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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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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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Sneaker Speakers! Nike Air Force 1

Soooo slick! Recall science lessons learned during elementary school, that the vibration of air create sound? UK’s Intercity (publisher of Art & Sole) and customizer Alex Nash, popularly known as Nash Money, materialized that notion into their Sneaker Speakers customs. A promo for Havana Club’s Inspired Ingenuity Competition, where creative types are asked to …

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Stylophone Pocket Electronic Organ

After being out of production for over 32 years, the Stylophone is back! This iconic instrument was used by everyone from David Bowie to Kraftwerk and now is available once again for the musically minded. The new Stylophone closely resembles the 60’s original, but is upgraded with volume control, 2 …

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New Music Gizmos from NAMM 2011

Here are a few of the highlights from this years’ NAMM conference. The biggest conference for North American music companies and retailers.

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