Studio Equipment, Instrument and DJ Gear Trends That Look Set To Stay

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The year 2013 is already shaping up to be a classic year for studio equipment, instruments and DJ tech – here are three emerging trends Every single year there are more and more amazing new music tech and recording products launched. Aside from being something to be happy about generally (well, if you love new… Read More

Roland Synth Story

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The Roland Synth Story event give attendees the chance find out about the illustrious history of the Roland Synth The Roland Synth Story celebrates one of music’s great icons. Remarkably, it is 40 years since Roland was established, and in that time, it has produced some of the most highly regarded and influential synthesizers ever… Read More

Roland Integra-7 – The Sound Module That Travels Through Space

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The Roland Integra-7 ‘s motional surround feature offers unprecedented sound placement for a synth module The Roland Integra-7 is product that demonstrates just why Roland sound modules have been the bedrock of pro productions for decades. In particular, its JV and XV series of modules were to be found almost without fail, and often in… Read More

Creating a Pattern on a Korg Monotribe

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Creating patterns on the Korg Monotribe is a piece of cake, and here’s how to do it… The Korg Monotribe is one of the most instantly gratifying pieces of gear to land in our stores in recent times. Its combination of analogue synthesiser and drum machine is capable of delivering the fattest acid bass lines,… Read More

Novation Ultranova Unboxed

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The Novation Ultranova is unboxed and set up in a DAW showing its features and benefits along the way, in a new online video… The Novation Ultranova is a synthesiser that packs an enormous amount of power into its small but distinctive blue chassis. Based on the virtual-analogue synthesiser engine of the revered Supernova II,… Read More

Jupiter-50 Review

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The Roland Jupiter-50 provides the sounds of the JP-80, in a lightweight, portable package The Roland Jupiter-50 synthesiser continues one of the most prestigious family names in the synthesiser world. The Jupiter range of synthesisers has graced some of the most well known recordings in music history, with the Jupiter-8 in particular, considered by many… Read More

Nord Electro 4D Review

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Ten years old, but is the new version worth a slice of cake? We investigate in our Nord Electro 4D review Getting musicians to agree on things is often a thankless task. It could be Fender vs. Gibson, Jazz vs. Metal, Digital vs. Analogue- you name it, they’ve argued about it. Just ask anyone in… Read More

Korg Monotribe – 5 Things it teaches the music world

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The Korg Monotribe has many lessons for the music-making world, but here are 5… The Korg Monotribe was undoubtedly one the most interesting products to be released in the last year. A combination of an analogue synthesiser, analogue drum machine and step sequencer, the Monotribe is unlike anything currently available. Plus, rather than have a… Read More

The Roland Gaia SH-01 Synthesiser, a Modern Classic?

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The Roland Gaia SH-01 Synthesiser: vintage Sounds with digital versatility The Roland Gaia SH-01 Synthesiser had some pretty big shoes to fill, when it was announced at the Musikmesse in Frankfurt nearly two years ago. The name Roland is synonymous with the term ‘classic synth’, and the company is responsible for some of history’s most… Read More

Korg Monotribe Version 2 Update

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A new update for the Korg Monotribe has been released The Korg Monotribe was already great little box of analogue fun, but with the release of the new version 2.0 system update, it has even more to offer. For the uninitiated, the Korg Monotribe is synthesizer sequencer, which expands upon the analogue technology employed in… Read More