Boubou: a striking 5 voice analogue Eurorack drum synth

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Quanalog Instruments’ first entry into the Eurorack market is the remarkably named Boubou. It’s filter based, analogue and split into 5 voices to cover all the basics any drum synth would need. Boubou It’s a big chunky module, as wide as it is tall and covered with an initially bewildering array of knobs. The black […]

Future Sound Systems finds a naked groove with the Portland percussion synth

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The perfect accompaniment to their Brunswick naked synthesizer the Portland percussion synth combines all sorts of noise and resonators to produce a cool synthesizer of drums in a stripped down package. Portland I think the idea is that this is a 4-channel drum synthesizer but there’s so much going on that it’s not entirely clear. […]

Prok Drums: Mighty Morphing virtual analog DSP drum module kits

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That’s a bit of a mouthful. Prok Drums are 4 compact and expressive Eurorack percussion modules. There’s a Bassdrum, Share, Hi-Hat and Handclap and they are all DSP based and come in kit form. Prok Drums Built or evolved out of the Music Thing Radio Music module, Prok Drums is virtual analog percussion sounds programmed into […]

Tanzbar 2 the hybrid drum computer from MFB is ready to make beats

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We saw this drum machine at Superbooth back in May. Tanzbar 2 contains both analog and digital drum sounds and a sneaky analog bass synthesizer all run by an advanced step sequencer. Tanzbar 2 The hybrid nature came about through a desire to build in more versatility. 7 analog drum sounds make it across from […]

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 […]

Endorphin.es BLCK_Noir deepest darkest drum synth module released today.

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It was the talk of Superbooth 2018 and accompanied by a fabulously slick and stylised teaser campaign. The annoyingly named BLCK_Noir 7 voice drum module is ready to bring some hybrid sound generation to your rack. BLCK_Noir It’s a great looking 30HP multi-channel drum module for Eurorack. There’s a full analog kit in there with bass […]

Erica Synths Techno System gets a price and release date

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Erica Synths want to help you make Techno. To this end they put together the ultimate dark Techno System, stuffed full of new techno-focused modules, and demonstrated at Superbooth. Since then the individual modules have been released in dribs and drabs. Now they’ve announced that they have a release date for this awesome system of beats, […]

Arturia DrumBrute Impact – full and official details

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The wait is over. After a little bit of leaking and messing about Arturia have now officially announced the DrumBrute Impact analogue drum machine. Let’s get into the details. DrumBrute Impact It’s a compact drum machine that delivers the same sort of tone, sequencing and performance capabilities as its big brother, the DrumBrute. This time […]

DrumBrute Impact: Arturia’s baby DrumBrute leaked

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Arturia has a new drum machine poised for announcement. Leaked ahead of the official release this Thursday, DrumBrute Impact is a compact version of their popular DrumBrute muscle-bound drum machine. It may be smaller but there’s no doubt that this thing is going to pack a percussive punch every bit as powerful as its bigger […]

First look at the Pulsar-23 organismic drum machine being cooked up in Soma Labs

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Vlad Kreimer has brought us a lot of crazy stuff through Soma Laboratories, most of which defy explanation in the most delicious sense. He’s now released some information and a video demo of the prototype Pulsar-23 which appears to be the most exciting and wonderfully weird drum machine I’ve ever witnessed. Pulsar-23 This is what […]