Showing posts with label NAMM2018. Show all posts
Showing posts with label NAMM2018. Show all posts

Saturday, July 07, 2018

Korg - Prologue - Summer NAMM 2018 - Midiverse - TV

Published on Jul 7, 2018 Midiverse - TV

"What's up everybody? Welcome to Midiverse - TV, today we're at the Summer NAMM show in Nashville, TN. In this video we 're going to check out the Prologue Polyphonic Synthesizer from Korg."

Monday, July 02, 2018

Dasz Instruments Alex - Summer NAMM 2018

Published on Jul 2, 2018 Sound On Sound magazine

"Stand-alone live performance system, scalable synthesizer and sequencing platform"

Sunday, July 01, 2018

Waldorf - Quantum - Summer NAMM 2018 - Midiverse - TV

Published on Jul 1, 2018 Midiverse - TV

"What's up everybody? Welcome to Midiverse - TV, today we're at the Summer NAMM show in Nashville, TN. In this video we get to sit down with the Waldorf Quantum Polyphonic Synthesizer for a few moments. Let's check out some of the different sounds."

Friday, June 08, 2018

Waldorf to Introduce New KYRA - All FPGA VA Synthesizer Based on the Exodus Valkyrie at NAMM 2019

Yes, this is real. Waldorf is teaming up with Exodus Digital on their recently announced Valkyrie FPGA synthesizer. It's worth noting the Novation Peak is also FPGA based, however not fully, as it utilizes analog filters. There are also some DIY FPGA synths. A fun side note is that this is the earliest NAMM post to go up for a single year's event. :)

Here's the press release:

Waldorf Music makes world’s first fully FPGA powered synth fit to fly for full production launch at The 2019 NAMM Show

REMAGEN, GERMANY: hot on the heels of having turned heads and opened ears with its innovative flagship, Quantum, a high-class hybrid synthesizer showcased to widespread critical acclaim at The 2018 NAMM Show in Anaheim, California earlier this year, high-quality synthesizer developer Waldorf Music is proud to announce a full production launch and general availability of Kyra — the world’s first fully FPGA (Field-Programmable Gate Array) powered synthesizer featuring 128 voices (regardless of settings and effects), each with 10 oscillators per voice, and eight-part multitimbrality (with each part having its own dedicated nine-module effects unit) — at The 2019 NAMM Show, January 24-27, in Anaheim, California…

As an extremely powerful VA (Virtual Analogue) synthesizer literally like nothing else out there — thanks to leveraging the latest FPGA technology to significantly outperform legacy DSP (Digital Signal Processing) powered competition, Kyra’s crowning glory comes courtesy of its state-of-the-art audio quality: think 32x oversampled hardware with dual wavetables providing over 4,000 waveshapes! With 10 oscillators — that can be doubled to 20 by using two voices — each offering a wide range of features, including true stereo operation, hard sync, FM (Frequency Modulation), and ring modulation, Kyra starts shaping up as a serious sonic force to be reckoned with... without even factoring filtering into an already seriously impressive-sounding instrument! Indeed, Kyra’s resonant filters are accurate oversampled emulations of classic analogue ladder filters with 2- and 4-pole configurations (offering -12dB/oct and -24dB/oct of magnitude decrease, respectively). Saying that, two linked or independent filters can be used in Dual Voice mode, making for even more creative options. On top of that, there are three envelope generators, three stereo LFOs (Low Frequency Oscillators) with 64 shapes and MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) clock sync, an arpeggiator, full keyboard microtuning, and true polyphonic portamento, as well as a comprehensive 18-channel modulation matrix to Kyra’s notable name.

Notably, Kyra comes highly specified for effects, each of its eight parts featuring a three-band EQ with sweepable mid, dual tube limiters, formant filter, distortion, six-stage phaser, stereo digital delay, comb/flanger/chorus/doubler unit, and a programmable reverb. All effects units on all parts can be used simultaneously and run at Kyra’s native 96kHz sample rate.

