Maschine’s new Clips make free-form arrangement easier – first look, and Maschine+ answers

Maschine’s still not exactly a DAW – but it doesn’t lock you into cookie-cutter arrangement any longer. And that’s good news whether you’re eyeing the new standalone Maschine+ or you’re an ongoing user of Maschine software.

Beneath Polyend Medusa grid and knobs, a wealth of possibilities

It’s an analog-wavetable polysynth with an expressive grid – but that only begins to describe what makes the Polyend Medusa such a unique instrument. Here’s a deep dive into this hybrid synthesizer and what it means musically.

Peter Kirn - June 13, 2019

Pioneer Squid is a monster standalone sequencer for your gear

Forget for a second that Pioneer is the CDJ and DJM company. Their latest TORAIZ goes a radical new direction – making what might be the biggest mainstream hardware sequencer since the MPC and Octatrack.

Peter Kirn - April 24, 2019

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