Roland’s 808 reaches it’s natural conclusion and becomes a beer

Another year and another 808 Day passes celebrating the world’s most influential drum machine, and this years festivities saw the 808 relaunched in a brand new format. It’s been 38 years since Roland turned the…

Internet gets first authentic TR-808 added to Roland Cloud collection

The Roland Cloud is home to over $4000 worth of amazing synths, drum machines, samples and now they’ve got the legendary TR-808 drum machine. Earlier this month Roland updated their online subscription service which gives…

All Roland’s classic drum machines are packed into their new TR-8S

The best of Roland’s iconic drum machines are all coming together in one powerful and versatile new rhythm composer. Over the years Roland have created some of the most iconic machines in drum synthesis like…

The legendary 808 drum machine is free in your web browser

Roland TR-808’s defined drum machines when they launched and you can play with one for free, right in your web browser. The power of technology combined with the vast reach of the internet never fails to…

A drum machine, synth, sequencer, controller, all in one with Zoom’s AR-48

It’s getting easier and easier to compact the things you need to make music into one piece of equipment. The Zoom ARQ AR-48 takes that to the next level. Your days of searching for tech…

Meet the instrument that “pushes the threshold of electronic music production”

Klip is a powerful instrument and drum machine that creators Sample Magic say will push the threshold of electronic music. Klip is a unique digital instrument and drum machine designed by sample and plugin creators Sample…

Roland’s famous TR-808 drum machine is back in Boutique

When you think of drum machines there is one that always stands out – the TR-808. Roland are bringing it back from the dead. Roland have announced that their infamous TR-808 machine will be resurrected…

A portable music studio for $130? That’s Minijam Studio

The creators behind Patchblocks are back on the scene with a new range of compact devices that connect together for a super cheap, compact studio setup. The idea of Minijam Studio is to transform the…

Roland founder, pioneer and 808 creator Ikutaro Kakehashi has died

One of modern music’s biggest influencers, the Japanese engineer behind some of the world’s most iconic drum machines and synths has died. Roland’s original founder, Japanese engineer Ikutaro Kakehashi, has died at the age of…

Arturia Beatstep Pro: step sequencer / controller review and hands-on performance

Arturia have been making some really interesting gear in the past few years, from analogue synths and drum machines such as the Mini/Micro & DrumBrute, to very impressive modular systems like the Matrixbrute. Wherever Arturia…