Korg Electribe Review

In this video, Erik Magrini shares his thoughts on the new Korg Electribe.

The Korg Electribe Music Production Station, is a 16-track polyphonic synth groovebox. It features sixteen back-lit Trigger pads, an X/Y Touch pad, and is now more mobile than ever, because it can run on battery power (optional AC adapter available). Continue reading

R Is For Roland

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R Is For Roland is a new hardcover book about the history of 23 selected Roland synthesizers and drum machines, from 1973 until 1987, that revolutionized the world of electronic music.

The book features over 384 pages, filled with portraits of the machines, detailed insight into the history and scores of artist interviews.

It features Lee “Scratch” Perry, Au Revoir Simone, Portishead, Nightmares On Wax, The Hacker, Jeff Mills, The Egyptian Lover, Plastikman, Mathew Jonson, Legowelt, Martyn Ware and many more… Continue reading

Twisted Electrons Introduces Acid8

Twisted Electrons has just released Acid8, its new hybrid digital/analog acid machine controlled by a powerful step sequencer.

The “heart” of Acid8 is an 8-BIT oscillator that developer Alex Smith says “can be manipulated to the extreme” with 16 waveforms to choose from, and the capability to even redraw your own waveforms. Users can apply up to 5 DSP effects at once, invert bits of the digtal signal for “weird” harmonics and effects, or link the env mod to pitch for percussive sounds, among other features.
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Metasonix D-2000 Vacuum Tube Drum Machine ‘Will Blow Your Ass Off’

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Metasonix has introduced the D-2000 Vacuum Tube Drum Machine – a new design that they say ‘will blow your ass off’.

“It’s rude and immoral. It’s not completely dead-silent and distortionless, and cannot be made so,” notes Metasonix.

“The owner’s manual is full of warnings for the idiots who often purchase our products, and claim they’re ‘broken’ when they’re working perfectly,” they add. “If you’re one of those idiots, buy a nice Machinedrum or something and go away. We do not want you as a customer.” Continue reading

Alesis SamplePad Pro Review – ‘8 Pads Of Pure Awesomeness’

This video, via SPEARFISHER (Peter John) takes a look at the Alesis SamplePad Pro percussion instrument.

The SamplePad Pro has onboard sounds or can play custom sounds, via SD card. It has stereo output, headphone out and MIDI In/Out.

Npte: John notes that the ‘crosstalk’ issue he mentions in the video demo has been solved with the latest SamplePad Pro firmware update.  Continue reading