Behringer have announced WING, a futuristic new mixing console. The new device features eight MIDAS preamps, 24 motorised 100mm faders, 11 colour TFT screens to display parameters, a 48-ins/48-outs USB audio interface with HUI control for your favourite DAW and the option of another 64 I/O via Ethernet, supporting WAVES Soundgrid. There are also two SD cards for recording straight to disk.
Behringer have closed the classic Roland TB-303 with their new synth the TD-3-SR. The new synth will cost only €150 – currently under £130 – and features similar architecture to the original 303 with a single VCO, switchable between saw and square, single filter, 16-step sequencer and a new distortion effect.
Roland have registered the trademark for the design of the 303 and the 808 in Germany. The moves comes suspiciously soon after Behringer – a German company – showed off their final version of the RD-808, a not-so-subtle clone of the legendary machine.
Finnish producer Type-303 will release his new EP, ‘The New Ravelution’ on Timothy Clerkin’s Ransom Note sub-label Insult To Injury tomorrow 26th October.
The EP, as you might expect from the his artist name, is an acid extravaganza seeped in retrospective (but not overly nostalgic) rave stabs, breaks and razor sharp melodies.
Described as “four hardcore workouts that hark back to the glory days of warehouse gatherings”, there’s a gritty, loose and even a bit cinematic at points.
What did your studio look like when you first started?
Kölsch: "My first kit was an Amiga 500 and headphones. Made my two first records with Fast Tracker 2, and it was so hard to learn. The Amiga had four channels – two right and two left. I would mess around with the cables, so it was all mono. Thinking back on it, I was all about hacking my equipment to get the most out of it. After a while I added a minidisc player, and I would record synths everywhere I could, then sample them with my Amiga."
It’s hard to believe that Hugues ‘Bobmo’ Rey has been firing out leftfield dancefloor bombs for nearly a decade. Bursting onto a French scene that already bustled with stars, from the (then) new kids Justice over at Ed Banger, to the ever-present robot-headed statesmen, the boy from Bordeaux still managed to carve a name for himself within the space of a couple of hyped-up EPs.
It is no secret that the Japanese are obsessed with miniaturisation and Korg are a company that reflects this trait, having gone from producing truly gargantuan synthesisers in their early days to now producing pocket-sized analogue synths like the Monotron series. In-keeping with their recent philosophy of creating pocket-sized analogue monsters Korg have released the Volca range of analogue synthesisers complete with built-in sequencers, a move that is destined to keep synth-fetishists' mouths watering.