If you're attending MoogFest 2017 you can sign up to the 2-hour DIY workshop where you can build and own your own limited-edition, analog 8-step Moog drum machine... here's what it sounds like.
Sequencing hardware from a hardware MIDI sequencer is as old skool as it gets. Here are some of the best options on the market right now.
Beams are a standard way of simplifying certain elements of a musical score. Gregg Fine explains why you should be using them.
In this video Celldweller takes us on an in-depth tour of the new Make Noise Morphagene, a rather unique module that creates new sounds using “reels, splices and genes”.
The Mini MIDI Drum Seq from Audiowerkstatt is a old-school, but cool, MIDI sequencer for drums. There's no OLED screens here. It's still in prototype stage, but we got an interesting live demo of it.
These two hand painted Eurorack modules from ZVEX don't just look like something you'd like to hang on your wall. They are pure art. But, they also sound impressive too.
Why choose between a digital and analog style featured delay plugin when you can have both? Joey Sturgis Tones' Soar is a solution for those that want to have their tape delay cake and eat it.
Using physical robots to play musical and experimental sequences is an innovative new direction for MIDI technology. Timo Preece put it to the test.
Shift Sequencer, Curve Sequencer, Duality OSC, Morph Filter and one very special block for Reaktor were previewed at Superbooth 2017. we chatted with one of the makers who showed us around them.
What once cost not very much, now costs even less. Blocs Wave for iOS is a powerful looper studio with plenty of advanced features. It's now free to download on the iOS App Store.
Soft pop, new eurorack faceplates, mini mixers, The Dude... desktop modular pieces. All of this and more are coming out of Bastl Instruments' labs, and you just know they're going to be awesome.
There were so many booths at Superbooth 2017 in Berlin it was a refreshing change to meet Vladimir of VPME.de carrying his booth in a bag with some pretty eurorack modules on show.
Ableton Loop, Ableton’s summit for music makers, is set to return to Berlin on November 10–12 for its third edition. Here's the latest new and ticket ordering info for one of the events of the year.
Now that we've seen it in action, we love the Ekektron Digitakt. Cenk from Elektron gave us an in-depth tour focusing on many of its excellent features.
The 8raw8 is a Roland TR-808 clone. It's analog, sounds excellent, looks beautiful, and doesn't come with a sequencer. It's about to get a lot easier to buy one though. That's the good news.