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MMA has unveiled two protocols that have been officially adopted as part of the MIDI spec that will make instruments easier to use and more expressive to play. The future is looking bright!
Eplex7 DSP tells us their latest instrument, Quantakor, generates its futuristic soundscapes and experimental ambient sounds using artificial intelligence.
It was tough, but we eventually picked our 10 favorite pieces of gear featured at, or during, NAMM 2018. Most of these debuted at the largest music show on the planet and there's a few surprises too!
Interested in adding randomness to chance-fueled tracks in Ableton Live? Chance Ten are easy-on-the-eye MaxforLive devices from Isotonik & LDM Design, inspired by Brian Eno you need to check out.
It's the new Elektron synth! Digitone is a polyphonic FM synthesizer with some cool workflow features we've come to expect from Elektron. Check out what it's capable of.
An expressive, modular MIDI controller that can be a keyboard controller, drum pads, XY pad, fret board, and much more in a matter of seconds. Oh, and it remembers its mappings... that's Joué!
The Korg Prologue is a multi-voice analog poly synth. Prologue 8 and 16 come equipped with 49 or 61 full-size keys and are 8-voice and 16-voice respectively. We delve deeper into it at NAMM.
Nick Kwas from Korg USA was on hand at NAMM to show us around the new Volca Mix, the 4-channel analog mixer in this video.
Bitwig were on hand at NAMM to give us a very cool tour of the standout new features that make Bitwig Studio 2.3 one of the most powerful DAWs on the planet.
Imagine a modular studio monitor setup. HEDD have one called Tower Mains comprising the TM 80 and TMS 36 which certainly pack a punch.
Avantone have done something very cool by replicating the drivers for studio monitors by which all others are judged by, Yamaha NS-10M. These AV10s bring more interesting features to the table too.
Pittsburgh Modular are well known for their synth modules. Here we look at their new desktop monophonic analog synthesizer, Microvolt and explore some of the interesting features and sounds.
Behringer have released a new short overview video for their recently announced Neutron semi-modular, paraphonic, analog synthesizer. This time we get to really see the patch bay and hear more sounds.
The are RME ADI-2 DAC follows on from last year's ADI-Pro release and is a 2-channel interface with mastering-level audio quality and lots of conversion options. We take a look at NAMM 2018.
JAde Wii of Ask.Audio & Dawless Jammin' talks with Nick Kwas of Korg about the new Waldorf STVC String Synthesizer and Vocoder. She also demos some of the sounds.
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