Gadgets & Stuff

Reviews of MIMS-approved gear & stuff to nerd-out about.

 
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FL Studio Mobile – Now on IPhone & IPad

Not that I’m a Fruity Loops guy, or that I own an Iphone or Ipad but I do know tons of producer friends who are FL diehards. So, if you are, then you have good reasons to get excited about this…. FL Studio Mobile, p...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 
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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 “T...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 
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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 ...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 

 
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Sound Shapes for New PlayStation Vita: Platforming as Musical Interface

The shape of weiiiird things to come in music production.
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 
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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 mach...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 
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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 Ok...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 

 
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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 a...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 
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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 custo...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 
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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 t...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 

 
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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 f...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 
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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, materializ...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 
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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 clo...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)