Hypersynth release Hcard memory cartridges for DX7 and D-50 synthesizers

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It’s so annoying when you run out of patch memory on your decades-old synthesizers. You might have to resort to recording patches off onto cassette tape but you can never remember where that old deck went to. Hypersynth has a solution. Their new Hcard cartridges can store not one bank of presets but up to 100 […]

Pipes: 64 voice hardware sample player hits Kickstarter

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Just launched on Kickstarter from Synesthesia is Pipes, a hardware sample player that comes with all the sounds loaded, 64 voices, a touchscreen interface and Zero Discernable Latency (ZDL) technology. Pipes It’s designed to be a rugged, reliable sound source for live performance and studio applications. You get a tablet interface with one big shiny […]

New Toshiba OCZ RC100 SSD drives slay with NVMe speeds, affordable prices

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Scouting a bang-for-your-buck SSD to upgrade your rig? Toshiba may have something you might be interested in. The corporation released the new OCZ RC100 NVMe solid state drives, masterminded as an affordable entry into the NVMe realm of SSDs. In case you are not up to speed, NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) is a data transfer […]

Gotharman’s Little deFormer 3 granular groovebox ready for preorder

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Gotharman’s Musical Instruments has opened preorders on their latest computerised groove box machine called deFormer 3. The previous deFormer was an effects box whereas this is definitely more in the mould of the DuoSpaze and PolySpaze boxes of noise and rhythms. I get the feeling that Gotharman’s are sort of developing a chunk of technology and put […]

Apple iMac 2018 rumours: Prettier and faster music production?

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With its self-contained aluminium design and bright, crisp display, the iMac is a fantastic and inspiring music production machine. Here’s everything we think we know about its possible 2018 revamp in terms of design, features, specs, and price. iMac 2018 Design To further slim down the iMac, Apple could go about removing the hard drive […]

Apple MacBook Pro 2018 rumours: A better laptop for musicians?

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The Apple MacBook Pro is so ubiquitous on stage and in the studio that calling it a musical instrument in its own right is well-deserved! However, its latest incarnation, which surfaced back in 2016 (and got updated to newer-generation processors last year) proved a bit of a disappointment for some. Apple essentially forced USB-C on […]

Is Apple planning a new USD 999 MacBook in 2018 to replace the MacBook Air?

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While the current-gen MacBook Air can be had for a reasonable USD 999, its hardware hasn’t been updated for at least three processor generations and its display resolution is lagging behind those lush Retina screens on modern Macs and MacBooks. It’s a good computer, but hardly an optimal purchase. Apple is aware of demand for […]