echo Dot, the Home […]

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Google’s new Pixel Buds can translate 40 languages in real time

Google’s Pixel Buds are poised to shatter the concept of language barriers.The tech giant’s first attempt at wireless ear buds, the Pixel Buds will be compatible with Google’s not yet released Pixel 2 smartphone. But these ear buds aren’t just for music—the Pixel Buds will work in sync with Google Translate to allow users to […]

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Download two free modular synth modules for Ableton Live

One of Ableton Live’s defining features is the mutability of its user experience and software capability — the company has long encouraged the creation of third party apps and plugins for use on the DAW. Now, Mutable Instruments have ported two of their popular Eurorack analog modules into usable plugins on Ableton.While modular synths have long been a […]

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This miniscule music player provides Spotify streaming sans internet connection

The age of owning music and storing it on a device has been quickly coming to an end at the advent of streaming platforms becoming the preferred method of music consumption. That said, these platforms have one very large Achilles’ Heel in that they’re completely dependent on an internet connection. Consumers wanting to listen to their […]

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This miniscule music player provides Spotify streaming sans internet connection

The age of owning music and storing it on a device has been quickly coming to an end at the advent of streaming platforms becoming the preferred method of music consumption. That said, these platforms have one very large Achilles’ Heel in that they’re completely dependent on an internet connection. Consumers wanting to listen to their […]

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ZHU’s clothing line now a character option in FIFA ’18

FIFA players might now consider themselves officially on ZHU‘s ‘Blacklizt.’The beloved Electronic Arts video game franchise linked up with ZHU to bring his clothing line to a pixel perfect portrayal in the video game series, offering ZHU’s line as a wearable option for game players. Thanks to the fashion conscious collaboration, players can now sport […]

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Spotify is now evaluated to be worth $16 billion

Spotify is now is being valued at $16 billion, according to a recent Reuters report. This figure is $3 billion higher than similar trades until June of 2017. GP Bullhound, a technology investment and advisory firm, led an investor survey that estimated Spotify to be worth $50 billion in only a few years.The music industry’s leading […]

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No, Tom Price Is Not Repaying Taxpayers for All His Expensive Jet Travel

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price—the Donald Trump administration’s point man on putting a bullet between the Affordable Care Act’s eyes—ran up more than $400,000 in charter flights between May and September 23rd instead of flying commercial.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Take a trip down musical memory lane with Spotify’s ‘Your Time Capsule’ playlist generator

Time machines might only be the stuff of futuristic movies, but Spotify‘s new feature is blissfully real, and as close to the musical past as one can get — for now.Dubbed “Your Time Capsule,” the function, based on the user’s age, collects the music that provided the soundtrack to one’s youth, crafting a playlist sure […]

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Ableton Live users can now download a free MacBook Touch Bar preset

MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar app has a new addition set to expand producers’ use of pATCHES, a third party site that provides Ableton users with free sample packs, recording advice, Live-centric production tips, and more. Their latest offering is a free preset that gives users access to a variety of shortcuts on the Touch Bar, including a save button […]

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This website shows you your most streamed artists/songs on Spotify from 4-wk, 6-month, yr-long periods

There’s a hierarchy to the way that you stream your music on Spotify. While users of the streaming service will attest that the platform enables them to listen to a variety of artists ranging from their old favorites to new discoveries, there are some artists and songs that earn the distinction of being the user’s […]

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Maybe Check if Your Jogging Stroller Is Among These 28,000 Recalled Ones

Frankly, the existence of strollers designed specifically to allow people to dash around with babies and toddlers at grown adult speeds is slightly concerning—though somehow safe for children at least eight months old. Not so with at least one brand of strollers, though, which announced a major recall over concerns…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Reports: Latest North Korean Earthquake Was Likely Not Nuclear Test

A 3.4-magnitude earthquake rattled the area of Kilju in northeastern North Korea on Saturday morning, CBC reported, just short of four miles (six kilometers) from the Punggye-ri facility where the country has tested nuclear weapons.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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It’ll Cost Just $24 Billion To Build A Denver-To-Wyoming Hyperloop

In the coming weeks, Hyperloop One—a startup that’s furthest along in developing the futuristic transportation network—will begin a feasibility study with the Colorado Department of Transportation to determine what’s needed to actually build the system. One of the study’s aims is to develop a business case for a…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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The Anti-Rape Gadgets That Never Delivered

It’s like clockwork: every month or so, you’ll be scrolling through your Facebook feed and stumble across a video about a new ring or underwear, color-changing straws or color-changing nail polish, or “smart stickers” that claim to help prevent sexual assault. There’s the inevitable swarm of uncritical media coverage …Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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