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    Akai MPC Live II unveiled

    Music Production Centre goes mobile

    Akai's new beat-creation system includes built-in speakers, a rechargeable battery, CV/gate outputs, and more.

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    1010music update bitbox Eurorack sampler

    Mk2 version features upgraded processing & touchscreen

    West Coast synth boffins 1010music have announced the bitbox Mk2, which features double the processing power and an enhanced touchscreen.

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    Overbridge 2 now available for Elektron boxes

    Users of Elektron's various synthesizing, sequencing and sampling desktop devices will...

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    Polyend tease Tracker

    Stand-alone sequencer, synth & sampler

    The term ‘tracker’ describes an early form of sequencing that originated on the Amiga computer and they may yet make a mainstream comeback, thanks to this intriguing new device from Polish synth-makers Polyend.

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    Reason 11, the first version of the much-loved software production environment to be launched since the parent company changed its name, will shortly be available in three versions.

    Propellerhead become Reason Studios...

    ...and launch three versions of Reason 11, including a DAW-compatible plug-in version!

    Propellerhead are dead... long live Reason Studios! And Reason 11 will be launched shortly...

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    The new Roland Fantom 8, the 88-key model of the latest Fantom workstation family.

    Back to the future with Roland

    909 Day sees Roland paying homage to some classic synth tech

    Just ahead of 909 Day, Roland dropped a ton of new synth kit, paying homage to some of their classic past synths, including 1980s designs.

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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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    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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    SampleTank goes 4th

    IK Multimedia release major SampleTank upgrade

    With up to 250GB of sounds, a redesigned, fully zoomable GUI, and a new sample engine, IK's SampleTank 4 is no incremental upgrade.

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    Akai’s MPC 2.3 update adds three new synths and autosampling

    Synths from AIR added as well as crossfade looping and an arpeggiator

    Akai give MPC X /MPC Live owners and MPC Software 2 users three brand new synths to play with as well as user-requested features such as an arpeggiator, an autosampler and real-time crossfade looping for sample playback.

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    Sononym aim to make sample substitution easy

    Machine learning sample browser helps you find similar sounds 

    How many times have you been building a track and been able to vocalise the sound you want but have then been...

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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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    Paint your sound with Iota granular synth

    Granular synth for Ableton Live released

    Conceived and developed by Los Angeles musician, artist and programmer Dillon Bastan, Iota is a Max For Live device...

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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 octatrack

    Elektron unveil Octatrack MKII performance sampler

    Swedish instrument company announce successor to influential sampler

    Hot on the heels of their Digitakt drum machine, Swedish musical instrument company Elektron have announced...

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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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    Elektron return to digital with Digitakt drum machine

    Compact beat making machine announced at NAMM

    After their recent run of analogue-centric synth, drum and effects machines, Elektron have unveiled a purely...

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    Akai launch standalone MPC X & MPC Live 

    Two new standalone touchscreen MPCs unveiled

    In recent years Akai's reigning champ of hardware sampling, the MPC, has become increasingly reliant...

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    Pioneer launch performance sampler/sequencer with Dave Smith filters

    Could Toraiz SP-16 be the ultimate sampler?

    In a surprise move, Pioneer DJ have launched a brand new sampler — Toraiz SP-16 — which is something of a "best of"...

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