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What do you get when you take some of the inspiration behind the Roland Boutique synths with a controller in mind? The A-01 hybrid MIDI / CV controller with an 8-bit synthesizer inside too.
With names like Popcorn Gate Expander, Clutch, DupDup, and CIAO the new eurorack synth modules from Bastl Instruments each bring cool new features for synth heads to enjoy. NAMM 2016 is synth heaven!
With three new colourful eurorack modules and the new kb37 controller keyboard, Waldorf's Eurorack Pack looks like a tasty self-contained modular synthesizer. And released just in time for NAMM!
The new Apogee Symphony I/O MkII is coming! It's an audio interface for Thunderbolt, Pro Tools HD and SoundGrid platforms. They also say it has the best AD/DA conversion of any Thunderbolt interface.
Is modular synthesis your thing? TipTop Audio (who also make module synthesizers) have released a new compilation on vinyl and digital showcasing an intoxicating blend of top modular synth artists.
Yamaha releasing a new synth at NAMM? That's not news. But, this synth is! Details of the upcoming Yamaha Montage have been leaked across the internet, though nothing official has come from Yamaha yet
The new XPRS speakers include Powersoft Class D amps which Pioneer tell us are efficient and help fill the room with natural sound.
Imagine a powerful, complete modular system from Make Noise which is ready to play out of the box without needing an external controller! Then you’ve imagined System Cartesian.
NAMM 2016 wouldn't be a show without a release from Nord Keyboards. And Nord tells us that the new Nord Piano 3 uses virtual hammer action technology to improve on the piano feel and realism.
NAMM isn't the only place you'll find new and innovative music synths and controllers. [push_reset] has created her own glove synth/controller and it looks like a cool way to gesture control music.
Without giving too much away Expressive E have released another teaser video about their upcoming Touché controller featuring a host of famous producers (talking about it).
Before we've even landed on the floor at NAMM 2016, Doepfer are announcing new eurorack modules! Read on to find out more.
Korg have launched their new range of nano MIDI controllers. While they are compact and portable, the nanoKontrol Studio * nanoKey Studio add innovative features and functions for a small price.
IK Multimedia tell us you can enter the submit your mix in their contest for a chance to have it mastered by one of the world's top mastering engineers, live at NAMM 2016.
Fancy adding some vintage sounds to Ableton Live? Cluster Sound tells us their latest releases is SH-101, a multi-sample collection for Ableton Live based on the vintage Roland SH-101.
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