2013 NAMM Show: Steinberg has announced a new audio interface, the UR22, which features 192 kHz audio quality, USB 2.0 connectivity, MIDI input/output alongside two combo inputs with D-PRE microphone preamps and line outputs.
UK audio engineering manufacturer Focusrite today announced its latest USB 2.0 bus-powered interface, Scarlett 2i4.
Designed for Mac and PC, Scarlett 2i4 features a pair of Focusrite’s award-winning mic pres with mic, line and high-impedance instrument inputs. It has precision converters — with up to 24-bit/96kHz resolution — and is capable of a dynamic range in excess of 105dB on record and playback.
At the 2012 Summer NAMM Show, Korg is showing the latest models in its series of microKEY USB-Powered Keyboards and MIDI Controllers.
The microKEY-37 (available now; MSRP $79.99) is now joined by the portable microKEY-25 (expected ship date: September ’12; MSRP $69.99) as well as the five-octave microKEY-61. Geared for the studio musician, the microKEY-61 (expected ship date: late summer 2012; MSRP $179.99) comes with effects plug-ins and the exclusive Legacy Collection Suite – a collection of software versions of some of Korg’s most iconic synthesizers.
The microKEY can be used to create a compact and customized MIDI command center. Adding a measure of flexibility and control, the microKEY 37- and 61-key models both can also serve as a USB hub. Two USB ports (Type A) can accommodate the addition of a Korg nanoPAD2, nanoKONTROL2 or any other USB device.
The Mac- and PC-compatible microKEY devices also run on USB power, making them well-suited for on-the-go laptop musicians. For musicians working from an iPad, the microKEY-25 can be used to control apps such as the Korg iMS-20 via MIDI (see korg.com for more details).
All microKEY models feature velocity-sensing mini keys, using the same “Natural Touch” keybed found on the Korg microKORG XL and microSTATION. The microKEY also accurately conveys the dynamics of the user’s performance to any software package.
Octave Shift buttons, when used in conjunction with the Key Transpose function, enable the full range of notes in the MIDI specification to be covered. For added expression during a performance, the 37- and 61-key models feature a pitch bend wheel and modulation wheel. The 25-key model features a built-in arpeggiator, a sustain/tap button, and an assignable joystick for pitch bend, modulation, or any other control change.
This video, via DV247TV, takes a look at the new Arturia MiniBrute analog synthesizer.
The MiniBrute features a multimode Steiner-Parker filter, VCO with waveform mixer, arpeggiatior, MIDI, CV, USB connectivity and a 100% analogue signal path. Arturia also introduces some new features such as the Metalizer and Brute Factor to further add some shape to your sound.