At the 2013 NAMM Show, Akai Professional introduced the MPX8 SD sample launcher with MPC pads. Using a standard SD card, users can load virtually samples onto MPX8 and then assign them to any of the unit’s eight backlit velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads.
In this video review of the Akai MPX8, Nick Batt of sonicstate takes a look the new sample playback instrument. Continue reading
The Standuino microGranny is pocket sized handmade granular sampler.
The microGranny uses microSD card to store samples. You can adjust many parameters of the samples and trigger them by MIDI.
Here’s a video introduction: Continue reading
The latest episode of the Power Of Electronic Music (POEM) audio podcast takes a look at Bringing The Mellotron Into The 21st Century.
POEM’s Thomas Janak talks to ‘Mister Mellotron Germany’ Klaus Hoffmann-Hoock about the Mellotron and the Memotron, a ’21st century version’ of the Mellotron: Continue reading
Elektron has released Octatrack OS 1.25, an update that adds three new effects: Continue reading
Elektron today released a series of videos showcasing each of the products in their current lineup. This video offers an overview of the Elektron OctaTrack performance sequencer and sampler. Continue reading
Sir Paul McCartney demonstrates the Mellotron, in this section of his Chaos and Creation at Abbey Road, a 2005 live show at Abbey Road Studios, Studio 2.
Open source electronics developer Standuino has introduced the microGranny - a pocket-sized DIY granular sampler.
The microGranny uses microSD card to store samples. You can adjust many parameters of the samples and trigger them by MIDI. Continue reading
Optigan.com has released a pair of new sound library discs for the Vako Orchestron, Solo Trumpet and Solo Trombone.
Solo Trumpet is a new sound for the Orchestron. This is an actual acoustic trumpet sound, taken from the original Optigan/Orchestron master tapes, but never actually heard on any Optigan or Orchestron disc, until now.