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Friday, January 07, 2011

NAMM & NOT NAMM - New Products on the Synth Front

Well, it's that time of year again. Keep an eye out on the NAMM label (added to top right menu) for everything NAMM and more. More in that anything new will get the label whether it's shown at NAMM or not. It's about new gear. Updates in this post will be preceded in red. Some already in below. See "The NAMM List!" link under the Twitter, Facebook, and RSS labels on top of the right to get back to this post later.

(A note on the top site menus: I removed the iPhone and iPad labels as they go up in posts every day now so you can find them there. eBay links are on the right, so I removed it as well.)

That said, the following are some of the things to look out for. If you have any NAMM info feel free to comment and/or send it in. If I missed anything, let me know! If you are going to NAMM, feel free to send pics and video in.

On the list:

The Missing Link - The Missing Link will be at NAMM. I've been testing out the Beta version and must say having wireless control of my synth with the iPad rocks. This will be a must have for anyone with an iPad, iPod Touch, or iPhone.

Update: new post here


Fairlight: The first new Fairlight since 1989


KORG: The KORG Kronos (teaser video) - based on the audio in the video and other sources, rumor has it that it will be a hardware synth encompassing their legacy line of synths. Korg's version of the Arturia Origin? A hardware chameleon of the Legacy line of synths? The full Legacy line including the Analog Edition (Polysix, MS20 & Mono/Poly), the Digital Edition (M1, Wavestation), or both?

Update via Juan Vilchez in the comments: "Hi! Korg Kronos it's as you suggested something like the Arturia Origin.

Kronos = Time, legacy, heritage...

Why I am so sure?

Check this out:
Compare 000:Vaporization Pad on Korg Legacy Cell with the main sound used on Kronos teaser.

http://www.juanvilchez.es/vaporization_pad.mp3

9 could be the number of legacy synth engines present on this machine. So far I count 5 (Polysix, MS20, Mono/Poly, M1 and Wavestation). Which are the remaining 4?"



M-Audio: The M-Audio Venom (current details) - M-Audio controller/synthesizer hybrid with digital and virtual analog synthesis.


Dave Smith Instruments: Something new from DSI should be shown - via Pym on gearslutz: "I wish I had more time to look into the voice structure in the Tetra but right now I'm swamped working on the new stuff so it will be ready be NAMM." Thx Soviet Space Child!

Update via twilex in the comments: "Also from Pym @ the unofficial DSI forum.

http://prophet5.org/viewtopic.php?p=4611#4611

"Yes it has a highpass filter. That would be really mean if I got people's hopes up like that... and not in a really funny way, which would totally justify it.

Everything we use builds on older stuff, so regardless of what this product ends up being you will see many of the features in the next one, including the highpass.

We are still focusing on a fully analog signal path; with the one exception of digital based oscillators that get mixed into the signal pre/post filters.

A Tetra keyboard would be boring for us to build so we're not gonna do that any time soon."

Hoping for a drum synth!"

Update: One more via twilex: "More from Pym in that thread,

"How bout another little teaser since I like you guys so much?

Analog distortion."

The plot thickens."

More in via Pym on http://dsiforum.org/ (via Alan & Soviet Space Chile):
"Analog distortion
Feedback
Discreet highpass filter
Analog signal path with optional digital sound sources
It's not a monosynth"

Update: speculation is this could be a rhythm machine. The DSI/Linn Boomchik or a portion of it?



Spectrasonics: Rumor has it something big will be coming from Spectrasonics.


Moog: Something from Moog...


Access: Rumor has it development continues on the current line of Access Virus synths. Will there be an OS update for NAMM or will it be held until the Musikmesse in March? See this funny post.
Update via synthfiend in the comments: "I'm hearing no new Virus synth, but Kemper Digital (Access' parent company) is actually planning on launching a new "Profiling" guitar amp at the show (branded Kemper, not Access). Here's a MusicRadar post about it" Also on Future Music.

Update: see the Virus Ti Polar WhiteOut Special Edition in Black.
Update: Access Virus OS 4.5 video here


MOTM: The MOTM Synth Tech E580 Resampling Mini Delay


Bluebox: Not NAMM but just around the corner is the bluebox recently posted.


SuONOIO: The SuONOIO will be at NAMM


MacBeth: Will Ken MacBeth be showing at NAMM? Also see the X-Series Oscillator and the MK1 Oscillator A


WMD Gamma Wave Source


Harvestman Double Adore


OSC303 - TB-303 eurorack module.


Oakley: Deep Equinox and Diode Superladder Variable Slope VCF


The booths on the modular front to check out of course are the Analogue Haven, Noisebug and Big City Music booths.

Updates:

Starr Labs 2011 Product Announcement
New YuSynth ADSR
New Buchla rumor: There will be a couple of new Buchla modules at NAMM. One may address the mystery of the 272e, which has been printed on the list of memory cards that come with a 200e for years.

Added: Piano Master
Added: Devi Ever Effector 13
Added: Digitana Synthi AKS KS Expander Prototype
Added: Teenage Engineering OP-1
Added: Flame Eurorack Modules
Added: eyoControl for the iPad
Added: Music Computing StudioBLADE and iKeyDock
Added: SYNTHWERKS Setup video
Added: Custom EPROM for the Harvestman Piston Honda
Added: Rock Prodigy
Added: ALESIS BRINGS EXTREME SOFTWARE CONTROL WITH QX49
Added: ALESIS EXPANDS MULTI-DRUM PADS WITH PERFORMANCEPAD PRO
Added: ALESIS PERCPAD BRINGS ELECTRONIC DRUMS TO EVERY DRUMMER’S KIT
Added: ALESIS UPGRADES DM10 STUDIO KIT WITH NEW RACK, SAME PRICE
Added: Misa Guitara
Added: Three New Modules from Livewire (also see this post).
Added: KMI SoftStep
Added: moon modular @NAMM11 - Booth 1076
Added: PPG Wave 3.V Audio Demos
Added: Eigenlabs Stage App Update & Jordan Rudess Feature
Added: KDJ-ONE Portable Synthesizer Workstation
Added: Akai SynthStation49 with iPad Dock
Added: The Moog Phatty Tuner
Added: Alesis StudioDock Pro Audio Dock For iPad
Added: Details on the KORG KRONOS
Added: Yamaha announces KARMA Motif Software for Mac and PC
Added: Beat Kangz are in the house!
Added: MIDI Voice Controller for iPhone/iPod Touch
Added: Clavia Announces The Nord Stage 2
Added: Akai Synthstation 49 for iPad Video
Added: Infinite Response VAX77 with New Mainstage Integration
Added: STARR Labs on eBay & New Software
Added: Moog & Spectrasonics Collaboration
Added: Official Fairlight Press Release and NAMM flyer
Added: UAD goes Firewire!
Added: Zenhiser Press Release 2011 - January
Added: Eventide: Space is the final frontier...
Added: ARTURIA SPARK Creative Drum Machine
Added: Rob Papen Explorer Edition
Added: iConnectivity Unveils iConnectMIDI
Added: ARTURIA Analog Experience THE LABORATORY
Added: Dave Smith and Roger Linn Announce Tempest
Added: AmpliTube Fender Tone On Your iPhone
Added: Roland introduces the GR-55 Guitar Synth
Added: PreSonus StudioLive Remote for the iPad
Added: BOSS ANNOUNCES RC-30 AND RC-3 LOOP STATION PEDALS
Added: ROLAND DEBUTS VIMA JM-5
Added: ROLAND DEBUTS THE BK-7m BACKING MODULE
Added: Korg KRONOS Music Workstation- Official Product Introduction Video & Complete Details
Added: New From Buchla - 272e and 251e
Added: New AmpliTube videos (see update in post)
Added: Tempest on the NAMM floor - first pic (bottom)
Added: M-AUDIO VENOM
Added: KORG KAOSS PAD QUAD
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Added: KORG KRONOS 10 Minute NAMM Booth Presentation Video
Added: What's new At NAMM 2011 for Novation?
Added: Nord Stage 2 - New Pics and Info
Added: New Folktek Arts Bug XI
Added: Undead Instruments timeFrogII, Oberheim Matrix Knob Box and More
Added: KORG KAOSS PAD QUAD NAMM Floor Video (bottom)
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Added: The Harvestman at NAMM - New Harvestman Tyme Sefari
Added: Audition with iPad Guitar (OMGuitar)
Added: Bob Moog Foundation Gives Sneak-Peek of Spectrasonics Benefit
Added: Eventide Space - Sneak Peak via Richard Devine - bottom
Added: new KRONOS Video from Sonic State - bottom
Added: M-AUDIO VENOM NAMM Floor Video - bottom
Added: Novamusik NAMM Pre-Order Specials
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Added: Nord Stage 2 - New Pics and Info - bottom
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Added: GR-55 Guitar Synthesizer Demo (part 1)
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Added: Pic of Spectrasonics & Bob Moog Foundation OMG-1
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Added: Dave Smith on the NAMM floor with Tempest Video
Added: Waldorf Blofeld in Black
Added: NAMM Pics via @brandon_dnl
Added: NAMM Pics via @califaudio
