Pioneer has announced the PLX-1000 professional direct drive turntable.
- User-friendly control layout
- High-torque direct drive system
- Designed for optimal sound quality
- Tempo control with variable width levels
- Detachable power and audio cables
According to Pioneer, the PLX-1000 “offers a highly familiar, user-friendly control layout”.
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A rare test pressing of Richard D. James (Aphex Twin), working under his ‘Caustic Window’ moniker, has sold for $46,300 on eBay.
Back in 1994, James had plans to release an LP as Caustic Windows on his label, Rephlex Records. 4 test pressings were reportedly made, of which this LP is one. Continue reading
Swiss electronic trio, Mathon, has released a new album, Lieus Pers.
The trio, Thomas Augustiny, Roger Stucki and Pete Leuenberg, make ambient electronic music, inspired by architectural spaces.
Lieus Pers is inspired by a photo series by Stefan Flükiger. The Bern-based photographer captured abandoned industrial areas and subterranean canals, that have been gradually reclaimed by nature.
On Lieus Pers, Augustiny, Leuenberger and Stucki have created 12 soundscapes, inspired by dystopian landscapes. According to the group, “the album is a quest for traces, conciliating graphics and sound, past and present, nature and technology.”
Like Eno’s seminal Ambient 4, the soundscapes explore the darker, edgier and less calming possibilities of ambient music.
The album is available as a double vinyl LP and as digital downloads. Continue reading
Producer Trevor Horn has announced Inside The Pleasure Dome – an “ultra-deluxe” box set celebrating the 30th anniversary of Welcome To The Pleasuredome by Frankie Goes To Hollywood.
The deluxe release is being produced as a Pledgemusic crowdfunded project.
“We want to take you Inside The Pleasuredome to explore Frankie Goes To Hollywood and Trevor Horn’s greatest work,” explains compiler Ian Peel. “So we’ve dreamed up the most ultra-deluxe box set possible. Can we make this dream a reality? Pledge via the website – and we can, and you can get this strictly limited edition visual, tactile and audio release in your hands.”
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Brian Eno, Karl Hyde and Warp have released a augmented reality app, Eno • Hyde, as a promo for the new Eno/Hyde album, Someday World.
Eno • Hyde takes the classic medium of vinyl and marries it with image recognition and augmented reality technology, in a melding of analogue and digital worlds. Continue reading
Should Technics bring back the classic SL-1200 turntable?
At least 10,000+ people thinks so. They’ve signed a change.org petition that asks Panasonic to bring back the legendary wheels of steel.
Here’s the text of the petition: Continue reading
This video, via DJ Woody, captures what scratching looks like – from the vinyl’s point of view.
At Musikmesse 2014, Pioneer is teasing a new DJ turntable. Continue reading