“the urban SR-16” Akai XR-20 : the “urban” SR16 Distinguishing Features pattern based real-time sequencer, with fluid movement between recording… Read more GEAR: Akai XR-20
Motivation: Getting into drums is a tricky affair… To play them requires sticks, hearing protection, and (usually) something to play… Read more GEARing up to get the most out of drum practice : fundamentals to luxury.
History / Motivation I got a the Circuit by Novation back in Fall of 2018. I was blown away by… Read more Novation Circuit pad/ui glitch teardown and FIXed !
A SoCal performer/comedian shows me his a kit somewhere between overkill and engineering marvel.
Motivation The more I use and study MIDI (usually in that order), the more I enjoy it. A decade or… Read more exciting progress and prototype- demos of MIDI gear from German innovators Future Artist
review of Korg MS-1 MicroSampler; exploring usability, some hidden features, and the psychology of a “secrete weapon” sampler.
Nick H., the key-bassist from the new project dRAWn, had a key go dead (the black key D#) on his… Read more REPAIR: Korg MicroKorg, key fix and cleanup
Distinction having a background in live sound, I maintain a relationship with hardware garphic EQs. They are THE TOOL that… Read more Surgery on Rane MQ302s stereo “mojo” EQ
I try various store-bought alternatives to the taped-together one-piece cymbal mounts explored in a previous post.
Perhaps my idea made its way up the corporate ladder…
the PILE of rhythm robots now has an dedicated, even-more-powerful looper/sampler/effector, in the Elektron OctaTrack !