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Added: New Official KORG KRONOS Launch Event Video - bottom
Added: New KORG KAOSS QUAD NAMM floor vid - bottom
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Added: Mellotron Movie Panel at NAMM
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Added: MUSIKMESSE: Superbooth in the Works
Added: NAMM: New Tempest Video - bottom
Added: KORG nanoSERIES2
Added: Muse Research RECEPTOR 2+
Added: KORG WAVEDRUM ORIENTAL
Added: Nord State 2 NAMM Floor Demo Video
Added: Octaleaks: NAMM 2011 Startup
Added: NAMM: Rob Papen Demo
Added: iZotope Stutter edit Namm2011 Rock oN Report
Added: Arturia SPARK Floor Demo
Added: NAMM 2011 - Big City Music Brings the Noise
Added: Zombies at NAMM: Emulator - Smithson Martin Inc. at NAMM 2011
Added: arc - something new from monome
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Added: The Mellotron Movie Panel 2nd Vid
Added: Teenage Engineering OP-1 NAMM Floor Videos
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Added: Akai Analog Pedals & TC TonePrint Pedals
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Added: New Tempest Demo Video
Added: New Spectrasonics Moog Foundation OMG-1 pics
Added: Access NAMM Booth Video
Added: Rob Papen Punch Drum Synthesizer Details
Added: KORG nanoSERIES2 NAMM Floor video
Added: New KORG KRONOS NAMM floor video
Added: Muse Research Musebox
Added: New KORG KAOSS PAD QUAD NAMM Floor Demo
Added: NAMM Pics via Yotsuba&!
Added: Livewire and MakeNoise NAMM 2011
Added: Metasonix TX-3 iCunt
Added: Misa Digital Kitara digital guitar
Added: Namm Show 2011 Buchla!!!
Added: Spectrasonics Omnisphere 1.5 & Omni TR for iPad
Added: Namm Show 2011 - Dewanatron
Added: Two New Teenage Engineering OP-1 Videos
Added: Novamusik.com - Moog Slim Phatty With Ableton!?!
Added: iConnectMIDI NAMM Floor Video
Added: Fairlight's Peter Vogel Interview at NAMM
Added: New Stage 2 NAMM Floor Video
Added: Elektron Octatrack Namm 2011 video
Added: Official Avid Video with The Crystal Method, Mark Mothersbaugh, and James Dewees & new NAMM Floor Video
Added: Tiptop Audio Booth
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Added: KORG WAVEDRUM ORIENTAL NAMM Floor Video
Added: First Look at Radikal Technologies Accelerator
Added: New Roger Linn Tempest Demo Video
Added: Akai SynthStation49 with iPad Dock NAMM Floor Video
Added: Novation NAMM Floor Video
Added: Synth Tech E580 - First Impressions
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Added: Update on Waldorf Blofeld in Black
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Added: Emulator - Smithson Martin Inc. NAMM Floor Demo
Added: NAMM: Jordan Rudess iPad duel with Rob Math part
Added: Teenage Engineering Op-1 Namm 2011 by Rock oN Report
Added: Elektron Namm 2011 by Rock oN Report
Added: Strymon TimeLine
Added: CyberStep KDJ-ONE NAMM Floor Video
Added: Dewanatron Demo by Creators Leon Dewan and Brian Dewan
Added: Moon Modular NAMM Floor Demo
Added: Alesis StudioDock for the iPad NAMM Floor Video
Added: Radikal Technologies Accelerator NAMM Floor Demo
Added: New Akai SynthStation 49 Video
Added: New pic of the Black Waldorf Blofeld Keyboard
Added: Moog Phatty In A Box Video & Moog Product Overview (Voyager XL)
Added: What's New From Tip Top Audio
Added: Brand New Loud 'N Dirty Modules From Ken Macbeth
Added: Don Buchla NAMM Floor Video
Added: New Fairlight NAMM Demo
Added: New Arturia Spark Video
Added: Bob Moog Foundation and Spectrasonics Unveil the OMG-1 Video
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Added: yasi perera pointing @ 200e system while ezra holds cables
Added: Yamaha iPad Apps
Added: Keyboard Magazine's Stephen Fortner Checks out the Dewanatron Swarmatron & Melody Gin
Added: Keyboard Magazine Checks out the Fairlight Booth & iPad App
Added: Keyboard Magazine M-Audio Venom Videos
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Added: M-Audio Venom Floor Demo - Sample Based Oscillators?
Added: Peter Vogel Plays with the Fairlight iPhone app
Added: New Fairlight video below Peter Vogel vid
Added: Namm Show 2011 - Audio Day 4 - MISC Booths
Added: New Spectrasonics OMG-1 Video
Added: New Tempest Video via Richard Devine
Added: NAMM Pics via David Rogoff
Added: New Akai Synthstation 49 for iPad NAMM Floor Video

