The Best Of The 2014 NAMM Show


The 2014 NAMM Show was another great year for the event – the weather was fantastic, there were tons of new synths and interesting gear introduced and we got to see a lot of people passionate about synths and electronic music.

Here’s our pick of the best new gear that was either introduced at the show this year or that made its NAMM debut this year: Continue reading

Behringer Intros U-PHORIA UMC404 4×4, 24-Bit/96 kHz USB Audio/MIDI Interface


At the 2014 NAMM Show, Behringer introduced the U-PHORIA UMC404 4×4, 24-Bit/96 kHz USB Audio/MIDI Interface.

The U-PHORIA UMC404 is a USB audio/MIDI interface that offers 4 MIDAS-designed mic preamps, which include +48 Volt phantom power for condenser microphones, all going through studio-grade 24-Bit/96 kHz converters. Continue reading

Behringer Intros Nekkst Studio Monitor Line

beheringer-nekkst-K8-monitorsAt the 2014 NAMM Show, Behringer introduced a new studio monitor line, the Nekkst series.

The Nekkst line is designed by KRK founder Keith R. Klawitter, who has this to say about the monitors:

“I was very excited when BEHRINGER asked me to design their new reference monitors. They gave me complete freedom to use the finest materials and apply my lifetime of knowledge in monitor design. Now, after two years and countless hours of intense design and listening, I have achieved that goal. I am proud of the NEKKST Reference Monitors. My best work yet.”

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Behringer Intros X18 iPad Mixer

X18-ipad-mixerAt the 2014 NAMM Show, Behringer introduced the X18 iPad Mixer – a compact 18-input, 12-bus digital mixer for iPad.

The mixer lets you control your mix wirelessly, so you can dial in a mix from anywhere in a venue.

“The Behringer X18 brings the power of mobility to the art of making music,” said Product Manager, Jan Duwe. “With the X18’s beautifully laid out top panel, all you need to do is plug in your mic and line-level sources, grab your tablet and walk away. You can then mix from anywhere you like with the free and intuitive remote control app, right on your tablet.” Continue reading

Behringer Motör MIDI Controllers Offer Fully Motorized Faders , Drum Pads & Aftertouch


Behringer introduced the new Motör Series, at the 2014 NAMM Show – described as the world’s first MIDI keyboard controllers with fully-motorized mixing faders.

With 61 and 49 keys respectively, the Motör 61 and Motör 49 offer a professional-quality keyboard controller, plus separate banks of 9 touch-sensitive motorized faders and drum padl. And all of these features are designed to integrate seamlessly with all popular DAWs.

“The feel of the key-bed is smooth and responsive, and the new control format lets users tap into DAW functionality” says Product Manager Bert Niedermeyer, “without having to sit in front of a computer.”

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