Maschine 2.2 Update Brings New Melodic Playing Options

Native Instruments has released Maschine 2.2 – an update that adds new options for melodic playing.

  • The Maschine 2.2 update adds a new scale and chord engine, a fully-functional arpeggiator and more.
  • If you use Maschine Studio, it unlocks the touch-sensitive knobs.
  • This update also delivers full Komplete Kontrol S-Series keyboard integration.

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Transistor Sounds Labs Intros Stepper Acid Step Sequencer

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Nina Richards & Zoë Blade of Transistor Sounds Labs have introduced Stepper Acid – a digitally-controlled 16-step sequencer for Eurorack modular synthesizers.

They say it is “Designed by and for musicians, Stepper Acid was born out of our need for a modern step-sequencer.”

Here’s a video intro: Continue reading

Electro-Harmonix Clockworks Demo

Electro-Harmonix recently reintroduced the Clockworks Rhythm Generator/Synthesizer.

The Clockworks doesn’t create sound on its own, but generates pulses to trigger other devices. The Clockworks has four separate clock channels (driven from the same master clock) that can connect up to four devices, so creating polyrhythms is also easy.

They have released a new video demo, above, that shows it being used to trigger a variety of electronic music gear.  Continue reading