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Although some leaks had appeared across the web, we're still excited to see the official announcement of Montage from Yamaha, with the official details and photos too!
2014 gave us the Beatstep. 2015 was the year of the BeatStep Pro. And 2016? Arturia introduces a new portable USB MIDI keyboard controller with CV connectivity and step sequencing called KeyStep.
It's big. It's semi-modular. It looks like the Moog Voyager's cooler sibling. It's the new analog synthesizer from Arturia. And the MatrixBrute is one instrument that'll sweep you off your feet.
Here's something really interesting from Zoom: a wireless circular controller with pressure sensitive pads. It's a sequencer, a looper and a synthesizer!! The Zoom ARQ is a performance tool as well.
If you're mixing on headphones Waves Audio want you to hear the same depth,reflections & stereo image you would using speakers in a physical room. Nx is a virtual mix room plugin designed to do that.
Universal Audio tell us their upcoming UAD Software v8.5 will include Marshall JMP 2203 Guitar Amplifier, Oxford Envolution, and bx_digital V3 EQ plug-ins. Looks promising!
At NAMM 2016 PreSonus unveils a new portable audio interface with class A solid-state mic preamps that can record up to 192 kHz... and it'll carry a sub $600 street price.
If you were impressed by the look, feel and attention to detail of ROLI's Seaboard RISE but wanted something a little bigger, then the RISE 49 is for you. ROLI have announced it today at NAMM.
If size is everything, then IK Multimedia's iLoud Micro Monitor will appeal. IK tell us these active studio reference monitors deliver an accurate linear frequency response that's ideal for mixing.
Imagine being able to link oscillators to multiple physical cube objects and have them adjust the pitch and amplitude depending on how you move them. Well, it's possible with AudioCubes and Synththor.
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 forÂ 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.
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