Showing posts with label Musikmesse. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Musikmesse. Show all posts

Thursday, August 05, 2021

John Bowen Z1 Demo Excerpt

video upload by John Bowen

"This was the opening tune I did at my presentation of the Korg Z1 for the Frankfurt Music Fair in 1995. All sounds except the drums were done by the Z1."

Friday, September 04, 2020

1985 Musikmesse Ad & More from Debut LP Magazine Issue 8/9 1984

Just spotted this one and below in Debut LP Magazine Issue 8/9 from 1984.


C64 Breakin' on the Streets ad


Cheetah Soft

Previous issues have ads for the Roland MC-202.

Debut LP Magazine was a zine from 1984 that featured an LP showcasing various artists.  You can find the list of them on Discogs here.  This was the UK version.  There was a German version before it. They are great look back in time.

Friday, March 13, 2020

Musikmesse 2020 Cancelled Due to Coronavirus

via the Musikmesse

"Musikmesse, Musikmesse Plaza 2020 and Musikmesse Festival events with more than 1,000 attendees cancelled Consequent on a general degree issued by the Hessian Ministry for Social Affairs and Integration, it is no longer possible to hold the ‘Musikmesse Plaza’ (3 and 4 April) or any concerts of the ‘Musikmesse Festival’ (31 March to 4 April) with over 1,000 visitors against the background of the rapid spread of SARS-CoV-2 infections. As it cannot be expected that the situation will change soon enough to schedule an adequate catch-up event, the organisers announce that the international trade show Musikmesse will not take place in 2020. The new dates for Musikmesse 2021 will be announced soon."

Monday, April 08, 2019

Lego Synth at DinoPark MakeProAudio | Live @ Musikmesse 2019 Frankfurt

Premiered 12 minutes ago

"La nueva plataforma DSP DinoPark de MakeProAudio ofrece un sistema potente para ejecutar sintetizadores virtuales de máquinas clásicas. Se sirve del código existente de la extinta Creamware para resucitar clones virtuales de los sintes añejos Moog Minimoog, Sequential Circuits Prophet-5, y ARP Systems Odyssey."


"The new DinoPark DSP platform from MakeProAudio offers a powerful system for running virtual synthesizers of classic machines, it uses the existing code of the extinct Creamware to resurrect virtual clones of the old synths Moog Minimoog, Sequential Circuits Prophet-5, and ARP Systems Odyssey. . "

Check out Dino Park - DIY Top-End Modelling Synthesizer Featuring Creamware Emulations

Monday, April 23, 2018

Nonlinear Labs C15 - Musikmesse 2018

Published on Apr 23, 2018 Sound On Sound magazine

Some interesting features discussed including the signal flow w/ feedback. Due to the high price (4000 Euro) they also have a rent to own plan.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

SINTETIZADOR VALKYRIE Exodus Digital, patches only

Published on Apr 15, 2018

"Escucha una selección de patches de Valkyrie, el nuevo sintetizador politímbrico de Exodus Digital, presentado en Frankfurt Musikmesse 2018"

WALDORF QUANTUM, nuevos sonidos preset

Published on Apr 15, 2018

"En directo desde Frankfurt Musikmesse 2018, escucha nuevos presets del sintetizador híbrido Waldorf Quantum. Esta asombrosa máquina está por llegar de un momento a otro, y sus capacidades nos tienen maravillados..."


"Live from Frankfurt Musikmesse 2018, listen to new presets of the Waldorf Quantum hybrid synth, this amazing machine is about to arrive at any moment, and its capabilities have us in awe ..."

This one was spotted and sent in via Soviet Space Child.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Musikmesse 2018: CHRT Synthesizer

Published on Apr 14, 2018 KEYBOARDS

"Ein Highlight von der Musikmesse 2018: der CHRT Synthesizer Stand direkt neben der Sound&Recording Studioszene."

See the CHRT label below for more.

Musikmesse 2018: Exodus Digital Valkyrie Synth

Published on Apr 14, 2018 KEYBOARDS

"Die britische Firma Exodus Digital präsentiert auf der Musikmesse 2018 einen neuen Hardware Synthesizer namens Valkyrie.

