While Elektron is pumping out Analog Rytms to keep up with the heavy demand, Cuckoo is doing some excellent marketing for this new drum machine. In his latest videos Cuckoo is mastering the new Elektron device and uses it for songwriting, jamming out and sound designing a drum kit from a single sample, showing off the versatility of the machine in the process. Be sure to check out Cuckoo’s Patreon page if you haven’t done so yet.
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 […]
Akai is hitting it big this Summer as they’re also joining the analog revival with a new Groovebox announcement. The Rhythm Wolf is an analog synth combining a five-voice drum machine and single-ocsillator bass synth. Here are the feature highlights: 5-voice analog drum machine and synth—authentic analog design that references classic rhythm machines and synthesizers Legendary analog drum sounds—kick, snare, open & closed hi-hat, and metallic percussion Synth-bass module—selectable square or sawtooth wave with classic filter design for warm, deep basses and squelchy leads. Onboard 32-step sequencer—classic drum machine workflow for quickly laying down grooves and melodies Six genuine MPC […]
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 […]
Teased earlier, Elektron now unveils its new product called the Analog Rytm (no that’s not a typo). It’s an 8-voice analog drum machine (with sample support) featuring live drum pads, analog filters and distortion per voice, reverb and delay effects. Elektron fans will be happy to also find the signature performance step sequencer next to the drum pads on the new Analog Rytm. Check out the video below More info to follow soon!
With NAMM 2014 around the corner all the marketing teams at your favourite gear manufacturers are ready to tease you into a gearlust frenzy. Roland just announced a heap of new products and also teased an interesting new take on the TR-808 called Aira. Check out the teaser video below. And here are some screen caps of the video that show the AIRA ‘rhythm machine’: More info will probably leak over the coming days until the full announcement at NAMM.