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    Roland SP-404 MkII compact hardware sampler update

    Roland announce SP-404MKII Version 3 update

    Latest software update now available

    The Version 3 update for Roland's compact sampler adds an array of new features and functionality, including multi-track file playback support. 

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    Polyend Play

    Sample Sequencer

    Polyend’s Play takes a unique, and very hands‑on, approach to sequencing samples.

    Reviews . Mar 2023
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    Steinberg HALion 7 software sampling synthesis platform FM wavetable sampler softsynth

    Steinberg unveil HALion 7

    New FM & spectral processing features

    The latest version of Steinberg's powerful sampling and synthesis software platform introduces FM synthesis capabilities plus a range of modulation and effects improvements.

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    1010music Fireball, Lemondrop & Razzmatazz

    Desktop Synths & Sampler

    1010music’s diminutive Nanobox range has got it where it counts.

    Reviews . Feb 2023
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    Lekato Looper Station 9

    Loop Pedal

    I recently had need of another looper pedal, but as it wasn’t something I’d need very often I wanted to...

    Reviews Feb 2023
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    Routledge free online audio engineering recording mixing sampling DJ performance techniques book e-book offer

    Routledge audio engineering books offer

    Free online access to four titles

    Routledge are offering free online access to a bundle of four books covering acoustics, recording, sampling, and mixing until the end of January 2023.

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    Novation 30th anniversary giveaway competition win synths studio equipment

    30 years of Novation giveaway

    Company's biggest ever prize bundle

    Novation are celebrating their 30th year with a series of artist videos and a huge equipment giveaway.

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    Soundation Beatmaker online collaborative sequencer sampler DAW

    Soundation launch Beatmaker

    Collaborative online production platform

    Beatmaker from Soundation is a new online sequencer and sampler which allows users to collaborate in real time via their internet browser.

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    Elektron Song Mode update Digitone Keys Digitakt Syntakt

    Elektron introduce Song Mode feature

    New functionality for Digitakt, Syntakt and Digitone instruments

    Latest OS update brings a much-requested Song Mode feature to Elektron's Digitakt, Syntakt, Digitone and Digitone Keys instruments. 

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    Akai Professional instrument history book kickstarter campaign

    The Rise of Akai Professional

    Kickstarter campaign to fund Akai book

    David Caulfield has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the production of a book detailing the development of the Akai Professional products that put sampling and sequencing into the reach of musicians. 

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    Elf Audio Koala Sampler

    Sampler App For iOS & Android

    Koala Sampler makes sampling simple again.

    Reviews Oct 2022
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    Roland SPD-SX Pro

    Roland release SPD-SX Pro

    Roland’s brand new flagship sample pad

    Roland say they have answered sample pad users’ requests with a host of added features.

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    Soundplant v50.5 qwerty keyboard virtual instrument playback sampler

    Soundplant v50.5 live performance software

    Software rewritten for modern CPUs and GPUs

    Soundplant is capable of turning a normal QWERTY keyboard into a multitrack sampler and playable musical instrument. 

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    Chiara Luzzana - Sound Designer

    Chiara Luzzana - Sound Designer | Podcast

    Sampling the world

    Chiara Luzzana is a Sound Designer and Composer, known for her use of Zoom field recorders.

    People Jul 2022
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    Akai MPC Key 61

    Sampling Production Workstation

    The MPC Key isn’t just an MPC with a keyboard, it’s a completely new species of workstation.

    Reviews Jul 2022
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    Akai MPC feature update 2.11

    Akai MPC 2.11 update

    Update brings new plug-ins, browser and MIDI functionality

    A new feature update for Akai's MPC units is on the way, bringing with it a new browser, plug-ins and MIDI capabilities. 

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    JJ Jeczalik - Art of Noise

    JJ Jeczalik - Art of Noise | Podcast

    Sampling Pioneer

    JJ Jeczalik emerged as the pre-eminent Fairlight programmer of the 1980s primarily as one fifth of the art-pop collective, Art of Noise, but also in projects ranging from ABC and Dollar to Yes and Malcolm McLaren.

    People Jun 2022
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    Roland SP-404 MkII


    Roland’s popular sampler gets a major update.

    Reviews Feb 2022
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    Sub51 Drop Pad

    Sub51 release Drop Pad multi-layered sample instrument

    Organic sound morpher

    Drop Pad is a groundbreaking new drag 'n' drop sample-based NI Kontakt instrument which allows dynamic blending of four imported sound sources, to create multi-layered complex sounds that morph and evolve in an organic way.

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    Akai MPC Studio

    Sampling Workstation

    The MPC Studio provides an affordable middle ground between Akai’s software and hardware MPCs.

    Reviews Jan 2022
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    Novation Circuit Rhythm

    Sampling Groovebox

    Novation’s Circuit Rhythm offers portable immediacy and a surprising amount of depth.

    Reviews Dec 2021


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