The SP-404 must be one of the most recognised pieces of kit for beat makers the world over and today Roland has announced a brand-spankin’ new iteration of its beloved lo-fi machine. The SP-404MKII has been seriously upgraded with a new OLED screen, velocity-sensitive pads,
One for all the Maschine+ users out there, the next time you turn on your unit, hit the settings button and you’ll see a little surprise waiting for you – Maschine+ software update! Once installed Maschine+ will now fully integrate with all Native Instruments Komplete
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
The mighty Korg Volca Sample is getting the update treatment with Korg announcing a ‘new generation Volca Sample’ that adds more sample memory, updated sample library, more workflow features and a micro USB port for more improved connectivity. This compact beat making box has always been one of my favourite Volcas as it’s super fun to use and has plenty of knobs for manipulating sounds, however
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.
Last night Roland surprised everyone with a bunch of new product releases aimed squarely at electronic music producers and keys players. Here’s the rundown. MC-101 & MC-707 Grooveboxes That’s right, Roland’s Groovebox line is back! The first ‘MC’ products since the mammoth MC-909 finished production
Overnight Swedish manufacturers Elektron unveiled their offering to the 2019 NAMM gods, the oddly named Model:Samples groovebox — an entirely new budget-friendly form factor for the company who’s bread and butter is high-end complex analog, digital and sample based sequencers. The new unit is a