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Music Tech & Art

Pro-Ject RPM 1.3 Genie Turntable

“Whether you’re just getting into vinyl or simply looking for a stylish replacement for your aging gear, the Pro-Ject RPM 1.3 Genie Turntable ($500) is a terrific choice. Featuring a strikingly stripped-down design, the Genie will turn heads with its looks, while the quiet running synchronous motor, two-step pulley, resonance-optimized …

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Music Tech & Art

Wax Poetics Issue #47

Born from a thought and willed into being by one man, Earth, Wind & Fire became one of the biggest acts of the 1970s. Ramsey Lewis always operated in the popular realm, even making people dance with his 1965 hit record “The ‘In’ Crowd,” which epitomized the soul-jazz sound. Roy …

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Music Tech & Art

Teenage Engineering OP-1 Video

Teenage Engineering’s hotly-anticipated synth / music-making hardware OP-1 finally got an official release last week. Early stocks promptly sold out, but new waves of deliveries should refresh availability. We’ll have more from TE on the launch and the instrument soon.

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Linn LM-1 Drum Machine circa 1982

The LM-1 Drum Computer, manufactured by Linn Electronics Inc., was the first drum machine to use digital samples of acoustic drums. Conceived and designed by Roger Linn, it was also one of the first programmable drum machines. It was introduced in early 1980 at a list price of US$4,995, climbed to $5,500 when additional features were …

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Okki Nokki Record Cleaning Machine

Ok, so this is pretty pricey (i’ve seen it at around 550$) but for the amount of vinyl I have in my basement I have to say that I’m seriously considering something like that… MANUFACTURER’S REVIEW The Okki Nokki RCM is an exceptionally well-designed device created specifically for cleaning all …

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KORG Monotribe

Ready to tweak some real analog hardware? In a world seemingly ruled by digital, Korg created an analog sensation with the palm-sized monotron Analogue Ribbon Synthesizer. Korg has once again raised the analog banner with the amazing monotribe Analog Ribbon Station; a new form of synthesizer that packs an amazing …

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Nixon RPM Headphones

Designed for DJs, the Nixon RPM Headphones ($200) blend hefty electronics with simple, oversized-looking aesthetics that wouldn’t look out of place in a cartoon — and we mean that in a good way. Highlights include custom 40mm drivers, articulating joints, gel-filled ear cushions, an interlocking coiled cable, and an additional …

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MPC-Inspired Watch from FLUD!

Ohhh my lord. My nerdy senses are tingling! I just saw this brand new line of watches from FLUD. The BPM line which is out this summer features an MPC inspired design (the classic drum machine used by pretty much everyone for the past 20 years). Don’t really know how …

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Music Tech & Art

New Record Digging App for IPhones

Just got a message from the founder of a new company and service called iCrates and I have to say it’s a pretty interesting tool, which does raise certain ethical questions for the seasoned record digger. As you can see from the demo video, iCrates in a Iphone application that …

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