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Arturia MicroFreak Review – A Fun & Freaky Compact Synthesizer

Arturia MicroFreak Review – A Fun & Freaky Compact Synthesizer This week we have the pleasure of sharing with you our review of the Arturia MicroFreak. The MicroFreak is true to its name as being a freaky freaky synthesizer. It’s packed full of different amazing waveforms that allow experimentation to the fullest. It has a riveting form factor with its PCB Keyboard and single digital oscillator layout. We love it and wish we could have kept it. Watch the full review below!  

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Beat Lab Reviews – Fres Tracks of the Week March 1st, 2019

More music, more love, more freshness. Enjoy the collection below! Try to stay warm in the cold. Listen Below. The Same Persons – Give Me Give Me is a beautiful house track featuring a guitar and vocal opening. The drop is incredibly catchy thanks to the blippy bass and kick drum. The second build/verse evens out the energy with some more singing and instruments, it’s all lovely. Give Me takes house production back to its roots and remains original at the same time. The production is clean as hell and this one is now on our club bangers playlist. Listen below. DUETS AND STUFF – Serve Somebody Is Winter over yet? It’s especially hard to tell while listening to this delicious indie song by Duets and Stuff. Halfway between moody winter and shiny summer, the vibes on this song remain blissful. The marimba player deserves a shoutout for humbly chirping …

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We Make Dance Music – Project Templates and Community Marketplace

We Make Dance Music – Project Templates and Community Marketplace We Make Dance Music is a website dedicated to a community of artists making music for the site and artists utilizing music on the site. It is a community marketplace that offers all sorts of various music-related goodies, things like Project Templates, samples + loops, even royalty-free music can be purchased there. They reached out to us recently about trying some of the Project Templates they have to offer so we checked out a few and wanted to share with you our experience so you could join the fun! We’ll give a brief overview of the website and purchase process then break down some of the templates we tried out. The Website As we mentioned above the website has a lot to offer in the realm of downloadable music content. They organize the website into four main sections – Templates, Sounds, Stems, and …

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Beat Lab Reviews – Fresh Tracks of the Week August 17, 2018

Beat Lab Reviews – Fresh Tracks of the Week August 17, 2018 We have some exciting news about the Beat Lab blog, remember when we did that review on Submithub? Well, we reached out to them and are hoping to get set up with their service as reviewers, that’s right, sometime soon you may be able to submit your music through Submithub and get it featured on our website! Beat Lab Academy is a music school and we wanted to provide a platform for people like our students to share their music with like-minded individuals across the internet. We will be running a weekly article featuring a number of songs new to us or new to the world in an effort to promote music for those on the come up. For the first few weeks, we will be promoting music from our students and alumni until more submissions come in. …

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SubmitHub – A Review of the Reviewing Service (Special Guide)

This week we'll be doing a review of the blog/label submission service - SubmitHub. The service was created by Jason Grishkoff of Indie Shuffle for the purpose of simplifying the song submission process, he knew that blogs/labels want music and that artists want exposure, reviews, and signing. In Josh's own words, "The goal of the website is to centralize the disorganized process of submitting to music blogs. We're here to help curators and artists connect. It's up to them to take it from there :) ".

We had a chance to see the blog review process from the beginning and wanted to share the experience with you.

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Dato DUO- Collaborative Synthesizer/ Sequencer

Dato DUO- Collaborative Synthesizer/ Sequence Dutch music start up, Dato just opened their Kickstarter for crowdfunded DUO synthesizer. The DUO Synthesizer is a unique two person synth/ sequencer combo designed for collaborative production and a shared musical experience. The DUO’s engaging, colorful, and surprisingly simple design make it friendly, “For kids aged 3-99 and up!”  The simplicity and user friendly interface of the DUO make it perfect for use in live performance and jam sessions as well as for studio sessions for musicians of all skill levels.  The DUO features a pentatonic sequencer on one side and controls for the synth on the other. As Dato describes it, “ We carefully picked the parameters so you can’t do anything wrong, even if you tried.”  The DUO is set to release early September for about $300 USD. You can find out more by following the link to Dato’s DUO Kickstarter page and …

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Ableton 1.0 Review (!!)

Ableton 1.0 Review (!!)   In the world and era of DAWs, frequent updates, the ever inventive market, and constant discoveries of sound, change the face of our favorite software we’ve come to know and love. It’s hard to recall or imagine how they came in original form. Today we’re going to throwback our personal favorite DAW to when it was a little baby. Check out the link below to see a review of Ableton v1.1, where it received a 10 out of 10 score by audiomac.net. When reading about the groundbreaking innovations Ableton brought to the table, it’s easy to catch yourself daydreaming about where software and electronic music will go and what can change the ever-changing game. Click the photo below for a vintage review!    

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Daedalus Review: Roland TR-808 vs. TR-8

Daedalus Review: Roland TR-808 vs. TR-8   Alfred Darlington, aka Daedalus, a pioneer in the L.A. beat scene, reviews and highlights the differences between the classic Roland 808 drum sequencer and the newer TR-8. Check out the deeply insightful thoughts on two classic machines, by a soon to be classic artist.    

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