Did your recording sound great at home but you regret playing it for your friends in the car? If so, you need an accurate monitoring solution to expose problems before you leave the studio. Our K72 headphones deliver authoritative, extended low-frequency response that gives definition to kick drums and bass guitars. At the same time, the detailed yet precisely balanced high-frequency response reveals the nuance in vocals, guitars and acoustic instruments. The K72 headphones confirm your critical creative decisions, so you know when your track's ready for prime time.
Wondering how it's possible to get such great sound from affordable headphones? When it comes to audio quality, driver size and weight are critical, especially in the lower frequencies. Our generous 40mm drivers deliver high sensitivity for powerful output, plus an extended frequency response that reveals every detail. The K72s also feature a low-impedance design for compatibility with a broad range of playback devices, from professional studio gear to portable music players. Our engineers leveraged their extensive expertise to optimize every single component - delivering a great set of headphones without compromise.
Whether you're tracking or mixing, you need to focus to perform at your best. The K72 headphones' closed-back design eliminates audio leakage and delivers sound to your ears only. The mic won't pick up the sound of the click track in your headphones - and you'll always be able to mix peacefully without being distracted by outside noise.
This exceptional level of audio isolation is due to a new acoustic chamber, which sits between the ear cup and the hinge that connects to the headband. Our innovative design gives you the freedom to move your head in any direction, without letting sound in or out. With the K72, you'll enjoy a private workspace, no matter where you choose to create.
Getting the perfect mix sometimes means monitoring track levels for hours - and that's when comfort really counts. We designed our unique self-adjusting headband to automatically create the perfect fit for every band member. No need to mess with delicate sizing mechanisms, which have the potential to break over time.
The exposed headband design keeps the K72 headphones comfortably light, without compromising driver size. Breathable, lightweight ear pads encircle your ears, rather than putting pressure on them. And a single-sided cable gives you freedom to move. To sum it up, these high-performance headphones sound, feel and look great. Who says you can't have it all?
AKG is known for making professional-grade gear that can stand the test of time, and the K72 headphones are no exception. We put them through extreme testing and abuse to ensure they'll handle anything you throw at them: Our regimen of drop-tests simulates exaggerated falls. 80,000 cable bend cycles at both end points ensure the cable won't break or underperform. And intensive driver testing - a prolonged series of 3W bursts every half second - means that the drivers won't fail when you really need them.
Since ear pads are often the first components to show wear, we made them replaceable to protect your investment over time. With exceptional performance and elegant design to match, the K72 is built for pros.
The ZEPHYR ZMX52 is a 5 channel mixer with all the essential inputs, outputs, and EQ for solo gigs and multimedia studios. It features one mono channel with a microphone input (with Phantom Power), balanced TRS input, and a two-band EQ. It also delivers two stereo channels with two balanced TRS inputs each. There's even two-track inputs for things such as audio playback. The ZMX52 is the perfect compact take-anywhere professional mixer.
The ZMX52 is the perfect mixer for quick, easy setups with no hassle. Not only can you can plug dynamic, condenser, and wireless microphones into the first channel, but you also get two stereo channel inputs for keyboards, drum machines, and other instruments. What's more, you can easily plug in your MP3 player, CD players, or audio from a DVD player into the CD/TAPE input. But, you also have a dedicated stereo output to send to a recorder in addition to the main stereo outputs. Choose the ZMX52 as the audio central command for your live performances, home studio, or video suite.
Just because the ZMX52 is the smallest, most affordable mixer we make doesn't mean you have to make sacrifices. This compact mixer brings the same standard of quality to your performances as our top-of-the-line models. All Alto Professional ZEPHYR ZMX mixers are designed with high headroom and ultra low-noise, discrete mic preamps so you always get the full dynamic range of your mix every time.
We designed every ZEPHYR ZMX mixer with your performance in mind. Sometimes venues are dark and it can be hard to see what you're working with. Alto Professional solves this problem by not only color coding each section of the mixer, but also by using brightly colored knobs so that you can easily find what you need to adjust before you ever lay a finger on the mixer. Our blue, red and white pots are instantly easy to identify in dim lighting. LED indicators for output level, peak, and phantom power also assist in making sure that you have multiple visual cues that compliment everything you're hearing.
