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Doepfer News Spring 2017

On the occasion of NAMM 2017, Doepfer presents its new products. The list of modules of the popular A-100 VINTAGE Edition is growing (and growing). Then, there’s a quite interesting VC Performance Mixer, a Trapezoid Thru Zero Quadrature VCO and a new module for modular programmability: the Octal Manual/Voltage Controlled Programmable Switches.

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Maestros – The NOVATION Story

A short, but informative video (17 minutes). The following synthesizer documentation was of course created as advertising for Novation. Its journey starts in 1992 with the cute MM10 Keyboard (for Yamahas QY10 Pocket Workstation) and ends up in the present with Launchpad and Mininova. With the help of many musicians and synth designers, among them Ian Jannaway (Co-Founder of Novation) …

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Arturia MatrixBrute now shipping

Christmas bonus already used up, and now the MatrixBrute is here! Untimely, as far as our bank accounts are concerned, but we’re really happy just the same. Finally. The conceptualization, organization and planing of such a huge analog synthesizer is admittedly hard to time – but still, announcing the availability of this important instrument at the end of December (when our pockets are empty) is ironic, to say the least.

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GRP R24 step-sequencer (part 2)

Part 1 was dedicated to an overall view of the features of the R24. The following (part 2) takes a closer look at the R24 hardware, along with some thoughts concerning the musical flexibility of the sequencer. Let’s start with the hardware. The R24 sports a whole arsenal of analog and digital in/outputs – which you would expect, of course, of a good hardware sequencer.

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GRP R24 step-sequencer (part 1)

After two years of development GRP finally made it work: The GRP R24. This sequencer is a „tricky“ device. It can do a lot more than we would expect. Maybe too much for some users, assuming that is even possible.

Once in a while a musician just longs for the uncomplicated, the simple. Such as the Moog 960 Sequenzer (just about the most reduced model in that category – stately and gorgeously crafted, no doubt about it, but extremely limited in its possibilities: 3×8 steps, just „one“ mode, that’s it). You can get the old Moog 960 newly constructed from DotCom (Q960 Sequential Controller) and from COTK (C960 Sequential Controller) …

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