Dataline vs Cuckoo Elektron Balkan Beats Jam

Sunday Synth Jam: This video captures a live Elektron jam session, featuring Dataline on the Analog Rytm and Cuckoo on Analog Keys.

The performance was improvised at Musikmesse 2014.

Here’s what Cuckoo has to say about the jam: Continue reading

Will The Next Akai MPC Run Windows 8?

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The next Akai MPC workstation may run Windows 8, based on a sneak preview of a MPC prototype that Akai and Microsoft showcased at Microsoft’s Build 2014 – a developer conference held April 2-4 in San Francisco.

The new MPC hardware, above, looks like a bit like a modified MPC Renaissance, with a much larger screen. The OS it runs on is Windows Embedded Industry 8.1, a version of Windows 8.1 that’s designed for running custom hardware systems, rather than standard PCs.  Continue reading