Although no new recording and editing features have been announced with the arrival of Pro Tools 12, the news at this year’s NAMM show from Avid is nonetheless still exciting. Three initiatives being launched by the company offer more flexibility in accessing the industry standard software, and promise expanded collaborative and promotional functions for all Pro Tools users. On the access side,... READ MORE
Music technology manufacturer IK Multimedia debuted a handful of new products at the 2015 Winter NAMM show, unveiling an improved version of its popular iRig guitar interface, the iRig 2, as well as three others, the iRig Mic Studio digital condenser mic,... READ MORE
This year’s NAMM see’s high-end giant Manley continue its recent trend of bringing the company’s highly lusted-after equipment down to price points that project and home studios can realistically dream about. Last year, Manley unveiled its CORE channel strip, to much fanfare. This year, the manufacturer has unwrapped FORCE, a 4-channel vacuum tube microphone preamp. Sharing the same design as... READ MORE
Mark of the Unicorn (MOTU), the Cambridge-based manufacturer of professional audio equipment, is expanding its new line of AVB-capable audio interfaces with the new 112D.
The 112D is a combination digital audio interface, router, format converter, and stand-alone mixer with high-speed Thunderbolt, AVB Ethernet, and USB 2.0 connectivity to your host computer. The interface offers 24 channels of... READ MORE
Universal Audio continues to fine-tune and expand the functionality of its Apollo line of interfaces with the announcement of UAD 8.0 software. This point-0 update brings some significant improvements and additional functionality that many Apollo users have been waiting for patiently (some more patiently than others). With 8.0, users can now “mix and match” between different versions of... READ MORE
At last year’s Winter NAMM, Blue released some very preliminary information about a small diaphragm condenser microphone that, at the time, they were calling Codename: Hampton. Well, about a year later, it is finally seeing a proper unveiling at NAMM 2015, and is now known as Hummingbird. As you’d expect from Blue, Hummingbird has a bit of an unconventional design, but one that serves a good... READ MORE
Lindell Audio, the studio equipment manufacturer founded by record producer Tobias Lindell, has announced a new range of products for NAMM 2015. The new product line consists of a 500-series Stereo Compressor, a 500-series Pultec MEQ-5 style equalizer, the EVO-6 Microphone Preamplifier, as well as the new software plug-in range.... READ MORE
Korg continues to find much of its present to be a celebration of its past, and this year at NAMM is no different. The company brings a bevy of new and innovative products to the table, but first (and honestly most attention grabbing) is the announcement of the re-release of the legendary... READ MORE
Moog has announced the release of two new additions to the Minifooger line, the MF-Chorus and the MF-Flange. The MF-Chorus is a 100% analog BBD-based time modulation pedal offering chorus, vibrato, and modulated slap-delay with extreme time modulation possibilities.
The MF-Flange is a 100% analog BBD-based phase manipulator with a dedicated voicing switch, wide-range flange, and extreme time and... READ MORE
Sennheiser has made quite a name for itself when it comes to reliable wireless microphone systems. Sennheiser’s new D1 digital wireless series is assumed to be of the same caliber. The D1 allows you to focus on your performance... READ MORE
Nektar is releasing a semi-weighted, 88-note version of its popular Impact LX controller keyboard. Nektar is known for not releasing a product until it is tried and tested to operate fully with the DAW platforms for which it is intended, so many of us are looking forward to this product release date.
The... READ MORE
Moog spent three years researching and building faithful recreations of the classic modular System 55, System 35, and System 15 modular synthesizers. The flagship System 55 is a highly sophisticated and dynamic analog instrument comprising 36 handcrafted modules housed in two hand-finished solid walnut cabinets. Each module is hand-built to the original factory specifications by hand-stuffing and... READ MORE
At this year’s NAMM show, Nord is introducing a new line of its Electro-series stage pianos. Expanded memory, the ability to split and layer, and a live focused program section enable these emulations of classical electro-mechanical and acoustic instruments to be even more player friendly. The Nord Electro 5D 61- and 73-key versions sport a semi-weighted keybed utilizing organ-type keys with... READ MORE