Roland’s MV-1 Verselab is the latest in their line of grooveboxes and one with a real point of difference in the market place, especially at this price point. The Verselab is quite squarely marketed to vocalists and, although I’m definitely not a singer, I spotted
All Korg’s Volca series are now on sale! The Volca family is up to ten different models now, ranging from monophonic analogue synths, to innovative digital drum machines, there really is something for everyone in this range. And with most models down to AUD$199, they’re
Given the atypical nature and undeniably subdued ‘virtual’ format of this year’s NAMM show, many brands have in turn limited their involvement, forgoing the hype of new product announcements and marketing fanfare. Korg however are not one of those brands choosing to instead seize the opportunity and
Just when we thought we were done wrapping up all the Korg announcements from NAMM 2021, Korg have dropped a host of new product teasers on us (not that we’re complaining). Although details are sparse there’s plenty to get excited about including a new drum machine,
Singers and MCs this might just be the product you never knew you needed, or maybe you did? Roland have announced Verselab MV-1, an all-in-one groovebox/workstation featuring Roland’s ZEN-Core synth engine, vocal recording and song arrangement with TR style step sequencer for beat making. This follows a string of new grooveboxes from Roland over the past 18 months, but the
Roland’s popular TR-8S drum machine has just received quite a significant update, V2.0 adds a simplified FM synth under the hood that enables users to synthesize drum, percussion and melodic sounds rather than use samples or the inbuilt classic TR-style sounds. Obviously the TR-8S doesn’t
The Source Audio C4 allows you to edit and upload patches from the ‘Neuro’ app. Stack up to 4 voices to create your own patch. And the Roland TR-808 drum machine was one of Roland’s first fully programmable drum machines, manufactured in the early 1980s.
While we’re self-imposed Coronavirus lockdown, I thought it’d be a good opportunity to really get to know some of my gear better, starting with the Arturia MiniBrute 2S. Already a fantastic analogue synthesiser and sequencer (see my review here), I had a suspicion that the
In these unprecedented times, lots of us are being forced to lockdown or self-isolate in some form. While it might feel like we’re all living in a crazy sci-fi film, we can make the most of this challenging situation and take the opportunity to make
Elektron were surprisingly absent from NAMM Show this year, it felt like the right time for them to have something new to show, but they were nowhere to be found. But here we are, 6 weeks later and they’ve got a new toy for us.