Roland has released an updated version of its much-loved AIRA drum machine, the TR-8S. Combining Analog Circuit Behaviour-modelled sounds with samples, Rishabh Rajan put it to the test.
The first big new feature of the upcoming 2.1 update for the Synthstrom Deluge is Waveform view which will make editing samples intuitive. Watch how it works.
The Red Light District Analog CV/Gate Sequencer allows you to create more detailed melodic compositions that you might expect - as Jade Wii discovered.
Here's what Medusa, the new 6-oscillator analog and digital synth, MPE controller and sequencer from Dreadbox and Polyend really sounds like.
This free Max for Live sequence generator isn't like any other sequencer. Based on an equation that models animal population behavior it creates compelling or chaotic IDM sequences in Ableton Live.
Moscow-based AVP Synth have announced a new analog drum synth with 7 channels, individual outputs, and a sequencer with 65 knobs, 4 switches and 27 buttons for fully loaded hands on control.
With polymorphic tracks, dynamic MIDI effects, a MIDI / USB / CV interface and extensive sequencing capabilities, Squarp's Hermod really is a modular brain, as Jade Wii found out.
Image Line has jumped from version 12 to 20 with its latest release of FL Studio. They haven’t suddenly got bad at maths - this year is the DAW’s 20th birthday. And there’s some big news.
Ctrl X is a 3-in-one tactile and touch-screen device for producers. It's a dedicated controller for a virtual synthesizer, a MIDI controller for hard and soft synths and a powerful step sequencer.
Here's a new video from the bespoke synth and instrument designers, plus a tantalizing glimpse of the specs. deFormer 3 looks like a fearsome sound mangler.
ORAC is such an incrediblly useful and diverse solution for open-source music machines like Critter & Guitari's Organelle, it's difficult to describe what it is. This video does the job though!
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.
Here's our 10 favorite new synthesizers announced or released at Superbooth 2018, from analog clones to brand new concepts. We also include some notable mentions that didn't make the list. Enjoy.
Explore some of the new and advanced features available in the Synthstrom Deluge 2 update coming in June 2018. There's an impressive array of new features in this portable music workstation.
This compact sequencer from Pittsburgh Modular works with eurorack and regular MIDI gear and will likely suit anyone looking for hands-on control of sequencing. Here's a first look.