Akai MPC and Force now pack extra punch with DrumSynth

The mysterious DrumSynth was first spotted by eagle-eyed Akai fans who tuned into the NAMM demos of the MPC One. Akai kept its lips sealed, waiting until now to reveal the fully-featured DrumSynth, which joins Tubesynth, Bassline, Electric and Hype in the MPC series and Force. Owners of these machines can grab the new instrument…

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Behringer faces flak over its Swing MIDI keyboard mirroring the Arturia Keystep

Behringer has faced significant backlash for its latest MIDI keyboard controller; online critics have alleged that the Behringer Swing – announced yesterday (22 November) – is a clone of Arturia’s Keystep. The 32-key controller offers the same two pitch and modulation touch-strips, onboard arpeggiator and 64-step sequencer. Not only are the Swing’s buttons shaped similarly…

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Behringer passes Go and lists the MonoPoly for just $699

Five months after its initial announcement of the MonoPoly, Behringer has opened pre-orders for the synth with a low price tag of $699. The synth is, of course, Behringer’s rendition of the revered Korg Mono/Poly, first released in the 80s and heard on tracks by Depeche Mode, Vince Clarke, MGMT and Tycho. In a Facebook…

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