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The NAMM experience certainly stays with you long after the show itself winds up. And this year has seen many excellent announcements and new gear on show to get excited about. Here's our highlights.
Do you want 2x2 hybrid multi-host MIDI interface with audio support? iConnectivity's iConnectMIDI2+, supports Mac, PC and iOS. We stumbled upon this find at their booth and saw Eyal Amir there too!
It's simple. You want to make beats you’ve never heard before, so you need to use the beat machine of the future. Welcome to the future of beat making with BT and iZotope's BreakTweaker.
Fresh from NAMM 2014, IK Multimedia have announced a high-quality digital handheld microphone for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Mac - namely, the iRig Mic HD.
PreSonus, have announced the availability of 3 new software expansions for their powerful DAW, Studio One, which also received an update to 2.6.2. There's something here for everyone.
Steinberg have released the previously announced 6-in, 4-out USB audio interface, featuring comprehensive connectivity, studio-grade sound quality and an enticing software bundle.
After an eternity of teaser demo videos from the studios of Bitwig in Germany, we've received word that Bitwig Studio is launching on March 26th, 2014 with a host of interesting features!
If you're a guitarist and you're looking for something truly innovative for you next controller then Livid Instruments' Guitar Wing is for you! Wireless, can control plugin effects, iOS apps and more!
There are a number of recording solutions already available for iPad musicians. How many include 2 mic preamps, 2 line-ins, USB MIDI port all at 24-bit and 96kHz? Focusrite's iTrack Dock does.
And just before all the fun gets started at NAMM 2014, Nord Keyboards have annonced the Nord Lead A1 analogue modelling synth. Retailing at just £1299 GBP / $1799 US this one looks tasty.
EASTWEST are back with another Virtual Instrument in the Masters Series providing inspirational sounds created by Musicans’ Musician and 4 times Grammy nominee, Steven Wilson.
FXpansion and The Avedis Zildjian Company have announced the release of Zildjian Digital Vault Vol.2 for BFD3, BFD Eco and BFD2. If you're into your drums this is a good one to check out.
WIN the $1,800 Toontrack Superior Bundle in the latest MPV SongCraft Remix Contest! Simply log-in/sign-up for FREE, download stems, remix & submit before end of January 31st, 2014. [CLOSED]
Want to become a BETA tester for the next big thing for music production on iOS? Then hurry to join this limited BETA program with Positive Grid and enjoy some excellent benefits.
Without giving too much away, Roland have announced the evolution of the original TR-808 rhythm machine will be called AIRA. Check out their teaser video to be suitably teased!
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