Roland announced today that their 7×7-TR8 Drum Machine Expansion has been updated to include the TR-606 kit:
Swedish music hardware company Elektron has announced the discontinuation of their digital drum machine/sampler Machinedrum and the digital synthesizer Monomachine.
Sunday Synth Jam: Reader Miguel d’Oliveira shared this happy synth pop style performance of Food, Glorious Food, from the musical Oliver! The arrangement features the Stylophone S2, which he notes is ‘temperamental’.
This video, via SynthMania, is a demo of the preset patterns for the LinnDrum – Roger Linn’s iconic drum machine.
In celebration of 6/06 Day, Roland today announced that they are bringing the sounds of the classic TR-606 Computer Controlled Drumatix drum machine to the Roland Aira TR-8.
Monade Sounds has introduced Pure606, a sample-based emulation of the Roland TR-606 drum machine. Pure606 is based on a 24-bit sample set, recorded straight from a TR-606. The sounds have also been sampled using various samplers (Akai MPC60, E-mu SP-1200), and recorded through vintage tube amps and tape recorders. The result is, in addition to the clean 606… Read More New Drum Plugin Based On Roland TR-606
Sunday Synth Jam: This video, via Midera (Michael Raleigh) captures a live performance that showcases the possibilities of using music gear in ways that the designers didn’t anticipate. Raleigh pairs the Korg EMX-1 with the Eventide Space reverb, taking Korg’s groovebox sequencer into complete different territory.
Polish startup Polyend has announced that the PERC – a MIDI-controlled system for playing acoustic percussion instruments – is now available for pre-order. The PERC system can be combined with any set of drums to create a robotic virtual drummer, to augment a traditional drum kit or to create live acoustic drumming that explores territory… Read More Polyend PERC Robotic MIDI Drummer Now Available For Pre-Order