2014 was such an exceptional year for electronic music and synths that our best of 2014 posts, which cover Mobile Music Apps, Hardware Synths, MIDI Controllers, Modular Synth Gear, Electronic Music Hardware, Music Software and even the Sexiest Vaporware – still leave a lot uncovered.
Here’s wrap up on other things from 2014 that were too cool not to mention: Continue reading
Best of 2014: 2014 was a huge year for electronic music gear – especially the world of modular synthesizers.
We reviewed the modular synth gear introduced in 2014 to select our picks for the best new modules or systems of the year. This year, there were so many new introductions that it was hard to narrow the list down to just 10. Continue reading
Audio Damage has updated the Sequencer 1 Eurorack step sequencer to v1.1. Continue reading
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.
Here are the details: Continue reading
The Beat707 XXL LE – a DIY, open-source Arduino-based drum sequencer – is now available.
Beat707 is a project developed by Guilherme (William) Kalfelz of Wusik.com. Here’s what he has to say about Beat707 XXL LE: Continue reading
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
StepSequencer is a multimedia museum installation, created by interactive design studio Schnellebuntebilder, that takes step sequencing literally. Continue reading
The latest episode of Sonic State’s Sonic Lab takes a look at the new Korg Electribe Music Production Station, a next-generation, Ableton Live-friendly 16-track polyphonic synth groovebox. Continue reading