2018 was a great year for hardware synths. Demand for hands-on music machines continues to grow year on year. Here's some of our favorite hardware synths released this year.
The new album from Jade Wii of DAWless Jammin' and Ask.Audio is a mixture of Lo-fi, Ambient, and Electronic music. You can check it out here.
The newest upgrade to Elektron's Analog Heat stereo analog distortion hardware brings smoother, more accurate encoders, enhanced live performance features and more. Jade Wii took it for a spin.
Elektron are adding more features to Overbridge 2.0. This time we have an Analog Heat plugin which includes some very cool integration right inside your DAW.
This video from Dave Mech appears to be the first user video showing the features of Overbridge 2.0 working with the Elektron Digitakt. There's lots to look forward to.
Master this powerful hardware groove synthesizer and learn how to create sounds, patterns and songs with professional tips and advice from Thavius Beck.
Unlock the secrets of Elektron's powerful Digitone FM synth with this expert course that covers all the bases.
The wait is almost over for Digitakt users. Elektron appear to be closing in on completion of the much anticipated Overbridge 2.0 which has now just entered the closed BETA stage.
Sometimes minor changes can lead to major workflow improvements. This seems to be the case with Elektron's Analog Heat MKII which feels more like a instrument / performance tool than the original.
Available for Elektron Analog Four MKI and MKII, and compatible with Analog Keys, the new Vintage Keys sound pack wants to dip your ears into the dreamy sci-fi fil soundtracks of your youth.
This video demos the latest machine Gotharman's Musical Instruments has been working on. The XXX7 appears to be a sampler with touch screen, high-quality tactile controls and a 16-step sequencer.
Learn how Elektron's powerful synth can be manipulated for complete control over its four Operators. Thavius Beck gets to the heart of the matter in this video.
Cut straight to the heart of how to set up and sample in Elektron's powerful Octatrack MkII. Thavius Beck shows you how in this short video.
Understanding the way Elektron's Analog RYTM is put together will help you use it more quickly and efficiently and be making beats in no time. Thavius Beck shows you how.
With better hardware controls, direct sampling and a whole host of other upgrades and improvements, could the Elektron Analog RYTM MKII be the best drum machine on the market?