Pioneer DJ Partners With Dave Smith On Toraiz SP-16 Pro Sampler

Musikmesse 2016: Pioneer DJ has announced their first sampler – the TORAIZ SP-16 sampler with Dave Smith Instruments analog filters.

The sampler features an touch screen and layout, 16 sampler engines, analog filters based on Dave Smith Instruments Prophet-6 synthesizer and quantize via Pro DJ Link. Continue reading

DInSync Intros New ‘Wildcard’ Module & Acid-Inspired DIY Kits

At Superbooth 2016, we talked with DinSync’s Paul Barker, who’s best known for creating acid-inspired gear and the RE-303, and got a preview of his modules in action.

At Superbooth, Barker introduced a new module, the Wildcard, and gave us an overview of some upcoming x0x-inspired DIY kits.  Continue reading

Nord Introduces Drum 3, Drum 3P At Musikmesse 2016

Musikmesse 2016: Swedish synth-maker Nord has announced two new modeling percussion synthesizers in advance of Musikmesse this week.

The new Nord Drum 3 and “super compact” Nord Drum 3P build on the capabilities of the Nord Drum 2.

New features include Reverb and Delay effects, a simplified sound selection mode and new Sound Banks for quickly creating custom kits on the fly.
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Tempest Drum Machine Users Petition For An OS Update

Dave Smith Instruments Tempest drum machineA group of owners of the Dave Smith Instruments Tempest have launched an online petition, asking the company to make updating the operating system of the drum machine a priority.

Signees feel that “there is still a sizable list of problems and glitches to address” with the Tempest.  Continue reading

Techno On A Buchla Music Easel

Sunday Synth Jam: This video, via Peter Maas, captures a synth jam, Chicago Love, that explores using the Buchla Music Easel in a context in which it’s rarely heard – old school technoContinue reading