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    The 5 Best Polysynths for First Timers

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    Top 40 Grand Larceny: How OneRepublic Stole the Biggest Song of the Year

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    The 5 Best Monosynths for First Timers

    When making the bold decision to take up a new instrument, often the most overwhelming part of the undertaking is choosing which model to buy first. But perhaps no task is more mind-boggling and complex than trying […]

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    The Happiest Moment of Amy Winehouse’s Life

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    New Music: BAKER

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    New Music: The Manichean

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The 5 Best Polysynths for First Timers

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If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Buying your first true hardware synthesizer is a truly daunting task.  We’ve already told you which monophonic synths are the best […]

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Top 40 Grand Larceny: How OneRepublic Stole the Biggest Song of the Year

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Ever heard of Asaf Avidan? Probs not. OneRepublic and their label bet that you haven’t and so far their wager is paying dividends with their smash hit Counting Stars. Alright, so first I have to confess […]

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Two Billion Songs: An Infographic

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New Hip-Hop Music: T*Merk

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New Indie Punk Music: High Pop

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New Indie Rock Music: Active Bird Community

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New Indie Metal: Beard of Wolves

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New Soul Music: Krystale

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New Indie Rock Music: The Rachels

We live in a day where overproducing music is the norm. Any band or artist you listen to has probably been washed, tightened up, and autotuned to some extent, if not gratuitously so like in some […]