Musikmesse 2018: Audio Technica ATH-M60X monitor headphones

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At Musikmesse 2018, Audio-Technica announced the ATH-M60X, a pair of monitor headphones designed for professional applications. The cans have a closed-back, on-ear design for optimum isolation and fit. They are driven by ATH’s proprietary 45mm large-aperture drivers with rare earth magnets and copper-clad aluminium wire voice coils as used in the popular ATH-M50x model. Like […]

Avantone AV10 drivers can bring your old Yamaha NS-10M monitors back to life

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Own a pair of busted Yamaha NS-10Ms? You can bring them to life now, courtesy of Avantone Pro’s exact replicas of the NS-10M low- and high-frequency drivers. Announced at Musikmesse 2018 in Frankfurt, the AV10MHF and AV10MLF are “exactly the same as the original” and offer “bolt-in” installation, the manufacturer claims. Avantone says it reverse-engineered […]

Musikmesse 2018: MXL VPS bundle may have all your video podcasting needs covered

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At Musikmesse 2018 in Frankfurt, manufacturer MXL announced a very interesting audio and video recording bundle. The VPS Visual Podcasting station targets video podcasters and vloggers. It comprises the following products: MXL BCD-1 Live Broadcast Dynamic Microphone which is an end-address broadcasting mic with hinged mic stand and built-in shock mount for dealing away with […]

Musikmesse 2018: Hiwatt and Gary Hurst reissue Fuzz King and Octafuzz pedals

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Gary Hurst is the inventor of the legendary Tone Bender Fuzz pedals from the 1970s, and has now developed two pedals for Hiwatt, the Octafuzz and Fuzz King.  Octafuzz This is housed in a large, solid-looking housing, reminiscent of today’s Moogerfooger pedals, just without wooden sides. It has two separate footswitches for Fuzz and Octave. […]

Musikmesse 2018: Elka Panther – a seriously fruity organ

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The Elka Panther organ is either awesomely famous or largely unknown depending on who you talk to. The story goes that Elka looked at all the organs being used by bands in the 1960’s and thought that they could do better. The Elka Panther was designed to have it all. General Music is reviving the […]

Musikmesse 2018: Camelot manages hardware and VSTi’s for live performance

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All together now – “We’re knights of the round table. We dance when e’re we’re able. We do routines and chorus scenes. With footwork impeccable!” I’ve no idea why they’ve called it Camelot but it aims to bring hardware synthesizers and virtual ones around the same table to provide you with live performance hosting, layering, […]

Musikmesse 2018: Playtronica – an interactive, immersive digital playground

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Playtronica aims to bring all sorts of interactivity to electronic music by letting everything become a controller. From your hands and fingers to fruit and vegetables, furniture and toys. Playtronica Anything that can complete the circuit can trigger the sound. At the centre is the Playtron. It’s a wonderfully odd shaped PCB with 16 nodes […]

Line 6 Powercab 112 and 112 Plus: Compact power for your Helix floor pedal?

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Line 6 has announced its new Powercab 112 and 112 Plus powered speaker cabinets for use with its modelling system, and should match up perfectly with the Line 6 Helix range. Powercab 112 & Powercab 112 Plus The two Powercabs offer more than just loudness for your gig. The 1 × 12″ speaker has apparently been […]

Musikmesse 2018: StudioLogic Mixface USB MIDI controller

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The Mixface from Studiologic is designed to combine with a keyboard MIDI controller to provide additional controller action and transport for your DAW. Mixface Initially designed to run with their own Studiologic SL88 keyboard it has some special functionality specific to that controller. But it will also match up quite happily with any other controller keyboard. […]

Musikmesse 2018: Nord Piano 4 – this time it’s personal

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Two years after the Nord Piano 3 (Revenge of the hammer action) Nord ramp it up for a full octane outing to piano central. Witness the seamless transitions, feel the dedicated piano filters and weep over the split point crossfades. The Nord Piano 4 is about to become a legend. Nord Piano 4 Nord do […]