What’s new on Roland SP-404MKII sampler, spec for spec; 404 timeline and hands-on roundup

The buzz online makes it clear – plenty of people still want the immediacy of the Roland SP-404 sampler. An MKII has been long anticipated – not to mention leaked – so let’s get directly into what’s new, and find out what else you want to know.

Roland updates AIRA TR-8 so it can trigger samples, MIDI gear

Roland’s new SP-404A sampler isn’t really a new product – but a firmware update for the AIRA TR-8 actually does make its AIRA drum machine more powerful.

Peter Kirn - August 8, 2017

Four Tet Walks Through His Unique Live Rig for Red Bull Music Academy [Video]

Playing with laptops can become performative in conventional ways, just by adding instruments – voice, guitar, live drums, ukelele, or whatever it is you play. But it becomes more mysterious in the hybrid performance media that emerge from “playing” the arrangement directly, manipulating the larger bits of a track in the form of stems and […]

- May 29, 2013

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