What’s new on Roland SP-404MKII sampler, spec for spec; 404 timeline and hands-on roundup

The buzz online makes it clear – plenty of people still want the immediacy of the Roland SP-404 sampler. An MKII has been long anticipated – not to mention leaked – so let’s get directly into what’s new, and find out what else you want to know.

Make a DIY velocity-sensitive e-drum kit with Brian Bamanya aka Afrorack

No budget for an electronic drum kit? No problem. Brian Bamanya reports from Uganda on how to DIY the whole kit with readily sourced parts – and even adds velocity.

Peter Kirn - July 26, 2021

Teenage Engineering OP-1 turns 10 – and adds USB audio via free update

Here’s a nice gift to owners of the OP-1 synth from Teenage Engineering – add this free update, and among other things, your instrument now streams audio over USB.

Peter Kirn - July 14, 2021

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