The MC-707 is packed with 8 tracks of sequencing, sampling, loops and phrases with the synthesizer, drum and effects engine of the new Jupiter-X. The MC-101 does the same with 8 tracks - but where's the D-Beam?
The little entry level Maschine gets a welcome upgrade. Mikro MK3 is smaller, lighter and sleeker than the previous version and is ideal for music production on the move with the full Maschine software.
Freak makers Melu Instruments have started to tease a new desktop device that's "a little bit more than a synth or a sequencer" and could possibly take grooveboxes to a new dimension. What do you think it is?
More groovebox action from Denmark's Gotharman's Musical Instruments. This time the deFormer 3 includes 16 light-up buttons for easier step sequencing of the multiple synth, sampler, noise and audio tracks.
Upping the ante on the Tanzbar 2 by adding 8 channels of sampling next to the analogue drum tracks, a bass synth, analogue filters, LFOs for every channel, multiple outputs and up to 64 steps of sequencing.
Take the TR-8 Rhythm Performer, tone down the green and import your own samples and you have the TR-8S. It's not groundbreaking but it's probably exactly what we wanted for a live performance groovebox.
Elektron went ahead and announced the Analog Four MK2 to keep the recently unveiled Octatrack MK2 good company. The new box features plenty of updates and cosmetic enhancements to the delight of Elektron fans!
BeatMaker 3, the latest release of iOS' oldest and still one of the best best grooveboxes and portable studios, is going to be out June 15. There's an extensive list of new features and additions - check them ...