The Elektron Keys builds on the already superb Elektron Analog Four and gives it 61 keys making an already amazing classic a solid performance tool.
We got a sneak look at the new features of Tracktion 5 at NAMM 2014
Just a couple of the features: Step mode patterns – address multiple instruments with a step based pattern type.
Track Freeze mode position – freeze the track after the compressor but before the EQ or whatever you need – very cool for CPU load management.
Nested edit patterns – take an entire arrangment or section, re-arrange, trim and edit and throw it back on the timeline as a single object – really cool idea.
There are many more enhancements demoed in the video.
Traktion is available from the Traktion website.
Here’s a presentation of the new Roland FA-08 at the NAMM Show 2014.
NAMM 2014: Korg’s New Keytar Korg reimagines their RK-100S Synth/Controller
Here’s a presentation of the new Nord Lead A1 at the NAMM Show 2014.
KORG fully enters the realms of iOS with this powerful app, details below:
For every situation that creative minded people face, KORG’s answer is “KORG Gadget.”
KORG released the iELECTRIBE simultaneously with the appearance of the first-generation iPad in 2010, and ever since has maintained its position at the forefront of mobile music apps. And now we’ve brought you the ultimate all-in-one studio app for serious mobile music production.
KORG Gadget provides a collection of 15 different synthesizers and drum machines called “Gadgets”, which can be freely combined to produce powerful electronic music. Users can take advantage of the simple and intuitive sequencer, and experience track-making in an environment that’s been perfectly optimized for mobile use, while retaining professional quality in everything from the effects to the mixer. Also, songs created using KORG Gadget can be shared on “GadgetCloud,” a music sharing site for KORG Gadget users worldwide.
There’s a roadmap for future updates that will add new gadgets and support audio tracks, further perfecting the system as a mobile music production studio. KORG Gadget will continue to evolve in support of serious mobile music-making.
Learn more about Gadget at http://www.korg.com.
Music & Video produced and performed by Mee Zanook
– The ultimate mobile synth collection on your iPad –
KORG Gadget – the all-in-one music production studio
Arturia’s Beatstep offers a new degree of functionality and performance for a portable pad controller. BeatStep is highly versatile, capable of triggering clips in such applications as Ableton Live, playing drums in conjunction with such applications as BFD or EZDrummer.
But BeatStep is also a 16-step analog sequencer for creating all kinds of musical phrases to be sent to analog synthesizers, MIDI drum machines, MIDI keyboard devices, or computer programs.
Its vast connectivity allows you to connect the BeatStep to a computer or iPAD using USB, a drum module using MIDI or an analog synthesizer equipped with CV/GATE.
FM get a video demo of a new USB hardware step sequencer with CV and MIDI. Plus, see an update to the Spark software.
See and hear Elektron’s brand new Analog Rytm hybrid analogue and digital drum machine in this exclusive demo at NAMM 2014
Elektron Analog RYTM Drum Machine Analog drum synth with sample layer
Playing around with the new Moog Sub37 Analog Synth at NAMM 2014!
Here’s a presentation of the new Moog Sub 37 at the NAMM Show 2014.
NAMM 2014: Nord Lead A1 – First look New VA on behind closed doors
About the synth:
Producing stand-out sounds for live or for the studio, the Lead A1 is ideal for all musical genres. Thanks to its carefully thought-out user interface, the Lead A1 encourages experimentation, allows for far speedier programming than would otherwise be possible, and ultimately delivers sensational sonic results. At the heart of the Lead A1 is our new analog modeling engine. Taking our virtual analog synthesis to a new level, this modeling recreates a total analog signal path with uncanny realism, and is capable of immense sonic variety. With 24-voice polyphony and four simultaneous synthesizer parts, the Lead A1 is a true synthesizer powerhouse that goes far beyond the current trend for limited capability analog reissues. Fundamental to the design of the Lead A1 is a brand new simple yet sophisticated front panel interface. The design is in fact the result of requests from professional players – even the most experienced programmers – who need to create the perfect sound as quickly as possible for today’s live or studio time demands. The Lead A1 allows easy patch creation and experimentation thanks to a new and unique oscillator section, pre-programmed modulation matrix, and simplified ADR envelopes. Dive in and create incredible patches far quicker than would normally be possible with a synthesizer of such power.
- Unique Oscillator concept
- 8 Oscillator Configurations
- Pitch, Detune, Shape, Sync, AM, Noise, Dual Osc, FM
- Traditional Analog and Digital Waveforms
- LFO with 5 waveforms
- Mod Envelope
- LFO as additional ModEnv
- 12, 24 dB low-pass filters
- High-pass and Band-pass filters
- Transistor and diode ladder filter simulations
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