Being the ‘Machine’ in Florence + the Machine, means you need the right kit. Isabella Summers invited Roland to her studio in South London, explaining how she wrote the band’s award-winning record on her best mate, the JUNO-Di synth.
The Roland GR-55 is a revolution in guitar synthesis, with features never before available in any guitar processor. In terms of speed, it’s the fastest ever. It’s also the most accurate, thanks to newly developed pitch-detection technology. As for sound, the triple-core generator houses a world-class array of virtual guitars, basses, amps, and synth voices, enabling tones and textures that have never been heard before. Check out the the demo video and Alex Hutchings testing the synthesizer out himself!
So we’ve had a heads up that the sorely awaited Maschine 1.6 will be launched as of February 2011. We saw Maschine 1.5 add features such as library expansion, improved workflow and DAW intergration, 16 velocity levels, improvied polyphony with choke and legato options on sound level and MIDI pitch bend support among many, many other sampling, slicing & audio editing features. What will 1.6 bring?
The first-generation touchpad-based effect control Kaoss Pad exploded onto the DJ/music scene 12 years ago and since then, the overwhelming acceptance and popularity of the X-Y touchpad is evident in many Korg products - Kaoss Pad effects, Kaoscillator Series, padKONTROL and nanoPAD controllers - that are now standards in the Korg scene. How have Korg made sure that the Kaoss Pad Quad stands out from the crowd? With unimaginable expression and dazzling, illuminated touchpad control, there are a multitude of reasons for you to own a Kaoss Quad Pad
Check out Richard Devine giving a sneak peak of Eventide’s newest guitar delay, reverb & sampler FX pedal. Released at Winter NAMM 2011, Eventide bring you a dazzling collection of reverb algorithms combines with delays, pitch shifting, tremolo, modulation and special effects in a compact and affordable package. Read on to reserve your order without payment until we have estimations on delivery and actual pricing, and watch the video for what you’ll be getting!
Arturia’s 25 Note keyboard is both a keyboard controller and a hybrid synthesizer. With its native software application and a dedicaed controller-keyboard, Arturia tell us The Player is a straightforward, innovative and enjoyable. Check out the video to see whay you should have it, and read more for availability and pricing, we don’t expect it to be here for much longer.
So they say that the Kronos is “The Korg Kronos is an instrument that will empower your creative spirit.” This implies that it could be another great synth from Korg…what do you think? The Kronos will be announced tomorrow, Thursday 13th January.
So, Native Instruments are playing the ‘keep us hanging’ game once again (after they released Traktor S4 in the summer and hyped us up with a Dubfire video). What’s going on? An the forefront of DJ technology, Dennis Ferrer and the Martinez Brothers are always pushing their musical boundaries…check out their latest video…which not-so-covertly features some upcoming new Traktor gear in the booth. It’s no coincidence that Traktor turns 10 this year, so watch ourTwitter very closely over this years NAMM week as we suspect something rather special is going to be released…