Electro Harmonix has introduced the 45000 – a ‘state-of-the-art’ multi-track looping pedal.
Each loop has four mono tracks and one stereo mixdown track. The 45000 records non-compressed, 44.1 kHz / 16-bit CD quality audio direct to a removable SDHC card (4 to 32GB). Each card holds up to 100 individual loops accessed with the optional 45000 Foot Controller (sold separately).
Loop speed is adjustable over a two octave range, and reverse recording and playback are also possible. For extra convenience, a built-in metronome to a separate Monitor Out and a Headphone Out are also included. Continue reading
Video synth sage Marc Doty has kicked off a new set of videos, the latest in his series of in-depth looks at vintage and modern analog synths. Continue reading
Here’s a look of the new Korg MS-20 Mini, via CDM’s Peter Kirn.
Kirn is impressed with the MS-20 Mini:
“If you’re in the market for a monosynth, the MS-20 mini deserves strong consideration. There are other interesting monosynth keyboards out there, but the MS-20′s modular patch bay and distinctive sound and filter set it apart. And none of the others can lay claim to being a bit of history in the way the mini does.”
See Kirn’s full review of the MS-20 Mini at the CDM site. He also compared the MS-20 Mini to the original, and says “the original is worse!”
Here’s another look at the Artiphon Instrument 1, via bbkbest, from the 2013 NAMM Show.
Instrument 1 is an upcoming MIDI controller & instrument that’s compatible with CoreMIDI iOS apps. Continue reading
At the 2013 NAMM Show, WaveDNA launched Liquid Rhythm – a new drum and beat creation software instrument.
Liquid Rhythm combines music theory with unique visualizations to let you work with rhythm quickly and musically. Here are a few demo videos that give you an introduction to Liquid Rhythm: Continue reading
This is a preview of the new trigger sequencer Eurorack module from Delptronics, which debuted at NAMM 2013. Continue reading
Here’s another look at the Akasha synthesizer from the 2013 NAMM Show: Continue reading
At the 2013 NAMM Show, we talked with Adam Place and Felix Godden of Nu Desine, creators of the AlphaSphere musical instrument and controller.
The AlphaSphere offers a fresh take on the music controller, supporting standard MIDI messages, but going beyond the typical controller with an unconventional design, pressure-sensitive pads and full polyphonic aftertouch. Continue reading