Elektron Machinedrum, Monomachine Get Price Cuts

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Elektron has announced permanent price cuts to the Machinedrum UW, Machinedrum and Monomachine.

“Our shelves contain too many Machinedrums and Monomachines. Simply put, we are a tad over-stocked,” they note.  “To remedy this we permanently lower the prices for these venerable machines.” Continue reading

SDS Drop Streamlines Sample Transfer For Elektron Analog Rytm

sds-drop-ipadDeveloper Jakob Penca has introduced SDS Drop for OS X – a utility that’s designed to make sample transfers to your Elektron Analog Rytm drum machine ‘a breeze’.

To use, you drag & drop your files onto the drum pads, and the app takes care of the rest. Samples are loaded into the current Rytm project and assigned to your current Kit, ready to play.

Here’s a short video demo by the developer: Continue reading

Roland EC-10 Electronic Layered Cajon Hands-On Demo

One of the more unusual introductions at the 2016 NAMM Show was the Roland EL Cajon EC-10 – an acoustic + electronic hybrid cajon that combines acoustic cajon performance with the ability to layer in 808 and other electronically-generated sounds.

So, if you’re looking for a hard kick in your cajones, look no further. Continue reading

Syncussion SY-1 Percussion Synthesizer (Sneak Preview)

The Human Comparator – creators of the the Two Thousand Six Hundred (TTSH) ARP 2600 clone – have announced a new synth DIY project, the Syncussion SY-1 Percussion Synthesizer.

You can get a sneak preview of the Syncussion SY-1 in the video above.  Continue reading