This is a video preview of the Moog Lap Steel Guitar, from the 2011 NAMM Show.
The Moog Lap Steel combines Moog Guitar technology with the expressive capabilities of the Lap Steel guitar.
All the innovations of The Moog Guitar; Full Sustain, Controlled Sustain and Mute modes, Harmonic Blends and the onboard Moog Ladder Filter are integrated to allow for new playing techniques. Continue reading
This video, via sonicstate, takes a look at the new Korg Kaoss Pad Quad, introduced at the 2011 NAMM Show.
The Korg Kaoss Pad Quad lets you use up to four effects simultaneously. These effects can be sync?ed to the beat of your music, to transform your song in realtime. Any audio source can be processed; an MP3 player, a mixing board, an instrument, even vocals via the mic input.
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2011 NAMM Show: Studiologic announced that the Numa Piano is shipping and widely available.
An integrated stage piano and master keyboard controller, the Numa Piano features the Fatar TP/100 Premium Weighted Hammer Action. The Numa Piano offers Grand Piano, Electric Piano, Clavinet, Pad, Organ, and Upright Bass sounds.
Above, Joey DeFrancesco and Alberto Marsico jam on the Numa Piano and Studiologic’s Numa Organ. Continue reading
Kurzweil Music Systems announced the release OS V2.0 for the PC3 line at the 2011 NAMM Show.
Here’s what’s new:
- New presets include acoustic pianos, synths, pads, FM electric pianos, over 100 new drum kits and a comprehensive collection of pipe organ stop settings.
- Both the KB3 tone-wheel organ simulator and rotary effects have been improved.
- A new Intuitive Info feature, which enables the PC3 to provide visual feedback in the display whenever a controller (slider, button, wheel, etc.) is used, letting the player know which parameter is being affected and by how much in real-time.
- The PC3′s synthesis engine has undergone a few notable enhancements. Several new V.A.S.T. DSP oscillators have been added along with the ability to edit both keymaps and samples in ROM, opening up even more sonic possibilities.
If y0u’ve updated your PC3, leave a comment with your thoughts on OS 2.0.
Kurzweil Music Systems announced of the SP4-8 stage piano at the 2011 NAMM Show, featuring 88-note hammer-weighted action, nuanced sound design and advanced performance features.
Equipped with many of the same sounds and effects as Kurzweil’s PC3 family, the SP4-8 offers a variety of acoustic pianos, vintage electric pianos, string sections, lush pads, KB3 organs, mallets, drums, basses, guitars and more. With four programmable zones, the SP4-8 allows you to create splits and layers at the touch of a button.
With additional sounds online available for download, you can create a personalized sound set. Don’t need drums or guitars? Download extra electric pianos and KB3 organs. Also, the SP4-8 can load programs created on Kurzweil’s PC3 and PC3LE keyboards.
Pricing and availability for the Kurzweil SP4-8 stage piano are to be announced.
Mackie announced two new recording interfaces at the 2011 NAMM Show, additions to the Onyx family ? the Onyx Blackjack and Onyx Blackbird. The new interfaces combine Onyx mic preamps with Cirrus Logic AD/DA converters and workflow-friendly features. Continue reading