IK Multimedia UNO Drum hybrid drum machine is ready to play

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We saw this powerful little beat making box at Superbooth and now you can have one of your own. The UNO Drum is cute, portable, easy going and available right now. UNO Drum IK Multimedia have aced it with this one. Most of the attention around drum machines focuses on the will-it-ever-arrive RD-808 and the […]

Superbooth 2019: Frap Tools USTA 4-track spaceship sequencer

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This looks completely amazing spaceship of glittering lights in the flesh but very strange on their website. USTA means “wisdom” or “by heart” and Frap Tools hopes that their 4-track Eurorack sequencer will give your patch a heart filled path to follow. Usta It’s a 4-track sequencer with this lovely oval ring of 16 knobs […]

Analogue Solutions Generator step sequencer now available as a Eurorack module

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Analogue Solutions Generator is a 3 channel 16 step, analogue sequencer in a nice low profile desktop case. Now they are making it available as a Eurorack module that’ll drop straight into your rack. Generator Eurorack It’s unchanged other than the lack of a steel case and power socket. At 84HP it’s likely to take […]

Shapeshifter: DIY drum machine with expandable hardware

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Fase Lunare has come up with an expandable DIY drum machine they are calling Shapeshifter. The Open Source, Teensy based project is also Open Hardware and has an integrated breadboard to encourage experimentation and the development of expansion boards. Shapeshifter With the basic firmware it features 4 voices and 16 samples per voice. Each drum […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

FR3TZ° – brings Euclidean beats to string harmonics in a Reaktor instrument

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FR3TZ is a new Reaktor instrument from Blinksonic. I’m guessing that you’d pronounce it like “frets”? The idea being that it is using a load of sampled guitar string harmonics as the basis of an interesting Euclidean rhythm based instrument. FR3TZ It’s a fascinating looking interface. You have 3 strings being triggered by a Euclidean […]

Tenderfoot Lattice: elegantly simple 12 step sequencing

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Tenderfoot is prepared to release their first Eurorack module. It’s a simple 12-step sequencer called Lattice and it’s fabulous. Lattice Step sequencing is the mainstay of Eurorack music making. Used extensively for both notes and CV modulation. Most sequencers tend to be pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, offering multiple functions, doubling up on controls – […]

OP-Z: Teenage Engineering’s grey slab of mystery available for preorder

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Teenage Engineering announce that the long-awaited OP-Z is available for pre-order ahead of its release in October – that’s just a few short weeks away! OP-Z I’ve been hearing about this thing for years without ever really understanding what it does. It looks like some kind of Philips-head screwdriver operated calculator. However, Teenage Engineering insists that […]