The KeyStep is a new USB MIDI controller keyboard and polyphonic step sequencer, with CV connectivity.… Read More Arturia Keystep Now Available
At Musikmesse 2016: Interface-maker iConnectivity has announced that the iConnectAUDIO2+, the latest in their series of audio and MIDI interfaces for Mac, PC, and iOS, is now shipping. iConnectAUDIO2+ accommodates mics, synths, MIDI, instruments, speakers, headphones, and up to two computer devices simultaneously (Mac/PC/iOS). It features two “premium” combo inputs and six outputs, including an… Read More iConnectAUDIO2+, 2-in, 6-out Audio and MIDI Interface, Now Shipping
This video, via Masaki Takada, features sounds of the new Korg Volca FM synthesizer.
Korg has officially announced the Volca FM synthesizer – a three-voice digital FM synthesizer that they say reproduces the sound of ‘a classic FM synthesizer’ (aka the Yamaha DX 7) and provides compatibility with it, as well. Here’s their official intro:
This video, via John L Rice, takes a look at two new dotcom-style 5U modules from Moon Modular, the 569EGB & 569EGB Sequencer Expander Modules.
Tracktion Corporation has released Tracktion T7, a major update to its namesake digital audio workstation. “With T7, we’ve taken the Tracktion paradigm a lot further,” says Lead Developer, Dave Rowland. “In addition to a great looking, more dynamic user interface, there are a lot of practical improvements designed to boost productivity. I’m most excited about the new… Read More Tracktion Updated To T7
Sunday Synth Jam: This series of videos, via ROLI, captures a fusion jam session at the 2016 NAMM Show. The ROLI booth featured a series of performances, featuring their new Seaboard RISE controllers. This jam session featured Snarky Puppy and The Funk Apostles star Cory Henry, along with Marco Parisi and Larnell Lewis. Watch for extensive use… Read More ROLI RISE Fusion Synth Jam At The 2016 NAMM Show
This video, via John L Rice, demos the new Moon Modular 569ESB and 569EGB expansion/accessory modules for the Moon Modular 569 sequencer. Rice notes, “This video is partially an overview and partially just fun time for me! 😉 The next video will likely be a more technical and in-depth look at the features and capabilities.”
At the 2016 Winter NAMM Show, Vintage King Audio hosted the TEC Tracks panel: Meet the Maker — Modular Synths. This panel discussion featured representatives from six modular synth manufacturers, sharing their take on the booming Eurorack format and their take on using ‘patch robots’ vs ‘patch boys’ for changing your modular patches.
2016 NAMM Show: Smithson Martin has introduced the Kontrol Surface 32 – a large touch enabled surface that’s designed to let you control your favorite hardware through customizable touch surface templates.