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NAMM 2015 was quite an event with some tasty new gear announced and demoed. JD from AskVideo and myself sat down to chat about some of the most impressive new gear.
Akai Professional are pleased to announce the all-new Advance Keyboard series was awarded the prestigious Best in Show award at the recent NAMM show in Anaheim CA.
CS15D is an extensive multi-sample Live Pack reproducing the sound of the vintage Yamaha CS-15D, a great sounding monophonic analog synthesizer released in 1979.
Direct from Britain, Analogue Solutions have introduced their new Oberheim-style analog synthesizer module with real analogue circuitry... and it's space saving too!
If you've got an Ableton Push, Pioneer RMX-500 or a Pioneer DDJ-SP1 controller then you'll likely want to keep it safe from harm when transporting it to your next performance. Enter UDG hardcases.
The TIBO Urban 500 might sound more like a 4x4, but it's not. It's actually a highly versatile all-in-one DJ Station that can connect to a laptop, mobile device and features a 2-channel mixer.
If you're a sucker for vintage looking microphones (who isn't?) but want modern electronics inside, then Ear Trumpet's new Evelyn studio stereo microphone will get your juices flowing.
A new video from Focusrite on YouTube features singer-songwriter Tommy Ashby being recorded on two iPhones playing Broken Bones. One with the iTrack Pocket and one without.
Tone2 AudioSoftware are back with a new soundset for Electra2. This time it's a vocoder. Whether you want robotic voices, vocal synths or vocoded beats, this module is set to deliver all the above.
Check out this video showing how, using the Ototo synth board, a man makes a MIDI synth guitar in one hour that can control Apple's MainStage (or any MIDI compatible music software).
Sporting the ability to add a sustain and expression pedal and MIDI, the new CME XKey 37 packs lots of functionality into one of the smallest form factors of any MIDI keyboard we've seen.
Since its announcement at NAMM 2015, Omnisphere 2 has been a source of excitement. In case it all got lost in the noise, here's a video of Eric Persing previewing its features.
Tascam are well known for their portable audio recorders and audio interfaces, so it was great to find out more about 5 of their new products at NAMM 2015.
At NAMM 2015 we came across the ever popular Kemper Profiler. Our cameraman, Matt Vanacoro, literally wouldn't let me leave until we interviewed them. And I understand why!
This rather humorous mashup video from Cutting Room called Whoa-oo-ah Supercut really brings home how the art of lyric writing in Pop might be at an all-time low.
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