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Musikmesse 2018 Rolling Report ·
Musikmesse 2018 is well under way, and although the show has got a lot smaller overall over the last few years, we nosed around and managed to dig up some nice bits of gear for your perusal.
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New headphones, anyone? These are closed-back, on-ear cans driven by ATH's proprietary 45mm large-aperture drivers with rare earth magnets and copper-clad aluminum wire voice coils. Worth a look.
Own a pair of busted Yamaha NS-10Ms? You can bring them to life with Avantone Pro's replicas of the NS-10M low- and high-frequency drivers which Avantone says it reverse-engineered.
At Musikmesse 2018, MXL announced a very interesting audio and video recording bundle, the VPS Visual Podcasting station, that targets video podcasters and vloggers.
Designed by Gary Hurst, these two vintage-toned, hand-built fuzz boxes revisit a design from the 1970s and could be contenders for the 'King of Fuzz' title in 2018.
The cool orange organ that wanted to sound like every 60's classic organ sound is revived and modelled into a thrilling virtual instrument. The Elka Panther is like a Farfisa/Vox hybrid with some serious bass.
Camelot provides a cross-platform management, hosting and MIDI/Audio routing for live performance for not just virtual instruments and effects but hardware instruments too. It will even pull all the presets in.
Through motion sensors, induction, conduction and touching fruit you can trigger nodes that play notes and generate tunes from playful interaction. Playtronica pulls everyday objects into electronic music.
It looks like Line 6 has tried to construct the perfect partner for its Helix range of floor pedal modellers - these new powered cabs can simulate six different speakers and deliver plenty of power.
A MIDI and DAW controller designed to host a USB keyboard and direct it to 4 zones of control via Bluetooth and USB. Control your iPad and computer from one place. Ideal for the Studiologic SL88.
We thought the Nord Piano 3 was the pinnacle of all red pianos, but just two years later the virtually hammered machine returns as the Nord Piano 4. It's red, it's seamless, it has crossfades and filters.
A gloriously shiny valve based monophonic synthesizer designed for a wind controller to produce a uniquely expressive and electronic sound. The tubes are used at every stage to create the sound.
Hiwatt has chosen Musikmesse 2018 to launch the DR401, a full-on 400 W bass amp head built at its Custom Shop facility in Doncaster, England, incorporating a total of 12 valves!
Siberia's AMT Electronics has a new set of 5 "Blocks", tube-powered overdrive/preamp pedals - in a mini-sized enclosure - with future plans to launch a modular pedalboard system.
The BC1Ltd. was designed to commemorate TK Audio's tenth anniversary and also bring some user-requested features to the compressor - and it's even (kinda) reasonably priced....
RME is furthering its audio networking catalog with the impending launch of Digiface Dante and Digiface AVB. Both are USB 3.0 mobile audio networking interfaces that offer different things.