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Outboard and console news from Musikmesse

Music production isn’t all about software. Here’s a list of all the fun outboard gear introduced at Musikmesse this year. I hope you have deep pockets.

Arturia at Musikmesse: Vox emulation, new MiniBrute, KeyLab 88

Arturia is really on a roll these days, launching new product after new product. At this years show in Frankfurt they’re showing no less than three new products: MiniBrute SE, KeyLab 88, and Vox Continental-V.

Akai at Musikmesse: analog drum and bass machine, controllers and sample player

Akai will be showing five new products at this years Musikmesse: three(!) Ableton Live controllers, the MPX16 sample recorder and player, and the wild card of the bunch that’s definitely bound to make the most noise – the analog drum and bass synthesizer Rhythm Wolf.

New RME Fireface 802 audio interface

RME will be shown the successor to the much praised Fireface 800 interface at Musikmesse – Fireface 802. I find this a little bit surprising considering that the company has since released Fireface UC, Fireface UFX and UCX. Are they simply milking an old well-known name? Let’s have a look at what RME has to […]

Audient announces ASP880

) Audient always show something new at Musikmesse, this year is no different. Well, that’s not entirely true, it’s different in that this is the first product released under the new ownership. The news this year is the ASP880, an 8-channel microphone preamplifier and ADC.

Native Instruments launches Dynamic Duo sale

Native Instruments has announced the Dynamic Duo sales special – an offer that lets you buy Maschine together with Komplete 9 at a discounted price. Until March 31, 2014, you can grab them both for $799 / 799 € / £669 / ¥ 82,700 from the NI Online Shop and at retailers worldwide. Personally, I […]

Softube Console 1 is now shipping

Softube has now released the highly anticipated Console 1, including the SSL emulation. You can read the previous posts on it here and here. The US list price is $1099, with a probable street price of $999. In Europe, the list price will be €849, probable street price €799 (including 19% sales tax). More details […]

Hard lunch at NAMM

The popularity of the 500 series, or “lunchbox” modules doesn’t seem to wear off. Here are the new stuff from NAMM.

Softube Console 1 meets SSL

Here’s some great news about on of the more anticipated controllers – Softube Console 1. Not only is a release date set, it will be February 12, but it has also been decided that it will include a brand spanking new SSL 4000E emulation. What’s more is that it’s actually endorsed by SSL: Furthermore, we […]

New Eiosis Air EQ and controller

Eiosis have been teasing a new version of Air EQ for quite some time now but at this years NAMM show we get the feeling for the first time that a release is close. Now the Air EQ in itself is nice but have a look at the controller!

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