Der Synthexpander arbeitet mit einer virtuell-analogen Klangerzeugung und will dem Access Virus Konkurrenz machen. Valkyrie bietet 128 Stimmen, zehn Oszillatoren pro Stimme, zwei Wavetable-Oszillatoren mit 4.096 Wellenformen, 8 unabhängigen Parts mit jeweils neun Modulen, einer 32-fachen Oversampling-Rate, einen Effekt-Sektion und vieles mehr. Ein Preis steht noch nicht fest.

Weitere Features des Synths:

Arpeggiator with 128 preset patterns, chord mode, MIDI clock.
Patch storage: 3,328 in total all of which are user programmable.
Free Editor/Librarian app for Windows and Mac
Processing: 32x oversampled 32-bit hardware sound generation. 96kHz floating point sound processing.
Analogue outputs: 4 balanced stereo pairs using 32 bit DAC at 96kHz sample rate.
USB audio: USB Audio Class 2.0 – 8 stereo 24-bit streams at 96kHz with 48kHz down-sample mode available.
USB 2.0 and legacy (5-pin DIN connector) MIDI
Display: High resolution 256×64 pixel graphic OLED
Full keyboard microtuning capability with MIDI Tuning Standard (MTS) support."

See the Exodus Digital label below for more.

Friday, April 13, 2018

[Musikmesse 2018] Waldorf Quantum - Potężny hybrydowy syntezator

Published on Apr 13, 2018

Sound demo starts at 25:20. This one was spotted and sent in via Soviet Space Child.

"Dawid Kujawa przedstawia Waldorf Quantum, czyli potężny hybrydowy syntezator. Jest to relacja z targów Musikmesse 2018, które mają miejsce we Frankfurcie nad Menem.

PS. W tym pośpiechu zamiennie używałem "encoderów" i "potencjometrów" :D oczywiście tam są praktycznie same potencjometry, więc w razie "W" tak zaznaczam ;) Pozdrawiam serdecznie! Dawid"

Thursday, April 12, 2018

MESSE 2018: Zoom Arq AR-48 - The Little Brother Of The Original Arq

Published on Apr 12, 2018 sonicstate

Note the ring can be separated like a tambourine. See the video of it stand alone below.

The AR-48 was actually first featured here, back in November.

Some additional info and videos from Zoom:

The Zoom ARQ AR-48 from Zoom on Vimeo.

The Zoom ARQ AR-48: Song & MIDI Mode from Zoom on Vimeo.

The Zoom ARQ AR-48: Building a Sequence from Zoom on Vimeo.

The Zoom ARQ AR-48: Audio Capture from Zoom on Vimeo.

The Zoom ARQ AR-48: Accelerometer from Zoom on Vimeo.

"The Base Station is the control center of the AR-48. Let's explore how it works:

Sound ( 1 )
The Sound section features 460 customizable instrument sounds and a synthesizer with three sub-oscillators. Sound parameters can be changed instantly and are easily visible on the section’s dedicated LCD screen.

Sequence ( 2 )
In the Sequence section, you can access and edit Songs or Pattern sequences, as well as save up to 384 patterns and 99 songs. Using the backlit LED buttons on the built-in 32-step loop sequencer, you can create musical patterns in real-time or add Swing or Tempo to any sequence of your choice.

Effect ( 3 )
The Effects section offers 16 Master Effects, including reverb, high- and low-pass filters, delay, bit crush, and more. Use them during song and pattern playback, in the studio, or during live performances.

Rec/Play ( 4 )
Record and save your music in seconds in the Rec/Play section. You can also use audio capture mode, record motion sequences, and save your work automatically.

Get Into The Ring

The AR-48’s Ring Controller lets your personality shine through. Have a look at its features:

16 Programmable Pads
The ARQ features 16 pressure-sensitive pads with programmable LEDs that allow you to play instrument sounds, trigger samples, and record sequences.

3-Axis Accelerometer
With the 3-axis accelerometer, you can use movement to trigger effects like delay and reverb. Each axis can be assigned to adjust any of your chosen effects parameters.

