Ableton CV Tools for Live: Control your modular synth from Live

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Do you perform using Ableton Live and a modular synth? Hold on tight: Ableton has just announced CV Tools for Live, a suite of 10 Max for Live devices that let you control your modular synth from Live via CV – and vice versa! CV Tools is now in public beta, and will be a […]

Superbooth 2019: SoundForce introduce their Juno inspired DCO for Eurorack

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It’s an unusual configuration for a Eurorack oscillator but SoundForce has gone all in on the sliders with their DCO Digitally Controller Oscillator based upon the architecture of the Juno-60/106. SoundForce DCO It’s a slightly uninspired name as a DCO is a thing rather than a product. A digitally controlled oscillator is not a digital […]

HeadRush Looperboard with 7” touch display officially announced

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So HeadRush has just officially announced its Looperboard, with nice 7” touch display. Of course, we already knew about it thanks to the online leak I wrote about earlier this week. But now we have the official specifications at last. And they’re pretty impressive, too. HeadRush Looperboard US dealer Sweetwater let the cat out of the […]

1010Music Blackbox: Compact touchscreen desktop sampler

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1010Music has taken their versatile touchscreen Eurorack format onto the desktop in a nicely compact box. The patch bay has been replaced with some helpful buttons and Blackbox is all about sampling, loops and sequencing. Blackbox They are calling it a next-generation sampling studio but what we know is that it’s a small friendly unit […]

Twisted Electrons Deton8 is an explosive 8-bit drum machine

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Twisted Electrons is bringing us Deton8, a little drum machine that uses a mix of 8-bit samples and wavetable synthesis. Don’t be fooled by the size of the tiny box: It packs a lot of explosive power and comes with many good ideas. After the Crazy8 Beats sequencer and the hapiNES and uAcid8 mini synths, […]

Spektro Audio ACDGEN is now available in a hardware edition

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Spektro Audio from Brazil have announced that their ACDGEN pattern generator plug-in for Ableton Live is now available as a stand-alone hardware box. They plan to produce a limited quantity, so if hardware is your thing, you’d better get your hands on one fast. ACDGEN started out as a plug-in for Ableton Live. It automatically […]

Teenage Engineering OP-Z gets a hardware upgrade with the oplab MIDI/CV module

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We saw the oplab at NAMM when Teenage Engineering was using the OP-Z to sequence and demonstrate their new 400 Pocket Operator Modular synthesizer. Now it’s available as an accessory for all OP-Z users. oplab module It’s square, it’s yellow and fits into the bottom of the OP-Z to provide some very handy connectivity. They are […]

Circuit Happy adds MIDI clock support to Missing Link for Ableton Link

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Since its introduction in 2018, the Missing Link from the folks at Circuit Happy has been an interesting solution for syncing hardware devices and modular synthesizers via Ableton Link. The most recent software update adds support for MIDI clock, expanding the possibilities even further. Circuit Happy Missing Link was originally introduced at Knobcon 2018. It […]

Chronoblob 2: the return of the blob delay

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Alright Devices have announced that their seminal Chronoblob digital delay module is getting a big brother. Chronoblob 2 is here to squish and absorb all the shortcomings of the original and take its delay to new and exciting places. Chronoblob 2 The original Chronoblob was a simple, instantly usable and creative digital delay. There were […]

Kenton give us more CV with the Pro Solo Mk3 MIDI to CV converter

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In a stunning update to the Mk2 Kenton pull out all the stops for an eclectic take on the art and design of MIDI to CV conversion. No, just kidding, Kenton makes dull looking silver boxes that do incredibly useful things incredibly well. The Pro Solo Mk3 doesn’t look very exciting but it’s undoubtedly the […]