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NAMM 2018 Latest News

Thursday, 25 January 2018  |  Admin

NAMM 2018 Latest News

NAMM 2018 kicks of on the 25th of January and runs through until the 28th. It is an opportunity for the biggest brands in the music business to descend on the Anaheim Convention Centre in California to launch their latest products. As ever we will keep you updated with the latest news on the hottest DJ & Production gear.

First up Roland finally release official VST/AU plugin versions of their 808 & 909 drum machines. That's the good news, the bad news is these form part of Roland’s Cloud Service, so you’ll need to sign up to that if you want to use them. Roland, of course, has emulated its famous TR units various times in hardware, most recently as part of its Boutique range which is available here.

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Adam Audio has unveiled a new accessibly-priced range of nearfield studio monitors in the form of the T Series. These inherit some of the features from Adam’s flagship S Series, and come in 5-inch and 7-inch varieties (T5V and T7V). Check them out on our website here.

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Alesis is looking to strengthen its position in the Electronic Drum Kit market with the launch of the Surge Mesh and Command Mesh 8-piece kits, each of which comes with five drums and three cymbals. Check out our current range of Digital Drum Kits here.

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Native Instruments has launched 'Sounds', an online sample content subscription service, which will host sounds from over 200 partners as well as all of Native Instruments’ sample, loop and expansion content.

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Reloop have a real contender for best affordable Battle Mixer with the launch of the KUT. A 2 channel turntablist mixer with digital FX and loads of great features normally found on mixers twice the price! Read the full details here.

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Korg have announced the Prologue Polyphonic Analogue Synth. Available in an 8-voice 49-key or a 16-voice 61-key version. Read more about these here.

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Another exciting announcement from Korg is the Volca MIx. A dedicated 3 channel mixer for their Volca range. Read more about these here.

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Fonik Audio Innovations have launched a range of super high end premium stands for your production gear. All hand made to the highest specification, they can accommodate the corresponding official Decksaver covers too. Check out the range here.

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Big news from Ortofon for any vinyl DJ's as they announce a new MK2 update to their unbeatable Concorde range. Available here.

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Arturia have been busy! Not only have they announced the MiniBrute 2 & MiniBrute 2S, there is also the RackBrute 3U & 6U which are portable carry units to power Eurorack items. Read more about them here.

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Finally, Ableton will be a big presence at the show with the imminent release of Live 10. Don't forget you can save a whopping 20% on Live 9 with a FREE upgrade to version 10 which launches on the 6th Feb so don't hang around because it will then be full price.

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