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    Native Instruments Kontakt 6

    Software Sampler

    We explore what's new in the latest version of Native Instruments' flagship sampler.

    Reviews Mar 2019
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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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    Electro-Harmonix 95000

    Performance Loop Laboratory

    With mic preamps, multitrack recording and mixing built in, EHX’s 95000 is much more than your average looper.

    Reviews Oct 2018
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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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    Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator PO-33 KO! & PO-35 Speak

    Micro Samplers

    Fun-size sampling mayhem is the order of the day with the latest Pocket Operators.

    Reviews Aug 2018
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    Elektron MkII Analog Four, Analog Rytm & Octatrack

    Analogue Synthesizer, Drum Machine & Performance Sampler

    Elektron have treated three of their flagship instruments to a major redesign. We see what’s new...

    Reviews Jul 2018
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    What Sampling The Acoustic Guitar Taught Us

    Recording A Sample Library

    Recording a library of acoustic guitar samples highlighted the importance of repeatability, blind testing, small lasers and double‑sided sticky tape.

    Techniques May 2018
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    4MS Stereo Triggered Sampler

    Eurorack Module

    We check out this high-fidelity two-channel stereo audio recorder and playback module that can record high-quality (stereo) WAV files whilst simultaneously playing two different (stereo) files.

    Reviews Feb 2018
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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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    Akai MPCX

    Music Production Centre

    Could the MPCX make you rethink your whole approach to studio and live music production?

    Reviews Sep 2017
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    Elektron Digitakt

    Digital Drum Computer & Sampler

    Elektron’s new sampling drum machine is much more than just a cut-price Octatrack.

    Reviews Sep 2017
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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 unveil Octatrack MKII performance sampler

    Swedish successor to influential sampler

    Hot on the heels of their Digitakt drum machine, Swedish musical instrument company Elektron have announced Octatrack MKII, the successor to the highly influential performance sampler, Octatrack.

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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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    Bastl Instruments Grandpa

    Eurorack Module

    Bastl Instruments’ Microgranny 2 monophonic granular sampler gets rebuilt into Eurorack form...

    Reviews May 2017
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    Pioneer Toraiz SP-16

    Performance Sampler

    Pioneer’s DJ-inspired performance sampler is the start of something new.

    Reviews May 2017
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    Akai MPC Live

    Music Production Centre

    The return of the stand-alone MPC exceeds expectations.

    Reviews Apr 2017
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    The Sampling Handbook

    eBook Review

    I’ve been dabbling in creating my own sample-based instruments in Kontakt over the last few years — one day, I...

    Reviews Mar 2017
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    Sampling in Logic Pro X

    Apple Logic Tips & Techniques

    Logic Pro X sports extensive sampling tools. Here’s how to use them effectively.

    Techniques Feb 2017
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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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