Roland's TR-09 is a great-sounding drum machine, but if you're not familiar with old school programming styles it can be confusing at first. Sara Simms shortcuts you to some great beats.
Novation Circuit 1.4 packs in some major new features like polyrhythmic drum patterns, new Circuit packs, new content, instant pattern switch, session color select and improved MIDI control settings.
Roger Linn has revealed a new software version 2 for the LinnStrument which adds “a highly versatile step sequencer”. The credit for this sequencer is down to Geert Bevin who programmed & designed it.
fluXpad from MoMinstruments does things differently to other sequencers and groove boxes for iOS. You essentially draw sounds onto the interface. Matt Vanacoro puts it to the test.
The good folks at Electronic Beats spotted this excellent video demo by Rare Beasts of his rotary sequencer made from LEGO.
In his latest monthly modular synth walkthrough video, Artist/Producer/Synthesist Klayton, known for his multi-genre project Celldweller, delves into the TipTop Audio Circadian Rhythms Grid Sequencer.
Designed for rhythmic audio gating, Sinevibes Switch 2.0 also includes a very capable sequencer with control of over 32 gates. Noah Pred discovers whether Switch 2 takes him beyond the gates.
2 weeks back the NI team gave me a private demo of the Maschine JAM... I came away mind blown and pretty excited by this sequencer instrument. Here's our first look video of the new Maschine JAM.
We don’t know how many more video snippets Behringer have planned for their DeepMind 12 analog poly synth. But the latest one is pretty cool. It shows us more about the arp and sequencer.
For some reason I do love the web-based sequencers. And now Erica Synths have created one who can use to design patterns for their Pico Trigger module. It’s fun!
German company, Audiowerkstatt, have come out with a rather nifty hardware MIDI step sequencer with some very cool features. G.W. Childs puts this the mini-midi-step to the test.
Want to Supersize your MPC, Launchpad, Push or Maschine? Want a collaborative music sequencing experience? Here's GRIDI, the world's largest MIDI sequencer performing Michael Jackson's Billie Jean.
The good folks at Sinevibes have a rather novel approach to their latest new synth plug-in, Altenator. Every control of this monophonic synth plug-in is sequenced. Yes, as in "step sequencers".
OK. Therein innovative drum machines out there, but this one from Axel Bluhme takes the creative approach a step further with the XOXX Composer.
Superbooth16 is just 3 days away... and there's a buzz about it, with so music companies getting involved. One of these, audiowerkstatt have an announcement that'll be available to demo in Berlin.