Sunday Synth Jam: Synthesist Axel Rigaud shared this video, which captures a first person POV synth jam, which features Elektron Analog Keys, an Octatrack, a Moog Minitaur and a flute.
Axel Bluhme’s XOXX Composer is a tangible beat sequencer that uses magnets stuck to wheels to sequence cyclical rhythms. XOXX Composer features eight rotating discs, so eight sound samples can be sequenced at one time. Each disc is quantized into 16 steps. Below each disc there is a physical interface for pitch tuning and volume output. Here’s a demo of… Read More XOXX Composer Is ‘A Music Box For The Digital Era’
Dutch instrument developers Dato have announced the Dato Duo, a new synthesizer designed to be used by two people at the same time. The Dato DUO combines a synthesizer and sequencer into an electronic instrument that is designed to be used by children and adults alike. While one player plays a melody on the sequencer side, the other creates… Read More New Synthesizer For Two, The Dato Duo
At Superbooth 16, we talked with gear startup Polyend about their upcoming SEQ WYSIWYG drum step sequencer. The SEQ is a beautiful visual step sequencer – a bit like a monome on steroids. In the video above, Polyend founder Piotr Raczynski gives an overview and demo of the SEQ. Raczynski calls the SEQ a ‘what you see is what you get’… Read More The Polyend SEQ Is A WYSIWYG Drum Step Sequencer (Sneak Preview)
KOMA Elektronik shared this behind-the-scenes video that looks at the making of one of their Komplex step sequencers.
At Superbooth 16, we talked with Max of E-RM about their Multiclock – a professional sync device. The Multiclock lets you sync all types of clocks – analog, DIN, MIDI, audio, DAW – across four channels, and gives you per-channel control over clock timing and swing. Here’s a video demo:
At Superbooth 16, Ken MacBeth of MacBeth Studio Systems gave an overview and sonic demo of his Elements synthesizer, along with some of his custom prototypes.
At Musikmesse 2016, Dasz Instruments is previewing Alex – an integrated multitrack synthesizer and sequencer platform. The Alex system is composed of modules. Each module includes 4 tracks – each track contains synthesizer/instrument, effects, looper and sequencer. The modules can be used as hardware modules, to sequence internal modules and to sequence external MIDI and CV gear. Each… Read More Dasz Instruments Intros Alex Expandable Synthesizer System (Sneak Preview)