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    Roland's Taiko1 — a more portable and affordable alternative to the traditional Japanese drums.

    Hitting home: Roland’s Taiko1

    Renowned Japanese manufacturer goes back to its roots

    Roland are to release a more affordable and portable electronic version of the traditional Japanese taiko drum.

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    Incredibly, it's 10 years since we first reviewed NI's Maschine hybrid software/hardware production workstation. Above left is the original Maschine Mark 1, and on the right is the new bright-orange limited-edition Maschine NI have announced to celebrate.

    Native Instruments celebrate 10 years of Maschine

    Limited-run orange Maschine kicks off decennial celebration of NI's production workstation

    Native Instruments are celebrating 10 years since the launch of their hardware/software workstation with a limited-edition orange Maschine.

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    The new physical modelling drum virtual instrument from IK Multimedia, Modo Drum.

    IK bring the Drums

    Ultra-portable drum machine ships, to be followed by physical modelling VI Modo Drum

    Ik Multimedia's ultra-portable Uno Drum rhythm unit is now shipping, and will be followed in the summer by Modo Drum, a physical modelling drum VI.

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    AIR's Drum Synth 500.

    AIR deliver the drums

    Drumsynth 500 virtual instrument offers 500 sounds and 500 rhythm loops on eight channels

    AIR Music Technology's Drumsynth 500 offers 500 sounds and 500 rhythm loops on eight channels, in AU, AAX, VST or stand-alone format.

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    IK Multimedia UNO Drum at Superbooth 2019

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    IK Multimedia demo and rundown their new UNO Drum drum machine, which combines analogue and PCM sample elements and...

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    MFB 301 Pro drum machine at Superbooth 2019

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    The crazy little MFB-301 Pro drum computer is a modern version of the classic MFB-301. It offers eight analog drum...

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    Alesis strike it hot for NAMM

    Introducing the Strike Multipad electronic drum pad

    Introducing Strike Multipad: Alesis's new electronic drum and percussion pad. Now includes video from NAMM 2019!

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    The new Model:samples, from Elektron.

    Elektron's new model:samples... and Overbridge v2.0

    Compact six-track groovebox offers knob-heavy interface for real-time tweaking

    Elektron had a surprise product in store at NAMM. We enter the world of model:samples, a compact six-track sample-based groovebox.

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    Light my way — Akai's Force is an all-in-one production instrument

    Akai unveil Force at NAMM

    New all-in-one production device makes its debut

    Rumours of a new Akai all-in-one production device, capable of sequencing, sampling, synthesis and processing without the need for a computer, have been circling for a while — and now it's arrived!

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    Arturia announce lower-cost DrumBrute Impact

    Compact analogue beatbox features new voicing, ‘color’ control and more.

    The DrumBrute from Arturia is a serious drum machine and for only £379, it’s pretty darn good value, especially...

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    Arturia launch 'Creation Edition’ DrumBrute and MicroBrute

    Limited edition drum machine and synth revealed

    Arturia have today introduced two new limited edition versions of their modern analogue classics, the...

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    Superbooth 2018: Behringer reveal 808 clone

    Analogue drum machine recreation will be “competitively priced”

    Behringer tackle the world’s most iconic drum machine with the RD-808, a clone of the Roland TR-808 analogue drum machine.

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    Roland announce flagship TR-8S

    Improved TR-8 drum machine sports sample import, audio/MIDI interface, trigger outs and more

    Roland have this morning announced a brand new flagship drum machine: the TR-8S Rhythm Performer. Building on...

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    Moog unveil DFAM percussion synth

    First addition to Mother-32 synth series announced

    At last year’s Moogfest celebration, a handful of lucky attendees we able to build their own limited edition Moog percussion synth...

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    Modal CRAFTrhythm - SynthFest UK 2017 (Video)

    8-track drum sampler kit with a 16 step sequencer

    Modal debuted their new CRAFTrhythm 8 track drum sampler kit with a 16 step sequencer at this year’s show. The...

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    Modal Electronics announce 8-track drum sampler for £99

    CRAFTrhythm features 16-step sequencer, LPF, pitch controls and more

    Modal have announced the follow-up to CRAFTsynth: the £99 CRAFTrhythm 8-track sampling drum machine.

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    Maschine Mk3 & Komplete Kontrol S Mk2s revealed

    NI update hardware lines adding user-requested features

    Native Instruments have today announced a major overhaul to both their Maschine and Komplete Kontrol S...

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    Roland announce DJ-505 and DJ-202

    Roland’s DJ controller line-up with TR sounds expands with two models

    Released in 2016, the DJ-808 DJ Controller is ideally suited to on-the-fly remixing and sports a four-channel...

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    Roland unveil Boutique SH-01 & TR-08 and AIRA sampler 

    Iconic instruments modelled for compact series, SP-404SX reworked for TR-8

    Roland have announced that they will be releasing two modules based on classic products for their Boutique format. The SH-01A...

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    Elektron Digitakt now available

    Eight-track drum machine & sampler out today

    Elektron’s highly anticipated eight-track drum machine and sampler, Digitakt is out today and available for purchase...

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    Jomox Alpha Base drum machine has built-in FM synth

    New drum machine design launched at Superbooth

    Jomox were demonstrating their drum machine at Superbooth in Berlin, called Alpha Base. It’s a completely new...

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