Throughout his 40-year career, electronic music master Steve Roach has guided his audience on a spiritual journey to the innermost depths of the soul, and the unimaginable possibilities of sound. It is hard to fathom how Steve Roach can maintain his creative output when you realize just how productive he is. He works constantly on new material, recording everything to disk so that nothing is lost. "Sometimes I'll go to the studio just to jam and two hours later I'll think,
From humble beginnings to world-class composer, Michael Brückner has released a large body of work spanning three decades and with no signs of slowing, this family man from Mainz is destined for a spectacular future. Michael Brückner musical career was not always a direct path. Although he had an interest in playing an instrument and was an avid music lover, Michael initially chose to focus on writing and painting, after being criticized for his singing ability. "When I was
Build incredible live sets with this feature-packed sampling DAW. With a small footprint and rugged construction, the Blackbox is a complete music workstation for musicians on the go. Makers of many unique musical products, including the Nanobox Fireball and Lemondrop mini synths, and the Bluebox compact mixer, as well as many Eurorack modules, 1010Music knows a thing or two about mobile music devices. One of their devices, the Blackbox, is an ultra-portable sampling studio
Produced between 1978 and 1981, the Roland Jupiter-4 was one of the first polyphonic synthesizers. Its huge sound and unique features have been recreated in software form for your DAW and the Roland System-8 keyboard. Dubbed the Compuphonic, the Jupiter-4 utilized an NEC 8048 microcontroller to digitally control its analog circuitry, giving it many unique features such as patch memory, voice modes, and an arpeggiator. It was the company's first self-contained polyphonic syn
Basically, a six-voice Matrix-12 without the keyboard, the Xpander utilized Oberheim's Matrix Modulation instead of patch cables, to create an incredibly powerful tabletop synth. In May 2022, Oberheim announced that the company was going to begin manufacturing a new product after nearly 40 years, the OB-X8, an 8-voice polyphonic analog synthesizer that combines all of the main features from their OB-X, OB-Xa, and OB-8 synthesizers. These legendary synths dominated the late '