Boss Loop Station World Championships

Boss has announced the Loop Station World Championship 3 – a contest for BOSS loopers.


  • 1st Prize — $3,000 in BOSS Gear; trip to the International Championship
  • 2nd Prize — $2,000 in BOSS Gear
  • 3rd Prize — $1,000 in BOSS Gear
Competition is open through August 31, 2012. Upload a video performance using any BOSS RC-Series Looper to that is five minutes or less. See the Boss site for details.

Boss Intros VE-5 Vocal Performer Effects Processor

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.

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Kebu Analog Remix Of Above & Beyond’s ‘You Got To Go’

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Sunday Synth Jam: Kebu’s video for his remix of Above & Beyond’s You Got To Go is part synth porn, part synth jam and part tutorial, with call outs throughout explaining how key pieces of gear are being used.

The analog synths and drum machines were triggered live by a MIDI sequencer and mixed together with the vocal using an analog mixer and hardware effects.

Equipment used: Korg Mono/Poly, Polysix, Poly-61; Roland Juno-60, Alpha Juno, TR-808 (w. MIDI); Moog Source; Oberheim Matrix 6R; Vermona DRM1 Mk III; Electro Harmonix Small Stone; Boss BD-2 (H2O mod), DD-3; Lexicon MPX500; DBX 290; Emagic AMT8; M-Audio Midisport 8×8/s; Alesis iO26; Cubase SL 1.06; Allen & Heath GS1; Yamaha S30 (as MIDI keyboard); Doepfer MCV1; Kenton Pro 2.

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Live Dubstep Peformance – Pinn Panelle

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Sunday Synth Jam: Pinn Panelle does a great job of translating heavily produced dubstep into live performance, with their take on Skrillex’s Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites.

The band describes the video as a performance demonstrating “how to replicate an electronic artist’s music on live instruments. There are no sequences, or backing tracks playing behind the band. All wobbles are live.” Continue reading

Boss Intros RC300 Loop Station – Offers 3 Independent Stereo Tracks

Roland RC300 Loop Station

BOSS today announced the RC-300 Loop Station, the company’s new flagship real-time phrase loopers.


  • Three stereo tracks with dedicated footswitches and controls for each
  • Dedicated fader per track
  • Expression pedal for effects control in real time
  • Up to three hours of internal recording and 99 onboard memories
  • 16 onboard effects optimized for looping
  • XLR Microphone input with phantom power
  • USB storage; import/export WAV files

Details below.

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DinSync Intros DrumDokta DRM-110 Drum Module

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DinSync has introduced the DrumDokta DRM-110 Drum Module for Eurorack synths.

Here’s what they have to say about it:

At it’s core is a 1:1 clone of the old school Boss DR-110.

The project started since I was often using more than 50% of my modular just to make drum sounds. Sure there are already drum modules on the market but most take up vast amounts of modular real estate and that’s not to mention the price.

As with what seems to be the trend with my modules, this will most likely be a limited edition. The first units should be available for shipping in around two months time.

Pricing is TBD. See the DinSync site if you want to get on the waiting list.