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  • The Legend of Technics 1200’s

    The Legend of Technics 1200’s

    Way back in October, 1972, The Matsushita Electric Company, better known as Panasonic, launched the SL1200 turntable under their Technics brand. This was the second in their new range; the first being...

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  • The Legend Of The Amen Break

    The Legend Of The Amen Break

    It’s a spring day in 1969, a band named ‘The Winstons’ are tirelessly working away in a studio in Atlanta, Georgia. They’ve just cut their new single ‘Color Him Father’ and are struggling ...

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  • Gear Love: Akai MPC

    Gear Love: Akai MPC

    Introduced by AKAI in 1988, the MPC series delivered a pioneering and intuitive piece of digital equipment that would go on to revolutionize electronic music, and, in particular, Hip Hop. Developi...

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  • How To Go Lo-Fi With Tape

    How To Go Lo-Fi With Tape

    In the age of Lo-Fi Hip Hops’ burgeoning popularity, it has become de-rigeur in modern day production, in multiple genres, to achieve a sound that has a more real-world, gritty aesthetic as a direct...

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  • Gear Love: The Beardytron 5000 MKII

    Gear Love: The Beardytron 5000 MKII

    The Beardytron 5000 MKII is the brainchild of multi-vocalist, musician, and beatboxer Darren Alexander Foreman, aka Beardyman. Having started out his live performances in cafes using guitar looping pe...

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  • The Legend of Mini Moog

    The Legend of Mini Moog

    Created by Moog Music and released in 1970, the Minimoog was one of the first portable synthesizers to hit the market, became an instant classic and has gone on to change music forever! The Birth ...

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  • Bizarre: Circuit Bending

    Bizarre: Circuit Bending

    This week we’re looking into the creative world of Circuit-Bending, an experimental and innovative world involving the customisation of the circuits within electronic devices to create new musical o...

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  • The Legend of Prophet-5

    The Legend of Prophet-5

    The Prophet-5 is up there with the Minimoog as one of the all-time timeless synths... Released in 1978 after being developed by Dave Smith and John Bowen at Sequential Circuits, the Prophet-5 was ...

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  • Bizarre: The Octobass

    Bizarre: The Octobass

    We’re back again with our foray into the world of lesser-known, undiscovered and sometimes bizarre instruments that we’ve scoured the archives for. We hope that these brief glances into the more u...

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  • 5 Production Tips to Boost Creativity

    5 Production Tips to Boost Creativity

    It’s all too easy to get caught in a routine when being creative; going through the motions that you’ve ingrained into your process can suck the creativity from your session fast. Drawing for the ...

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