Buzz is starting to heat up for the 2012 NAMM Show.
We’ve already seen a few teasers and leaks, including:
- The Nektar Panorama Controller for Propellerhead Reason
- The Moon Modular 6005 module
- The Moog Minitaur analog bass synthesizer – which has been confirmed by Moog
- The Akai MPC Renaissance – a new Music Production Center
- The Casio XW-P1 Performance Synthesizer
- The Akai MPC Fly for the iPad 2
- The Akai MPC Studio
- Something from Teenage Engineering
- The DJ Tech Dragon Two
- The Nord Drum drum machine
That’s a lot of gear from a show that hasn’t started yet.
But we’ve heard a lot of NAMM rumors, too…..
Here are a few of the NAMM rumors that we’ve heard:
- Akai will have a new keyboard to introduced;
- Alesis will be introducing new iOS keyboards and controllers;
- Dave Smith will be showing new features for the Tempest drum synth;
- Digitech will introduce a new multi-effect pedal;
- A new Kurzweil flagship synthesizer (Kurzweil 3000?);
- Korg will have a new micro keyboard (microGrand?) and a new synth module;
- Line 6 is going to be launching ‘the most significant products in the history of the company';
- Metasonix will introduce a virtual tube effect for the iPad – the Reamulator;
- Project Ultra – a new DJ controllerist style MIDI controller;
- Thunderbolt audio interfaces will be coming from M-Audio and MOTU;
- Native Instruments will be missing in action
- Nord will introduce a new organ emulator;
- There will be a ‘surprise’ from Novation;
- A new mega-keyboard from Roland will combine V-Piano, B3 emulation and Jupiter virtual analog engines;
- Yamaha will have a new Tyros keyboard; and
- Way Out Ware will have a new virtual synth app.
Have you heard any rumors about what’s coming at the NAMM Show?
Leave a comment and let us know what you think’s coming – or what you think of these NAMM rumors!