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.
Big Fish Audio's latest Kontakt-based instrument delivers multiple classic drum machines, effects and a powerful sequencer. Plus it's affordable, as Hollin Jones discovered.
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.
Get hands-on with Elektron's Digitakt drum sampler and sequencer as Thavius Beck walks you through how to sample, edit and assign sounds into this cool hardware unit.
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.
With iOS now firmly established as a serious music-making platform, the apps you can get to program and produce have gone from strength to strength. Here are some of the best MIDI sequencers for iPad
Reason’s Player devices take simple MIDI input and turn it into chords, scales and arpeggios. Here’s how to get great results from the arpeggiator with minimal effort!
The Squarp Instruments Pyramid is a unique hardware MIDI sequencer capable of multitimbral MIDI sequencing. MIDI effects, Euclidian sequencing, and polyrhythmic programming and performing. Wow...
Another clone of the famous Roland TR-909? Yup, but we're still waiting to find out if AcidLab have nailed it with the new Detroit analog drum machine.
Ian Jorgensen from SynthStrom Audibe contacted us to let us know about the new video walk-throughs for their much anticipated Deluge synthesizer, sequencer and sampler.
If you think you know arpeggiators and how they work, this new and innovative Max for Live device, UArp, might still offere a few surprises yet.
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.
It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since the Novation Circuit was released. Within that time there have been numerous updates or milestones in its journey and Novation want to share these with you.
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.