Casio XW-P1 Performance Synthesizer (Video Overview)

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Here’s another look at the Casio XW-P1 Performance Synthesizer, which was introduced at the 2012 NAMM Show.

This is an official intro, featuring Casio’s Mike Martin. If you get beyond the swirling ‘XW’ graphics, the video offers a good overview of the new XW-P1 synth. It also has a lot better audio than most of the NAMM Show videos, giving you a better idea of what the new synth can do.

Harvestman Digital Audio Electronic Modules At The 2012 NAMM Show

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This video from the 2012 NAMM Show, via musicianews, takes a look at the Harvestman Digital Audio Eurorack synthesizers modules.

The Harvestman’s Scott Jaeger offers an overview of current line and offers a preview of what he’s got planned for 2012.

You can get more info on Jaeger’s modules at The Harvestman site.

Akai MPC Fly App Walkthrough

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This video, via Skratchworx, captures a walkthrough of the upcoming Akai MPC Fly iPad app.

MPC Fly is basically an old-school MPC workstation for the iPad. It can work with our without the MPC Fly case, which adds hardware MPC control.

Projects built in MPC Fly can be imported to the desktop MPC software, but not vice versa.

Wave Machine Labs Auria At NAMM 2012

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This video, via soundonsoundvideo, takes a look at Auria, the new 48-track audio recorder for the iPad.

Key Features:

  • Up to 48 tracks of simultaneous playback
  • Record up to 24 tracks at once
  • VST plugin support
  • AAF Import and Export
  • Fully featured multitrack editor
  • Includes plugins from PSPaudioware, Fabfilter, and more

There’s been a great deal of buzz – and controversy – around Auria. Part of this is because it challenges people’s conceptions of what the iPad processor and architecture is capable of doing. Another part of this is many people aren’t sure how something like Auria would fit into their workflows.

It’s still a few months away from shipping. In the meantime, check out the overview and let us know what you think of Auria!

The Akai Max 49 At The Winter NAMM Show

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Here’s an overview of the Akai Max 49, via soundonsoundvideo, from the Winter NAMM Show.

The Akai Max 49 is unique in the way it combines traditional keyboard controller functions with MPC pads, control voltage support and LED faders.

See our intro post on the Akai Max 49 for details.