Gear

Features

These Intimate Photos Show a Side of Detroit's Movement Most People Miss

Poignant little moments at America's biggest techno festival.
Michelle Lhooq
6.2.17
Features

The Story of the Synth that Changed Pop Forever

We investigate what it is about Roland's Juno-60 that's made it one of the most important synths of all time.
Yousif Nur
5.27.16
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Dave Smith Teams up with Pioneer DJ On New Sampler

Synth legend collaborates with company on innovative Toraiz SP-16 hardware sampler.
Benjamin Boles
4.5.16
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Serato Releases an App that Automates House Party DJing

It's for those times when "no one wants to be the guy up there DJing to five people."
Michael Scott Barron
2.11.16
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We Got an Exclusive Tour of MSTRKRFT's DIY Toronto Studio

From drum machines to vintage synths, the duo's recording setup is a gear-head's dream.
Benjamin Boles
1.18.16
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​Everyone is Psyched About Korg's New Affordable Synth, the Minilogue

The Minilogue is a fully-featured, programmable analog synth for only $499.99. Shut up and take my money!
Max Pearl
1.14.16
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This High-Powered Keyboard Allows Musicians To "Touch and Shape Sound"

This MIDI keyboard has dynamic capabilities that are just a little bit amazing.
Alexander Iadarola
12.10.15
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Neil Young Brings His Extremely Expensive PonoMusic Player to Canada

Time to Pono up the cash.
Adelaide Andrews
11.26.15
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The Collidoscope Synthesizer Is Built to be Played by Four People at the Same Time

This crazy granular synth will let you transform audio recordings into beautiful melodies collaboratively.
Max Pearl
11.23.15
Science

Could Techno Be Used to Treat Parkinson’s?

LIVELab's music research could turn your body into an instrument—and cure diseases along the way.
Daryl Keating
9.22.15
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How A Retired Air Traffic Controller Became One of the Maritime’s Most Unorthodox Electronica Artists

Robert T is the New Brunswick-based father of two with more synth gear than your local hardware store.
Natasha MacDonald-Dupuis
7.6.15
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Mathew Jonson is the Hardware Hunter Living on the Edge of Live Performance

Does he have more projects than gear? Or more gear that projects? It's a close race.
Geoff Harricks
6.10.15