NAMM Update: Mackie Previews Satellite FireWire Recording System

NAMM 2006 Winter Show: Mackie “previewed” what it calls “the next generation in recording interfaces,” the new Satellite FireWire Recording System. The Satellite FireWire Recording System features a two-part audio interface designed to get the best out of computer recording in both live and studio environments. The heart of the Satellite System is the Satellite… Read More NAMM Update: Mackie Previews Satellite FireWire Recording System

NAMM Update: Mackie Intros C4 Commander Control Software

2006 Winter NAMM Show: Mackie introduced Mackie C4 Commander, a software companion product for the Mackie Control C4 plug-in and virtual instrument controller that allows users to control hardware MIDI devices such as keyboards, sound modules, guitar PODs and effect processors via the Mackie Control C4. With C4 Commander, keyboardists can tweak all the parameters… Read More NAMM Update: Mackie Intros C4 Commander Control Software

Lexicon Alpha Recording Studio

NAMM 2006 Winter Show: Lexicon Pro has announced a new USB desktop recording solution, the Alpha Desktop Recording Studio. The system includes everything needed for portable, professional recordings including the Alpha Studio USB I/O mixer, Steinberg’s Cubase LE multi-track PC and Mac recording software, and the Lexicon Pantheon VST reverb plug-in. Jeff Phillips, Harman Music… Read More Lexicon Alpha Recording Studio

2006 NAMM Winter Show: Cakewalk Rapture Software Synth

Cakewalk introduced Rapture, described as “the ultimate wavetable synthesizer for igniting the sounds of today’s pop, dance, and electronic music.” Rapture is the latest dual platform synthesizer to come from the Cakewalk Instruments engineering team. In Rapture, musicians will find powerful and flexible wavetable synthesis in an inspired creation tool that enables vast sonic possibilities… Read More 2006 NAMM Winter Show: Cakewalk Rapture Software Synth

Arturia Prophet V Virtual Synth Builds on Classic Sequential Circuits Synth Sounds

NAMM 2006 Winter Show: Arturia introduced a hybrid of two classic Sequential Circuits synthesizers that changed the face of music during the ’70s and ’80s, the Prophet V. The warmth of the Prophet 5, one of the first programmable polyphonic analog synths, is combined with the digital textures of the Prophet VS in the Prophet… Read More Arturia Prophet V Virtual Synth Builds on Classic Sequential Circuits Synth Sounds

2006 NAMM Show: Akai MPC 1000 Updated

NAMM 2006 Winter Show: Akai announced Version 2.0 software revision for MPC1000 Music Production Center. The update, which coincides with a cosmetic change (from blue to black) for new units, is available free of charge from the company’s website and includes a number of significant enhancements that facilitates greater versatility from this popular compositional tool.… Read More 2006 NAMM Show: Akai MPC 1000 Updated

2006 NAMM Update: Akai Debuts New MPC 2500 Music Production Center

NAMM 2006 Winter Show: Akai Professional introduced the MPC2500 Music Production Center. The MPC2500 is the successor to the company’s highly acclaimed MPC2000XL. Featuring an inviting user interface, great-feeling velocity and pressure sensitive pads, twin onboard effects processors with a send for outboard effects, Q-Link controllers, plus 10 outputs and an S/PDIF digital output, the… Read More 2006 NAMM Update: Akai Debuts New MPC 2500 Music Production Center