Meris Hedra: 1990s studio rack rhythmic pitch shifting – in a guitar pedal!

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Meris’s new Hedra effect gives guitarists a ’90s studio rack rhythmic pitch shifting effect in a compact pedalboard-friendly format. Make no mistake: this is one powerful pedal with plenty of tricks up its sleeve. Meris Hedra Designed in the USA, the Hedra pitch shifter has some neat tricks up its sleeve. Think along the lines of Steve Vai and […]

MISO: Mix Invert Scale Offset – a multipurpose utility module from TipTop Audio

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Eurorack utilities are unglamorous but phenomenally useful modules. They don’t grab the attention like the rock star filter or excitedly animate like an LFO. Instead, they do calm, helpful and thoughtful things that can quietly revolutionise your sound. MISO from TipTop Audio is one such utility that packs a small laboratory of functionality into a […]

Novation SL Mk III – MIDI and CV Controller with 8 track Sequencer

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MIDI controllers continue to evolve and this time it’s Novations turn to come up with the innovations. The SL Mk III comes with CV/Gate support and an eight-track sequencer taking it from a MIDI controller keyboard into a hardware performance machine. Novation SL Mk III Everything has pads and faders and DAW control built in these […]

Riffer: a randomising MIDI sequencer that runs inside your sequencer

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Audiomodern has released Riffer “The Creative MIDI Sequencer”. It’s the sort of sequencer that you wish DAWs already had inside them but never seem to. So instead you can drop Riffer onto a track and start flexing your creative melody making, beat triggering and randomising. Riffer It does seem a bit silly, having a sequencer […]

MidiBot: a probability pulse and melodic engine for your virtual instruments

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Developer Robby Kilgore has released a very useful looking plug-in called MidiBot. It’s a MIDI pulse probability generator that can inject some poly-rhythmic triggers or humanistic harmonic sequences into your virtual instruments. It’s improbably good. MidiBot You insert it as a VST instrument and direct it as the MIDI input for the instrument you want […]

Grez Guitars Mendocino 28.5” scale guitar – Boutique baritone growl

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Grez Guitars’ new Mendocino is a baritone 28.5″ scale length semi-hollow electric guitar with an optional Bigsby bridge system with a lot of vintage vibe. Grez Mendocino Baritone Hand-built in Northern California, the new Grez Mendocino Baritone is a boutique instrument with what I personally think are some really nice looking, vintage-style appointments. Based on the Mendocino […]

Key Control: Scale and key quantiser for your MIDI controller

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Some MIDI controllers and keyboards come with features that allow you to lock the keys to a certain scale or key, but many do not. Artificial Noise aims to rectify that by offering a handy little box to bring that’ll work with any MIDI keyboard. Key Control is two knobs worth of simplicity and off […]