Summer NAMM 2019: Fishman TriplePlay MIDI controller for guitar

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Fishman has just introduced its new TriplePlay MIDI controller during Summer NAMM and it looks like this new  hardware installs without any major modifications on most electric and acoustic guitars, as the mounting hardware is magnetic. Fishman TriplePlay MIDI controller This unit is billed as a low-latency pitch tracking pickup system and comes with a Lightning […]

Tangible Waves AE Modular system gets drums

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The AE Modular system from Tangible Waves aims to provide the modular synthesis experience for everyone regardless of their budget. With the basics of synthesis covered they have turned their attention to some well needed percussion sounds. AE Modular Drums AE Modular is really starting to come into its own. I wasn’t so sure when […]

Superbooth 2019: ALM Busy Circuits Squid “Salmple” sampler

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This was ALM/Busy Circuit’s mystery sampler module from last year. But now it’s all ready to go and seems to be called the Squid Salmple. Squid Salmple It’s an 8 channel, 4 output audio sampler with recording inputs, assignable CV inputs and USB storage. The little and the big knob beneath it are used to […]

Superbooth 2019: Endorphin Ground Control modular performance sequencer

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Endorphin.es reveals Ground Control – a 42hp wide 4-track performance sequencer for your Eurorack. Ground Control We only have a few details at the moment but this is looking pretty comprehensive. You’ll notice immediately that they’ve packed a two-octave keyboard onto the front panel which lets you play and record sequences on-the-fly. It can handle […]

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 […]

System80 reveal a desktop version of their 880 Eurorack 808 style drum machine

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While much of the focus has been on Behringers RD-808 clone of the classic Roland drum machine System80 released an awesome Eurorack version based on the same machine. This very cute 880 drum machine is now being developed into a desktop version. 880 Desktop System80 says that it will come with a strip of extras […]

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. […]

NAMM 2019: MOTU Digital Performer 10 gets into clips and lots of instruments

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We might have reached a plateau where everything is now version 10. Cubase, Reason, Ableton Live and Waveform are all at this solid two digit decimal. And now MOTU’s Digital Performer is joining the club. Featuring a new Clips window, Stretch Audio, workflow improvements and 100’s of instruments. Digital Performer 10 The big thing with […]

Erica Synths Sample Drum module from the Techno System finally arrives

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We first saw the Erica Synths Sample Drum module when the Techno System was revealed back at Superbooth 2018. Since then it’s been conspicuous by its absence. All the modules come along quite quickly until the full system was released in the summer – without the Sample Drum. But good news, it’s here! Sample Drum […]

WMD opens preorders on METRON advanced trigger and gate sequencer

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WMD first showed us their METRON trigger sequencer at NAMM 2017. Two years later they reckon it could be ready so they’ve opened preorders and hope to deliver soon after NAMM 2019. METRON It’s a big, chunky and serious looking Eurorack drum trigger and gate sequencer. It offers 16 tracks of up to 256 steps […]