MFB is now shipping the Tanzbär analog drum machine & synthesizer, which they say is ‘ideally suited for live performance’.
The Tanzbär drum-computer offers fourteen analogue percussion instruments, as well as a synthesizer for bass- and melodic voices. Its integrated step-sequencer allows flashlight-programming and storage of up to 144 patterns. Continue reading
Praxis Beats is a new ‘retro-elegant’ software drum machine for the iPad.
Here’s a video intro: Continue reading
Stones Throw, Dam-Funk and Bleep Labs have introduced the Dam Drum 2 – a handheld drum machine & sequencer.
Dam-Drum is a collaboration with Dam and Bleep Labs, who designed and built the drum in Austin, Texas.
Version 2.0 features four new drum sounds – three based on the Roland R70 and a pitchable bass tone modeled after a Juno 106 – with new buttons and a matte circuit board.
Like the Dam-Drum version 1, released summer 2012, this version is handmade and limited edition. ??Includes a case and function controls instruction sheet. Requires a 9 volt battery (not included). Continue reading
Producers Alex Noyer, Arthur Baker and Alex Dunn have released this preview of an upcoming documentary on the Roland TR-808 and its role in music.
Planet Rock And Other Tales Of The 808 is scheduled for release in 2013.
This is a video demo of Peter Cocteau’s NXT-606 sample playback drum machine – a DIY Lego Mindstorms drum machine!
The NNT-606 app is available as a free download.
- Monophonic sample based drum machine
- 24 percussion and Fx sounds
- Sampling rate: 8Khz
- memory: 96 measures
- control: 2 rotation sensor +NXT buttons
- hacked loud speaker to mono output: jack 6,35mm
- Editor: NXT-G
- Real time operation
Daniel Skoglund makes beats with carbon drawings on turntables.
The drawings generate the sound.
via thehakanlidbo, noisebud