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NAMM 2017: All The News, Videos & Gear Is Here
Rounik Sethi on Fri, January 13th | 0 comments
All the NAMM 2017 music gear news, interviews and videos in one place. (Updated daily)

NAMM is the biggest music tech industry show on the planet. The AskAudio team are covering all the major new gear announcements from synths to audio interfaces to software from the show floor. We'll be bringing you hands on videos of new gear and interviews with developers and manufacturers so you can start planning your 2017 studio and live performance gear shopping list early, in an informed manner.

While every new announcement will receive its own article here on AskAudio, we want to make it easier for you to see everything at a glance. So, this article will be updated daily before and during the show with links to videos and announcements.

All your gear news from NAMM 2017 in one place. Make sure to bookmark this page and refresh daily to see what's new. 

NAMM 2017: Hotone's XTOMP Is An App-Connected Stompbox

XTOMP is a guitar pedal and processor with a few tricks up its sleeve including Bluetooth, USB, looping and a dedicated app for managing all your preset models.

NAMM 2017: See iConnectivity Debut The New spinXLR Interface Designed For Vinyl

If you use turntables in any part of your production or performance setup you'll definitely want to check out this affordable new specialist interface from iConnectivity.

NAMM 2017: See iConnectivity Debut The New spinXLR Interface Designed For Vinyl

If you use turntables in any part of your production or performance setup you'll definitely want to check out this affordable new specialist interface from iConnectivity.

Buchla Demos Aux In Card For Buchla Easel Music System at NAMM 2017

Add even more functionality to your Buchla Music Easel system with this unique and multi-functional AUX expander card.

NAMM 2017: Modal Hands-On Demo Of 5 DIY Craftsynths

What if you could build your own synthesizer for under $100 with no need for any soldering? It's not too good to be true - it exists, and it's called the Modal Craft.

NAMM 2017: Modal Adds New Features For 002 and 008 Hardware Synthesizers

Modal's new flagship synthesizers look incredible and sound just as good. There's now even an option to add a digital I/O card to make the ultimate setup.

NAMM 2017: Slate Digital Show Off New VRS-8 Interface & ML-2 Microphone

Slate Digital expands its Virtual Studio Technology ecosystem with a new interface and modeling mic. See how they fit into Slate's digital world!

NAMM 2017: Antelope Audio Preview New Pro Tools-Compatible Orion 32HD Interface

64 channels of I/O, zero latency monitoring, HD compatibility and DSP powered effects? This certainly looks like a powerhouse for working with audio.

NAMM 2017: ConnectAUDIO 2/4, Affordable Audio & MIDI Interface Designed For All Musicians

iConnectivity are aiming to bring their best tech to a new interface that's sturdy, easy to use and very affordable. We got the inside scoop from the company at NAMM.

NAMM 2017: This Neumann U87 Style Mic From Warm Audio Is 5 Times More Affordable

The Warm Audio WA-87 bases its design on early models of another great mic. This time though you might be surprised by the price and not just the sound.

NAMM 2017: What's New in Yamaha Montage OS 1.5

The free update brings a raft of new features, workflow enhancements and general tweaks to Yamaha's powerful hardware workstation platform.

NAMM 2017: Watch Erica Synths Unveil A Range Of New Modular Synths

Erica Synths makes some truly unique modular gear and at NAMM 2017 it unveiled additional modules, new systems and revised designs - something for every synth lover!

NAMM 2017: See Korg's Kronos 3.1 New Features In Action

Korg's Kronos gets a special gold edition as well as an updated OS 3.1. We find out what's new.

NAMM 2017: Watch A Hands-On Tour Of The UAD Apollo Twin MkII

UAD's pro interface, Apollo Twin MK II, now comes in three flavours, and features tons of updated internal technology.

NAMM 2017: See Softube's New Console One MkII In Action

Even more features and a very significant price drop make this a very tempting proposition for anyone wanting to get hands-on control of their DAW projects.

Creator of Korg Monologue Explains Concept and Features & Experience The Demo

The Korg Monologue analog synthesizer preview, demo and interview.

NAMM 2017: Presonus Reveals New Studiolive AR Mixer Series

What could be better than a mixer that can handle USB audio interfacing and onboard recording too?

NAMM 2017: Faderport 8 Is A New Affordable Control Surface From PreSonus

Take control of your DAW with the latest Faderport 8 control surface from Presonus. In this video we explore the ins and outs and features for this economically priced mixer with motorised faders.

NAMM 2017: PreSonus Unveils Studio 26 and Studio 68 Ultra-Hi Def Recording Interfaces

These hi-def USB2 interfaces are designed with a rugged, all-metal construction and some cool recording capabilities.

