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The Electronic Music Producer’s Best Friend, MIDI, Turns 30

In the early 1980s, Roland founder Ikutaro Kakehashi and Sequential Circuits founder Dave Smith had a dream—a simple interface that would allow all electronic musical instruments to communicate with each other and with computers. To make this dream a reality, these pioneers brought together an unprecedented coalition of manufacturers from the United States and Japan, and soon the Musical Instrument Digital Interface, or “MIDI,” was born. 30 years ago, the 1983 Winter NAMM Show hosted its landmark public unveiling, where Roland and Sequential Circuits demonstrated the first two MIDI-equipped synthesizers “talking” to each other via this new universal communication standard.

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El Cuco Is Coming To Get You

Out of Phoenix, Arizona come these filthy, big sounding moombahton/moombahcore tracks from new bass music label El Cuco Recordings.

In latin culture, el cuco is a mythical monster similar to a boogeyman that takes away misbehaving children, or at least thats what parents tell their kids when they want to get them to behave.

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How To Use Clip Envelopes In Ableton Live

Dubspot instructor and electronic musician Thavius Beck demonstrates how to use Ableton Live’s Clip Envelope feature, a powerful tool that allows automation of various parameters of audio and MIDI clips.

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