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.

Novation Launchkey Mini MK3 is yet another tiny keyboard – so how does it stack up?

Mobile keyboards continue to be fruitful and multiply. But Novation’s latest includes standalone mode, so it isn’t just a computer accessory – so let’s see how this category looks now.

Peter Kirn - September 19, 2019

Erica’s Pico System III is a tiny, 450 EUR West Coast modular rig

The newest Erica system is an exercise in minimalism – analog, fit in a single unit. The price and size are absolutely as low as you can go – but with some deep sound capabilities.

Peter Kirn - September 16, 2019

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