qwertySeq() – 8 track MIDI sequencer for your Chrome web browser

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Google Chrome can do some sneaky things with MIDI. We’ve seen Chrome-based 909 emulations, LaunchPad rhythms, musical doodles and playable synths. This latest Chrome Extension gives you an 8 track 16 step MIDI sequencer with performance features right on your desktop browser. Shame that it looks so dull. qwertySeq() Developed by Matt Dowdney and William Chu […]

Roland makes the JUNO-DS61 slightly larger: Enter the JUNO-DS76!

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A massive new release from Roland that will blow your socks off: The JUNO-DS range has been cruising along with a 61 keyed and 88 keyed version but I’ve felt there was always something missing. I couldn’t put my finger on it until Roland announced a brand new innovation in keyboard technology – the JUNO-DS76. […]

Audiophile Circuits League takes over Sinfonion complex harmonic CV processor

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This is the fascinating collaboration between Mathias Kettner and Instruo that combines a number of Harmonaigs and other technology into a complex, harmonic processing, sequencing and modulating uber-module. But Glasgow based Instruo has pulled out of the Sinfonion project. Fortunately Audiophile Circuits League, in Berlin, has stepped in to ensure this remarkable module sees the light […]

Get some guitar feel in your electronic music with the StrumPad MIDI Controller

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StrumPad is an immediately impressive MIDI controller that you strum with your fingers. It then manipulates incoming MIDI notes and sends them out in response to the strumming. It looks a little awkward but it seems to work marvellously. StrumPad MIDI Controller It’s an Open Source project based upon the Arduino ATMEGA328 microcontroller. It has 6 […]

Ever pondered the history of polyphony? Check out Marc Doty’s new series

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Marc Doty is a synthesizer guru, composer and educator who has recently been working with Buchla at trade shows. He runs a YouTube channel called Automatic Gainsay where he has recently published a whole series of videos charting the history of polyphony. A History of Polyphony Marc starts off by making an interesting point. That […]

Mode Machines SEQ12: Huge 12 track matrix based hardware MIDI sequencer

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This thing is enormous. You tend to automatically assume a hardware sequencer is going to follow something close to the Eurorack format. The SEQ12 from Mode Machines bucks that trend by unapologetically being in a 19″ rack mountable, console-sized format. The integrated rack ears probably make it seem larger than it needs to be, but […]

Superbooth 2018: Bastl takes on polyphonic MIDI-to-CV with 1983

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1983 is of course where MIDI all began and Bastl has decided to reference that in their new polyphonic MIDI-to-CV module. What’s particularly interesting about this module is its automatic tuning capabilities. 1983 The 1983 can take in MIDI and output 4 channels of CV. So what’s the tuning about? Well, Eurorack is traditionally full […]

Pittsburgh Modular Electronic Sequence Designer to debut at Superbooth 2018

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Pittsburgh Modular posted a couple of Instagrams of beautiful looking 32 step stand-alone sequencer called Electronic Sequence Designer. Very much in the style of their Microvolt 3900, I am digging the look and the potential functionality. Here’s what we know. Electronic Sequence Designer The 32 blue LED sliders are the most fabulous of things and represent […]

Musikmesse 2018: Nord Piano 4 – this time it’s personal

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Two years after the Nord Piano 3 (Revenge of the hammer action) Nord ramp it up for a full octane outing to piano central. Witness the seamless transitions, feel the dedicated piano filters and weep over the split point crossfades. The Nord Piano 4 is about to become a legend. Nord Piano 4 Nord do […]