Roland quietly made their DJ controllers into live-hybrid machines

Roland’s 1.10 DJ controller update adds a bunch of features – and plays to the machines’ strengths, drawn from the TR drum machine line, as live machines.

Moog unveils $599 semi-modular drum percussion: DFAM

First, there was Mother-32. Now, Moog has another affordable patchable desktop (“semi-modular”): Drummer From Another Mother (DFAM), for percussion synthesis.

Peter Kirn - January 11, 2018

UltraKick is an obsessive bass drum synth for Max for Live [Hands-on]

You’ve seen kick drums that emulate the 808 and such, or synths with a couple knobs. UltraKick goes way past that, for complete sound control.

Peter Kirn - December 22, 2017

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