Gear

BLOCKS, a LEGO-like System Aiming to Democratise Music-Making

ROLI aims to Open up The World of Music-Making with it's newest introduction of BLOCKS - a LEGO-like modular music creation system. BLOCKS is supposed to be an instrument that does not require any musical knowledge to master and enable anyone to create one'...
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Is Roland Set To Re Release The TR-909?

A celebration of the studio favorite Roland TR-909 is scheduled to go down next month. Promising the offer of "new and inspiring electronic instruments," Roland is set to release a slew of new instruments wi...
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Meet Numark’s Portable Scratch Turntable

The PT01 Scratch will be Numark's latest addition to its turntable line, specifically designed for turntablists on the go. Harness your inner Grandmaster Flash (I've been binging Netflix' The Get Down for a few days now), with this portable deck, complete w...
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The io808 Is A Roland 808 For Your Browser

Hours of fun right here, as Roland's TR-808 is now available in browser version. There are a few 808 browser apps around, as we have reported here, but according to Electronic Beats this one is the "definiti...
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Classic Soviet Era Polivok Synth To Be Reissued

The Polivok was the Soviet Union's favorite synthesizer and now the company behind its production then has lifted the veil on its impending reboot. Of course the completely hand made synth will be limited, with only 100 being made, but with 85% original Sov...
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Apps Of The Month: July 2016

From Discogs finally on Android to a new music discovery tool, we took a look at some of the top apps and updates over the month of July 2016. This month we see apps for iOS and Android and, for the first ti...
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New Korg Synth Recreates Classic 80s Video Game Audio

In partnership with video game designer Bandai Namco, Korg has created a new chiptune synth for its app, Gadget. Gadget, which launched back in 2014, features numerous virtual synths and drum machines based around the iconic Japanese company's arsenal of pr...