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American DJ brought two new lights to the 2015 NAMM show in Anaheim, the Inno Pocket Fusion and the Warlock Barrel Scanner.  Using precision stepper motors for high mirror speed, the new Inno Pocket Fusion continues the evolution of the company’s compact pocket series with a... READ MORE
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In this video, our in-house audio expert, Rob Rives, demonstrates the new, console-free StudioLive RM32AI from PreSonus, a 32-input digital mixing system that can be controlled using your Mac or PC. It offers full touchscreen integration when used with an iPad or a multi-... READ MORE

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Pioneer has released the XDJ-RX, an all-in-one DJ system with a large central LCD screen and club-standard layout for mobile DJs and home enthusiasts. The system integrates two USB-driven players and a two-channel mixer with build quality and features inherited from the club-standard Pioneer DJ nexus setup. The system features a single 7" high-resolution full-color display, offering the digital... READ MORE
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Denon DJ announced the release of the MC4000, a two-deck Serato MIDI controller aimed at professional DJs and featuring serious audio-manipulation tools in a robust steel chassis. The controller offers an intuitive control layout with precision touch-activated jog wheels and dedicated pads for hot cue/sampling with illuminated feedback. The 100mm long-throw pitch faders provide accuracy, while... READ MORE
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ART has long been a name in audio synonymous with quality and affordability, and has found its way into many studios, project and home alike, accordingly. The company has taken NAMM as the opportunity to announce its first foray into the 500 Series market, adapting the popular PRO-VLA compressor to the modular system. To fit the design into a single 500 Series slot, ART has removed the tube, and... READ MORE
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M-Audio has announced its next-generation audio interface, and it comes in the form of the Thunderbolt-compatible desktop Deltabolt 1212. Designed from the ground up to work with Thunderbolt technology, the interface boasts some impressive specs, including 12 channels of full duplex I/O (including mic pre inputs and 8 channels of line-level inputs on a DB-25 connector). On its conversion front,... READ MORE
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Novation is expanding its popular line of Launchpad controllers for Ableton Live and other programs with the new Launchpad Pro.  The Pro features 64 RGB LED feedback and velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads with 32 RGB backlit round mode buttons to enable expressive performances and inventive song creation. In Performance Mode, the pads illuminate to match the color of your clips in Ableton Live... READ MORE
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Continuing a new tradition started with the Rhythm Wolf, Akai has just announced a second analog drum machine, the TOM CAT.  The drum machine features five tunable percussion voices: Kick, Snare, Clap, and chromatically tunable Disco Toms.  It also includes an onboard 32-step sequencer with a classic drum-machine workflow, a gate trigger in/out for triggering sequences via modular synths, vintage... READ MORE
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Heritage Audio has earned its reputation making some of the best vintage Neve-style gear available and, at this year’s NAMM, it is clear the company’s eyes are focused on the ever-growing 500-Series market. First out is the 2264JR, a 2-slot 500-Series compressor and preamp. The compressor uses the same schematics and key components as the company’s standard 2264E rack compressor, based on the... READ MORE
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The name of the game is Thunderbolt for Focusrite at this year’s NAMM, and the company has announced a brand-new range of audio interfaces, featuring Thunderbolt connectivity alongside the quality preamps and digital I/O we have come to expect from this manufacturer. All of the interfaces in the red-faced Clarett line (not to be confused with their flagship Red line) feature the same exact... READ MORE
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Plug-in perennial Waves has announced some additions to its family at this year’s NAMM. First up is an emulation of the all-too-often-overlooked DBX-160. Developed in conjunction with Harman (who currently owns DBX) for meticulous modeling, the Waves DBX-160 was geared from the ground up to copy the tone and behavior of the original units authentically. Not satisfied to get the emulation right... READ MORE
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M-Audio announced the release of the new Code Series keyboards, available in three sizes; 25, 49, and 61 keys. The family of Code Series controllers features a smooth-feeling, semi-weighted keybed with after-touch, 16 velocity-sensitive pads with LED feedback, and a touch pad for X/Y axis control. Other features include assignable pitch and mod wheels, knobs, faders, buttons (with macro ASCII... READ MORE
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Chauvet DJ is rolling into NAMM 2015 with serious thunder, showing at least 10 new products for professional live-event applications. The 6SPOT QUAD IRC offers six individually adjustable high-intensity quad-color (RGBW) LED spots with multiple mounting options for floors and trusses, wireless control using the optional IRC-6 remote control, power-linking to save on cabling, automated and sound-... READ MORE
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In a continued effort to offer innovative solutions that bridge the gap between the emerging world of mobile music production and traditional computing, iConnectivity had the new iConnectAudio4+ audio and MIDI interface on display at this year’s NAMM show. Employed with iConnectivity’s multi-host technology, the iConnectAUDIO4+ lets musicians use up to two computing devices together, at the same... READ MORE
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At this year’s NAMM show, Yamaha has announced updates to four of its popular keyboards, from the entry-level PSR-E253, all the way up to the P-115 digital piano. Although there are no major technological advancements, the modest updates further realign the individual products for... READ MORE
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