Roland’s new electronic drum pads could change the way you drum

Roland are taking digital drums to the next level with their new SPD::ONE pads putting realistic drums at your fingertips. Roland’s new SPD::ONE series is a range of digital percussion pads that gives drummers authentic…

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…

Arturia MiniLab MKII Review – A quality MIDI controller at an affordable price

Whether you’re new to the MIDI controller world or a veteran, the MiniLab MK 2 by Arturia could certainly be a great asset to your set-up. Firstly, I need to mention how aesthetically pleasing this…

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…

Ableton’s new beatmaking kit ‘Beat Tools’ offers you amazing new sounds

With more than 120 Drum and Instrument Racks, over 180 loops for slicing, tweakable effects chains and more, Beat Tools has all the sounds you need for hands-on beatmaking – especially with Push. Developed by…

Get free Kontakt drum kits with G&S Custom Work 2.0

Autodafe are giving away a new version of the awesome free Kontakt library released all the way back in 2005, the new G&S Custom Work 2.0. The new version of G&S Custom Work comes with…