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Imagine singing Stevie Wonder's Superstition on stage at NAMM. What a great privilege that'd be... then imagine Stevie Wonder joins you on stage to sing with you. It happened and here's the video.
Here's our selection of our favorite 11 new synths, sequencers, controllers announced, previewed or released at NAMM 2017.
The new Z8000 from TipTop Audio maintains the original circuitry but adds output range adjustment switches on the back and a new colored look which help highlight the sections.
It's finally here! The Specialwaves Mine and Mine S modular MIDI controllers which took the internet by storm when we announced last year is finally available via Kickstarter. Prices & details below.
Performing with a modular synth can be tricky. Once you begin adding multiple performers then it becomes even more interesting. Here's a performance with Gino Robair enabling multiple performers.
There's a new breed of instrument coming to Propellerhead Reason, and it's thanks to the updated SDK 2.5 for rack extensions that allows user sample loading and sampling amongst other features.
Give your synth or music machine pride of place in your studio with these beautifully crafted solid wood stands and end panels which are more affordable than you might think.
BAM BAM is a mechanical sequencer that beats real drums with up to 14 parts. It utilises Piezo contact microphones, a drum module, and a triggered MIDI keyboard for the bass line. And it's very cool!
Bringing east coast and west coast synthesis to life, and reality, in one system is what the new Lifeforms Foundation synths from Pittsburgh Modular do. Here's all the details.
NI tells us their latest Maschine Expansion pack delivers sounds and textures from the world of experimental and ambient music.
The Korg Monologue analog synthesizer
Our first video interview at NAMM 2017 was with the legendary Dave Smith who showed us around the new REV 2 and their Pioneer DJ partnership mono analog synth, Toraiz AS-1.
At NAMM 2017 one of our first stops was to the Teenage Engineering booth to check out the innovative new Pocket Operator, PO-32 tonic. Its designer, Magnus Lidström showed us how it works.
If you've been wanting a new version of HALion then Steinberg have a treat for you today with HALion 6, HALion Sonic 3 VST and Absolute VST, all announced at NAMM 2017.
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