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Drum Machines

Novation Circuit Review

Novation Circuit Review

Novation Circuit is Novation’s stand alone synth groove box. Novation Circuit is comprised of 2 six-voice Nova heritage synths and a 4 voice drum machines. There are 64 presets for each synth and 64 drum sound presets for the drum machine. It’s a great little groovebox and when all is said and done, its down right [...]

December 29, 2016 Corry Banks Drum Machines, Reviews, Synths 0

Arturia DrumBrute Review

Arturia DrumBrute Review

The Arturia DrumBrute was recently announced. It’s an all analog drum machine with 17 analog percussive instruments. The DrumBrute is a mashup of several Arturia products, beatstep pro and the Brute synth lineage. It boasts, ” 17 fully analog drum & percussion instruments, including two kicks, snare, clap, open & closed hats, high & low toms [...]

October 10, 2016 Corry Banks Drum Machines, Reviews 4

Elektron’s Analog Rytm – Major Update 1.30

Elektron’s Analog Rytm – Major Update 1.30

A few weeks back Elektron’s Analog Rytm got a super dope update. While I should’ve been posting about it I was busy reveling in it. The new synthesis models are nothing short of amazing. This update really feels like more than an update. It’s more like having a new drum machine. For those that have been on [...]

June 22, 2016 Corry Banks Drum Machines, News 0

Softube ‘Heartbeat’ Drum Machine Review

Softube ‘Heartbeat’ Drum Machine Review

Softube Heartbeat is an analog modeled drum machine that is inspired by the past greats in drum machine history but it does not emulate or seek to recreate any of them. Let’s take a look at the interface. Initially it puts me in the mind of a vintage mix console of sorts with lunchbox 500 [...]

October 30, 2015 Corry Banks Drum Machines, Plug-Ins, Reviews, Soft Synths 0

Novation Circuit Introduced

Novation Circuit Introduced

Sometimes, starting a track can be a difficult and daunting task. We’re sure that like us, you’ve sat staring at a screen overwhelmed by the choice of plug-ins, struggling to write a beat that inspires you, a melody that doesn’t sound corny. As our ‘Start Something’ series has illustrated, inspiration can come in many shapes [...]

October 1, 2015 Corry Banks Drum Machines, News 0

Irig Pads Review

Irig Pads Review

iRig Pads is the latest greatest controller from IK multimedia. The difference between this iRig controller and the previous iRig controllers is the fact that it’s called iRig Pads. Indeed, and no doubt, IK Multimedia has just dropped a pad controller bearing the classic 4 x 4 pad configuration to give you 16 pads of boom BAP and beat making fun. [...]

January 6, 2015 Corry Banks Controllers, Drum Machines, Reviews 0

iMPC Pro & MPC Element Review

iMPC Pro & MPC Element Review

iMPC Pro is the return of the Akai Pro and Retronyms team collaborative effort in reincarnating the famed and beloved MPC platform in mobile app form. As some of you may have guessed, recreating such a beloved machine for iOS is sort of tricky. To present the features that are at the core of the MPC’s [...]

November 4, 2014 Corry Banks Controllers, Drum Machines, iOS, Reviews 8

ARTURIA SparkLE Review

ARTURIA SparkLE Review

At Winter NAMM in January of 2013 Arturia announced and unveiled the Arturia SparkLE.  Billed as the “ultimate beat creating powerhouse” the SparLE’s hybrid drum machine prowess was displayed in its full glory at Arturia’s NAMM booth. Funny enough I hadn’t made my way over to the booth yet when I ran into Saint Joe [...]

June 14, 2013 Corry Banks Controllers, Drum Machines, Reviews 0