Due to its compact size, cute design, and unusual layout, one may almost mistake the OP-1 Portable Synthesizer for a toy upon first glance. But, once you start to explore the depth of functionality that this piece has to offer, you begin to realize that phrases like “mini workstation,” “powerful synthesizer,” and “beast” are far more descriptive terms.
The Analog Four is the latest entry in Elektron’s series of uniquely “electronic” flavored instruments. This time they’ve delivered a four voice desktop analog synthesizer with precise digital control, a six-track sequencer, macro performance knobs, effects and six arpeggiators.
Native Instruments has just announced new versions of the MASCHINE and MASCHINE MIKRO hardware and software based groove sequencing instruments. They enable you to create digital music with an intuitive, hands-on workflow. The most notable upgrade on the MK2 models are the multi-colored backlit pads.