Easy Controls
Dedicated buttons let you play/pause tracks, solo and mute sections, as well as split, arpeggiate, and change effects. You can also switch between PAD and SCALE layout using the Ring’s dedicated buttons. The Grip Mode button prevents you from accidentally triggering pads when you pick up the Ring.

Optional Bluetooth Adapter
An optional BTA-1 Bluetooth adapter lets you use the Ring Controller wirelessly during live performances."

MESSE 2018: Sample Robot For Yamaha Montage Synthesizer | SYNTH ANATOMY

Published on Apr 12, 2018 SYNTH ANATOMY

"At Musikmesse 2018, Christian presented the native macOS version of the special edition of Sample Robot for the Yamaha Montage Synthesizer. It's a free software that allows you import very easy samples in the Montage Synth.

Support SYNTH NEWS over Patreon and get access to free sound content (sample & preset libraries, free plugins... & participate on exclusive giveaways)"

Introducing the Nord Piano 4 with Sample Synth Section

Published on Apr 11, 2018 NordKeyboards

"The fourth generation of our award-winning Piano series combines greatly expanded voice polyphony, a premium Triple Sensor keybed and our acclaimed Virtual Hammer Action Technology for the ultimate piano experience.

The Nord Piano 4 also includes brilliant new performance features like Seamless Transitions, dedicated Piano Filters and Split Point Crossfades delivering a live focused keyboard with exceptional piano feel."

Two videos from the Musikemesse

MESSE 2018: Nord Piano 4 - First Look Published on Apr 12, 2018 sonicstate
Clavia Nord Piano 4 Published on Apr 12, 2018 Sound On Sound magazine

"The fourth generation of our award-winning Piano series combines greatly expanded voice polyphony, a premium Triple Sensor keybed and our acclaimed Virtual Hammer Action Technology for the ultimate piano experience.

The Nord Piano 4 also includes brilliant new performance features like Seamless Transitions, dedicated Piano Filters and Split Point Crossfades delivering a live focused keyboard with exceptional piano feel.

Seamless transitions
The Nord Piano 4 features seamless transitions when changing sounds or programs while playing.

Layer and advanced Split functionality
The Nord Piano 4 has two sound sections that can be combined in a layer or split over the keyboard. It features 7 Split Points and the new Split Point Crossfade functionality, introduced in the Stage 3, for smooth transitions between the two split zones.

Refined Organize Mode
The new Organize mode includes Copy/Paste and Move functionality for quickly rearranging your Programs. All Programs, Pianos and Synth Samples can be easily navigated using the new List View offering alphabetical, numerical and category sorting options. An optional new Numeric Pad Mode gives you instant access to Programs by entering the Program number.

The updated Sample Synth Section features expanded memory for the Nord Sample Library 3.0 and vastly extended polyphony.

The Sample Synth Section contains a great selection of high quality sounds from the Nord Sample Library 3.0 including the exclusively licensed sounds of the legendary Mellotron and Chamberlin. All sounds can be quickly replaced using the Nord Sound Manager.

The Sample Synth is equipped with essential controls for attack, decay/release and dynamics (filter/velocity). A unique Nord feature allows you to create your own samples using the free Nord Sample Editor software for WIndows and Mac.

Sample Section Highlights
512 MB Memory (doubled from Piano 3) NEW
Greatly expanded Polyphony NEW
All sounds are replaceable

The Effect section features a great selection of instantly tweakable high quality stereo effects modelled after classic stomp boxes. All effects can be assigned freely to the Piano or Sample Synth section.

The Nord Piano 4 Effect section includes Tremolo, Phaser, Chorus, Pan, Wah, RM, Flanger, Vibe, EQ, Delay and Reverb with a new Bright Mode.

Nord Piano 4 features an 88-note Triple Sensor keybed (A-C) with grand weighted action.

The Nord Piano 4 is scheduled for shipping in Summer 2018 with pricing to be announced. Nord Piano 4 is handmade in Sweden by Clavia DMI AB.

