Ikutaro Kakehashi, Roland Founder & Inventor Of TR-808, Dies

Ikutaro Kakehashi, Roland founder and the man behind so many iconic instruments including the TB-303 bassline machine and the TR-808 and TR-909 drum machines, has died at 80. His influence was huge, and it is no underestimation to say that without these devices, dance music simply wouldn’t have sounded how it does today. The post…

Nord Stage 3 Announced

Clavia Digital Musical Instruments has announced the Nord Stage 3. It is being shown for the first time at Musikmesse Frankfurt 2017 April 5th-8th, Hall 9.0 booth C54. The fifth generation of [Read More] Read the full story

Zvork releases Oberon 2 Synthesizer Rack Extension

Zvork has announced the release of Oberon 2, a new version of the synthesizer Rack Extension for Reason. Based on an optimized additive engine, Oberon 2 builds on the recent 2.5 version of Propellerhead’s [Read More] Read the full story

HY-Plugins Releases HY-MPS Sequencer VST/AU Plugin (Free & Full)

via Bedroom Producers Blog: HY-Plugins has released HY-MPS, an insanely versatile block-based step sequencer in VST/AU plugin formats for PC and Mac. The plugin is available in Full (priced at $28) and Free ($0) versions. The full version of HY-MPS features eight sequencer blocks which generate MIDI events like any regular step sequencer. The trick here,…

BurghRecords Releases Free PhatNoise Simple ModFilter VST Plugin

via Bedroom Producers Blog: BurghRecords has released PhatNoise Simple ModFilter, a freeware modulated filter effect in VST plugin format for Windows-based host applications. I’ve always been a fan of simple VST plugins. They (when done right) conserve CPU power, speed up my mixing workflow, and sometimes offer unique features not available in larger, more complex…