Mourning the loss of Elbee Bad and Rodney Bakerr, House music innovators

In an era of loss and grieving, we continue losing unsung heroes before their time. That included most recently not just one but two House music legends – Elbee Bad and Rodney Baker. It’s well worth not only marking their passing, but reflecting on why artists are not more sung in their lifetime, and whether […]

The best TR news is this free 808 emulator, made in SuperCollider

There’s been a ton of off-the wall TR-707/808/909 news this month, so let’s gather it in one place. But the really important development is having a powerful SuperCollider drum machine, for free – and here’s why.

Peter Kirn - August 18, 2020

Roland TR-8S 2.0 firmware is huge: FM synth engine, tons of new FX features

Forget 808 day – sorry. The really good news from Roland this month is that their current drum machine just got a whole lot more powerful, with a free update.

Peter Kirn - August 11, 2020

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