iTrack Dock Overview & Demo

At this year’s NAMM Show, Focusrite introduced the iTrack Dock, an iPad docking system for musicians. It’s now available, with a street price of about US $200.

This video offers an overview of the iTrack Dock and demo of how it works.

Note: The first 4 minutes focus on unboxing and registering the device. A technical demo follows.  Continue reading

Waldorf 2-pole Analog Filter Sneak Preview

Musikmesse 2014: Waldorf has released this teaser for their upcoming 2-pole Analog Filter.

The 2-pole Analog Filter box is designed to give users access to ‘the heart of the Waldorf sound’ – with an inspiring user interface with a one knob/one function philosophy. Continue reading

The Roland AIRA VT-3 Voice Transformer

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Roland has officially announced the AIRA VT-3 Voice Transformer – a new vocal effects processor.

With the VT-3 Voice Transformer, you can alter pitch and formant in real time to introduce heavily processed vocal sounds into your music. It also has the power to transform your voice into synthesizers, synth basses, hard-tuned and lo-fi sounds, and more. The VT-3 also offers built-in reverb, smooth wet/dry fader control, and instant bypass.

Vocal processing options include: Continue reading

Roland AIRA TB-3 Touch Bassline Is A Futuristic Take On The Classic 303

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Roland has officially introduced the AIRA TB-3 Touch Bassline – a new bass synth that offers a futuristic take on the classic 303.

The TB-3 is based on Analog Circuit Behavior (ACB) modeling, which allows Roland to recreate the sound of the 303, but also to go beyond it. Here’s what they have to say about it: Continue reading

The Korg MS-20 Kit

Here’s another look at the new Korg MS-20 Kit, introduced at the 2014 NAMM Show.

The Korg MS-20 Kit is a limited edition kit that lets you create a full-size MS-20 by assembling the parts yourself. The kit doesn’t require hardcore electronics skills, but instead lets the user handle all the final assembly of the synth. Continue reading

Dave Smith Instruments Prophet 12 Module Now Available

dave-smith-instruments-prophet-12-moduleDave Smith Instruments has announced that its Prophet 12 Module is now shipping.

“We have had many requests from professional musicians for a small, easily portable version of the Prophet 12 keyboard, with all the same features and incredible sound,” says Smith. “The new Prophet 12 module is just that: it has all the power of the Prophet 12 keyboard – in fact, it has the exact same voice board – and it fits into a backpack.” Continue reading