Sonic State has the new Korg Volca line of analog gear in the studio and this video captures a first look at the Volca Bass, Volca Beats and Volka Keys. Continue reading
This video captures the ‘mother of all sequencers’ – the GenoQs Machines Octopus – controlling Ableton Live 8.
According to GenoQs, “User experience and musical creation are the centerpieces of the Octopus design: a no-compromise machine built from metal, wood, and modern real-time software technology. The thoroughly structured user interface, its stunning looks, the materials and our care going into hand-assembling every unit make each Octopus a unique piece to stand the test of time.” Continue reading
MFB is now shipping the Tanzbär analog drum machine & synthesizer, which they say is ‘ideally suited for live performance’.
The Tanzbär drum-computer offers fourteen analogue percussion instruments, as well as a synthesizer for bass- and melodic voices. Its integrated step-sequencer allows flashlight-programming and storage of up to 144 patterns. Continue reading
The custom 303 Energy is a sequencer synthesizer, based on two Doepfer A-111-5 Dark Energy synthesizers and an Acidlab Autobot.
If that isn’t enough – it has two built-in theremins to control the dual synths’ filters.
Here’s a demo of the 303 Energy in action: Continue reading
TipTop Audio has announced the release of their Trigger Riot pattern sequencer, which they describe as “… a clock divider, clock multiplier, step injector, time shifter, clock shifter, pulse width modulator, and an arithmatic probability processor all under the control of a single knob” — expanded to sixteen such knobs.
The Trigger Riot creates sequences with knobs instead of switches, and those knobs can be used independently or in the 4-rows-by-4-columns matrix (where each knob affects both the row and column where it is situated).
The TR takes in or generates the clock signal, and each of the sixteen knobs can be used as the Programmable Clock Divider, Clock sequencer, or both to trigger streams of triggers or gates at the outputs.
Additional Trigger Riot features include: