We spoke to Marc Berendes from Sucofunk about the Beatmaker Sketchbook. This device is a sampler, sequencer, and groovebox that is completely portable and is available in two different versions. The Beatmaker Sketchbook is 100 % open source and can be found on GitHub.
It has a workflow of sample, sketch, arrange, and play, which means users can sample, arrange parts of the sequence, and perform live. The sampler has 24 keys and three banks, which means 72 buttons and keys in total, and each key can be assigned to a sample.
The device can record something or sample from the internal microphone and the line-in connector, or resample something like sequences played back. Sucofunk offers workshops for the device, which takes two days to build and offers pre-order for the devices.
More info: https://sucofunk.com/
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