PĒRKONS HD-01, Erica Synths monster drum machine, is inbound early 2022 with new stuff

Erica Synths is one of many makers to have hardware plans hit by supply chain chaos. But the good news is, that epic PĒRKONS drum machine is adapted and coming soon – and got some new features in the process.

Arturia Pigments 3.5 – M1 support, new and expanded sound tools, free update

For all the hardware and software out there, some tools just shine as dreams for sound design – and this particular update is well worth the wait. Pigments now adds cross-modulation, distortion, new filters and wavetables, and M1 native performance, but the sum is greater than those parts.

Peter Kirn - December 15, 2021

Here’s a gorgeous chill jam and the excellent 1.9 firmware for the Blackbox sampler

Elektron Digitakt 1.3. Polyend Tracker 1.4. But don’t miss what boutique maker 1010music are doing with their Blackbox sampler. Here’s a look at there just-out 1.9 firmware update – and some lovely music, too. In this season of nuanced, musical updates for desktop hardware, it’s great to get this, too. Andreas Roman reviewed the Blackbox […]

Peter Kirn - September 6, 2021

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