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 - 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:
- A new version of Doepfer’s MAQ sequencer;
- The Nord Lead 4;
- A desktop looping workstation, the RC-505, from Roland/Boss;
- FL Studio 11;
- A new analog drum machine and analog synth keyboard from MFB;
- New Eurorack modules from Jomox; and
- Avid Pro Tools 11.
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?
Jomox has announced a new line of analog drum modules in Eurorack format.
The ModBase 09 bass drum modules and Mod.Brane 11 percussion modules are expected to be available in Summer 2013. Additional modules are planned.
Here’s what they have to say about the new Euro analog drum modules: Continue reading
Boutique synthmaker Jomox has posted a series of demo videos for their new Moonwind Analog Filter Tracker.
The Moonwind Analog Filter Tracker is a true analog stereo filter, with built-in step sequencer, an FX chip, 2 LFOs and envelope modulation. Everything is storable and controllable via MIDI.