Novation’s Launchpad 2.0 adds widgets that adapt to your DAW shortcuts, expands customization

More like this, please. Novation’s Launchpad 2.0 updates (for Launchpad Mini and X) are a great example of how manufacturers can make it easier to adapt hardware to your setup. Now they’ve added keystrokes to the custom faders and melodic and drum widgets you can lay out on your custom controls.

Roland SP-404MKII 2.0: TR-REC step sequencing, more FX, pitch and chromatic features

Roland just dropped a huge update for their SP-404 MKII, with a bunch of new features for playing and processing sound – including TR-REC step sequencing. Here’s your guide, if you’re lucky enough to have one of the units.

Peter Kirn - July 1, 2022

The insanely tiny Teenage Engineering TX-6 now records and connects and makes more sense

It’s the ultimate music gear you can swallow. Sorry, make that carry in your pocket. And now the TX-6 starts to make more sense.

Peter Kirn - June 30, 2022

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