The 808 Update: Roland Revamps The 808, 909 & 303 – All The Videos You Need To See

shockleewebpic_airadebutsAfter a great teasing campaign about the evolution of Roland, today they have finally unveiled their new AIRA product line, giving the world famous, classic drum machines the 808, 909 and 303 an update into the future. The first four products introduced in the AIRA series are the TR-8 Rhythm Performer, TB-3 Touch Bassline, VT-3 Voice Transformer, and SYSTEM-1 PLUG-OUT Synthesizer. These new machines are component modeled analog AKA Roland’s own version of analog emulation for today’s digital world.

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Propellerhead Announces Reason 7 & Reason Essentials 2

shockleewebpic_propellerheadreason7Reason fans, Propellerhead has something special for you too this month, Reason 7 and Reason Essentials 2 has just been announced.

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Watch This Live Modular Synth Performance

Check out this very cool modular synth performance by Gregg Wilson. According to Gregg, what you hear was all done live; no edits or overdubs, only some minor level adjustments plus some reverb and delay plugins added afterwards to improve the mix.

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Nile Rodgers In His Own Words At The International Music Summit

Legendary songwriter/producer Nile Rodgers who was introduced to the world via the work with his band Chic, recently sat down with Pete Tong at the International Music Summit in Ibiza. Hear Nile drop some amazing jewels in his own words about the various twists and turns in his career and the underlying recipe to his personal success.

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Soundmachines Visual Turntable

Check out this custom designed installation of a new turntable like instrument designed by Berlin based studio The Product. Soundmachines consists of three unique discs, each controlling a track in Ableton Live.

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This Week’s #freesamplefriday Roundup

Download the latest selection of #freesamplefriday audio treats. Lots of free loops, one-shots, a cool synth app for iOS and an interesting Max For Live synth device. Check it out!

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Pay What You Want For Reason 6 – The Start Of A New Era In Audio Software?

Today in a stunning move, Propellerhead has announced a ‘Pay What You Want’ model for Reason 6 which is set for release next week. Owners of Propellerhead’s Record-Reason Duo for a limited time will be able to choose what to pay for their Reason 6 upgrade.

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Create Layered Synths In Maschine Using FM8, Massive, Reaktor

Check out this new tutorial from Dubspot for some tips on how to create monster lead synths in Maschine.

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An Inside Look At FL Studio Mobile

FL Studio for the iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad is finally here. It features a 99 track sequencer, piano roll editor and step sequencer, stackable piano keys and reconfigurable drum pads. It’s also pre-loaded with some instruments, drum kits and loops.

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Sample Lab App + iPad + Akai LPD8

Check out the Sample Lab app, a simple sampler/sequencer for the iPad. Here’s a MIDI demo using the Akai LPD8 via the iPad Camera Connection Kit.

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