Review: 1010 Blackbox, sampling workstation hardware in a little square

This cute little box promises to let you manipulate sound and play live with samples without a computer. Andreas Roman returns to CDM with another in-depth, hands-on hardware review.

Roland’s Boutique JU-06A JUNO is insanely fun [Review]

It doesn’t look like much. The latest Roland Boutique might even give you a sense of deja vu – because Roland did a tiny JUNO before. The difference: this time they got it right.

Peter Kirn - September 5, 2019

Romance and underground, the world of SOMA Laboratory’s machines

“Underground romantic engineering” is the motto of up-and-coming gearmaker SOMA Laboratory. Here’s a look at the Russian-Polish foundry creating wild new electronic instruments – and their latest creation. Music store All For DJ has become a badly-needed new hub for Moscow’s electronic producers. Despite the name, they’re host to all kind of electronic instruments. I […]

Peter Kirn - July 31, 2019

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