At the 2015 NAMM Show, TC-Helicon introduced the Ditto Mic Looper, an updated version of the TC Electronic Ditto Looper.
According to the company, Ditto Mic Looper is ‘the perfect looping pedal for singers, beatboxers and acoustic performers’. It offers up to 5 minutes of looping time.
With just a Loop button, Stop/Erase button and an oversized loop level control, performers can build an idea into a full-sounding performance, with unlimited overdubs and undo/redo features. Continue reading
The 2015 NAMM Show was the biggest NAMM Show in recent memory and it was probably the biggest year ever for electronic music gear.
There were dozens of new synths, amazing new sequencers, new instruments, powerful new software synthesizers and an overwhelming number of new Euro and large format synth modules at the Show.
Here’s our take on the Best of the 2015 NAMM Show. Check out our picks, and then leave a comment and let us know your thoughts!
At the 2015 NAMM Show, Tom Oberheim introduced a new Eurorack version of his classic SEM (Synthesizer Expander Module) and a new phaser module. Continue reading
At the 2015 NAMM Show, inventor Paul VO introduced the Vo Wand – a handheld sustain device that’s designed to give you direct control over the harmonics of strings.
The Wand is part of Vo’s broader interest in ‘acoustic synthesis’, implemented previously with the Moog Guitar, Moog Lap Steel Guitar and Vo 96 guitar.
Vo’s acoustic synthesis tools explore the idea of using electronics to control the amplitude of individual harmonics within vibrating strings. By controlling the harmonics within a guitar string over time, for example, you can synthesize new types of sounds that still are immediately recognizable as being ‘guitar’ sounds.
While the primary audience for the Vo Wand will be guitarists, Vo mentioned to us that it could be used for sound design with other string instruments and for experimenting with other objects that respond to electromagnetic energy. Continue reading
At the 2015 NAMM Show, inventor Paul Vo was previewing the Vo Wand – a tool for playing guitars in new ways. Continue reading
Line 6 has introduced Firehawk FX, a new multi-effects guitar processor that they say ‘combines world-class tone’ with intuitive wireless editing.
The Firehawk Remote app for iOS and Android gives you the ability to sculpt your tone, using 200 amps and effects. The app lets you create, save and recall an unlimited number of presets. Continue reading
At the 2015 NAMM Show, Rupert Neve Designs will be introducing two new products:
- the RNDI Active Transformer Direct Interface, and
- the R6 Six Space 500 Series Rack.
Here’s what Neve has to say about them: Continue reading
Dan Green of Eurorack modular synth manufacturer 4ms is featured in latest video in the Muffwiggler interview series. Continue reading