The 2007 Summer NAMM Show has wrapped up, and while there was some interesting new gear introduced, the show itself seems to be in decline. Attendance at the annual summer event is in freefall, with only 12,845 people attending. This is a significant drop from 2006, which had a much lower attendance than 2005. NAMM… Read More Summer NAMM Show In Decline
Tascam today announced three new drum libraries developed by multiple Grammy award winning musician and recording Engineer Larry Seyer. The new POWERkits Volumes 1, 2 and 3 libraries from Larry Seyer Digital, focus on providing high quality musical instrument drum sounds with very low computer processing power requirements. POWERkits is the first plug-in library to… Read More Tascam Intros Two Drum Libraries
At the Summer NAMM Show, Tascam introduced the new MP-BT1 Bass trainer and the MP-VT1 Music and Vocal trainer. The new MP3 trainers feature Tascam’s VSA technology (Variable Speed Audition (pitch control w/o affecting key). “Tascam’s family of MP3 trainers is the world’s first music player for musicians, and we’ve completely designed it to fit… Read More Tascam Intros MP3 Players For Musicians
Summer NAMM: Roland introduced a new desktop hardware synth today, the SonicCell. According to Roland, the SonicCell puts the power and legendary sound quality of a Roland hardware synthesizer on your desktop. According to us, it’s the most hideously ugly synth we’ve seen in a long time. Here’s the details…..
2007 Summer NAMM Show: Open Labs announced that it will be substantially upgrading the previous software bundles for its MiKo and NeKo keyboard production stations. The V4 sound library for the NeKo LX in particular, features E-MU’s new Proteus X2 Streaming Sound Module V2.5 with over 5,500 instruments including the following: E-MU Proteus 2000 E-MU… Read More Open Labs Upgrades All MiKo and NeKo Keyboard Production Stations With Up To 25GB of Premium Sounds
Summer NAMM Show: The Roland RE-201 Space Echo has been reborn as the BOSS RE-20 Twin Pedal. According to BOSS, they’ve recreated every sonic detail and nuance of the original, providing users the warm, unpredictable and highly tweakable retro sounds of the RE-201. Description: The original Roland RE-201, commonly known as the Space Echo, was… Read More BOSS Debuts RE-20 Space Echo Effects Pedal
BOSS has expanded its ME series multi-effects family with the ME-20, a powerful multi-effects unit optimized for live performance. Description: The ME-20 provides overdrive, distortion, delay, chorus, phaser, flanger, tremolo, rotary, and EQ effects, taking BOSS’s performance-based philosophy to a very affordable price point. The ME-20 features a newly designed super-rugged metal chassis complete with… Read More Boss Announces ME-20 Multiple Effects Processor
NAMM Update: CME has announced that it’s now shipping its new line of master keyboards. The UF 50/60/70/80 range from 49 to 88 keys with semi-weighted and hammer action weighted keys and feature a wireless MIDI system and optional multifunctional expansion board. Based on a quick view, the new line looks to be built like… Read More CME Shipping UF Wireless Master Keyboards