Springing from Audio-Technica's rich heritage in professional audio, the ATH-MSR7 Over-Ear High-Resolution Audio Headphones are designed to reproduce Hi-Res Audio, allowing users to hear music the way it was intended. The headphones are outfitted with exclusive 45 mm True Motion Drivers, which utilize lightweight voice coils, a custom-mounted printed circuit board and specially designed diaphragm to improve transient response and minimize sound distortion for rich, detailed audio reproduction.
The ATH-MSR7 headphones also feature multi-layered air damping technology for extended mid-to-low frequency response. The housings, designed to "mirror" the full shape of the ear, are constructed of an aluminum/magnesium mix, layered to provide a lightweight, rigid structure that reduces unwanted resonance. Three precisely placed vents within these layers work to control air flow and improve dynamics.
The headphones' highly flexible swivel design, with soft, memory foam earpads and headband ensure lasting comfort even during the longest listening sessions. And with three detachable cables (standard 1.2 m (3.9') and 3.0 m (9.8') cables, plus a 1.2 m (3.9') cable with in-line controls and microphone for compatible smartphones and other devices) the ATH-MSR7 can provide Hi-Res Audio anywhere you go.
Delay comes in many different flavors. The Behringer EM600 gives you access to a vast palette of delays all in one amazing stomp box.
Delay is a synthetic echo that, in adjustable increments, repeats the notes you play on guitar. Each repeated tone becomes quieter than the previous one, until the repeats are no longer heard. This results in a thick, robust sound that can take on everything from the quick "slap" echo of classic rockabilly to the long, dreamy echoes found in psychedelic rock.
The Echo Machine is essentially 11 delays in one pedal: Ping Pong, Reverse, two different multi delays, Tracking, Sweep, Swirl, Slap and three different tap modes. Behringer Real Sound Modeling technology gives this pedal the ability to emulate the acoustics of a variety of environments. Produce realistic cathedral like echo in your bedroom or cave like echo at the corner bar. Real Sound Modeling makes it possible!
You can choose to give the effect a digital, analog or tape delay feel via a dedicated switch. You can also choose to put lush, psychedelic tails behind every note you play, or a more abrupt delay that fades quickly. Sculpt it into a truly unique delay by twisting the dedicated Mix, Time, Repeat and Modulation dials. There's even a Tap function that allows you to dial in the delay tempo by rhythmically tapping the footswitch.
You can power this stompbox with a 9V battery or Behringer's PSU-SB DC Power Supply (not included).
In the churning, smoldering world of heavy metal, it's the middle frequencies that make all the difference between mush and muscle. With the UM300 Ultra Metal, you not only get control over the mids - you can micromanage them!
The UM300 effects pedal gives you the most extreme, sought after hard rock and heavy metal sounds with super thick, tube like distortion - plus virtually endless sustain.
Like most distortion stomp boxes, the UM300 comes with distortion and level controls. And the high and low controls let you dial in the amount of top end and bottom you desire. But the similarity to other stomps ends right there. Much like our world class mixing consoles, we've given the UM300 a mid freq control, allowing you to select a midrange frequency (from 200Hz-5KHz) and boost/cut it by up to 15dB (that's a lot!). What this means in terms of tone, is thick, tube like distortion with endless sustain, for everything from aggressive, traditional metal assaults to bone crunching mayhem.
A bright blue LED tells you when the UM300 is active, while a top quality on/off switch maintains highest signal integrity in bypass mode.
You can power the UM300 with Behringer's PSU-SB DC power supply (not included), or pop in a 9V battery.
The DT 770 Pro is a closed dynamic headphone and has been designed for critical music and sound monitoring. The single sided cable makes the handling of the headphone easy. The cushion system allows the DT 770 Pro to be used comfortably for long periods of time.
The circumaural design with velour cushions and adjustable headband makes the DT 770 headphones really comfortable, even over prolonged periods. The DT 770 250Ohm version is designed for the studio, delivering a higher impedance and a slightly more accurate response than the 80Ohm versions. The higher impedance also means you can safely use multiple headsets from the same source.
The 2 most common complaints when mixing using closed back headphones are that they are uncomfortable and don't produce enough bass, leaving mixes overly compensated (see the FAQ further down for the reasons why). The answer to first problem is to buy open back headphones, but they are no good for recording purposes and may not solve the second issue of bass response. Fortunately, the DT 770 Pro tackle both these problems, delivering an impressive nominal frequency response of 5Hz-35kHz using their innovative bass reflex system with a very large cup and velour cushions that let air through but not sound, thus reducing pressure.
