STG Soundlabs Mankato Filter Review


The Mankato Filter is a four-pole lowpass filter, designed by Thomas Henry.

It offers positive and negative outputs at every pole, giving you slopes of 6 dB/oct, 12 dB/oct, 18 dB/oct, and 24 dB/oct simultaneously. And the negative slope outputs let you use the Mankato as a quadrature sine oscillator, with 8 available phases. Continue reading Intros Q167 LFO++ Über LFO

Designer Roger Arrick of shared this video, demonstrating his new LFO++ module design.

The LFO++ is an interesting Dotcom MU module design that is a sort of ‘über-LFO’, combining elements of the functionality of an LFO, envelope generator, VCA and more into a single-width panel  Continue reading

AKAI Intros MPC Touch Touchscreen Music Production Controller


Akai Professional today officially introduced the MPC Touch, a new MPC design that incorporates a touch screen interface, in addition to the traditional drum pads.

Like the MPC Renaissance, the MPC Touch is designed to be used in tandem with your computer.


The touch screen is designed to streamline tasks like sample editing, shown above, step sequencing, browsing samples, adjusting envelopes and more. According to Akai, ‘the result is the most capable and user-friendly music production controllers Akai Professional has developed to date.’ Continue reading

Bitwig Studio 1.3 Adds Multi-Touch Support, More Cowbell


Bitwig has released Bitwig Studio 1.3 – the latest version of its music production software for Windows, Mac and Linux – as a beta ‘release candidate’.

The latest version of Bitwig Studio features multi-touch, tablet display profile, gestures, pen control, and more cowbell. Continue reading