At Musikmesse 2016, Alpha Piano introduced the MPiano – a futuristic touch-sensitive keyboard. The “M” stands for ‘mechatronic’ piano. Beneath each key is an adjustable actuator that makes the resistance and thereby the perceived weight of the keys adjustable. This means it can have the ‘feel’ of a concert grand, an organ or synth keyboard, depending on your… Read More Alpha Piano MPiano At Musikmesse 2016
Antelope Audio announced its “most accessible and versatile recording tool” last week at Musikmesse 2016. Antelope’s Zen Tour features an ultra portable form factor, Thunderbolt and USB connectivity, 8 analog inputs and outputs, high-end DSP effects, hardware-based guitar amp/cab simulations and more. With 8 inputs, including 4 switchable Mic/Line inputs and 4 HiZ/Line inputs, Zen… Read More Antelope Audio Intros Zen Tour, Portable Thunderbolt – USB Interface
At Musikmesse 2016, Yamaha was showcasing their new Montage synthesizer. The Yamaha Montage, available in 61-, 76- and 88-key configurations, offers twice the power of the Motif line, plus an advanced FM synth engine.
At Musikmesse 2016, Markus Resch of Mellotron.com was showing a complete line of modern Mellotron keyboards.
If Jimi Hendrix were a young musician today, would he be playing keyboards, instead of guitar?
The Thérésyn is a new theremin + synthesizer hybrid, that’s designed to combine the best features of the theremin with powerful synthesis options. The Theresyn is created by a group of talented instrument designers: Nori Ubukata (left) – thereminist and Theresyn concept designer Chris Dubier (middle) – custom woodwork design Yves Usson (right) – circuit designer (Usson is… Read More The Theresyn Is A New Theremin + Synthesizer Hybrid
The Arturia MatrixBrute analog synthesizer, introduced at the 2016 NAMM Show, is a work in progress. But Arturia is offering a sneak preview of the MatrixBrute synthesizer at Superbooth 16 and Musikmesse 2016. Here are a few hands-on demos, offering both an update on both the state of the MatrixBrute and a preview of the… Read More Arturia MatrixBrute Hands-On Demos
At Musikmesse 2016, Dasz Instruments is previewing Alex – an integrated multitrack synthesizer and sequencer platform. The Alex system is composed of modules. Each module includes 4 tracks – each track contains synthesizer/instrument, effects, looper and sequencer. The modules can be used as hardware modules, to sequence internal modules and to sequence external MIDI and CV gear. Each… Read More Dasz Instruments Intros Alex Expandable Synthesizer System (Sneak Preview)
At Musikmesse 2016, Pioneer DJ and Dave Smith Instruments introduced the Toraiz SP-16 Sampler. Here’s a video overview, via Sonic State: The sampler features an touch screen and layout, 16 sampler engines, dual analog filters based on Dave Smith Instruments Prophet-6 synthesizer and quantize via Pro DJ Link. Pricing and Availability The TORAIZ SP-16 will… Read More Pioneer DJ + Dave Smith Toraiz SP-16 Sampler At Musikmesse 2016
At Musikmesse 2016, Yamaha introduced a new line of guitars, the Yamaha TransAcoustic Guitar, that includes electro-acoustic chorus and reverb. The effects are generated by an actuator, fitted inside the guitar, that vibrates in response to string vibrations. These vibrations are then carried by the body of the guitar and the air inside and out, generating reverb and… Read More Yamaha TransAcoustic Guitar Features Built In Electro-Acoustic Effects