Blackbox 2.0 is here for 1010music’s excellent sampler – the stable build

Tap tempo? Advanced granular controls? Deep delay? 4-band parametric EQ? All the deep features crammed into the beautifully compact Blackbox sampler features have now moved from beta to stable, and 1.9 to 2.0. Here’s a look.

Review: MOD Dwarf is a lush, bottomless portal to effects that keeps getting better

If you love software, if you love the imaginative and compositional choices it affords, at last hardware is embodying that same freedom. Few devices do that more elegantly than the MOD Dwarf. MOD’s place in the sound galaxy You know the story as far as need. You like having all those choices of different effects […]

Peter Kirn - October 8, 2021

Erica Synths LXR-02 drum machine playtest: brutal sounds, live jams, 1.2 firmware

I’ve been playing with the LXR-02, the new digital drum synth from Erica Synths and Sonic Potions. Verdict: it’s versatile, loud, and brutally violent when it wants to be. Here are some sounds, plus more tips for LXR-02 players, and the latest on the just-out 1.2 firmware update.

Peter Kirn - September 30, 2021

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