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Ableton Push

Created in collaboration with Akai, Push is a new controller from Ableton, or an instrument, as Ableton is insisting on calling it. The fancy device features 64 pads giving you multiple ways to make beats, play, step sequence, and navigate your loop, all at the same time. Push comes with Ableton Live 9 software that you run on your computer, providing a comprehensive collection of instruments and effects. Watch it in action in the video

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"The Bike Deconstructed” is a visually impressive book that provides an in-depth look of the modern bicycle in order to understand the design, origins, and evolution of each constituent part. On first glance, your bicycle might look pretty straightforward, but if you dismantle it, youŽll find as many as two hundred parts, each with a critical role to play. The beautifully illustrated guide written by bicycle guru Richard Hallett celebrates bicycle desi...
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Pickles, Pigs & Whiskey is a new book by award-winning chef John Currence. The manly cooking book is full of interesting ideas and recipes, it indulges your senses with the tastes of Mississippi. Illustrated beautifully with over 100 documentary-style color photographs youŽll have your mouth watering over 130 delicious recipes that include Pork Fat Beignets with Bourbon Caramel, Peach Rice Pudding Brulee with Brandy Chantilly Cream, Fire-Roasted Cauliflower, and...
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Recess is the ultimate illustrated guide to the best games of the playground, for inside and outside. Created by duo Ben Applebaum and Dan DiSorbo whom have co authored several humorous pop culture books together, this new book is a fun, pictorial review of over 150 classic games that can be played in the school yard or at home, from the many variants of tag, to hopscotch, four square, and dodgeball. It features easy, step by step instructions along with detailed il...
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