Building on EHX's looper legacy, the 45000 combines the familiar controls of a multi-track digital recorder with state-of-the-art features making it possible to create complex multi-track loops quickly and easily.
Each loop has four mono tracks and one stereo mixdown track. The 45000 records non-compressed, 44.1 kHz / 16-bit CD quality audio direct to a removable SDHC card (4 to 32GB). Each card holds up to 100 individual loops accessed with the optional 45000 Foot Controller (sold separately).
Loop speed is adjustable over a two octave range, and reverse recording and playback are also possible. For extra convenience, a built-in metronome to a separate Monitor Out and a Headphone Out are also included.
*UK 3-piin power supply included
Add the built-in distortion for more grind and growl, or switch to the Talking Wah mode for a stuck voice-box sound. If you plug in an expression pedal, you can sweep the Cock Fight for jaw dropping wah and talking pedal effects, with or without distortion!
*UK 3-pin power supply included
Note: Pedals and board showing in the image are not included!
*Headphones Not Included*
The Nano Big Muff Pi works and sounds identical in every way to our classic NYC Big Muff Pi. Get a piece of the pi for yourself!
The smallest member of the polyphonic POG clan provides impeccable tracking and sound.
Separate level controls for dry, sub octave and octave up plus an extra Dry out and silent footswitching provide the perfect formula for this compact jewel.
*UK 3-pin 230V power supply included!
The Analog Keys is a four voice polyphonic analog synthesizer, capable of generating the finest basslines, chords, leads, and sounds imaginable. The warm and deep tone represents the pinnacle of analog synthesis and the acclaimed Elektron sequencer stands ready to arrange and warp the analog sounds in real-time. Complete the experience by treating the four voices with incredibly well-crafted master effects. A new world of sounds awaits.
The Analog Keys is tailor-made for the stage. The 37 semi-weighted keys of the keyboard give instant fingertip control of the analog tones. The special performance mode offers direct access to user-defined parameters, and the joystick, capable of controlling up to fifteen parameters, allows for extreme morphing of sounds. Improvising when playing live has never been this easy.
Compatibility with other instruments is well catered for. Simply press a button to transform the Analog Keys into a MIDI keyboard, ready to control external MIDI gear. Thanks to the dedicated CV sequencer and the CV/Gate and DIN sync outputs, analog instruments of both today and yesteryear can be played, sequenced, and controlled with precision. Use the multitude of control options to breathe new life in vintage and modern rigs alike.
- Cutoff - filter frequency
- Res - filter resonance
- Switch - switches between gate>VCA to envelope>VCA
- Pitch - pitch tuning
- Mix - blend saw and square waves
- P Mod - pitch modulation attenuator
- Decay - envelope decay
- Filter Envelope - modulation amount, pre-patched from envelope to filter
- F Mod - filter cutoff modulation attenuator
- PWM (square wave)
- Mix 1 in - input for external oscillator/sound source to replace saw wave
- Gate - gate in
- P Mod - pitch modulation, pre-patched to envelope
- F Mod - frequency modulation for filter cutoff, pre-patched to CV in
- Mix 2 in - input for external oscillator/sound source to replace square wave
- Env - envelope output
- Out - out from VCA
Are you tired of bending over your beloved Elektron desktop machine to read the display?
Add our ergonomic wooden side ends and raise it up in two different angles. Tool-free assembly.
brightside fits all Elektron Music Machines from the newer generation. That means:
- Analog Rytm
- Analog Four
- Machinedrum MK II
- Monomachine MK II
Simply screw the four stainless steel pins into the holes on the side of the chassis. From now on, you can slip the side ends on and off.
brightside holds itself tightly to the machine and can easily be attached and removed on the road.
No missing screwdriver on stage, no extra space needed while traveling.
You can mount your pair of brightside in two different ways.
One position raises your machine to a smaller angle, the other one is much steeper.
In both cases your gear sits solidly on the surface and accepts even the hardest button presses without tilt.
This allows you to adapt the studio or stage situation every time you set your gear up.
