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New Pocket Operator Mini Synths From Teenage Engineering + Video Overview (NAMM 2016)

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.

Watch Akai Pro Preview MPC Touch 2.0 BETA At NAMM 2016

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.

NAMM Video: Arturia MatrixBrute Analog Synthesizer Overview

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.

Korg Minilogue Video: Its Creator Gives An Overview At NAMM

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.

Watch Expressive Wooden Controller for Synths, Touché, In Action

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 Pro BT-500 Is A High-Performance Turntable For Audiophiles

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.

Yamaha Montage Synthesizer Offers Powerful, Inspiring New Ways to Interact with Sound

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!

Arturia KeyStep, Controller Keyboard, Polyphonic Step Sequencer, CV Connectivity

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.

Arturia Announces MatrixBrute Analog Synthesizer

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.

Zoom ARQ Aero RhythmTrak Creates New Experience in EDM Production & Performance

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.

Waves Audio Announces Waves Nx – a Virtual Mix Room Plugin

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 New Plug-Ins From Softube, Sonnox & Brainworx For UAD 8.5

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!

PreSonus Unveils Studio 192 Mobile Audio Interface/Studio Command Center

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.

ROLI Reveals Seaboard RISE 49

If you were impressed by the look, feel and attention to detail of ROLI's Seaboard RISE but wanted something a little bigger, then the RISE 49 is for you. ROLI have announced it today at NAMM.

IK Multimedia Debuts iLoud Micro Monitor, Smallest Studio Reference Monitors In The World?

If size is everything, then IK Multimedia’s iLoud Micro Monitor will appeal. IK tell us these active studio reference monitors deliver an accurate linear frequency response that's ideal for mixing.