Now that NAMM is officially over, new videos and pics will go up in new posts and this list will no longer be updated. Keep your eye on the NAMM label for new posts and be sure to see the Comments label for what people are saying.

8 comments:

  1. So The Missing Link will work on the iPod? Will your Pulse editor work on it as well?

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  2. Yep, it should work on the iPod Touch with TouchOSC. My editor probably won't work as I designed it for the iPad's resolution, but anyone can easily port it or make a new one in the TouchOSC editor.

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  3. New 'Nord Keyboard'(G3!#%@?)

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  4. Also from Pym @ the unofficial DSI forum.

    http://prophet5.org/viewtopic.php?p=4611#4611

    "Yes it has a highpass filter. That would be really mean if I got people's hopes up like that... and not in a really funny way, which would totally justify it.

    Everything we use builds on older stuff, so regardless of what this product ends up being you will see many of the features in the next one, including the highpass.

    We are still focusing on a fully analog signal path; with the one exception of digital based oscillators that get mixed into the signal pre/post filters.

    A Tetra keyboard would be boring for us to build so we're not gonna do that any time soon."

    Hoping for a drum synth!

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  5. I'm hearing no new Virus synth, but Kemper Digital (Access' parent company) is actually planning on launching a new "Profiling" guitar amp at the show (branded Kemper, not Access). Here's a MusicRadar post about it:
    http://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/namm-2011-preview-the-kemper-profiling-amplifier-338823

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  6. More from Pym in that thread,

    "How bout another little teaser since I like you guys so much?

    Analog distortion."

    The plot thickens.

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  7. Hi! Korg Kronos it's as you suggested something like the Arturia Origin.

    Kronos = Time, legacy, heritage...

    Why I am so sure?

    Check this out:
    Compare 000:Vaporization Pad on Korg Legacy Cell with the main sound used on Kronos teaser.

    http://www.juanvilchez.es/vaporization_pad.mp3

    9 could be the number of legacy synth engines present on this machine. So far I count 5 (Polysix, MS20, Mono/Poly, M1 and Wavestation). Which are the remaining 4?

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  8. The DSI product really sounds like a drum synth to me... wicked!

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