Kyra clearly delivers when it comes to connectivity by boasting four assignable, balanced 32-bit/96kHz stereo outputs, a headphone output, low-latency DIN MIDI, a fully class-compliant USB2 implementation for MIDI, and a stereo 24-bit/96kHz audio stream for each of its eight parts. Production-wise, there is also a USB (Universal Serial Bus) audio return feature, so Kyra can render final DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) audio under ASIO (Audio Stream Input/Output). An ASIO driver is provided for Windows users while Mac support is out of the box.

But if any aspects of this impressive instrument already have a ring of familiarity about them then Musikmesse 2018 in Frankfurt am Main may have played its part. Put it this way: Waldorf Music CEO Joachim Flor found himself transfixed there. “It was more of a coincidence to have discovered Valkyrie during a tour of this year’s Frankfurt Music Fair, but I was immediately aware of the fact that this was probably one of the most exciting synthesizers of recent years,” he admirably admits. “I got into conversation with its independent UK developer, Manuel Caballero, and I’m now looking forward to working with this talented, innovative individual, who is also a great guy! Under the direction of Waldorf Music, Valkyrie flies forth into a joint production project called Kyra, which will be shown and delivered at NAMM in 2019.”

Fortunately for Manuel Caballero, the feeling was clearly mutual — Musikmesse mission accomplished. “After nearly four years in the making, I went to Musikmesse with the intention of finding an established partner for Valkyrie,” he reveals. “There's little doubt that Valkyrie's reveal at Musikmesse caused quite a stir in the synthesizer world and I had set the bar high for potential partners to bring the instrument to market. As a result of this, I'm pleased to announce a partnership with Waldorf Music. Few companies can match their track record of innovation and delivery spanning several decades. Working with Joachim Flor and his technical and design team to achieve this is an exciting and efficient partnership as we work together to launch the instrument at NAMM in 2019. Waldorf's proven heritage in product design, manufacturing, and distribution leaves me to do what I do best, which is applying the most advanced technologies to the art of music, and I look forward to a continued deep working relationship with the Waldorf team.”

Kyra is initially scheduled for full production launch at The 2019 NAMM Show, January 24-27, in Anaheim, California, competitively priced at €1,899.00 EUR as a desktop/rackmount model (with a keyboard version to follow later in 2019).

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Access Virus Update in the Works?

NAMM 2018 - Christoph Kemper - KUCR Published on Feb 1, 2018

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

Comes in right at the beginning and some talk at 9:15. Not clear what it might be, or when it might happen, but I can state this: I finally ordered a Virus TI2 desktop back in January and am still waiting to hear back. There is no word if they have been discontinued, if more are being produced, or if orders are on hold for an updated model. I'm hoping for an updated model myself. We'll see if anything is mentioned at the upcoming Musikmesse or Superbooth.

Video description:
"We speak with the legendary programmer Christoph Kemper who designed the Access Virus, the Kemper Profiling Amplifier, and much more."

Update via bacizone in the comments:

"As he mentioned, it will not happen these days. I expect around 3-4 years later, once the current DSP technology will not be is really available anymore.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The SynthSummitShow episode 22: Warm star Electronics (eurorack module manufacturer)

Streamed live 23 hours ago Ken Flux Pierce Fluxwithit

"A Live show focusing on Synths, Modular, and all things gear related including interviews of some of the most interesting people in the industry and much more.
Hosted By Sound Designer and Music Technologist Ken Flux Pierce (I have severe ADD and it shows in this episode)"

Thursday, February 15, 2018

NAMM NUGGETS - Qu-bit Modular (An assortment)

Published on Feb 15, 2018 Noir Et Blanc Vie

"Well this is one of the last Namm 2018 videos I'll post. Qu-bit looks great in black, so Andrew of Qu-bit gave me a great demo featuring Qu-bit chance, Qu-bit Nebulae, Qu-bit chords and many more. Good stuff as always. Check them out!"

