The 303 is the soul of acid – but another important part is effects.
Desert Sound Studios has released a free electronic drum sample library, based on the BOSS DR-550 drum machine.
The sample library includes all of the original samples of the Boss DR-550, a late 80′s digital drum machine. Continue reading
This year’s Musikmesse was the best in many years, with all kinds of interesting introductions for electronic musicians. Some highlights include the Nord Lead 4, the unusual Dualo du-touch ß controller, the Bass Station II, the BOSS RC-505 Tabletop Loop Station, new Jomox Eurorack drum modules, the MFB Tanzbär Drumcomputer, and the Korg Volca line of analog synths.
What do you think is the best new gear for electronic musicians introduced at Musikmesse 2013? Let us know what you think in the reader poll below! (Pick up to three.) Continue reading
Musikmesse 2013 - the ‘international fair for musical instruments, sheet music, music production and music business connections’ – is happening this week, April 10-13, in Frankfurt.
There have already been a lot of announcements for electronic music gear being introduced at Musikmesse, including:
And the show hasn’t even started yet – so expect a flurry of gear announcements this week.
With that in mind, what gear would you like to see companies introduce at Musikmesse?
Musikmesse 2013: BOSS has introduced the RC-505 Loop Station, the newest addition to its lineup of live looping devices.
The RC-505 Loop Station features five phrase tracks, onboard effects, rhythms, and a tabletop design suited. In addition, the RC-505’s extensive MIDI control options and ability to import audio phrases via USB open up a wealth of options.
Here’s an intro video for the new RC-505 Loop Station: Continue reading
Here are the key details:
See the Boss site for details.
Boss has announced the Loop Station World Championship 3 – a contest for BOSS loopers.
At Musicmesse 2012, BOSS has announced the VE-5 Vocal Performer, a compact personal effects processor and looper.
The VE-5 inherits effects from BOSS’ VE-20 Vocal Performer pedal, including reverb, delay, double/harmony, and dynamics processing. Also on board is realtime pitch correction and special effects processing via the TONE/SFX category. A built-in phrase looper lets users capture vocal performances with effects and loop them on the fly for exciting real-time presentations.