Roland’s AIRA Compact: bite-sized versions of TR drum machine, JUNO-60 synth, vocal FX

They’re smaller and cheaper than the Boutique series and first-gen AIRA, they’re battery-powered, and they pack a surprising amount of functionality and hands-on control. Roland has a new compact platform for the AIRA, and they look cute and fun.

303 Day celebrates DJ Pierre’s acid house revolution – back to the Phuture

Here’s to the sound of acid over the sound of bombs. “The future will survive / future will stay alive.” Yeah, acid might be needed now more than ever.

Peter Kirn - March 3, 2022

Polyend and Cyclone Analogic have rare discounts on their hardware

Two last hardware deals for you in the Black Friday – Cyber Monday sales – Polyend and TR/TB clonemaker Cyclone Analogic have discounts on their excellent boutique hardware. Polyend has a 15% discount (“SALE15”) on everything they make – that includes two machines that have reached the end of their life, the beautiful Perc drumming […]

Peter Kirn - November 29, 2021

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