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5 of the best new game-changing music tech gizmos

Meet the machines about to change how you make music

  • Gavin Herlihy
  • 6 June 2019

Analogue Solutions Impulse Command

Tom Carpenter’s described his new analogue machine as “part drum synth, part modular loop producer and part pattern generator.” It outputs in stereo, there’s a 16-step sequencer, stereo effects, stereo filters and ReOrder melody generator.

£1,019, www.analogue solutions.com

Conductive Labs The NDLR

Its makers describe it as “like having eight hands on your synths”. With two sequenced arpeggiators, a polyphonic PAD player and a drone, all synced and in key, no computer is needed. A unique sequencing method lets even the most clueless make complex melodies.

£253, www.conductivelabs.com

1010Music Blackbox

This new, compact touchscreen sampler and sequencer will allow you to compose entire songs and navigate through your work via the four knobs that change function depending on what controls the screen presents at any given time.

£462, www.1010music.com/product/blackbox

Make Noise Morphagene

The Morphagene is a next-gen tape and microsound module that lets you create new sounds from those that already exist. Record or sample clips up to three minutes long and apply tape-style control in micro detail to make mutations of your original material.

£509, www.makenoisemusic.com

Empress Effects Zoia

If you love hardware but pine for a DAW’s plugin-crammed channels, the Zoia is here. Build modular effect chains within the confines of a guitar pedal-sized device. And it’s more than just an FX machine. You can build your own synth within it or use it as a midi controller, too.

£479, www.empresseffects.com

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