Saturday, 26 August 2017

Hungry like a Rhythm Wolf

The Rhythm Wolf is a drum machine released several years ago at the NAMM show. In a post-Volca world of musicians keen to get hold of analogue equipment in a relatively small and cheap package, it seemed to provide a good alternative to Korg’s grooveboxes and Roland’s (at the time) non existent competition.

I managed to get hold of one for very cheap on the second hand market and thought I would share my experiences of using one and why I ultimately sold it.

Sunday, 22 January 2017

Second Hand: Roland MC-303

I forgot to say that I actually owned an MC303 groovebox for a short time: it's a pretty darn big module, whose buttons and presentation ape older Roland drum machines, and I thought that it might be worth a try when one came up for £100 in east London.

I noticed quite a few people still like to use this for lots of different sounds to augment their hardware setup, so it couldn't be all bad...could it?

Monday, 16 January 2017

No More Heroes Any More - Requiem pt 2

Part two of all the deaths in 2016, the worse year for musicians in a long while - not to mention all the actors and comedians as well.