What’s The Best New Gear Of Musikmesse 2013?

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This year’s Musikmesse was the best in many years, with all kinds of interesting introductions for electronic musicians. Some highlights include the Nord Lead 4,  the unusual Dualo du-touch ß controller, the Bass Station II, the BOSS RC-505 Tabletop Loop Station, new Jomox Eurorack drum modules, the MFB Tanzbär Drumcomputer, and the Korg Volca line of analog synths.

What do you think is the best new gear for electronic musicians introduced at Musikmesse 2013? Let us know what you think in the reader poll below! (Pick up to three.) Continue reading

Musikmesse 2013 Is Coming April 10th – What Gear Do You Want To See Introduced?

musikmesseMusikmesse 2013 – the ‘international fair for musical instruments, sheet music, music production and music business connections’ – is happening this week, April 10-13, in Frankfurt.

There have already been a lot of announcements for electronic music gear being introduced at Musikmesse, including:

And the show hasn’t even started yet – so expect a flurry of gear announcements this week.

With that in mind, what gear would you like to see companies introduce at Musikmesse?

BOSS Intros RC-505 Tabletop Loop Station

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Musikmesse 2013: BOSS has introduced the RC-505 Loop Station, the newest addition to its lineup of live looping devices.

The RC-505 Loop Station features five phrase tracks, onboard effects, rhythms, and a tabletop design suited. In addition, the RC-505’s extensive MIDI control options and ability to import audio phrases via USB open up a wealth of options.

Here’s an intro video for the new RC-505 Loop Station: Continue reading

BOSS Loop Station World Championship 3 Looking For Amazing Loopers

The Boss Loop Station World Championship 3 is looking for amazing looping performances, through the end of August.

Here are the key details:

  • Prizes include $3,000 in BOSS Gear
  • Perform at the U.S. finals in Hollywood
  • To enter: Upload a live performance video to YouTube (five minutes or less) using any BOSS RC-Series Loop Station.
  • Competition is open through August 31, 2012.

See the Boss site for details.

Boss Loop Station World Championships

Boss has announced the Loop Station World Championship 3 – a contest for BOSS loopers.

Prizes:

  • 1st Prize — $3,000 in BOSS Gear; trip to the International Championship
  • 2nd Prize — $2,000 in BOSS Gear
  • 3rd Prize — $1,000 in BOSS Gear
Competition is open through August 31, 2012. Upload a video performance using any BOSS RC-Series Looper to Youtube.com that is five minutes or less. See the Boss site for details.