All specifications are subject to change without further notice"

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

MESSE 2018: Ferrofish B4000+ Hammond Organ

Published on Apr 11, 2018 sonicstate

Check out the little screen with the tiny drawbars.

MESSE 2018: General Music Elka Panther Organ Recreation

Published on Apr 11, 2018 sonicstate

"Spotted at the General Music booth in the ominously quiet hall 11.1, was a virtual Organ instrument based on the little known Italian Elka Panther - an organ made in the 1960s to sound like the classic Vox Continental and Farfisas of the time.

The Panther was modeled after they found a pristine Panther original in the estate of an ex Elka employee. Together with all the schematics and manuals.

The new Panther virtual will be available soon priced at around 99 Euros from General Music.
Frozen Reverbs Racks for Live:"

MESSE 2018: SSSR Labs - Eurorack Modules From Russia

Published on Apr 11, 2018 sonicstate

"In this video we take a look at a couple of things from the expanding range including the KOTELNIKOV, SM630 AWS and the Matrixarchate."

MESSE 2018: Playtronica - Play Your Fruit Bowl as an Instrument!

Published on Apr 11, 2018 sonicstate

See the Playtronica label below for more.

MESSE 2018: CHRT Synthesizer - A True Analogue Monophonic Valve Synthesizer

Published on Apr 11, 2018 sonicstate

Update: one more from Synth Anatomy:

MESSE 2018: CHRT Synthesizer - Analog Valve Instrument For Wind Instrumentalists | SYNTH ANATOMY


"CHRT Synthesizer is a true analog monophonic valve sythesizer, designed mainly as a sound module for MIDI wind controllers, such as Yamaha WX5 or Akai EWI. A slight variation of firmware can turn it into a greatly responsive sound module for a keyboard player.

The main features of CHRT Synthesizer are:

natural electric, real synth sound - no attempts to "sound-like-some-acoustic-instrument"
different approach to sound synthesis compared to mainstream subtractive analogs - something I would like to call Natural Synthesis
the whole tone signal path is a pure thermionic valve circuit, digital circuits are used only for what they are good at - MIDI to CV, tuning, etc.
it is designed by a saxophonist, therefore with great demands on dynamics, phrasing, articulation, accents - simply a real musical instrument you have to learn a bit how to play
which means it fully utilizes all MIDI data coming from the wind controller
proper design in terms of earthing, ground circuit and shielding ensures that the instrument has no hum or noise issues
The basic CHRT Synthesizer design is a 2U 19" rack

shipped as a DIY kit, while you can decide on the level of help and assistance with assembly, boards soldering, activation and debugging.

However, the structure is quite flexible and can fit, for example, into some vintage cases. Please do not hesitate to discuss the possibilities.
Here is the CHRT Synthesizer built into a case rescued from a wreck of a 50s tape recorder:

The software part - firmware can be adopted to your needs, e.g. a custom MIDI implementation. Please do not hesitate to discuss the possibilities."

MESSE 2018: Waldorf Quantum - New Patches, More Sounds

Published on Apr 11, 2018 sonicstate

New Exodus Audio Valkyrie - Musikmesse 2018 Videos

Published on Apr 11, 2018 Sound On Sound magazine

"8-part multitimbral synth"

MESSE 2018: Exodus Digital Valkyrie Synthesizer First Look | SYNTH ANATOMY

Published on Apr 11, 2018 SYNTH ANATOMY

"At this year's Musikmesse 2018, Exodus Digital surprised the synth community with the Valkyrie, a new digital Synthesizer. As promised, here is a first look at the instrument including some of the questions from the community. Sound Demo:" posted here.

MESSE 2018: 128 voice VA - Exodus Digital Valkyrie - First Look!

Published on Apr 11, 2018 sonicstate

"The Valkyrie has caused quite a storm over the last few days and certainly for us here at Sonic we were very interested in getting some more information on this new synthesizer."

See the Exodus Digital label below for more.

Switched On Make Synthesizer Evolution Vintage Synthesizers Creating Sound Fundlementals of Synthesizer Programming Kraftwerk

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