Roland Kicks Off ‘909 Day’ With Serato Collaboration, DJ-808 Controller

An early announcement in Roland Corporation’s 24-hour, around-the-world live-streaming music festival to celebrate “909 Day,” the company unveiled their new DJ-808 controller, a collaboration with Serato. The DJ-808 integrates hardware, software, and the TR-S drum sequencer in a single instrument. The controller also has a 4-channel mixer, vocal processing, 2 AIRA link USB ports, and… Read More Roland Kicks Off ‘909 Day’ With Serato Collaboration, DJ-808 Controller

Moog Brother From Another Mother Eurorack Module

At Moogfest 2016, Moog was displaying three new, unannounced Eurorack modules, as part of its Global Synthesizer installation, above. According to our contact at Moog, two of the modules – the Geodesic Sampler and the Geospatial Reverb – are custom builds, specific to the Global Synthesizer. The third module, the Brother From Another Mother, was designed as a project… Read More Moog Brother From Another Mother Eurorack Module

The Polyend SEQ Is A WYSIWYG Drum Step Sequencer (Sneak Preview)

At Superbooth 16, we talked with gear startup Polyend about their upcoming SEQ WYSIWYG drum step sequencer. The SEQ is a beautiful visual step sequencer – a bit like a monome on steroids. In the video above, Polyend founder Piotr Raczynski gives an overview and demo of the SEQ. Raczynski calls the SEQ a ‘what you see is what you get’… Read More The Polyend SEQ Is A WYSIWYG Drum Step Sequencer (Sneak Preview)