MikroMERGE is merging all MIDI input signals from all four inputs to a single output. This makes it the perfect solution if you have only one MIDI input on a device (i.e. a computer or a sound module) but need to combine MIDI signals from multiple sources (i.e. a master keyboard, a hardware sequencer, a guitar-to-MIDI converter, etc.).
MikroMERGE comes with a 9V DC power supply. It also features 4 status LEDs that show signal activity for each MIDI input. The product is so simple to use, it is virtually self-explaining!
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No special adapters or extra power supplies are needed, you simply plug the UGM96 between your guitar, headphones, the microphone and your computer. It's unbelievable how many functions are provided by this small stylish device. The UGM96 is bundled with Cubase LE 4 from Steinberg, the powerful multi-channel recording software. It also ships together with the Virtual Guitar Amp guitar amp simulation plugin from Gallo Engineering that can be used within Cubase LE 4 on both Mac and PC and even standalone (Windows only) via the UGM96 control panel software. On the Mac, Virtual Guitar Amp also works nicely in other applications such as Garage Band.
Never before has there been a more dazzling collection of reverb algorithms combined with delays, pitch shifting, tremolo, modulation, and special effects in such a compact and affordable package.
The Space features 12 of Eventide's signature reverb combination effects culled from the H8000FW and the Eclipse V4 along with some startling new magic. The Space includes 100 x presets, including presets crafted by Flood and Alan Moulder (The Killers, Nine Inch Nails, Smashing Pumpkins, My Bloody Valentine, 30 Seconds to Mars, PJ Harvey and Them Crooked Vultures), Justin Meldal-Johnsen (Beck, Nine Inch Nails), Richard Devine (sound designer, synthesist, performer, remixer), Vernon Reid (Living Colour), Amedeo Pace (Blonde Redhead), Alex Somers and Jonsi Birgisson (Jonsi and Alex, Sigur Ros), Amadeo Pace (Blonde Redhead) and John Agnello (Patti Smith, Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr., and Kurt Vile). These unique effects, previously available only in Eventide rack processors, are now available in a compact, roadworthy package. Never before has there been a more dazzling collection of reverb algorithms combined with delays, pitch shifting, tremolo, modulation, and spatial effects in such a compact and affordable package.
12 of Eventide's signature Reverb Combo Algorithms:
Red LED indicates positive voltage.
Yellow LED indicates negative voltage.
Compatible with Doepfer-style modules.
Red stripe = -12V
Each component of the matrix has been designed to use standard parts - the pins are 2mm banana test plugs and all cards of the matrix are easily replaceable. Whilst the matrix is currently passive, an active expander card will be available from FSS soon. The MTX9 is supplied with a dry-wipe marker and 10 banana pins as standard, with spares available from FSS.
This snake is designed to interconnect pro audio gear with balanced phone jacks. It is ideal for use with mixing consoles and patch bays. Features include:
- Nickel-plated plugs for rugged durability and efficient signal transfer
- Oxygen-Free Copper (OFC) conductors for enhanced signal clarity
- OFC spiral shields for effective EMI and RFI rejection and flexibility
Connectors: 1/4" TRS to 1/4" TRS
iRig BlueTurn is a compact Bluetooth page turning solution for iPhone/iPad, Mac and Android that lets you use your feet to set your hands free while performing. It comes with two highly visible backlit soft-touch buttons that you can trigger with your feet to turn pages, leaf through lyrics, scroll slides and more in your favourite apps and software.
Now, with iRig BlueTurn, you'll be ready to perform at your best no matter whether you're conducting an orchestra, playing music from a score, shredding through some guitar or bass tabs, giving a major presentation, lecturing, or making a speech. With iRig BlueTurn, it's your turn.
iRig BlueTurn lets you take control from the floor with ease. Its two buttons send HID messages to a synced device via Bluetooth LE technology. Just pair iRig BlueTurn with your device or computer, fire up a compatible app - iRig BlueTurn works with all of the popular page turning and document viewing apps and software including Adobe Reader and IK's own iKlip Stage - and you'll be ready to go.
iRig BlueTurn's buttons can be used in three different configurations: They can send Page Up/Page Down, Arrow Up/Arrow Down or Arrow Left/Arrow Right commands depending on what you want to do. These different modes can all be chosen directly from the hardware when powering up.
