NAMM 2012

The PreSonus QMix App Makes Wireless Monitor Mixes Possible

The new QMix app from PreSonus creates an easy new way for performing musicians to control their on-stage monitor mixes wirelessly, from an Apple iPhone or iPod touch. 

Tascam DP-24 Solid State Digital Portastudio

Before the desktop digital audio studio there was the Portastudio. Originally recording to cassette tapes, the system ushered in the era of “everyone can do it.” Over three decades later the concept still lives on, but now the fragile tapes and hard drives have been replaced with solid state SD cards as the recording medium. 

Casio Returns with the New XW-P1 and XW-G1 Synthesizers

It’s been over twenty years since Casio has made a synthesizer for the pro market, but at NAMM 2012 they announced the XW-P1 and XW-G1, two competitively-priced, yet very capable keyboards that have a lot to offer. Make no mistake, Casio is back, and they’re back in a big way.

Keith McMillen Instruments QuNeo

Musicians, DJs and producers use hardware controllers to get away from using a mouse and computer keyboard to interact with their music software. A good controller transforms the act of digital music production into a more natural, tactile experience. 

Tascam iU2 Interface for iOS Devices

The popularity of the Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch has spawned a plethora of add-on devices for recording musicians that run the gamut from simple, single-input devices to external microphones. 

The New MOTU MicroBook II

The new MicroBook II from MOTU stands as a substantial upgrade over its original ultra-compact audio interface. All of the little touches that the original model needed have been added. The result is a super backpack-friendly interface that provides you with pristine sound quality for both mobile and studio recording.

New Roland R-Mix Software

It's always been incredibly difficult (and sometimes impossible) to isolate individual sounds in an audio recording. Removing vocals or reducing hum and hiss only seem like simple tasks. 

The New Blue Spark Digital: USB and iPad Mic

Blue is a maker of fine microphones, well known for their excellent sound quality and unique industrial design. In 2011, Blue released an affordable studio microphone with a standard, analog XLR output called the Blue Spark.

New Akai MAX49 USB / MIDI Keyboard Controller

As the music industry hastens its march into the digital age of home-audio production, Akai Professional continues to deliver more flexible and affordable USB/MIDI keyboard controllers that work intuitively with your favorite music software.

New from Blue: The Compact Tiki USB Microphone

Blue has a reputation for making quality microphones with visually striking designs, and the freshly announced Tiki USB Microphone is no exception. The Tiki is less than 3" long, and it connects directly to the USB port of your Mac or PC.


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