2014 NAMM Show: Alesis today introduced the Sample Rack – a rackmount percussion module that lets you use onboard sounds or load your own sounds.
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At the 2014 NAMM Show, Roland is introducing their Hybrid Drum System, based on the TM-2 Trigger Module. The system is designed to let you augment a traditional drum kit with electronic percussion, but lets you load your own sounds – so you can use drums as sample playback controllers, too.
The TM-2 Trigger Module offers two trigger inputs, supporting a wide variety of pads and drum triggers from Roland. The canned sounds are optimized for augmenting live acoustic drums. You can also trigger your own custom WAV sounds, loops, and backing tracks via an SDHC card.
By combining the TM-2 with products such as Roland’s BT-1 Bar Trigger Pad, KT-10 Kick Trigger Pedal, or RT-series acoustic drum triggers, you can create a hybrid drum kit that blends acoustic and electronic elements together. Continue reading
Sonic Charge has released Cyclone, a complete Yamaha TX16W sampler emulator in VST and Audio Unit formats.
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The latest episode of the Power Of Electronic Music (POEM) audio podcast takes a look at Bringing The Mellotron Into The 21st Century.
POEM’s Thomas Janak talks to ‘Mister Mellotron Germany’ Klaus Hoffmann-Hoock about the Mellotron and the Memotron, a ’21st century version’ of the Mellotron: Continue reading