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Video: Eclectic Method Gets a Pioneer SVM VJ Mixer

Ed.: DVJing sometimes seems more a dream of hardware manufacturers than something in the real world — until you get a talented DVJ going. We’re a bit late on posting this as it got lost in the shuffle of drafts, but well worth checking out, anyway. -PK Jonny Wilson from Eclectic Method has got his […]

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Pioneer Introduces Thrillingly Expensive Audio-Video Mixer: SVM-1000

Pioneer have broken new ground in overstatement with the announcement of their upcoming Video/Audio mixer, the US$6000 SVM-1000. World’s first mixer for 4-channel audio and video. I guess they completely missed the AVM02 then? I’m not sure how, it’s rather big and heavy. Does anybody actually believe marketing people? Do they even believe themselves when […]

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Polyend Tracker Mini 2.0: synth engines, PERC drum synth, more of everything

Right after the major Tracker+ release, Polyend has a big update for the little Mini: now with Synth Engines, PERC drum engine, USB mass storage, more MIDI tracks, and other enhancements. And there’s a big sale on now, this week only.

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Watch Hexorcismos make AI performative and personal in this live show

In contrast to big data, automation, and bland prompts, artist Moisés Horta Valenzuela (Hexorcismos) is making machine learning into a live AV instrument using his own data sets and idiosyncratic, technoshamanistic approach. Check out this latest iteration of his live show Nahualtia Tlatzotzonalli (Shapeshifter Musician).

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Audio Damage has released 33 classic legacy plug-ins for free – here’s a guide and a stupid test

Beloved boutique plug-in house Audio Damage has found a heck of a retirement for 33 of its vintage plug-ins: it’s giving them away for free for macOS and Windows. Here’s a complete guide and an ill-advised test scenario. Audio Damage’s Chris Randall explains in a blog post: Everything Old Is New Again… Here’s the skinny: […]

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Polyend Tracker 1.5 lets you save custom instruments – and opens up sharing with others

Polyend quietly updated their cult hit Tracker with a smartly-designed feature for keeping settings organized as instruments. What might really matter about that is the chance to exchange your instruments with other Tracker users – a big deal in this passionate community.

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Ableton Live freebies: new J74 FreeCode Max for Live pack with chorus, vocoder, chords

Hotrod your Ableton Live sessions with still more Max for Live freebies. From J74 aka Fabrizio Poce comes a chord generator, phase vocoder, and stereo chorus for free, plus a lot more updates if you spend a few bucks on the packs.

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teenage engineering are now selling their own custom PC case, computer-1

If Apple and PC makers aren’t inspiring you, there’s always teenage engineering. The Swedish maker of synths, sound gear, and electronics are now offering up their own custom PC case – orange, aluminum, with carry-handle, for mini-ITX and dual-slot GPU. It could be the start of someone’s killer portable music/gaming/VJ rig.

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Into the woods: impressions of Superbooth’s weird wonders in Berlin

Superbooth, the event that was born in a single corner of a trade show fair and grew to a cultural happening, made its return after over two years’ hiatus.

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Behringer adds a 4-osc Moog; here’s everything they’re cloning now (late 2019)

Behringer will remake the rare Wasp and now just announced a 4-voice paraphonic Moog clone. Having trouble keeping track? Here’s a recap.

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