Alesis Strike Multipad: hit it, beat it, sample it, loop it

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We always enjoy a good old Octopad style drum pad thingy. Alesis have had some good ones over the years and they’ve decided it’s time for a new one. The Strike Multipad is the slightly over-descriptive name for their new sampling, looping 9-pad (Enneapad?) controller/drum machine. Alesis Strike Multipad Apparently, it’s the first percussion pad […]

TUNNELS: duplicate and route your Eurorack signals to infinite destinations

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New on Kickstarter is TUNNELS – the infinite multiple for Eurorack synthesizers. It’s the first module from Olympia Modular, it’s a simple utility and it’s absolutely fascinating.  TUNNELS It’s really two modules although it could actually be an infinite number of modules but who has the space? You begin with the Tunnel In module. It’s a […]

M-Audio M-Track 8X4M: A USB3 24-bit/192kHz audio interface at $299

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M-Audio’s first new audio interface in a while is an 8-input, 4-output desktop unit with distinctly modern design and functionality. Priced at a comfortable USD 299, the M-Track 8X4M is capable of 24-bit/192kHz recording and is equipped with M-Audio’s Crystal preamps and as yet unnamed A/D converters. It’s likely that this is the company’s latest-generation […]

Slate VRS8 audio interface finally available for purchase

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Spending over an year in “announced but not released” hell, the Slate Digital VRS8 audio interface is finally available for purchase. As we have been aware for a long time now, the VRS8 is equipped with eight linear VMS-One mic preamps which can be used with Slate microphones (or any other mics, though results may […]

Can Tascam crack the mid-sized digital mixer/interface market with Model 24?

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Tascam has a new medium-format digital mixer and live recorder on the block, the Model 24. As its name suggests, the device offers 24-track, 48kHz sound capture and recording (22 audio channels and stereo main mix) with 22 playback tracks, both over USB and onto an SD card. Alas, the sides are faux-wood, but then […]

ZOOM F8n fields some serious recording tech with 360 audio support

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ZOOM Corporation has announced a new flagship portable field recorder, the F8n. There’s lots of interesting technology implemented in this unit. For starters, there are what Zoom calls Advanced Look-Ahead Hybrid Limiters which catch clipping signal before it gets recorded. The limiters are applied on all eight channels simultaneously, with up to 20dB of headroom. […]