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Expo Notes: Notable music products from Macworld/iWorld

Hardware and software for musicians can always be found on the Macworld/iWorld show floor, and 2013 was no exception. Here's what caught James Galbraith's eye.

Expo Notes: KaleidoPro opens possibilities for MIDI musicians

With KaleidoPro, a musician can play not just a wide range of drum kits, but also other instruments.

Expo Notes: Fishman's TriplePlay makes guitarists a triple threat

The $395 TriplePlay Wireless Guitar controller plugs into your Mac or iPad and features a software bundle for recording, composing, and performing.

Expo Notes: Jam for iPhone is karaoke with a twist

This mobile music app for the iPhone wants to be the Instagram of music.

Amazon rolls out iOS-optimized MP3 store

Amazon on Thursday launched an iOS compatible Web interface for its MP3 store, allowing iPhone and iPod touch users the ability to purchase music directly from their devices.

Remains of the Day: Upset the Apple cart

iPad rumors are floating to the surface once again, Phil Schiller's comments to a Chinese paper are called into question, and Apple's won a major award.

How to set up a home recording studio

Putting together a home recording studio is easier than you may think.

Audio interfaces and mixers: What's best for your home studio?

How to pick the right audio interface or mixer for your home studio.

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2012 in review: The year in Apple news

Mac and iOS may have dominated Apple news this year, but they weren't the only developments. Dan Moren and Lex Friedman recount the rest of what happened in 2012.

The 13 worst holiday songs you can download from iTunes

As the song goes, music can help to make spirits bright this time of year. But not this music. Not ever.

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What's new in iTunes 11.0.1: Missing features restored, annoying bugs fixed

iTunes 11 was a massive overhaul of Apple's jack-of-all-trades app for managing music, App Store shopping, device syncing, and more. iTunes 11.0.1 fixes a lot of small things that ailed the initial update.

Adobe updates Photoshop, boosts Creative Cloud services

Adobe used its Creative Live event to spotlight updates to a range of its creative products and services.

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Remains of the Day: Rumor, rumor on the wall

Begun, these iPhone rumors have. Elsewhere, Apple's radio service isn't getting play time from record labels, Eric Schmidt's got a head-scratcher, and Apple's getting greener (and not with envy).