Erica synths continue their expansion into standalone units, this time packing the monstrous gritty tones of their big analogue modular systems into a small, more affordable bass line sequencer dubbed the DB-01. Featuring 16 buttons along the bottom for sequencing and secondary functions, its sound
Sequential have announced their new flagship mono/paraphonic synths, the Pro 3 and Pro 3 SE, featuring a 3 oscillator ( 2 x analogue VCO and 1 x digital wavetable) and 3 analog filter voice architecture, with extensive modulation and sequencing capabilities. The SE model packs
Today Arturia have (finally) announced a much requested and anticipated product, the KeyStep Pro CV/MIDI controller and sequencer, adding an enormous array of features and additional connectivity to their original 2016 KeyStep. It joins Arturia’s ‘Step’ product line among the BeatStep (2014) and BeatStep Pro
This one’s bound to make a lot of Eurorack modular people happy, Empress have announced the ZOIA Euroburo — a Eurorack module version of their incredible ZOIA pedal. It features 4 CV ins and outs, a headphone jack, stereo ins and outs and MIDI jacks.
Modal’s Argon wavetable synth may not have made it to Australia yet, but that hasn’t stopped Modal moving forward and expanding the range. The Argon8, announced in September 2019, is a 37-key 8 voice wavetable synthesizer with a fantastic interface and sequencer. Now they’ve ported
Released back in 2017, the Monologue is a cut down, single voice taken from Korg’s very successful Minilogue, sort of. This might seem strange at first, but this mini-mono mate comes equipped with a few features that’ll make Minilogue owners jealous. I find myself coming
Audiaire turned heads with their incredibly powerful synthesiser plugin Zone last year, it’s fantastic parameter sequencing interface being the star of the show. Now, Audiaire have just released that interface repackaged as a standalone MIDI sequencer plugin called Zenith, meaning you can utilize the modulation
Being less bound by traditional song structure and very friendly to on-the-fly improvisation, Techno is a genre of music that lends itself extremely well to hardware music gadgets. Even the weirdest bleeps, bloops and textures can find a home in Techno, in fact, they’re encouraged.
Yes I know, the MiniBrute 2S has been out for almost 2 years now, but who says things have to be reviewed as soon as they come out? I just got one (finally) and I’m compelled to share my thoughts. My perspective is probably a
Korg have quietly updated the system software of their minilogue xd, Grandstage and Vox Continental keyboards to version 2 adding new features and new sounds as well as general improvements, and bug fixes. Here’s the breakdown from Korg’s website: minilogue xd firmware version 2.0: The