Sunday 29th March 2015,
BBOY TECH REPORT

Teenage Engineering Pocket Operators Review

Teenage Engineering Pocket Operators Review

Back in January, around Winter NAMM 2015, Teenage Engineering surprised us with the Pocket Operators (PO). The Pocket Operators are a set of 3 handheld analog micro synthesizers designed for the geeky synth nerd in your life. The 3 devices are PO-12 (Sub), PO-14 (Rhythm) & PO-16 (factory). in more familiar terms, there are the [...]

March 25, 2015 Corry Banks Gadgets, Reviews 0

Arp Odyssey Comparison with Dave Spiers of GForce Software on Sonic State

Arp Odyssey Comparison with Dave Spiers of GForce Software on Sonic State

In the midst of the Arp Odyssey  release and all of its fanfare, it’s tough to separate the gas from the reality. Is the KARP (Korg / Arp) Odyssey – sorry I have to do the KARP thing every time – all that it’s cracked up to be? I for one am not a fan [...]

March 23, 2015 Corry Banks News, Synth, Technology 0

Vince Clarke’s Clever CV/Gate tuning system

Vince Clarke’s Clever CV/Gate tuning system

Vince Clarke keeps tuneful tracks tuned with namesake clever CV/Gate tuning system BROOKLYN, NY, USA: synth-pop Svengali Vince Clarke is proud to announce that he will be releasing a series of creative and utilitarian modules for the ever-present Eurorack small-format modular system under the namesake Clarke company name, designed and built to exacting standards in [...]

March 18, 2015 Corry Banks Modular Synths, News 0

IK Multimedia iRig 2 Shipping Now

IK Multimedia iRig 2 Shipping Now

IK Multimedia now shipping iRig 2: The most popular mobile guitar interface of all time just got better The successor to the guitar interface that sparked the mobile music revolution just got more universal, flexible and great sounding March 18, 2015 – IK Multimedia, the leader in mobile music creation, today announced it’s shipping iRig® 2, the [...]

March 18, 2015 Corry Banks Gadgets, News, Technology 0

Monthly Featured Module: Make Noise Maths

Monthly Featured Module: Make Noise Maths

This month’s Featured module is the famed Make Noise Maths Module. I asked a couple of my guys which module I should feature for BBoyTechReport’s first “Monthly Featured Module” article and they both said Make Noise Maths. Why? Because it’s probably the most common and most used module in most modular rigs. Some of its features [...]

February 26, 2015 Corry Banks Featured Module, Modular Synths, Technology 0

Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde Producer J-Swift Faces Deportation to Spain

Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde Producer J-Swift Faces Deportation to Spain

A story appeared today on the LAWeekly about famed Pharcyde producer who put in work on the classic Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde. The article, entitled PHARCYDE PRODUCER J-SWIFT FACING DEPORTATION TO SPAIN, talks about J-Swift’s legal battle where he faces deportation to Spain where he was born even though he’s been in the US [...]

February 26, 2015 Corry Banks News 0

Elektron Tips on Instagram – Did You Know?

Elektron Tips on Instagram – Did You Know?

I dig Elektron’s new ‘Did You Know?’ campaign. They are using Instagram to lessen the infamous Elektron learning curve. Yes. 15 seconds or less of Elektron electronic instruments “how to” jewels on IG. Did you know? Did you know? You can use parameter locks to automate parameters within a sequence on the Elektron machines. A [...]

February 26, 2015 Corry Banks Articles, News, Tips 0

Classic Questlove RedBull Academy Lecture Series in 2005

Classic Questlove RedBull Academy Lecture Series in 2005

Questlove from The Legendary Roots Crew drops many many jewels in this Red Bull Academy lecture series back in 2005. The lecture digs deep into the behind the scenes details about Things Fall Apart, Phrenology & Tipping Point. He even touches on the transitional records like Common’s Electric Circus and how things unfolded with it and [...]

February 25, 2015 Corry Banks Interviews 1

ASK BBOYTECH: My First Hardware Synth – Budget $400

ASK BBOYTECH: My First Hardware Synth – Budget $400

I often receive email messages and questions on social media from aspiring beat makers looking for advice on a myriad of things from synths to drum machines to drum programming and song arrangement. So, from here on out I’ll take to the blog on some “Dear Abby” for beatmakers type of business. We shall call it Ask [...]

February 25, 2015 Corry Banks Articles, Ask BBoyTech, Tips 1

The Amen Break, DNA of Endless Classic Hip-Hop, Jungle & Drum-N-Bass

The Amen Break, DNA of Endless Classic Hip-Hop, Jungle & Drum-N-Bass

Let’s get into a bit of historical genre defining breakbeat DNA. The Amen break is widely known (at least in terms of the ole “that sounds familiar” phenomena) thanks to the art of sampling. Unfortunately, the musicians behind “the Amen break” aren’t sitting any prettier in terms of cash because of having been flipped (sampled) so often. [...]

February 22, 2015 Corry Banks Articles, Commentary, News 0