Musician and Technologist Tim Exile chats to Caro C about the creation of the Endlesss project and the benefits of immersive, collaborative music creation in real-time.
Hit the ground running with our guide to Akai's celebrated Music Production Centre.
With battery power and built-in speakers, the MPC Live II is ready to rock some blocks.
The MPC One offers the most affordable way into the latest generation of Akai's celebrated sampling workstation.
1010music's Blackbox packs an awful lot of sampling action into a very compact case.
Could the MPCX make you rethink your whole approach to studio and live music production?
Elektron’s new sampling drum machine is much more than just a cut-price Octatrack.
The return of the stand-alone MPC exceeds expectations.
The MPC has always been about its fast, hands-on interface — can a touchscreen make it even better?
The legendary MPC brand is reborn in a form that aims to marry its famous hands-on ethos with the unlimited possibilities of the software world. Does the combination work?
Swedish synthesists Elektron have turned their attention to sampling — and, with characteristic individuality, have created something quite unique.
In the final part of this short series, we investigate a more advanced use of scripting to create a simple step sequencer.
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Native Instruments's hybrid hardware and software beat machine promises the best of both worlds. Does it deliver?
Have Roland finally outgunned Akai's renowned MPC series in the battle for the hip-hop market?
Akai's famed Music Production Centre goes mini...
Roland take their MC concept further with new features, flying faders and computer integration. Let's explore...
Akai have updated the classic sampling sequencer concept last embodied in the MPC2000XL, but have they managed to preserve the magic formula that made the series a success?
FXpansion's software drum machine takes the 'pad sampler' concept pioneered by Akai's MPC range to new levels.
The latest in Roland's SP series of phrase samplers can also double as a computer and audio interface, and PC users can take advantage of a bundled Cakewalk sequencer/mixer. Is this the best SP yet? We find out...
Storm, the French software studio from virtual-instrument creators Arturia, keeps on improving. We check out version 3.
Two and a half years after the launch of Yamaha's impressive Motif workstation synth, the range has been further enhanced and upgraded. How much better can it get? We find out...
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