NAMM 2015. Anything exciting?

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Re: NAMM 2015. Anything exciting?

Post by pinkpaint » Thu Jan 22, 2015 7:56 pm

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WTF is with the 1/8th ports on the back it has labeled as MIDI? 8O[/quote]


there is something similar on the mpc studio, there is apparently 1/8th inch to midi converters

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Re: NAMM 2015. Anything exciting?

Post by beats me » Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:04 pm

pinkpaint wrote:
WTF is with the 1/8th ports on the back it has labeled as MIDI? 8O[/quote wrote:

there is something similar on the mpc studio, there is apparently 1/8th inch to midi converters

Hm, never heard about that before.

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Re: NAMM 2015. Anything exciting?

Post by Angstrom » Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:05 pm

the Akai Timbre Wolf is the most amusingly named, a cheap analogue polysynth. But after the awfulness of the rhythm wolf they have a lot of ground to make up.

it's £300 so probably $300 and €350

http://www.musicradar.com/news/tech/nam ... ine-614290
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Re: NAMM 2015. Anything exciting?

Post by beats me » Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:06 pm

yur2die4 wrote:http://discchord.com/blog/2015/1/22/nam ... ofuse.html
Arturia finally revealed an audio interface they've been teasing and it looks weird as fuck

Here’s how that brain trust meeting started. “What is there already way too much of on the market? Let’s make one of those.”

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Re: NAMM 2015. Anything exciting?

Post by Angstrom » Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:08 pm

has the Aira "mix performer" been mentioned yet?
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rkw8pLl9jfw

For Ableton Live performer EDM types it's probably quite relevant

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Re: NAMM 2015. Anything exciting?

Post by beats me » Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:26 pm

Not NAMM related (because Apple is above it) but pretty big free update to Logic today. They probably timed it with NAMM in mind.


- 10 new Drummers that produce beats in a variety of electronic and hip hop styles including Techno, House, Trap, Dubstep and more
- Drummer provides specialized sound and performance controls for dialing in electronic or hip hop drum grooves
- New Drum Machine Designer plug-in offers new sounds and features for customizing electronic drum kits in a variety of styles
- Create a sequence of notes with a single mouse gesture using the new Brush Tool in the Piano Roll Editor
- New view options in the Piano Roll Editor let you see more notes in less vertical space and help identify drum sounds by name
- Easily compress or expand the timing of selected notes with new time handles in the Piano Roll Editor
- Note Repeat and Spot Erase modes allow classic drum machine style techniques for creating beats in realtime
- Smart Quantize proportionally corrects the timing and length of notes to preserve the musicality of your original performance
- Redesigned Compressor plug-in features scalable, Retina-ready interface and 7 models including the new Classic VCA
- Retro Synth can now create wavetables from imported audio and is able to stack up to 8 voices
- Expanded sound library includes over 200 new synth patches and 10 classic Mellotron instruments
- Automation can now be part of a region, not just the track, which makes it easier to use effects creatively
- Manage large-scale mixes more easily with the addition of console-style VCA faders
- Relative and Trim Automation modes extend the options for fine-tuning existing automation
- Mixer now allows remote control of microphone and other input settings for compatible audio interfaces
- Realtime rendering of fades allow them to work with Flex Pitch and speeds up project load times
- The Plug-in Manager now allows you to customize the organization of your menu
- Support for Mail Drop and Air Drop in OS X Yosemite makes it even easier to share your Logic projects

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Re: NAMM 2015. Anything exciting?

Post by 33tetragammon » Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:01 pm

beats me wrote:Not NAMM related (because Apple is above it) but pretty big free update to Logic today. They probably timed it with NAMM in mind.



- Redesigned Compressor plug-in features scalable, Retina-ready interface and 7 models including the new Classic VCA

- Retro Synth can now create wavetables from imported audio and is able to stack up to 8 voices

- Automation can now be part of a region, not just the track, which makes it easier to use effects creatively

- Manage large-scale mixes more easily with the addition of console-style VCA faders

- Relative and Trim Automation modes extend the options for fine-tuning existing automation
^^^^THIS!!!

Amazing update!!

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Re: NAMM 2015. Anything exciting?

Post by Tarekith » Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:14 pm

I think Woz is a speaker at NAMM this year too.

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Re: NAMM 2015. Anything exciting?

Post by tone61 » Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:16 pm

Arturia has a new audio interface and other HW products as well:
http://www.arturia.com/

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Re: NAMM 2015. Anything exciting?

Post by Stromkraft » Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:34 pm

Angstrom wrote:has the Aira "mix performer" been mentioned yet?…

For Ableton Live performer EDM types it's probably quite relevant
You mean to say there is a bass drop button? :P
Make some music!

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Re: NAMM 2015. Anything exciting?

Post by beats me » Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:39 pm

beats me wrote: - The Plug-in Manager now allows you to customize the organization of your menu

I’m curious about this. Does that mean you can have all your third party drum, synth, reverb, delay, etc. plugs organized by type instead of by developer followed by plugin name?

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Re: NAMM 2015. Anything exciting?

Post by beats me » Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:42 pm

Tarekith wrote:I think Woz is a speaker at NAMM this year too.

The president would cut his state of the union speech short if Woz wanted to chime in with his take on politics.

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Re: NAMM 2015. Anything exciting?

Post by v00d00ppl » Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:50 pm

Best of show Prophet 6!
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Re: NAMM 2015. Anything exciting?

Post by Angstrom » Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:52 pm

One cool thing I saw was an analogue video synth module. 3 osc and 2 lfo, but the audio is also video and it takes inputs and has a patchbay/pinboard/header

http://youtu.be/5a7Lw08Ps6U

Its available in kitform for around €200
http://gieskes.nl/instruments/?file=3TrinsRGB1

Or built for much more, from bleeplabs

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Re: NAMM 2015. Anything exciting?

Post by Angstrom » Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:54 pm

Hmm, launchpad pro.

RGB, Velocity and Pressure sensitive, etc etc, for beats. And stuff. Like Push, but $299 rrp

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