During the NAMM show 2016 we were fortunate enough for the good folk at Teenage Engineering to show us the upcoming OP-Z synth. It has some exciting features. Watch this!
The rave and dance scene has exploded into mainstream culture over the past few years. Sara Simms explores the possibilities for the future of the scene now that it is back in fashion.
The creator of 3 new Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator Synths, Linus, explains the concept behind these 8-bit, chiptune synths. He then demos some sounds these synths are capable of producing.
We caught up with Dan Gill from Akai Professional who showed us the rather impressive beta of version 2.0 of the MPC Touch software at NAMM 2016. Warning: stunning features on show.
It's a beast! There's no two ways about it. The Arturia MatrixBrute looks and sounds very interesting indeed. In this video, Rebecca from Arturia shows us round the new MatrixBrute.
The Korg Minilogue analog synthesizer is already being thought of as one of the stars of NAMM 2016. Find out why in this video interview (at NAMM) with the man behind the synth.
We’ve seen the teasers (which didn’t show many hints of the product in the works) and now Expressive E have released a video showing their new Touché expressive synth controller in action.
Akai tell us BT-500 is a one-of-a-kind belt-drive turntable combines no-compromise audiophile performance with modern features such as A-to-D LP conversion capability and wireless Bluetooth streaming.
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.