Let's face it: you're not always going to be performing in areas with a lot of light. In fact, if you're presenting a digital slideshow, performing music on stage or giving a lecture, there's a good chance the space around you will be pretty dark. That's where iRig BlueTurn comes in. Its buttons have backlighting, which means that you'll be able to see and use it no matter how much (or little) ambient light is around you.
iRig BlueTurn is as mobile as you are. Small in size and road-ready, iRig BlueTurn is an ideal travel companion. It features a rugged and durable enclosure that's small enough to easily fit into a small bag or backpack. It runs on 2 AAA batteries that last a long time thanks to its ultra-low energy consumption.
Because it communicates wirelessly with your mobile device, iRig BlueTurn leaves all of your device's connection ports open - it's perfect for use with any connected interface or accessories.
iRig BlueTurn can be used with an iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Mac or any Android device with OS 4.3 and above that supports Bluetooth LE.
iRig Keys MINI is incredibly easy to use. It connects directly to your iOS device via the included Lightning connector, to your Android device via the included OTG to Micro-USB cable and to your Mac/PC via the included USB cable. It can also connect to older iOS devices via an optional 30-pin cable. And you'll be ready to go right out of the box: No additional apps, software or drivers are necessary to get up and running. Its plug-and-play thanks to its MIDI and USB class compliance - no additional apps, software or drivers are necessary to get up and running.
iRig Keys MINI has been made with mobility in mind, it's an ultra-low power consumption unit. It doesn't require a power cable because it gets its juice from its connected iPhone, iPad or iPod touch or via the USB port of its connected Mac/PC.
You can also use iRig Keys MINI for live performance and other creative uses. It comes with a complete spread of powerful software from IK Multimedia that will help you jump start your creativity and start jamming right out of the box.
iRig Keys MINI is extremely portable. The footprint of its 25 mini-keys makes it one of the most compact and portable keyboards on the market.
Its size, when combined with its lightweight, provides an unbeatable combination of compactness, convenience and full-featured functionality.
iRig Keys MINI gives you a full 2 octaves (plus 1 note), which strikes a perfect balance between portability and playability.
And, to help you better express yourself while on the go, iRig Keys MINI also comes with a streamlined selection of essential controls: You get velocity sensitivity, a volume/data knob and soft-touch Octave Up/Down buttons.
iRig Keys includes Lightning, OTG to Micro-USB, and USB cables, allowing you to start playing right out of the box with your favorite mobile devices.
The USB cable lets you connect to any Mac or PC.
And if you want to connect to an older iOS device, all you have to do is pick up an optional 30-pin cable.
To get you started right away, iRig Keys MINI comes with some pretty powerful software that can be downloaded and played with immediately.
The iLok is smaller, stronger, customisable and has a much higher capacity than the original. It can hold 500 licenses from multiple software publishers so you can carry your licenses to the office, studio or client location.
The CM-200 is a contact microphone that can be attached to the bell of a brass instrument, the bridge of a violin, or even to a guitar or ukulele. The microphone uses a piezo element to directly capture the vibrations and send them to your tuner. The CM-200 is an indispensable item in situations where the mic built into your tuner might have difficulty detecting the sound of your instrument, such as when you're practicing with an entire brass band.
Compared to its predecessor, the CM-200 features a fresh appearance with a sharper design.
The functionality of the microphone has also been improved. The cable now transmits sound more efficiently, and is more flexible. The connection between the mic and cable has been made more durable, reducing the possibility of breakage. The new clip opens up 7mm wider than the previous model, providing more space to attach to your instrument. The rubber inside the clip has been redesigned to provide a better fit so that it can be securely attached.
The electribe has been reborn including KORG's latest technology distilled from popular products such as the KingKORG, kaossilator, kaoss pad, and taktile. The 200 preset patterns cover House and Techno as well as cutting-edge dance music genres such as Trap and EDM. Another major evolution of the new electribe is support for polyphonic playback, which is indispensable for musical styles that involve complex chord progressions such as House music.
Using the 16 pads placed on the front of the unit, you can create patterns intuitively while actually hearing and seeing the sounds. You can use the pads as a keyboard to realtime-record phrases, and also perform step recording by entering the pitch and rhythmic value one note at a time. The patterns you create can be used in alternate forms as you perform by taking advantage of the "step jump" feature inherited from the volca series, or by changing the "last step" to vary the length of each part.
