The IK Multimedia UNO Drum is a very power little drum machine. It mixes Analog drum synthesis together with PCM sounds and It is packed to the brim with loads of useful features. In this video I am highlighting my top five features in the UNO Drum.
YouTuber Gary P Hayes took his quaternity of Volcas out into the mountains of Australia for this impressive live improv set. I like butterflies. One of my fondest childhood memories was seeing the monarch migration in Santa Cruz. I'd be worried about making too many hand movements in their midst. I'd feel super bad if I hurt a butterfly because I reached for a resonance knob too fast.
Sonic State got a look at the newest additions to Novation's Launchpad lineup. The devices seem like nice upgrades from previous Launchpad generations, but these prices are gouging Americans. The Launchpad X is £180, yet they want $250 for it? If you just look at the direct currency conversion, that is about $25 too high. When you further factor in that fact that the UK price includes VAT, North America is getting double-fucked on this one. The price before VAT is somewhere around £160, so the North American price should be $200.
We visited their popup shop in London for a first peek at their new Launchpads - the Launchpad X and Launchpad Mini MK3 both have new pads with higher sensitivity and new custom modes as well as more accisbile Ableton Live functionality. Launchpad X 179UK/$249 Mini MK3 99UK/$139
Reader André Neumann performed an hour-long Ambient LoFi set at Sonderbar in Coburg, Germany. He performs on a variety of hardware; including synths and guitar. An iPad is used for Audiobus routing and Tonestack, as well as showing him important notes to keep all of his hardware settings straight!
The smart guys from phaebel invited me to open their show @Sonderbar Coburg. It was awesome.