Novation’s Launchpad 2.0 adds widgets that adapt to your DAW shortcuts, expands customization

More like this, please. Novation’s Launchpad 2.0 updates (for Launchpad Mini and X) are a great example of how manufacturers can make it easier to adapt hardware to your setup. Now they’ve added keystrokes to the custom faders and melodic and drum widgets you can lay out on your custom controls.

The best music and creative hardware deals for Cyber Monday from Amazon

Amazon has a surprising sale on Roland and Novation drum machines, among others. Here are some top picks. The big surprise comes from some of my favorite Roland boxes, if you’ve been following CDM this year. Heck, I don’t have the TR-06 and kinda want one thanks to its trigger ins, so I may cause […]

Peter Kirn - November 29, 2021

Synthesizer cakes keep getting more deliciously realistic

Have your synth and eat it, too. Redditers are on top of enough synth cakes to practically give you sugar shock right through the screen.

Peter Kirn - November 24, 2021

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