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

NAMM 2018: Delptronics, Pittsburgh Modular, Catalyst Audio, Malekko, KOMA, 2hp [Episode 39]

Published on Feb 13, 2018 CatSynth TV

"Odds and ends from the synthesizer corner of NAMM 2018 😺

Delptronics ThereMorph

Pittsburgh Modular Microvolt 3900

Catalyst Audio "Buchla 100" series

Malekko Heavy Industry MANTHER

KOMA Elektronik (including Field Kit)

2hp Modules"

NAMM NUGGETS - Malekko w/ Baseck (NAMM 2018)

Published on Feb 13, 2018 Noir Et Blanc Vie

"Just a short little sample I shot with Baseck performing on a bunch of new Malekko modules at NAMM 2018. He is a dope dude, plus I can hang with him at Perfect Circuit, he cool lol"

Sunday, February 11, 2018

NAMM 2018: Blipblox Synthesizer [Episode 37]

Published on Feb 11, 2018 CatSynth TV

"Demo of the Blipblox at NAMM 2018. The Blipblox is a fully functional mono synthesizer designed for use by children and adults.

'Introducing the Blipblox - a synthesizer and beatbox designed to promote creativity and audio exploration. Its unique physical design is easy-to-use and safe for children as young as 3 years old. Its professional features and nearly endless ability to create new sounds make it fun and captivating for everyone!

The Blipblox is not your typical music toy. Instead of generic keyboard sounds, the Blipblox uses a proprietary algorithm that synthesizes completely unique waveforms. You don't just play notes on the Blipblox, you actually design your own soundwave.'

More information at

For more NAMM 2018 coverage, please subscribe to this channel and visit"

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Custom Chrome KORG Prologue at NAMM

via @synthjam

Waldorf Quantum at NAMM 2018

Published on Feb 7, 2018 Synth Expert

"We get one of the first demos at the show of Waldorf's amazing new Quantum hybrid synth."

Another looks at the interface and feature list. Audio demos come in at 2:50.

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Roland NAMM 2018 Juno-DS Firmware and RD-2000 Update - Multi-Sampling Added to the DS

Published on Feb 6, 2018 rolandmedia

"Live from the Roland or BOSS Studio at NAMM 2018 with Channel Strategy Manager Duane McDonald."

Multi-Sampling coming to the DS, and two expansion packs (Vintage Synth and Organ sounds) coming to the RD-2000 this February, both free.

Doepfer Musikelektronik Modular Synths - What's New | NAMM 2018

Published on Jan 26, 2018 Under the Big Tree

"We interview the inventor of Eurorack, Dieter Doepfer himself, at NAMM 2018. Mr. Doepfer shows us the new line of polyphonic modules that his company is producing."

Moon Modular Synths - What's New | NAMM 2018

Published on Jan 26, 2018 Under the Big Tree

"John Rice takes us through some of the Moon Modular 5U synthesizer modules, at NAMM 2018."

1010 Music Modular Synths - What's New | NAMM 2018

Published on Jan 26, 2018 Under the Big Tree

"Aaron Higgins, founder of 1010 Music, shows us his touchscreen-based Eurorack modules:


Intellijel Modular Synths - What's New | NAMM 2018

Published on Jan 26, 2018 Under the Big Tree

"Daniel Van Tijn, founder of Intellijel, show us their latest modules at NAMM 2018."

Rossum Electro-Music Modular Synths - What's New | NAMM 2018

Published on Jan 26, 2018 Under the Big Tree

"Dave Rossum, the legendary synth designer behind E-Mu Systems, shows us the first Eurorack products that his new company, Rossum Electro-Music, are releasing:

Evolution Variable Character Ladder Filter
Control Forge Programmable Universal CV Generator
Satellite Universal CV Generator
Morpheus Stereo Morphing Z-Plane Filter
Assimil8or Multi-Timbral Phase Modulation Sampler"

Monday, February 05, 2018

Winter NAMM 2018 Moon Modular Booth Pics by John L Rice

Winter NAMM 2018

A great set of NAMM 2018 pics at the Moon Modular booth in via John L Rice. You should recognize a few faces. :)

Mouse over the image for arrows to appear over the left and right edges. Click on them to flip through the pics.

Kilpatrick Audio - NAMM 2018

Published on Feb 5, 2018 Sound On Sound magazine

"Kilpatrick introduce the Torque multi-band compressor and Redox reverb."

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

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