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Escaping tuning’s restrictive default setting – a conversation with Khyam Allami

This year has kicked off with a renewed conversation about tuning in electronic music. Khyam Allami has helped ignite that interest with free online browser tools anyone can explore, plus performances showcasing them – and has been outspoken about the philosophy behind them and why they matter. Here’s a deep dive into that work.

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Live solo master class: Baseck wailing on an Octatrack MKII is absolutely massive

Disclosure: I hate demos. Hate watching them. Hate doing them. Now, technically, this is a demo. But… uh, wow.

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Monster cheat sheet: what’s new in Ableton Live 11 and how to start using it

You’ve seen some feature lists – and this time Ableton is even doing a 90-day free trial. But how do you actually dig into what’s new in Live 11 and start working? Here’s a deep guide to all the essentials.

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Novation’s Circuit Rhythm is coming in summer; here’s what we know

Novation’s Circuit Tracks is out now – I’ve got one to test. Circuit Rhythm is coming in summer. It’s the one that samples directly; here’s what we know so far.

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Fresh picks to dowload from Bandcamp – essentials of experimentalism and groove

Forget what platform it’s on for a moment – a Friday is a perfect time to support independent DIY music production, by directly supporting the artist and downloading something that you can come back to again and again.

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Don’t miss the gorgeous, shuffling loops of glia [bandcamp picks]

In self-released sounds emanating from the state of Virginia, glia’s studies in rhythm and phrase are absolutely essential.

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Happy Jamuary – kick it off with this compact duo of MeeBlip and Zoom

When you feel like you’re out of ideas, when you’ve obsessed over that edit and that knob, when your mood has gone south… it’s time to stop everything and jam. January doldrums, meet Jamuary bliss.

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2020 music: give yourself a break and love listening again with these Pairing Mode picks

When you can’t necessarily make sense of time, but feel the need to mark its passage, there is the entire discipline of music. David Abravanel returns for year-end Pairing Mode picks and words on why you should give them deep listening.

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Darkness, mixed: sonic reflections for Threads*Palestine

In dark moments, sometimes the most vital gesture is acknowledging uncertainty and feeling. So as we pass the milestone of one year into the next, I’ll be talking through some mixes alongside our year-end music review.

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Cubase 11 is Steinberg firing on all cylinders for pros, precision

In the midst of the 2020 DAW updates, Steinberg appears to be uniquely focused on pro workflows and precise editing and sound processing tools. Cubase 11 is looking like a landmark update.

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