Wintergatan Marble Machine X – the ultimate mechanical groove box

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The internet was set alight by Wintergatan’s original Marble Machine back in March 2016. Since then designer Martin Molin has been working towards his next project entitled Marble Machine X. The first videos of the Machine X in action have just emerged and if you haven’t been following the development then this is going to […]

Stochastic Inspiration Generator will get your probabilistic juices flowing

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Omsonic has teamed up with dBs Music to produce a wonderfully creative Eurorack module that uses Stochastic random probability distribution to set the likelihood of notes firing through your rack. Stochastic Inspiration Generator It’s a really interesting idea that applies probability to pitch, duration, onset, offset, ratchet, octave and transition events while governing the likelihood […]

Behringer teases a LinnDrum clone in a video recreating Michael Jackson’s Thriller

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Patrick from Behringer put together a cool little video recreating the music from Michael Jackson’s Thriller using only Behringer gear. While talking about the drums he drops in a huge hint that Behringer could well be working on a clone of the LinnDrum drum machine that was famously used on the track. You’ll find the […]

Blackstar launches ultra-compact amPlug2 Fly headphone guitar amps

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Blackstar has just announced two new amPlug2 Fly headphone guitar amps, one for guitar and the other for bass.  The guitar version has three channels – Clean, Crunch and Lead – and uses Blackstar’s ISF control and has nine built-in effects. These include  three choruses, three delays and three reverbs, so enough to make practise a little more […]

Boss debuts the RC-10R pedal, a next-gen looper with a rhythm section

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Boss knows a thing or two about looper pedals. The RC-1, RC-202 or RC-505  are probably among its best known models. So what could Boss possible want to add to its already extensive range? A rhythm section.  Boss RC-10R In contrast to the other RC pedals, the new RC-10R is not just a purely a looper pedal. It has […]

Ableton Live 10 Suite gets some new possibilities with the Probability Pack

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Ableton and Sonic Faction have introduced a set of five innovative step sequencers to the Ableton Live 10 Suite collection. Each one has a different approach to bringing controlled randomization into your tracks and performances. Probability Pack Each sequencer has a unique way of adding probability to patterns and sequences to generate movement, evolution and […]

Let Dr Rhythm bring healing beats to your Eurorack with the DR55 Drum Module

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DSP Synthesizers continue their prolific run of Roland percussion based modules with the DR55. Based on the classic Roland/Boss Dr Rhythm and modelled after the original circuitry, apparently, “it sound great” (sic).  DR55 Analog Rhythm Up until now most DSP Synth modules have been sample based. The DR55 is the first to feature analog modelling. They say […]

Generator: next generation three channel step sequencer now generally available

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Having fulfilled all the preorders Analogue Solutions can now announce that the second batch of Generator is now available for anyone to buy. Generator It’s a multi-function, 3 channel step-sequencer that’s going to have a go at being the control centre for your modular performance. Generator is designed for performance, for real-time mucking about, sequencing, […]

System80 opens preorders on their TR-808 inspired 880 Eurorack drum machine

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System 80 have been teasing their Eurorack take on the TR-808 Rhythm Composer for some time. The 880 Drum Machine is almost ready and System80 have just opened up preorders.  880 Drum Machine It certainly looks the part. Somehow they’ve managed to squeeze it down into the sort of format that would make Behringer very […]

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 […]