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Synth Deals from Elektron, Kodamo, and AKAI Professional  ·  Source: Techivation / Pexels / Elektron

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In this week’s batch of Synth Deals, we’ve got a selection of instruments that could each become a core aspect of your music production setup.

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From live looping to groovebox-orientated tools, virtual analogue synths, and more, you’re bound to find some of these offers appetizing. Let’s take a closer look at what’s available:

Boss RC-202

A scaled-down version of the popular RC-505, the RC-202 gives you two loop channels with a wide selection of input and track effects, as well as compression and reverb in the master effects section.

The main attraction of the RC-202 is certainly the way the interface is laid out. This provides spontaneous access to all the most important performance features, and it makes it appealing to a wide scope of musicians.

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Elektron Syntakt

Elektron Syntakt

The Elektron Syntakt takes the format of the popular Digitakt in a new direction with a 4-track analogue drum machine. While each of the 8 digital tracks has a choice of 10 sound generation engines, the analogue drum tracks have 15, and the cymbal track 12.

In addition, each track has either analogue or digital overdrive, a multimode filter, and two LFOs for modulation. The intuitive sequencer is another key aspect of the design and each of the 12 tracks can be used for MIDI which is useful.

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AKAI MPC Live II

AKAI MPC Live II

 

The MPC Live puts the popular music production groovebox into a portable format, with its lithium-ion battery that gives you up to 5 hrs of use. With 2GB RAM and 16 GB of internal storage, you have enough power to create on the go.

In addition, the MPC Live provides extensive connectivity options. So it can easily become the central sequencer of your home studio or live music performance rig.

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Access Virus TI2 Desktop

Access Virus TI2 Desktop

The Virus TI2 virtual analogue engine is still regarded as one of the best ever designed. While the DSP chip may be dated and the TI interface not as impressive as it once was, it’s still an incredible standalone instrument sonically.

The layout and interface make it easy to use, the effects are excellent and can be used by external instruments, and the quality of the onboard digital converters is still great.

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Kodamo Mask 1

The Kodamo Mask 1 uses bitmasking synthesis combined with a weighted 61-key Fatar keyboard with 9 different playing modes to choose from. It offers 10-voice polyphony with two digital bitmask oscillators per voice.

In addition, the Mask 1 has flexible modulation, and good-quality effects including reverb, delay, distortion, bitcrusher, ring modulator, and chorus, as well as an arpeggiator and sequencer.

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