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

ValhallaDSP Intros Z-DSP Shimmer Cartridge

Developer Sean Costello has announced the ValhallaDSP Z-DSP Shimmer cartridge, for the Tiptop Audio Z-DSP Eurorack module.

The video, above, is a quick demo of the Shimmer Z-DSP cartridge. The video starts with a ‘circus style’ sequence on the Prophet-6, dry and then explores each of the 8 algorithms, with a variety of settings. Continue reading

Electro-Harmonix Lester K Stereo Rotary Speaker Demos

When Electro-Harmonix announced its new EHX ‘Lester‘ rotary speaker effect, they introduced two models:

  • The Lester G was designed with guitarists in mind, and includes a dedicated compressor that maximizes the rotary speaker effect on guitar; and
  • The Lester K is tailored to the needs of keyboardists looking for Leslie-style rotary speaker effects.

Their original demos were all with guitar, though. Now they’ve followed up with a pair of videos that put the Lester K through its paces, with keyboard. Continue reading

Electro-Harmonix Lester ‘The Ultimate Rotary Speaker Emulator’

ehx-lester-leslie-speaker-emulatorElectro-Harmonix has introduced a pair of new ‘Lester‘ effects pedals, that they describe as ‘The Ultimate Rotary Speaker Emulator’:

  • The Lester G was designed with guitarists in mind, and includes a dedicated compressor that maximizes the rotary speaker effect on guitar; and
  • The Lester K is tailored to the needs of keyboardists looking for Leslie-style rotary speaker effects.

“The Lester G is the ultimate rotary speaker effect,” says EHX President and Founder, Mike Matthews. “The Lester K is great for keyboards and, if a guitarist already owns a compressor, they can also use the Lester K to get really close to the Lester G.” Continue reading