This video, via Uniquesquared, offers an overview and demo of the Elektron Machinedrum SPS-1 MKII.
The Machinedrum SPS-1 MKII offers four drum synthesis methods: Continue reading
The entire Volca line was a hit with Synthtopia readers, sweeping the top three slots. But introductions from Novation, Roland/Boss, Nord, Image-Line and MFB were popular with readers, too.
Here are reader picks for this year’s Best of Musikmesse: Continue reading
Yamaha premiered its revamped DTX-502 electronic drums at Musikmesse, in Frankfurt, Germany. Based on the DTX-PAD, the kits feature including newly designed tom pads, a lighter-weight steel rack and a new drum trigger module.
With almost twice the wave ROM and more than 250 additional sounds than the previous model, the new DTX502 drum trigger module is the first to incorporate drum and cymbal samples that have been optimized for DTX by Yamaha?s sound engineers. The system lets users import audio samples and MIDI files for further expandability. Continue reading
This year’s Musikmesse was the best in many years, with all kinds of interesting introductions for electronic musicians. Some highlights include the Nord Lead 4, the unusual Dualo du-touch ß controller, the Bass Station II, the BOSS RC-505 Tabletop Loop Station, new Jomox Eurorack drum modules, the MFB Tanzbär Drumcomputer, and the Korg Volca line of analog synths.
What do you think is the best new gear for electronic musicians introduced at Musikmesse 2013? Let us know what you think in the reader poll below! (Pick up to three.) Continue reading
At Musikmesse 2013, Korg today announced the Volca Beats – one of a trio of new Volca analog synthesizers with built-in sequencers. The Volca true-analog instruments combine mobility along with MIDI functionality.
The Volca Beats offers six analog drum sounds:
According to Korg, the Volca Beats offers “a wide array of sound variations that could not be produced by any means other than analog, with special emphasis on the sounds that are considered indispensable for dance music.” Continue reading