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.

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

DinSync.info RE-808 is a 1:1 replica so authentic, it’ll run the original OS

It’s not a clone – DinSync.info have been so complete in their recreation of the TR-808, that the results will help actual 808 owners keep their units running far into the future. It’s the Ship of Theseus 808. Since we are in some kind of golden age of clones and recreations, ranging from software models […]

Peter Kirn - August 9, 2021

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