Superbooth 2019: Sound Machines EuroTouch fingerable modules

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Sound Machines were showing a new project at Superbooth which takes their Lightstrip technology to another creative level. The EuroTouch line takes the touchable Lightstrip CV recorder and builds in 4 channels of functionality producing a range of 14 modules. EuroTouch I have an LS1 Lightstrip, it’s a great little module that you can use […]

Superbooth 2019: Voltage Research Laboratory modulates its way onto Kickstarter

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We caught a glimpse of a very intriguing machine coming from Pittsburgh Modular. Now the Voltage Research Laboratory has been fully revealed and is being released via Kickstarter. Let’s “Explore the Natural Systems and Lesser Known Fringes of Analog Synthesis”. Voltage Research Laboratory They are calling it the Organic Modular Synthesizer and it is certainly […]

NAMM 2019: Verbos Electronics debut Mini Horse and Control Voltage Processor

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What the heck is a Mini Horse? Well apparently it’s a rather nifty touch activated voltage controller and combined with the Control Voltage Processor Verbos are bring a lot of CV to your Eurorack. Mini Horse It’s a strange name but it’s a very intuitive device. It’s a 42HP 12 keyed voltage controller. Each key […]

NAMM 2019: Stylophone GEN R-8 fat and chunky analogue synth for grown-ups

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Dubreq has announced the latest in their reinvented Stylophone range. The Stylophone GEN R-8 boasts a fully analogue signal path, dual VCOs, British filter, 19 patch points, sequencer and the all-important touch keyboard. Is it enough to finally put Rolf Harris behind them? Stylophone GEN R-8 I have an original Stylophone, it’s fun for about […]

Haken Audio ContinuuMini Electronic Instrument now on Kickstarter

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The ContinuuMini is the baby sibling of the Continuum Fingerboard a huge multi-dimensional keyboard-like controller and synthesizer. You’d be forgiven for thinking it’s an MPE controller but it’s actually much more than that because it includes an internal sound engine. So, the ContinuuMini is an instrument all of its own. ContinuuMini The Fingerboard is big and expensive […]

touchAble Pro: touch control for Ableton Live on iOS, Android and Windows

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ZeroDebug has taken the uncommon decision to embrace more touchable formats than the iPad.  touchAble Pro has been released simultaneously on iOS, Android and Windows making it far more versatile than your regular control App. And what does it do? It offers multi-touch control over all aspects of Ableton Live. touchAble Pro The original touchAble […]

AKAI Fire FL Studio hardware controller leaked on American dealer website

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An American dealer has inadvertently let it slip that none other than AKAI is prepping a hardware controller for FL Studio! The as yet unannounced AKAI Fire FL Studio Performance Controller, as the device is verbosely titled, showed up in iDJnow’s online catalogue before being hastily pulled once word about it got out. Such things […]

Make Noise reinvent René – their three dimensional prism of composition

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Make Noise have announced the imminent arrival of a new and improved René. It’s the world’s only 3D Cartesian Music Sequencer and is named after René Descartes. They are not into adding numbers to names so despite some radical upgrades this will now be known as “René”. The original one will simply fade into obscurity. René […]

Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2.5 Hardware Synth Integration finally arrives

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It was the talk of NAMM back in January. Spectrasonics had somehow evolved their massive Omnisphere atmospheric virtual instrument to be able to integrate with over 30 well-known hardware synthesizers. That update to version 2.5 is finally here and free to all users of Omnisphere 2. Omnisphere 2.5 The idea is along the lines of […]

Transform the Microsoft Surface Dial into a MIDI controller with Elephant

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The Microsoft Surface Dial is one of those fabulously designed pieces of tech that struggles to find an interesting use for itself. Outside of turning the volume up and down on your laptop or Surface, or scrolling web pages it’s never found the ability to be musically created. And that’s a shame because in music […]