Keith McMillen Instruments K-Board Pro 4 MIDI Controller (Sneak Preview)

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At the 2016 NAMM Show, Keith McMillen Instruments was previewing their K-Board Pro 4 – a four octave MIDI keyboard controller that offers true three-dimensional control, per key.

The K-Board Pro 4 is a Class-Compliant USB-powered MIDI contorller that captures velocity, continuous pressure, and both horizontal and vertical position. This gives you continuous expressive control over individual notes, not offered by traditional keyboards.

Here’s a video demo from the show floor, via Kraft Music: Continue reading

Roland A-01 Hands-On Demo Videos

2016 NAMM Show: Roland shared this series of video demos that take a look at getting started with the new A-01 MIDI controller and 8-bit synthesizer.

The A-01 is one of the more surprising introductions at this year’s NAMM Show, because it offers a unique sound and a quirky collection of capabilities: Continue reading

Expressive E Touché MIDI + CV Controller Demo

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At the 2016 NAMM Show, Expressive E introduced the Touché – a new MIDI + CV controller that lets you add expressive control to your existing setup.

Here’s a video demo from the NAMM Show floor by Arthur Bouflet, who gives an overview of the Touché’s capabilities and then demonstrates it: Continue reading

Korg nanoKontrol Studio Overview From NAMM 2016

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At the 2016 NAMM ShowKorg announced the nanoKontrol Studio – a wireless DAW controller that offers eight channels of faders, knobs and buttons. There are also transport controls and a jog wheel.

Here’s an overview from the NAMM Show floor by Korg’s James Sajeva: Continue reading

Zoom ARQ Sequencer, Drum Machine & Synthesizer Hands-On Demo

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At the 2016 NAMM Show, one of the most unusual introductions was the Zoom ARQ – a drum machine, sequencer, synthesizer, looper, and MIDI controller with a built-in accelerometer.

Here’s an overview and demo from the NAMM Show floor: Continue reading