Moon Modular Sequencer Expansion Modules In Action

This video, via John L Rice, demos the new Moon Modular 569ESB and 569EGB expansion/accessory modules for the Moon Modular 569 sequencer.

Rice notes, “This video is partially an overview and partially just fun time for me! 😉 The next video will likely be a more technical and in-depth look at the features and capabilities.” Continue reading

KordBot MIDI Chord Controller, Arpeggiator & Step Sequencer Now Available Via Kickstarter Project

Developer Isla Instruments has introduced a Kickstarter project to fund the production of the KordBot MIDI controller.

KordBot is described as a ‘music production assistant that combines a chord generator, arpeggiator and step sequencer In one unit.’ It has 32 built-in chord types including inversions for each, with another eight user-banks for storing custom chord types. Continue reading

The Best New Hardware Sequencers Of 2015

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Best of 2015:  Other years have seen the introduction of great synthesizers of all types. But 2015 brought a treasure trove of new hardware sequencers, the likes that we have never seen.

We asked Synthtopia readers to vote on The Best New Hardware Sequencers Of 2015, and you picked the Arturia Beatstep Pro as the best new hardware sequencer of the year. The Beatstep Pro offers impressive MIDI and CV connectivity, power & immediacy, at an unprecedented price.

But the Beatstep Pro was one of many great hardware sequencers introduced in the last year. Readers voted the Squarp Instruments Pyramid sequencer into second place, followed by the huge and powerful KOMA Komplex Sequencer.

Check out results below – and then leave a comment and share your thoughts on the state of hardware sequencers! Continue reading