Roland A-01 Hands-On Demo Videos

2016 NAMM Show: Roland shared this series of video demos that take a look at getting started with the new A-01 MIDI controller and 8-bit synthesizer.

The A-01 is one of the more surprising introductions at this year’s NAMM Show, because it offers a unique sound and a quirky collection of capabilities: Continue reading

Dave Smith Instruments OB-6 Synthesizer Sound Demo

This video, via Bonedo, captures an audio demo of the new Tom Oberheim & Dave Smith synth collaboration, the OB-6 synthesizer.

The Dave Smith Instruments OB-6 is a 6-voice synth, with a sound engine inspired by Oberheim’s original SEM (the core of his acclaimed 4-voice and 8-voice synthesizers).  Continue reading

Yamaha Soundmondo Sound Sharing Site Now Compatible With Android Devices

2016 NAMM Show: At the NAMM Show, Yamaha announced some updates to Soundmondo, its social media site for synth patch sharing.

Soundmondo lets you connect your synth to the Internet, via Web MIDI, for patch sharing and more.

Yamaha’s Nate Tschetter gave us an update on Soundmondo: Continue reading

Yamaha Intros Reface Keytar Adapter

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At the 2016 NAMM Show, Yamaha introduced a keytar attachment for the company’s line of Reface mobile mini keyboards.

The combination of the keytar attachment and the Reface’s support for battery power means that users have the same freedom to move around as guitarist and bassists.

Yamaha’s Nate Tschetter gave us a quick overview of the new Reface Keytar Attachment, and was clearly having some fun with it: Continue reading