In no particular order, here are 10 of our favourite music technology announcements / releases / overviews from NAMM 2016. Thank you for watching!
Groove Agent comes with some cool drum kits, but it can be even more fun to make your own—and it’s not as hard as you might think!
Roland are well and truly in the eurorack camp with their System-500 series of 5 modules. They've also been working on the A-01 which fits into the Boutqiue's keyboard and does a whole lot of control.
M-Audio tell us producers can now load, play and control all their virtual instrument plugins directly from the CTRL 49 keyboard, for seamless hands-on performance & perfect VIP software integration.
Now you can make the reface synths incredibly mobile thanks to the Yamaha Reface keytar attachment. Nate from Yamaha shows us how to shred some synth while wearing one at NAMM!!
If you're interested in the Yamaha Montage synthesizer you'll love this video demo from the Yamaha hall at NAMM 2016.
Mixed In Key aren't content to sit on their laurels. And Odesi is an app that allows users to create melodic and rhythmic parts quickly and easily that will be in key with the song you're working on.
If you're feeling tortured in your soul, don't let it consume you and paralyse your creativity. By using your imagination you can transform emotions into music and sound and have fun in the process.
The eurorack section of NAMM 2016 was buzzing, quite literally! We spent a lot of time exploring the new modules from some of the bigger and smaller players in the auroral modular synth world.
Native Instruments' INDIA for Kontakt 5 and Kontakt Player 5 is one of the most authentic sounding ethnic instruments for Kontakt. Find out why with the full video course on The Ask.Audio Academy.
Sine vibes are well-known for their creative effects and Inertia 2.0 takes their already successful sequencer effect & gating plugin and gives it real-time analysis and modulation with DAW sync.
It's surprising how many producers stick with their DAWs built-in EQ plugin. There's no harm in it, but Joe Albano explains why just trying different EQ plugins results in different flavors...
If you want to play your synths (hardware or software) with more expression than a keyboard can provide, this video shows how the Touché controller works in the real world.
At NAMM 2016 one of the more surprising announcements was from Modal Electronics. The British synthesizer maker announced new eurorack synth modules. Watch the demo with Paul Maddox below.
We stopped by the excellent Universal Audio booth at NAMM 2016 to find out what's new at NAMM 2016.