Circuit Happy uncovers “The Missing Link” between Ableton Link and analogue gear

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Ableton Link is a wonderfully simple synchronisation protocol that works over a network. Any devices on a network (wired or wireless) running Ableton Link will automatically sync to each other. This has commonly been used to sync up laptops running Ableton Live, Bitwig, Reaktor and iPads running Ableton Link compatible apps. The Missing Link aims […]

Polyfusion comes back to modular after 40 years to give us a Series 3000

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Polyfusion were at Knobcon 2018 with an original Polyfusion Series 2000 modular monster of a synthesizer. Original creator Ron Folkman was there and you can see the glee in his eyes as he talks about coming back to modular at the age of 74 – he thought this sort of synthesis was long dead. Well, […]

909 Day – Behringer reveal the RD-909 Rhythm Designer

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Without even the tiniest ripple of surprise Behringer announce their TR-909 clone, the RD-909 Rhythm Designer, on 909 Day.  RD-909 Honestly, I’m glad someone pulled something out of the bag on 909 Day. I think we might have to give the whole 808 and 909 Day thing a rest, it’s become loaded with unhelpful expectations. Roland […]

Knobcon 2018: First look at the finished Behringer RD-808 Rhythm Designer

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We all saw the prototype RD-808 at Superbooth with a still unconfirmed feature list and handwritten labels. But just before Knobcon 2018 opens today Japanese tech website Icon has posted some images of what looks like a fully functional production model of Behringers clone of the TR-808 Rhythm Composer. RD-808 Rhythm Designer Here are 13 seconds […]