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In no particular order, here are 10 of our favourite music technology announcements / releases / overviews from NAMM 2016. Thank you for watching!
Roland are well and truly in the eurorack camp with their System-500 series of 5 modules. They've also been working on the A-01 which fits into the Boutqiue's keyboard and does a whole lot of control.
M-Audio tell us producers can now load, play and control all their virtual instrument plugins directly from the CTRL 49 keyboard, for seamless hands-on performance & perfect VIP software integration.
Now you can make the reface synths incredibly mobile thanks to the Yamaha Reface keytar attachment. Nate from Yamaha shows us how to shred some synth while wearing one at NAMM!!
If you're interested in the Yamaha Montage synthesizer you'll love this video demo from the Yamaha hall at NAMM 2016.
The eurorack section of NAMM 2016 was buzzing, quite literally! We spent a lot of time exploring the new modules from some of the bigger and smaller players in the auroral modular synth world.
Native Instruments' INDIA for Kontakt 5 and Kontakt Player 5 is one of the most authentic sounding ethnic instruments for Kontakt. Find out why with the full video course on The Ask.Audio Academy.
If you want to play your synths (hardware or software) with more expression than a keyboard can provide, this video shows how the Touché controller works in the real world.
At NAMM 2016 one of the more surprising announcements was from Modal Electronics. The British synthesizer maker announced new eurorack synth modules. Watch the demo with Paul Maddox below.
We stopped by the excellent Universal Audio booth at NAMM 2016 to find out what's new at NAMM 2016.
At NAMM 2016 Elektron unveiled their latest update to Overbridge (1.10) and OS 1.22 for Analog Keys, Analog Four and Analog Rytm. Curious about the features?
During the NAMM show 2016 we were fortunate enough for the good folk at Teenage Engineering to show us the upcoming OP-Z synth. It has some exciting features. Watch this!
The creator of 3 new Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator Synths, Linus, explains the concept behind these 8-bit, chiptune synths. He then demos some sounds these synths are capable of producing.
We caught up with Dan Gill from Akai Professional who showed us the rather impressive beta of version 2.0 of the MPC Touch software at NAMM 2016. Warning: stunning features on show.
It's a beast! There's no two ways about it. The Arturia MatrixBrute looks and sounds very interesting indeed. In this video, Rebecca from Arturia shows us round the new MatrixBrute.
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