KOMA are about to get deep into Eurorack – starting with power

Okay, first, a power product sounds like about the most boring music tech news ever. But the kids at KOMA have found a way to make modular power exciting.

Listen to a mix of music that’s techno, but not four on the floor

If “techno” as genre is making you feel stifled, maybe you just need some different techno. Leisure System’s Sam Barker has our cure.

Now a DAW does pitch and time shifts the way you wish it would

If the last generation of production software was about UI, workflow, and add-on extras, the next generation may be about science. Witness MOTU’s DP 9.5.

Here’s how MeeBlip can get you started with hardware synths

We made MeeBlip because we love getting our hands on sound and playing with synth hardware. But for people not totally used to working with this kind of gear, there can be lots of questions. So, here’s a guide to adding MeeBlip triode to your setup. If you’re thinking of getting ‘out of the box’ […]

Roland’s D-50 is the latest 80s creation to get Boutique treatment

No one can fault the D-50 — erm, “D-05” — for authenticity. Roland’s latest Boutique Series basically is a shrunk-down version of the original.

What to know about NI’s new Maschine, Komplete Kontrol hardware

Native Instruments just revised their Maschine and Komplete Kontrol hardware. Here are some early impressions of what’s new, in advance of our review.

The big little MeeBlip triode synth now has a $119.95 everyday price

Sometimes big sounds come in small packages. And so to get MeeBlips to everyone, we have a new, everyday low price of US$119.95.

Why would you want this €129 kit covered in sixty knobs?

It’s an expansion kit for an obscure boutique drum machine – and maybe the most niche product from Bastl Instruments yet. But it could be more than that.

Gallery: Inside the gear-packed hall of Moscow’s Synthposium Expo

Gear Acquisition Syndrome has come full force to Russia. Both live stages and the gear Expo at Synthposium in Moscow last week made that clear.

New Russian music electronics you’ve never heard of, from Synthposium

Moscow’s Synthposium was more than a runaway, hyper-nerdy festival. It also brought together Russia’s fledgling boutique music gear maker scene.