The Red Leaf TS Control 32 Touch Screen Control Surface

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2009 Summer Namm Show: Red Leaf gives an overview of their TS Control 32 multitouch DAW control surface.

The TS Control-32 is designed to replace the digital audio workstation’s video monitor and allow the operator to perform all the necessary functions needed to mix audio in any software program directly on the screen. Continue reading

New DM10 Electronic Drum Set From Alesis


2009 Summer NAMM Show: Alesis introduced its new flagship drum set, the DM10 Pro Kit.

Based around the completely new DM10 sound module, the DM10 Pro Kit features Alesis’ RealHead drum pads, SURGE Cymbals made of real cymbal alloy and an ErgoRack mounting system.

“The DM10 Pro Kit is a giant leap forward for us,” said Jim Norman, Product Manager, Alesis. “We’ve taken everything we’ve learned about electronic percussion, and built the DM10 Pro Kit from the ground up to deliver an incredible playing experience at a breakthrough price point.”

The DM10 Pro Kit will be available in Q3 2009. Pricing is to be announced. Continue reading

Akai Intros RPM8 MPC Studio Monitors

akai-rpm8-monitors2009 Summer NAMM Show: Akai Professional has introduced the  RPM8 reference production studio monitors, specifically intended for use with the company’s MPC music production workstations and production controllers.

“There is so much low-end content in music being made today,” said Adam Cohen, Director of Business Development, Akai Professional, “we felt that a studio monitor specifically designed for extended low frequency playback would appeal to the people who already use our MPCs and production controllers.”

RPM8 studio monitors are sold individually and will be available from professional audio and musical instrument retailers Q4, 2009. Pricing is TBA. Continue reading