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Beat Kangz Electronics Releases Beat Thang Mobile Production Studio

Today Beat Kangz Electronics released the Beat Thang, a mobile production studio that was made in collaboration with Grammy-Award winning producer Dallas Austin. We here at DJBooth got an exclusive pre-sales unit and will have a full review early next week! In the meantime hit the jump to learn more about what you can expect from the Beat Thang
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Today Beat Kangz Electronics released the Beat Thang, a mobile production studio that was made in collaboration with Grammy-Award winning producer Dallas Austin. Our friends over that BKE were kind enough to send us a unit early and we have been spending the past week testing it out so we can bring you the full review!

The Beat Thang is being billed as the "world's first fully portable music production studio" and we can vouch that it is indeed small enough to put in a bag and use on the go. It's also one of the best-looking beat machines out there complete with a "blang" mode that lights up the entire unit in electric blue.

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