ISLA Instruments recently joined the MIDI Association as voting corporate member
ISLA Instruments was founded by Brad Holland, a professional musician and studio technician in 2015. He realized his love of music, technology and electronics were perfect for a new type of MIDI controller.
ISLA's first product was the Kordbot, a new type of MIDI controller that included a chord librarian, sophisticated arpeggiator and performance controller. It was designed with the help of Bill Behrendt, a music systems programmer since the days of the Commodore 64.
ISLA Instruments S2400 The sound of a legend.
For us, the S2400 is a passion project – to recreate the sound of one of the world's most iconic sampling drum machines, and bring it up-to-date with modern features. The result is the very best of old school and new school technology coming together.
Brad has been obsessed with drum machines for many years – owning, repairing, restoring, modifying countless makes and models (see his HR-16 mods on youtube).
Staying true to form in both sonic characteristics and design aesthetic were the main drivers in the realization of this project, while bringing the hardware into the 21st Century and keeping the same 'instant gratification' and intuitiveness of its spiritual pre-predecessor at heart.
by ISLA Instruments
Sampler / Audio
16-Bit 48Khz 'Hi-Fi' Sampling/Playback Engine
12-Bit 26Khz 'Classic' Sampling/Playback Engine
Engine type assignable to each of the 32 sample slots
Sample up to 21.5 minutes per slot (Classic / Mono), 5.5 minutes (Hi-Fi / Stereo)
Simultaneous (Full Duplex) playback and record with 8 channel LiveLooping functionality.
On-screen waveform display (slice audio, set loop-points with ease)
128 MB of built-in factory drum kits (from some of our featured beta team)
Independent Headphone output for monitoring (effectively 2 extra channels)
DSP based LP/HP Filtering per track (more FX planned for future)
Multiple sequence entry methods: Live recording, Step Sequence, Piano Roll GUI, TR x0x Style
THE MIDI ASSOCIATION (TMA) The community of people who work, play and create with MIDI
The MIDI Association’s mission is to nurture an inclusive global community of people who create music and art with MIDI. The www.MIDI.org website is the central repository of information about anything related to MIDI technology, from classic legacy gear to next- gen protocols on the horizon.