Roland x0x fun – a free 707, a master class in 606 from Shawn Rudiman

606 and 707 day passed us by, but let’s not miss these two free gifts – a master class from Pittsburgh’s machine maven and a free plug-in version of a Roland TR, too.

RIP Berlin synth, drum machine legend Manfred Fricke of MFB

Manfred Fricke was democratizing analog machines for music and pioneering Berlin electronic invention over 5 decades – years ahead of this city becoming known for such things. We’ve lost him this month.

Peter Kirn - June 29, 2021

Hammerhead for iOS brings back a 90s drum computer legend for a new generation

In time for its 25th anniversary, Hammerhead is back – and this version has a real bite, even if you’re using it for the first time.

Peter Kirn - June 17, 2021

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