Preorders open on the SP 2400 drum machine sampler from Isla Instruments

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Final production on the Isla Instruments SP 2400 is still some way off as they are not estimating delivery until the end of the year. But they’ve decided to open up preorders for people who want to get their money down on this exciting evolution of “the greatest drum machine the world ever saw”. SP […]

Initial Audio Analog Pro is a new tape and vinyl simulator plug-in

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Initial Audio has released the Analog Pro plug-in, which simulates the sound of tape machines and vinyl records. If you’re looking for that vintage lo-fi sound, here’s another option for you. Initial Audio says that Analog Pro can “warm up and saturate your audio”, thereby bringing digital tracks to life. Now, it’s far from being […]

Joyo D-Seed II digital delay/looper pedal: The ideal entry-level echo effect?

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The new Joyo D-Seed II pedal packs eight different digital delay types into one budget pedal as well as a looper function, making for a seriously versatile delay pedal, given the low price point. Joyo D-Seed II Joyo’s D-Seed II is a stereo digital delay pedal with eight different delays on tap (pardon the pun). These include […]

Roland VT-4 Voice Processor messes with your voice

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Roland loves messing about with your voice. With the VT and VP series of vocal processors you can make yourself sound like all sorts of shifting, harmonizing, vocoding, auto-tuning loveliness. The VT-3 released in 2014 was the first to be part of the AIRA range of products. The VT-4 stays with AIRA but tones down […]

Summer NAMM 2018: Hungry Robot Moby Dick V2 upgrades an impressive delay pedal

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Summer NAMM is one of the year’s best platforms to launch new products, but also to release updated versions of existing ones. Hungry Robot has just announced its Moby Dick V2 delay pedal, and it sounds like the V2 adds some tasty new treats. Hungry Robot Moby Dick V2 I’m a big fan of Hungry […]

Melody Puzzle Modular Synthesizer: playful 8-bit handmade patch machine

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A crazy little synthesizer box handmade in the USA by Ellistronics could be an exceptionally good value step into experimental modular synthesis. The Melody Puzzle Modular Synthesizer contains a 6 oscillator wavetable synth engine and a poly-step sequencer and bristles with patch wires. Melody Puzzle Modular Synthesizer It’s all about combination patching. Parameters are changed depending […]