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Laidback Luke shares full Ableton Live project session for ‘Stepping To The Beat’

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Regardless of whether you enjoy his music not, there’s no denying the role Laidback Luke has played in helping aspiring producers. From his official forum to his frequent feedback for new artists, Luke has always been conscious of the next generation of producers.

Teaming up with cloud-based music collaboration platform Splice, the Dutch DJ has open-sourced his entire project file for recent single “Stepping To The Beat.” By examining the file on Splice, you can find out everything from the layers of his drums to the plugins used on the track. This kind of unparalleled access — made even easier by Splice’s DNA player — is something that could only happen in the modern production era. Apparently for Luke, it’s only the beginning as well. He said of the collaboration: “Very much into starting this up with Splice and starting to share my projects with you!”

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Beats Music is reportedly coming to all iOS devices

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In early 2015, Apple will be pushing Beats Music to subscription service to every iOS device. According to The Financial Times, Beats Music will land on iPads and iPhones as early as March in an effort to encourage Apple’s iTunes users to sample the new streaming service. Part of the $3 billion dollar acquisition which included Beats’ extremely popular headphone line, the streaming service was launched almost a year ago to rival already established contenders like Spotify and now, Youtube Music Key.

Via: The Financial Times

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YouTube launches paid music streaming service

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YouTube’s long-awaited foray into the music streaming industry has finally made its debut. Dubbed Music Key, YouTube’s paid streaming service lets its users stream music without ads, in addition to listening without an internet connection. Two price options are currently being offered: a $7.99 per month option is available to beta invitees, while a more expensive option that will cost an extra two dollars will be available when the service is finally offered publicly. The more expensive option will also get subscribers a membership to Google Play Music, currently one of the streaming industry’s most lauded services.

For the time being, the service is only available in the U.S., United Kingdom, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Ireland and Finland. Interested users can apply for an invitation on the service’s homepage. If you’re a member of Google Play Music All Access, YouTube’s Music Key will be available immediately.

Sign up here.

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Pioneer announces XDJ-1000: first USB-only player

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Pioneer has made a concerted leap into the digital world with their latest line of equipment. The freshly unveiled XDJ-1000 is the first Pioneer machine to leave out CD compatibility in favor of a USB-only format, and apparently, it’s only the beginning. Pioneer described the machine as: “the first in a new line-up of digitally focused, USB-only, rekordbox™-ready players.”

It’s a move that makes total sense in today’s world, where more often than not DJs are relying on USB sticks and computers for playback. The XDJ-1000 is also the first machine to introduce an LCD touchscreen. The new interactive display allows for better search functionality as well as new performance options. It’s also borrowed some of the features from Pioneer’s top-shelf CDJ-2000 Nexus line, such as Slip Mode and Beat Sync.

The lack of CD compatibility has resulted in a much lower price, making the XDJ-1000 a more affordable option for DJs looking to step into the professional club world without breaking the bank. The new player will retail for $1,199.99 and will be available later this month. Check out the video above to see Pedestrian’s routine on the new XDJ-1000s.

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SoundCloud pays tribute to the fall of the Berlin Wall

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From signing a deal with Warner Music Group to turmoil with NMPA, the buzz surrounding SoundCloud has been astronomical lately. This weekend, the German-based company paid tribute to their home country by hosting a seven and a half minute track consisting of sounds acoustically representative of the fall of the Berlin Wall twenty-five years ago. Partnering with Grey Advertising for the art project, every detail about the track is symbolic of the wall. For instance, the length of the track is representative of how long it takes sound to travel the entire wall. Every comment is a tribute to one of the 120 victims that died at the wall. The track itself is a hauntingly eerie montage comprised of gun shots, aircraft, German soldier’s radio conversations, and barking dogs. View the memorial on the front page of SoundCloud.

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New acoustic instrument simulates a digital synthesizer

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At first glance, it’s hard to tell what exactly the Yaybahar is or does. It could be an abstract scuplture, or maybe some kind of strange alien technology. Even if you did somehow manage to guess that it was an instrument, you’d still have no idea what it sounds like. Designed by Istanbul-based musician Gorkem Sen, the Yaybahar actually sounds very similar to a digital synthesizer. The musician can use a mallet to pound out a beat on one of its two circular end-disks, or take a bow to saw out melodies that can sound like anything from a digital synth to a chorus of violin strings. Check it out below.

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