Musikmesse 2011 - With a pair of premium VS Preamps onboard, plus superb 24-bit/192 kHz audio quality, ultra-low latency performance, and convenient USB bus power, QUAD-CAPTURE sets a new standard for portable USB2 audio interfaces. Its compact, durable design and pristine sound makes it the perfect foundation for portable, multichannel computer-based productions on the go. With quality and performance that far exceeds its size and price, QUAD-CAPTURE stands at the head of its class.
Musikmesse 2011 - Small enough to fit in your pocket, the BOSS MICRO BR BR-80 is the ultimate new portable recording and jam-along tool for guitarists and other musicians. It’s equipped with three modes to create, record, and perform your music: an eight-track MTR (Multi-Track Recorder) mode; an eBand mode for onstage backing tracks and phrase training; and a Live Rec mode for instantly capturing high-quality stereo recordings. You can even combine the three modes seamlessly. Record your phrase ideas using Live Rec mode, for example, and then import the recordings into MTR mode to use as foundations for song production. Once you’ve added tracks, import your finished songs into eBand mode for backing-track accompaniment at the gig. The BR-80 is truly a must-have for all musicians!
NAMM is over, but the new gear is just starting to flow to the retail circuit so we thought it would be nice to offer a recap of all the previews we saw at NAMM 2011 last January. Here you can watch 38 separate videos featuring exclusive product demos and promotions of all the good stuff at the show this year below. Check out all our NAMM 2011 coverage in the NAMM News Zone
Transform your iPod or iPad into a play-anywhere piano Piano 2 Go transforms your iPod or iPad into a full-blown music making machine; it's like having your own personal studio! Practice, compose and perform music anywhere using this portable mini-keyboard with a built-in dock for iPod or iPad. Whether a novice or professional, PIANO 2 GO will have you creating and performing music for all your family, friends and fans to enjoy.
Gert from Lunar Expansion discusses the Moon Modular controller Dist by Noisebug, controllers for analog synthesizers.
Karma-Labs sent out their latest news letter with news from NAMM 2011. Get the officical scoop on KARMA Motif Software to be released for Yamaha Motif XF/XS.
Korg announcement for the new KRONOS workstation, featuring KARMA. Finally, read about new video content: "The Challenger" created by Stephen Kay with the KRONOS.
Plogue is proud to present a little teaser on our secret project, an "Early Sampling Circuit Simulator", which runs as a VST/AU/RTAS Effect. It contains resamplers, filters, speaker impulses and other fined tuned algorithms to emulate the full signal path of well known early sampling devices, like for instance an SK-1 or the Amiga Paula, from the required analog to digital conversion (far from mere 'bit crushing'), up until the end speaker.
At the end of Summer 2010, RapcoHorizon launched their i-Blox Smart-Phone instrument interface. The unit also made it's debut at the NAMM 2011 show. The i-Blox works with iOS devices such as iPhone/iPod Touch and the iPad. The i-BLOX serves as an audio interface that connects an instrument to an iPhone amplifier as well as mobile recording applications.
IK Multimedia introduced iRig Mic, the first quality condenser hand held microphone for the iPhone®, iPod touch® and iPad® and VocaLive, the ultimate vocal effects app. With the iRig Mic, you can make quality vocal and audio recordings anywhere for your iOS device. In the following video C.J. Pierce of Drowning Pool and IK Multimedia's Starr Ackerman show you what you can do with IK's 2 new releases iRig and VocaLive
iOS developers and video game producers Inspired.Com posted this interview from NAMM 2011. Max Kent did the interview and product walk through with iConnectMIDI CEO Michael Loh and VP Demetrio Navarro. Check out our earlier report about iConnectMIDI at http://synth.me/music-gear/n...
Studiologic has announced that the Numa Piano is shipping and widely available. An integrated stage piano and master keyboard controller, the Numa Piano features the Fatar TP/100 Premium Weighted Hammer Action. The Numa Piano offers magnificently voiced Grand Piano, Electric Piano, Clavinet, Pad, Organ, and Upright Bass sounds. Utilizing Studiologic’s unique TrS True Sound stereo multi-sampled technology and applied with an advanced floating point digital processing system, the Numa Piano sounds have a warm and pure analog quality.
Nord Keyboards are proud to announce the Nord Stage 2 Series featuring our latest sound generation technology in the Piano, Organ and Synthesizer sections.
Jangus Muisc's Wi AudioLink is the first 2.4GHz stereo digital wireless system ever to combine all the features required for Keyboards, Synthesizers, Digital Pianos and in-ear monitoring in an ultra small, rugged, light-weight design. Designed to travel with you anywhere, anytime, this high-quality pocket portable solution provides up to 100 feet of secure, uncompressed 16bit, 48kHz CD quality wireless audio connectivity and operates without radio frequency (RF) interference, signal loss, or crackle inherent in the UHF/VHF systems and it’s immune to AC hum. The Wi AudioLink’s broad 15Hz to 20kHz frequency response delivers crisp highs and thundering low tones that will satisfy the most demanding musicians.
Simple, elegant, ultra-light design! This combination of audio performance, simplified setup and portability lets you set up quickly and easily!
When the Fairlight CMI arrived on the scene in the eighties it changed the way we made music, forever. Today every sampler, digital synthesiser, sequencer and audio workstation can trace its lineage back to this legendary machine. Known for its solid, hand-built quality and iconic sounds, the Fairlight CMI holds a special place in history and in the hearts of musicians everywhere. Used extensively by Peter Gabriel, Kate Bush, Jean-Michel Jarre, Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock and many others, the profound and lasting influence of the Fairlight CMI on the history of modern music is hard to exaggerate. It was, without doubt, the quintessential sound of the eighties.
The highly-acclaimed PANDORA – now in miniature! Anytime, anywhere, play that song on your guitar or bass with your favorite set of effects. The first-generation PANDORA appeared in 1995. This revolutionary product dramatically changed the concept of a multi-effect unit, placing great sound and unheard of versatility into a compact body. Constantly evolving, the PANDORA Series became a long-selling favorite for guitarists and bassists around the world.
Alesis announced at NAMM 2011 their new Studiodock for the iPad complete with pro audio ins and outs as well as MIDI in and out jacks, and USB. The following videos explain what the Studiodock is and were officially posted by Alesis. See our earlier report at http://synth.me/music-gear/n...
Phosphor is a VSTi/AU instrument modeled on the alphaSyntauri, a vintage digital additive synth. The original alphaSyntauri required an Apple //e to operate, but we've gone ahead and eliminated the middle-man, and now you can have this classic digital synth in your DAW of choice.
Wow it really is back to the future at NAMM 2011 with regard to the brand new reissued Fairlight CMI-30A. In these two videos posted by Accordo and Musician News respectively. The videos both show one of the original Farilight creators Peter Vogel showing the synths original features as well as explaining some of the newer features such as the voices are now polyphonic as opposed to the original voices being monophonic and new functions like brew. Which means to cook things together. Any number of sounds can be put together to make a new sound. All the old standard sounds are on board from Peter Gabriel's broken glass sounds to the "Oh Yeah's" so prominently heard through commercials of the 1980's.
NAMM 2011 see's Novation announce Automap 3.8 which brings tighter integration for Waves users, and the launch of the massive Golden Ticket campaign during which over $5,000 worth of special edition gold Novation, Rane and Serato gear will be given away. Novation will also be marking the global availability of the new UltraNova synthesiser.