Teenage Engineering Drum Machine Teenage Engineering joins the portable groovebox trend with a new drum machine that’s supposed to be released this summer, such is reported by CDM. This new device (the PO-12?) is inspired by Nintendo’s handheld Game & Watch games, sports 2 knobs for parameter locking, an LCD screen and is said to be released late Summer for a mere $50. Right now the only images are of a board prototype CEO Jesper Kouthoofd brought over to Moogfest to showcase. We hope to see it take further shape and hear some audio very soon. Read the full article […]
This is a special App Jam featuring Korg Gadget on an iPad Mini Retina controlled by an Ableton Push. I reviewed the iConnectMIDI2+ a while ago and thought it would be nice to show one of the many possibilities this interface...
This is a special App Jam featuring Korg Gadget on an iPad Mini Retina controlled by an Ableton Push. I reviewed the iConnectMIDI2+ a while ago and thought it would be nice to show one of the many possibilities this interface gives you. One way is to combine Ableton + Push’s powerful MIDI sequencing with the iOS-only Korg Gadget synth studio app. MIDI: Ableton Push > Ableton Live > iCM2+ > iPad Audio: iPad > iCM2+ > Ableton Live > Macbook Pro headphone output Would you like to see a different set up or app in the next App Jam? […]
At last year’s NAMM show iConnectivity announced new MIDI interfaces with the iConnectMIDI2+ / iConnectMIDI 4+. While the latter is still waiting on its release (which should be very soon now), the iConnectMIDI2+ has been available sporadically for a while now. Next to being an all-purpose interface for sending MIDI back and forth between your devices, the most appealing functionality about the new iConnectMIDI devices is their Audio Passthru technology. This means you can have audio sent digitally(!) from and to your USB-connected devices (Mac, PC, iOS). With one USB port (on the iConnectMIDI2+) supporting iOS devices, this will allow […]
Most people know Teenage Engineering from their OP-1 synth. While it’s their most successful product, not many know that TE also makes a versatile MIDI interface called the Oplab. This circuit board like device allows interconnectivity for USB-, MIDI- and CV-devices making it a versatile option for connecting old and new technology. Besides that, you can connect special made sensors to control your gear with. DJ Thomas White, the OP-1 enthusiast that also showcased the new OP-1 OS after NAMM, made this overview video to show the Oplab and various sensors controlling the OP-1. It seems the Oplab is a […]
Now that the NAMM 2014 booths have been broken down it’s time to look back at all the announcements and product launches that took place. NAMM’s first official day proved to be the most hectic with one exciting new launch following shortly after one another. Here are our favourite new products from NAMM 2014. Elektron Analog Rytm Shortly before the conference took place, Elektron teased a new hardware box. It turned out to be a new 8-voice analog drum machine with sample support called the Analog Rytm. Next to the signature performance step sequencer the Analog Rytm also provides 12 […]
The popular iPad dock interface by Alesis sees an upgrade to version II. Alesis iO Dock II now supports both 30-pin and Lightning-powered iPads with interchangeable connectors. Unlike the earlier announced iTrack Dock the iO Dock II doesn’t support the iPad Mini and the product details don’t mention the iPad Air either. Other than that, you’ll find all the necessary MIDI and audio in- / outputs that you can use in your Core Midi / Audio apps Here’s the full feature rundown: Key Features: Equips your iPad with pro audio connections for recording and live performance Interchangeable 30-pin and Lightning […]
In the hunt for an audio interface to direct my iPad audio into my iPhone for video recording I stumbled upon the Line 6 Sonic Port guitar interface. This device was put on the market last year as a solution to plug a guitar into your iPhone or iPad and process your incoming signal through a variety of apps including Line 6’s own Mobile POD app. It’s not unique in that respect of course, so let’s take a closer look at what sets the Sonic Port apart from the other iOS guitar or audio interfaces available right now. Overview While […]
More news on mobile recording interfaces. Mixerface, the Indiegogo project by CEntrance is going to be showcased at NAMM 2014. The MixerFace promises to be a solution for professional recording on your mobile devices (iPad, iPhone, Android and laptops). It’s based on CEntrance’s successful, high-end HiFi-M8 D/A converter and features high quality mic preamps with a low noise floor. You can connect the MixerFace to your devices with 2 available USB ports, one for Android and laptops and one for iPhones / iPads. Added mobility is achieved with an integrated battery that runs for 7-8 hours of recording. The MixerFace […]
Yesterday, Apogee announced updated versions of their MiC portable USB microphone and their JAM guitar interface, both for Mac and iOS. The JAM 96k and MiC 96k are both upgraded versions of the originals, with a higher sample rate as well as a supplied Lightning cable for newer iOS devices. Besides that the JAM 96k sports a new nickel-plated design and a ‘warmer’ tube amp tone emulation, whereas the MiC comes with a microphone stand adapter on top of the previously supplied table top stand. We reviewed the original MiC a while ago. Just like the original Apogee JAM these […]
As far as portability goes the Apogee ONE USB Audio Interface is already a winner. Lightweight, USB-powered and small measurements (almost as small as an iPhone) make it a no-brainer to take with your Macbook wherever you go. Please note that this is a Mac-only audio interface, so useless in Windows. The One sports a sleek design with an eye-catching big, silver knob to control mic and output volumes. But is it worthy of bearing the Apogee name? Can such a small box deliver a proper studio sound?