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Real underground: watch a live set in the Copenhagen metro

You’ve seen buskers in your subway, maybe, but odds are a full-on rave is a rarity. That’s what Strøm Festival and Anastasia Kristensen gave …

Virtual reality set to totally transform DJing, and Japan explains

What would make DJing with vinyl better? Why, DJing with vinyl as a disembodied invisible person in virtual reality with virtual vinyl on virtual …

What you can learn from Belief Defect’s modular-PC live rig

Belief Defect’s dark, grungy, distorted sounds come from hardware modulars in tandem with Reaktor and Maschine. Here’s how the Raster artists make it …

Real Talk: DeepChord

Up next in our Real Talk series is Rod Modell (a.k.a. DeepChord), a dub techno luminary and sound-designer with 25 years involvement in electronic …

Stanislav Tolkachev: 'Techno can exist outside the boundaries of society'

Thomas Martojo and Casper Tielrooij's tour includes dates in Rome, Belfast, Glasgow, Bordeaux and London.<p>Off the back of the Barcelona festival's …

Your DJ Sets Don’t Have To Be Perfect To Be Great

There’s no such thing as an absolutely “perfect” DJ set – there’s always something tiny that will muck up a performance, whether that’s a mistake …

A Guide to Modular Synthesis with Look Mum No Computer

Los Angeles

Playing Favourites: Pete Swanson

The US record collector, label owner and (sort of) noise artist invites Matt McDermott into the weird world of his tastes.

​KiNK: "There shouldn’t be a formula to playing live"

Masterful electronic artist KiNK has one of the most acclaimed live sets in dance music, which focuses on showcasing his unique improvisational …

VCV, A New Open-Source Virtual Modular System, To Debut At Knobcon

VCV, a new open-source virtual modular synthesizer system, will make its debut at Knobcon 6, scheduled for September 8-10, 2017 in Chicago. … Read …

Roland DJ 808 First Look

Music Production

5 compression mistakes to avoid

Tutorials

This Tutorial Shows You How to Use Reaktor as an Effects Plugin

Point Blank have dropped the latest video in the sound design series in which course developer and instructor Chris Carter explores a number of sound …

Sources claim SoundCloud only has enough money to last 50 days

Things aren't looking good at SoundCloud HQ. Just last week it was reported the streaming company had to lay off 40 per cent of its staff and close …

7 pieces of gear that helped define Aphex Twin's pioneering sound

<i>Aphex Twin doesn’t talk much, but when he does, he loves talking about gear. Scott Wilson digs through some of his most revealing interviews to</i> …

Chance the Rapper sparks rumors of SoundCloud buyout

<b>The US rapper has a good relationship with the troubled streaming platform.</b>Chance the Rapper has sparked rumors of a SoundCloud buyout, amid reports …

25 parties that changed dance music forever

The history of dance music is made on the floors of night clubs, warehouses, pubs and even beaches. Parties across the globe – from London to …

Modular Mayhem - Eurorack Jamsessions with Colin Benders 16: Song building mode

Playlist

Lose yourself: Why knowing set times in advance ruins a night out

Here’s a scenario.<p>It’s a Friday night, and the event that had you jumping online to catch an early-bird has finally come around. It’s a carefully …

Arturia Unleash MatrixBrute 1.1 Update, Lots To Love

Arturia aren't sitting on their laurels since releasing the super powerful analog monophonic MatrixBrute synth. They've been busy behind the scenes …

Musician Producer Techniques: How To Boost Creativity and Focus

Chances are that if you’re reading AskAudio, you have access to music production technology on your computer that would have cost hundreds of …

A Few Minutes with Nathan Wolek

Nathan Wolek is an audio artist and researcher as well as Associate Professor of Digital Arts and Chair of the Creative Arts Department at Stetson …

In the Studio: Emily Wells

0<p>SHARES<p>The powerful string and choral parts on Emily Wells’ latest album, <i>Promise</i>, reveal her deepest musical roots. The daughter of a music minister, …

Roland teases a remake of the TR-909

It's been 33 years since the TR-909 Rhythm Composer was released by Roland and a celebration of the techno favourite will be held next month. Not …

AM105 Quad VCA for Reaktor Blocks

Video: Pioneer TORAIZ SP-16 Sampler First Look

Pioneer DJ’s hybrid sampler/sequencer, the TORAIZ SP-16 has been one of the most anticipated product launches of the year for DJs and producers. The …

In The Studio with Noisia: Part 1 – Martijn van Sonderen on creating Reptilians

YouTube

Artist Tips: Sasha

British artist Sasha—now based in the US—has been one of the leading house and techno DJs for most of his 26 years as a professional DJ, and his mix …

A Guide To: Modular Synthesis

Unless you’ve been avoiding any kind of electronic music-related content for the past few years, you have noticed the rise in popularity of modular …