Surgeon Talks His Studio, Expression, and The Creative Process

Surgeon in the studio

Techno power-house¬†Anthony Child, AKA Surgeon, talks his studio and his inspirations in a new interview with XLR8R. Get a first hand look at the producer’s extensive setup and what drives him to create new music.

I have done a lot of projects purely with Ableton, but during the 20 years that I’ve been releasing techno, I’ve really found it very important to not get too comfortable with the method and the set-up that I use, and I’ve found that many times where, if the method gets too comfortable, if it doesn’t really challenge me or push me, it’s time to change it.

Surgeon’s Modular Setup

Read the full interview and see the rest of the pictures over on XLR8R.

Surgeon can be tough as nails, but has a softer side too. See what we mean at this daytime Boiler Room DJ Set:

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PLX-1000: Pioneer’s First Step into the Realm of Turntables

Next month, Pioneer is slated to release their first DJ turntable, the PLX-1000. It’s modeled closely after the Technics SL-1200, the industry standard direct-drive turntable. However, Pioneer has modernized the design and technology, allowing for the tempo fader to change from +- 8% to 16% or even 50%. The inputs are fully removable, and they’ve added in premium features like a tempo reset

Take a glimpse at the video below to see the turntable in action:

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Roland Unveils NEW System-1 Plug-Out Synth


On July 25, 2014, Roland will deliver their first ever Plug-Out keyboard synthesizer, the System-1, the newest addition to their AIRA series. Roland’s AIRA series consists of three other instruments:¬†the VT-3 Voice Transformer effects processor, the TB-3 Touch Bassline synth, and the TR-8 Rhythm Performer drum machine. The combination of these four instruments gives any aspiring musician the necessary tools to develop their creativity and skills as a songwriter, producer, and performer.

Based on Roland’s 1982 classic SH-101, the System-1 keyboard gives the user full hardware control over the plug-in. The System-1 features Roland’s Analog Circuit Behavior which provides spot-on modeling of all analog synth components. Variable filter, envelopes, LFO and more respond exactly like the modeled analog gear. The hands-on controls allow you to command every parameter with simplicity and efficiency.

This video demonstrates some of the System-1’s main features:

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