DM1 iPad Drum Machine Gets Major Update (Sneak Preview)

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Fingerlab has announced a major update to its DM1 iPad drum machine:

DM1 now comes with 2 new super cool tools “The Randomizer” and “The Automation” for instant and fun beat making. Patterns are now also expandable to 32 Steps for extra creativity. We have added 24 new drum kits. As well as AudioCopy, WIST synchronisation between two iPads, MIDI In and more cool features. Yes, it is a big update!

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Acid Tracks (Live Techno Jam)

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Sunday Synth Jam: A live techno jam, based on the techno classic Acid Tracks, via 2cv:

what you hear is the TR-707. TR-727 and the TB-303. As per the original everything is drenched in reverb and I added a very slight tube distortion on the TB-303 since on the original recording it sounds a little driven.

Sure this jam is not 100% perfect but certainly very close, enjoy!

Phuture’s original Acid Tracks (1987) helped create the acid house genre.

The Korg Minipops 20 S

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This is a demo of the Korg Minipops 20 S, the stereo Minipops, a rhythm box/drum machine from about 1970.

The Minipops was probably most famously used by Jean Michel Jarre. Continue reading

Square Wave Acid Jam

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A little life freestyle acid for you, featuring Roland TR-606, TR-707, MC-202, SH-1, CSQ-100 and x0xb0x.

MP3 link below:

via synthdood

Oscar Peterson On The Roland PianoPlus, TB-303 & TR-606

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If this ain’t techno, I don’t know what is.

Jazz great Oscar Peterson on the Roland PianoPlus, TB-303 & TR-606, from a scan of an old 1982 Roland brochure. This shows you what Roland designed the TB-303 & TR-606 for, back in the day!

No disrespect intended, but have you ever heard of an Oscar Peterson 606/303 PianoPlus synth jam?