RockBoard LED Light – Perfect for knob twiddling in the dark

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The new RockBoard LED Light gives your pedalboard illumination. Perfect for those guitarists that like to twiddle their effects settings and knobs in the dark. RockBoard LED Light – Pedalboard Illumination When you  play live and are on a dark stage it is often hard to see your effect pedal settings if you need to adjust […]

Elephant gives the Surface Dial MIDI and mouse-over control of all your plug-ins

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We first saw the innovative Elephant software about a year ago but this latest version has evolved it and enhanced it into a sublime software synth controlling experience. Elephant 1.92 This is really version 2 but developer Pablo Martin felt the need to hold back to allow for some additional tweaking if it was necessary. […]

Synclavier brings its DSP synthesis engine to iOS and releases a knob

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Synclavier appeared on our radar recently in the shape of the Synclavier V virtual instrument created in collaboration with Arturia. Using the same technology Synclavier are releasing 2 new virtual synth apps for iOS and a hardware knob controller. Synclavier for iOS For iPad there will be Synclavier Go! It recreates the Synclavier II Digital […]

Grid: snap together modular control surface coming to Indiegogo

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We first saw the Intech Studio Grid system back in April. It seems to be a popular idea, to have a MIDI controller that you can adapt and customise, but perhaps the ROLI Blocks is the closest thing I’ve seen to actually get to market. Grid is about to make its debut on the Indiegogo […]

Tenderfoot Lattice: elegantly simple 12 step sequencing

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Tenderfoot is prepared to release their first Eurorack module. It’s a simple 12-step sequencer called Lattice and it’s fabulous. Lattice Step sequencing is the mainstay of Eurorack music making. Used extensively for both notes and CV modulation. Most sequencers tend to be pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, offering multiple functions, doubling up on controls – […]

Leak! Nektar to announce Panorama T4 and T6 MIDI controllers

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A presumptuous French online store has listed details of a previously unseen Nektar MIDI controller. The Panorama T4 and T6 look like a mid-range controller lying somewhere between the Nektar LX and Panorama P ranges. Panorama T4 / T6 It will be available in two sizes, the T4 49 note and the T6 61 note […]

MOD Duo X a universe of effects in a box on your desktop

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MOD Duo X is a desktop effects processor that contains every effect, virtual instrument and MIDI gizmo you can think of. It comes in an aluminium case they describe as “monolithic” but they’ve only got these Tron-like sketches so far. It could be a really cool thing to run your synths, audio, records and performance […]

Output are teasing a musical revolution that will change the way you make music

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We love a good tease campaign, although the last time Output really teased something new it ended up being a piece of furniture. So excuse me if I don’t get too excited. They could be giving us a new chair which will somehow help us make music differently. Any other thoughts? Output According to Instagram […]

Love Hultén Noistation hand crafted space synthesizer

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Love Hultén build beautiful boxes filled with sound and experimentation. We’ve experienced his Tiaccord synthesizer tryptic, we’ve marvelled over the cutest Bivalvia mini synths and now prepare yourself to enjoy Noistation, a space piano from some 1970’s future retro universe. Noistation Handmade in a mahogany case built around a 37 note semi-weighted keyboard it features […]

Mr Black Doomstick: Maximum fuzz with minimum fuss?

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Mr Black pedals are all handmade in Portland, USA and their new Doomstick is designed to give you maximum fuzz with minimum fuss. Doomstick It may be doom, it may be just fuzz, or it may be a stoner-style fuzz pedal and all other musical genres where you could use a heavy fuzz effect. The Doomstick […]