It’s Official: NAMM 2021 is Cancelled.

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We’ve long expected that the COVID-19 situation here in the United States would continue to lead to cancellations of industry events. Today, the NAMM Show officially announced that they’re cancelling the 2021 NAMM show: “Given the current realities of the COVID-19 pandemic and the health and safety of NAMM members as our first priority, it […]

It’s Official: NAMM 2021 is Cancelled.

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We’ve long expected that the COVID-19 situation here in the United States would continue to lead to cancellations of industry events. Today, the NAMM Show officially announced that they’re cancelling the 2021 NAMM show: “Given the current realities of the COVID-19 pandemic and the health and safety of NAMM members as our first priority, it […]

Korg teases a new synth for 2020

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Korg, the 58-year-old audio company behind some of the most iconic music gear of all time, has teased a new synth for release in the new year. It almost comes as no surprise, given that two weeks ago Jean-Michel Jarre possibly let slip that the company is set to rerelease the ARP 2600. However, there’s […]

MIDI 2.0: Great leap forward or too little, too late?

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The winter NAMM show was an opportunity for the MIDI Manufacturers Association to get all their members together to hash out the realities of the long-awaited MIDI 2.0. The question is – are we that bothered? “MIDI Sucks” Two years ago I wrote an article about the future of MIDI with the rather click-baited title of […]

Whatever happened to these synths promised in 2018?

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As 2018 comes crashing to an end it’s good to take a moment and ponder the futility of being. But more importantly: what happened to all the cool gear that was promised? Here’s a roundup of synthesizers and modules we were hoping to see in 2018 but didn’t materialise, with updates on their current status […]

Waldorf KYRA: virtual analog FPGA powered hardware synthesizer we’ve seen before

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The press release says that Kyra is “literally like nothing else out there”. Which is very exciting! Although what Kyra actually is is the new name for the Exodus Valkyrie that Waldorf has taken on since discovering it at Musikmesse. Kyra So there was Manuel Caballero, designer of the Valkyrie, minding his own business being the […]

That Jared Dines Ormsby 18-String Behemoth can now be heard in action

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You will probably all remember the Jared Dines Ormsby 18 String Djent Machine that got a brief airing at this year’s NAMM Show. Now you get to hear the beast in action at last! Jared Dines Ormsby 18 String Strung with 18 strings tuned to E-D#-C#-F#-B-E-D#-G#-C#-F#-B-E-A-D-G-B-E-A, this custom guitar was built for Jared Dines by Australian Perry Ormsby. The […]