Best Modern Analog Synthesizers

These analog synths all hope to replicate a classic looking, feeling and sounding instrument with modern reliability and connectivity. All of these are from the last decade, but Korg, Moog and Dave Smith are not…

Arpeggio’s pocket sized sequencer & arpeggiator is as cool as it is cute

Sometimes beatmaking can’t wait and you need to lay out a beat in your mind or a melody you’re thinking of. Arpeggio fits in your pocket so you’re never caught short. There are very few…

New 33 feet step sequencer in Berlin is the largest in the world

Berlin is home to some of the biggest and best nightclubs in the world and in honour of Red Bull Music Academy’s 20th edition they’ve built the world’s biggest sequencer outside of one. Outside Berlin’s…

FL Studio’s first ever dedicated controller is here from Akai

FL Studio often gets forgotten behind production and recording staples like Ableton and Logic, but Akai have come to their side with their new Fire controller. Akai’s new Professional Fire controller has been created in…

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 neverĀ fails to…

One of the world’s smallest synths can now be the world’s smallest sequencer

miniMO is a tiny synth that made modular synths affordable and simple, now it’s getting MIDI connections and a sequencer. Created by developer Jose Gonzalez (no, not that one), the miniMO brought modular synthesizers into…

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…

Arturia reveal new limited black editions of fantastic ‘Step’ series controllers

The wonderful music tech creators at Arturia are launching a sleek and sexy new line of their KeyStep, BeatStep and BeatStep Pro controllers – but you’ll have to be quick to nab one. We really…

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…

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…