Electro-Harmonix has reintroduced the Clockworks Rhythm Generator/Synthesizer. The Clockworks doesn’t create sound on its own, but generates pulses to trigger other devices and can set the tempo for a drum machine or sequencer, like EHX’s 8 Step Program. Continue reading
This video, via Henry Birdseye Jr, captures a look at the rare Movement MCS-2 Percussion Computer, a rare British drum machine, at Knobcon 2014.
This video, via sonicstate, offers a preview of the new Korg Electribe, from BPM 2014.
The Electribe Music Production Station is a next-generation, Ableton Live-friendly 16-track polyphonic synth groovebox. Or as James at Korg says, ‘it’s the ultimate entry level to everything Korg’. Continue reading
Akai Professional has released MPC Software version 1.7, the system for the MPC Renaissance and MPC Studio. Continue reading
Sunday Synth Jam: This video captures a live hardware performance, by Nerwrak (Calle Nilsson), of a song once voted the most controversial song of all time, The Prodigy’s Smack My Bitch Up. Continue reading
In a brand-new video from Akai Pro, sound designer Richard Devine takes the new Rhythm Wolf drum machine through its paces. Continue reading
Korg today introduced Cliphit – a new system that lets you turn anything into an electronic drumkit.
Korg says that Cliphit is designed for ‘casual playing’. That means some ‘pro’ features, like MIDI out, are left out.
Instead, Cliphit focuses on fun, letting you clip sensors to just about anything, plug them into the battery-powered sound module and play electronic percussion in a unique way. Continue reading
Korg today introduced the Volca Sample – a sample player/sequencer that lets you edit and sequence up to 100 sample sounds in realtime.
According to Korg, the new Volca “lets you recapture the excitement of the first generation of samplers, in which any sound — vocals, spoken words, ambient sound, or glitches — becomes material for your creations!”
The latest in the Volca series is a sample sequencer – it does not let you create new samples. Korg offers a free companion app for iOS that lets you load samples and create new samples.
Here’s a video intro to the Korg Volca Sample: Continue reading