There's also a "motion sequence" function that lets you record knob and button operations and use them in the pattern that you create. Either drums or synths can now be assigned to each of the 16 parts (i.e., the 16 pads). For example you could create complex rhythms by assigning drums to all of the 16 parts.
Familiar from the kaossilator is the "touch scale" function that lets anyone perform without wrong notes, just by moving a finger across the touch pad. The trigger pads that were popular on the taktile are also provided, making it easy for anyone to create phrases intuitively. The trigger pads can also be used for drum input. Settings allow you to switch velocity on/off.
For the electribe, KORG designed a synth engine that gives you the maximum sound-creating freedom and the fastest sound production. The 409 oscillator waveforms include analog modeling and PCM. The analog modeling synth engine provides a broad variety ranging from simple basic waveforms to complex combinations such as dual, unison, sync, ring modulation, and cross modulation. The PCM sound engine provides mainly rhythm sounds, but also covers multisamples for keyboard. (collaborations with Sample Magic, Loopmasters, Prime Loops are included)
The filters at the heart of the sound-shaping capabilities are inherited directly from the KingKORG, and they use filter algorithms that simulate standard synthesizers so that you can get "the sound" which was used in famous songs, just by selecting the appropriate filter type.
You can also apply filters to drums to create rhythm tracks that are rich in tonal variation. Modulation can make sound-creation more complicated, but we've made it easy by condensing it down to three parameters: simply select a template that specifies an effect and its target, and then adjust the speed and depth of the effect to suit your taste.
The new electribe provides effects such as compression and overdrive for each part, giving you uncompromising control over the nuances of individual sounds that differ subtly between genres. The groove function can be specified for each part, letting you apply a groove to your phrase simply by selecting a template.
The master effects can be controlled from the touch pad just like on the kaoss pad, and they include not only spatial-type effects that shape the overall acoustics but they also include effects that apply aggressively musical transformations such as the "Vinyl Break" effect inherited from the Kaoss pad series, and the newly developed "Seq Reverse" and "Odd Stepper" that change the playback order of the sequencer. These are also extremely effective for live performance. Insert effects can be assigned for individual parts, opening up even more complex sound-design possibilities. There's also a "pattern set" function which lets you switch patterns by pressing trigger pads, and an "event recording" function that records that performance. In addition to MIDI IN/OUT, "Sync IN/OUT" is also provided, allowing synchronized performances with the volca series, monotribe, or MS-20 mini. The unit can run on six AA batteries, so you can easily take it along with you and perform anywhere, providing on-the-go inspiration your musical ideas.
The MA-1 is a compact metronome that solidly covers all the basics with a broad tempo range and a rich variety of beats and rhythm patterns. The MA-1 also shows the beat in an innovative way that makes practicing easier. The MA-1 is available in your choice of 2-tone color schemes: blue and black, or black and red. With stylish design and reliable functionality, this is an indispensible rhythm training aide for any musician.
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The M-Track Hub is a 3-port USB monitoring interface that is perfect for anyone who demands a high-quality audio interface monitoring hub. It is a USB hub and has two balanced 1/4" TRS audio outputs, controlled by a large, solid-feeling metal rotary level knob with black-knurled rubber ring. There are three USB inputs and a 1/4" headphone jack with level control for private listening. The M-Track Hub is the ideal way to unite your VI control and audio output in one sleek, all-metal, space-saving solution.
The ability to reveal the character of your music is easily the biggest reason to get professional studio monitors and Mackie MRmk3 monitors are packed with design features to enhance this experience. From the added punch and bass extension provided by the custom-tuned ports to the rugged all-wood cabinet packed with sound-tightening acoustic absorption material, you can be confident that MRmk3 monitors are revealing the full-range, natural character that your music deserves.
All studio spaces are different and having the right connection types and customizable control over your acoustics is important. Want more bass? Pump up the low end by up to 4dB and feel the difference. Or, boost or cut the highs to get the exact amount of sizzle and shimmer you want. Adding an MR10Smk3 studio subwoofer to your system only adds to the experience. It not only delivers the chest-pounding punch critical for genres like hip-hop and dance, but also lets your mains focus on what they do best for optimum studio performance.
It is a small analog computer designed for solely musical purposes.