Korg music equipment has come out with a brand new piece of gear of their "Volca Family" that may spark your interest if you're into sampling like we are, and better yet if you're in need of a sequencer as well. Although we're pretty stingy when it comes to samples and sounds, a huge plus is the 100 on-board factory samples which comes with some decent additions to … [Read more...] about Korg Volca Sample Digital Sequencer Review
Alesis' new rackmount percussion module lets you use onboard stored sounds or loaded sounds you've gathered externally. Just simply transfer the samples to an SD card and load them up -- super easy to use. It's a 1U unit with an online drum module with a bunch of sounds. Let's take a look at the main features as well as our rating. … [Read more...] about Alesis Sample Rack Review
Announced at Musikmesse 2014, Akai Professional has stepped up their game in terms of sampler recorders and players. The original Akai MPX8 has been a huge hit since it's release, resulting in the make of this bad boy. They've now added 16 backlit pads as opposed to their previous 8 (hence the number in the model), to be able to trigger all sample sounds simultaneously. Here's … [Read more...] about Akai MPX16 Sample Recorder and Player Review
The Akai MPC drum machine samplers and sequencers have been dominating the music industry in terms of music production centers for decades (first came out in 1984). Used by most professional music artists for any genre that exists (typically hip hop for sampling, but anything goes), these powerful machines can transform your songs into beautiful movements of sounds and are … [Read more...] about Which Akai MPC Should I Buy? Which MPC is the Best?