AKAI's MPC X promises to let you make music entirely without a computer - but can it really replace your DAW? Rishabh Rajan put it to the test to find out.
A polyphonic sequencer and arpeggiator that's compatible with iOS and also has CV for incorporating modular synth gear? Rounik Sethi is suitably impressed by Arturia's KeyStep.
A Minimoog-inspired portable monosynth developed by Roland & Studio Electronics for under $500 sounds too good to be true. But it's not! Here's our world exclusive video + review of the SE-02.
This concept looks like one that might appeal to a solid number of musicians - the developers of Groove Engine are taking suggestions, as well as donations to make their product a reality.
Bitwig Studio 2 can handle CV out, opening up whole new worlds of trigger control for your external gear. Thavius Beck shows you how to set it up in this quick video.
So you want a synthesizer with 128 RGB pads, a sequencer that supports unusual time signatures, built-in effects, keyboard mode, audio, MIDI I/O and CV outs? The Deluge might be for you.
As eurorack and modular synthesizers gain wider use and acceptance with producers, some companies have begun making software to help us control these synths. CV Toolkit Mini does so from Max4Live.
Here's a really good performance video featuring 3 Arturia Keystep controllers, where we witness the arpeggiator, step sequencer and how it connects to devices via MIDI, USB and CV/GATE.
Videos of SSF & Erogenous Tones' GateStorm eurorack synth module are in the works. In the meantime, here's all the info you need to know at a glance for what this advanced gate generator can do.
Reaktor Blocks 1.2 introduces CV and MIDI connectivity for music hardware. Maschine, iPads, modular synths are all supported here.
Bastl Instruments have teamed up with Casper Electronics to create bitRanger, a patchable and portable analog synthesizer with flexible connectivity. Ideal for sonic exploration.
BASTL were at Superbooth 16 to show us an ingenious mechanical synth system they've designed that allows you to transform the signal from a modular system to power a motor that plays a guitar.
We were really impressed with the concept of Ribbon by Eowave earlier in 2016, and now we were able to get hands-on with this unique synth & controller.
This rather cool video, as featured on MatrixSynth, shows the Eowave Ribbon 2 being used with a Moog Sub Phatty & compact eurorack modular system. It's also a 12-bit synth & USB MIDI controller!
Roland are well and truly in the eurorack camp with their System-500 series of 5 modules. They've also been working on the A-01 which fits into the Boutqiue's keyboard and does a whole lot of control.