More Roland AIRA details emerge, Burial posts a #selfie, a brief history of sampling and a closer look at new products on the way from Moog and Arturia.

More details of the Roland AIRA series emerge. Roland’s new hardware inspired by the TR-808, TR-909 and TB-303 will remain under wraps until February (we’re expecting it to be revealed by the Pro Audio Summit in Utrecht on the 15th and 16th). For now, Roland are still teasing us with little details. Check out the teaser video above and the artist interview clips featuring the likes of A Guy Called Gerald, Ricardo Villalobos and Arthur Baker below.

Burial talks via Hyperdub. In a statement released on the label’s website, the producer speaks in typically understated style about wanting to make some new music but needing to play Dark Souls II. “But I’m going to try to get some new tunes together before it comes out.”

Ibiza unites against off-shore drilling. RA reports that 17,000 people have signed a petition voicing their concerns prospective plans to drill for oil off the coast. “Should the drilling go ahead, it could have a grave effect on local marine life. The island’s many beaches are also potentially at risk, which raises larger concerns as to the impact on Ibiza’s thriving nightlife scene.”

Jeff Mills to star in ‘sci-fi futurist’ film. Man From Tomorrow is reported to be “an impressionistic piece that draws on the mood and thematic underpinnings of his work”.

A brief history of sampling. Eclectic Method does a pretty good job of covering the most important breakbeats and sample sources in the space of just over three minutes. Check out the video above.

Source Distribution take a closer look at the Moog Sub37 and Arturia BeatStep. Watch the Moog video above and take a look at the Arturia sequencer here.

Cable Guys release FilterShaper 3. The latest incarnation of the excellent filter plugin is a major reworking of the winning formula. New filter modes and a raft of new features. Available now for €149/$199. Full details and demo here.

31st January, 2014

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