The Roland Aira TR-8 – The Evolution Of The Classic TR-808


2014 NAMM ShowRoland is teasing a new drum machine, the Aira, that it calls ‘the evolution of the Roland TR-808 drum machine”.

Specifications are to come, so it is not yet clear what technology is behind the Roland Aira. But here’s Roland’s teaser video for the Aira, which focuses on the classic analog sound of the 808: Continue reading

Wave Alchemy Announces Transistor Revolution For Kontakt

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Wave Alchemy has announced Transistor Revolution – a new Kontakt re-creation of the iconic TR-808 and TR-909 drum machines.

Transistor Revolution uses a custom user interface combined with Native Instruments’ Kontakt 5’s advanced sampling engine and over 22,000 drum samples. Transistor Revolution also mirrors the design of the original (hardware) TR-808 and TR-909 front panels.

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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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The Synth Freq’s Funktacular Analog 80’s Electro Jam (TR-808 + Jupiter-8)

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Sunday Synth Jam: The Synth Freq gets her synth on, 80’s electro style, with this Roland TR-808 + Jupiter-8 analog jam-a-thon.


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Propellerhead ReBirth v1.1 Adds AudioCopy, Joins Long List Of AudioCopy Compatible Apps

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Propellerhead has released an updated version of ReBirth for the iPad, which adds support for copying and pasting ReBirth tracks as audio directly into AudioCopy compatible iPad apps.

AudioCopy has become a de facto standard for moving audio from one app to another iOS music apps.  Continue reading

TechnoBox2 A Virtual Techno Studio (Sneak Peak)

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AudioRealism has introduced technoBox2 – the next version of their virtual techno studio, technoBox.

technoBox2 adds user-requested features, including dual TB-303 bassline synths and drum machines, support for exporting recordings of songs and SoundCloud integration.

Other cool features:

  • The drum machines now allow you to load your own samples (via iTunes documents).
  • technoBox2 runs on iPad and retina displays with crisp native resolution.
  • It features the same audio engine as ABL2, which features aliasing-free oscillators and full range non-linear filters.
  • The newly redesigned FX panel now allows effects to be set on any or all of the four machines.
  • A performance page has been added which allows access to the most commonly used controls on one page.

technoBox2 is available now in the app store.

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