NAMM 2017: ROLI Announces Dashboard For Blocks Hardware To Enable DAW Control

ROLI's Lightpad Block will soon be able to control just about any MIDI software or hardware you can think of.

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NAMM 2017: Watch Akai Demo New MPC Live And MPC X Hardware

Hands on with the newest members of Akai's legendary MPC family at NAMM 2017.

NAMM 2017: Elektron Unveils Brand New Digitakt Drum Sampler And Computer

Hardware synth specialists Elektron are aiming to make their latest creation as affordable as possible. Cenk from Elektron takes us through the reasons you should be excited.

NAMM 2017: Dave Smith Explains & Explores Rev 2 & Pioneer DJ Toraiz AS-1 Synths

Our first video interview at NAMM 2017 was with the legendary Dave Smith who showed us around the new REV 2 and their Pioneer DJ partnership mono analog synth, Toraiz AS-1.

NAMM 2017: Demo Video of Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator PO-32

At NAMM 2017 one of our first stops was to the Teenage Engineering booth to check out the innovative new Pocket Operator, PO-32 tonic. Its designer, Magnus Lidström showed us how it works.

MOTU announces 3 audio Interfaces at NAMM 2017

Not content with one or two new audio interfaces, MOTU are rolling out three! These half-rack USB 2 and iOS, low-latency devices, the M64, 8D and LP32, feature some excellent tech.

PioneerDJ TORAIZ AS-1 Monophonic Analog Synthesizer With DSI

Not only is PioneerDJ releasing a true analog monophonic synthesizer a surprise, but this synth (made by Dave Smith Instruments) features circuits based on the popular Prophet 6! Here's all the info.

Softube Announces Console 1 Mk II Hardware & Software Mixing System

Softube have got a hit on their hands at NAMM 2017 in the shape of Console 1 MKII. It weighs in at almost half the price of the original, supports over 60 high-end plug-ins and sporting new software.

Universal Audio Reveals Apollo Twin MkII Thunderbolt Audio Interface for Mac & Windows

UA have unleashed version 2 of their popular Apollo Twin audio interface for Mac & Windows featuring realtime UAD Processing, UAD-2 QUAD processing, talkback functionality and improved monitoring.

Teenage Engineering Releases PO-32 Tonic, Drum Synth With Mic & Export Feature

The first major synth announcement from NAMM 2017 is from Teenage Engineering. The PO-32 Tonic is a drum and percussion synth with built-in microphone and export to AU/VST feature.

Apogee Symphony Control Software For Symphony I/O MK II Audio Interface

Announced for NAMM 2017 Apogee's Symphony Control software provides excellent features such as being able to use two Symphony I/O MKII Thunderbolt interfaces for 64 channels.

Antelope Audio Announces Orion32 HD Audio Interface At NAMM 2017

So you want a 64 channel HDX & USB 3.0 audio interface? NAMM 2017 sees the new audio interface from Antelope Audio coming to market.

Elektron Teases New Music Machine

One the 19th January 2017 at NAMM Elektron are going to reveal their latest music machine. We don't know what it is, even from looking at this blurry teaser picture... but perhaps we could guess...

Percussa Unveils Powerful Wireless Hardware Digital Modular Synthesizer

With NAMM 2017 so close we can almost taste it, Percussa have announced their new hardware digital modular synthesizer system, Synthor System 8. Here's what we know so far.

Akai MPC Software 2.0

To accompany today's announcement of MPC Live and MPC X, Akai Pro have released MPC 2.0 software featuring a new GUI, audio tracks, clip launching, and a whole lot more to get excited about.

Akai Launch MPC Live: Full Details Here

Designed for studio and stage, the new MPC Live is a standalone music production centre with new functionality and power over its predecessor in a portable easy to use box. No computer required.

AKAI MPC X Is Real: Full Details on New Flagship Beat Production Center

It's here. We've been sitting on this news for what feels like a VERY long time... and now Akai are ready to release full details to the world. Here is the new flagship MPC: say hello to MPC X.

Korg Gadget Synth Collection Now Available For Mac

Korg's highly acclaimed Gadget synth collection has made a big move from iOS to Mac. Now desktop and laptop users can take advantage of the exceptional synths standalone or in plugin format.

Roland Rolls Out Portable Wireless Synth & Piano Keyboards Perfect for iOS & Android

New portable musical keyboards from Roland offer a nice twist. The concept is these are for novices and music lovers who don't have any formal music training. But there's much to them also.

Apogee Hardware Remote Takes Control Of Audio Interfaces

The Apogee Control is a Hardware Remote for the Element Series and Symphony I/O Mk II audio interfaces. It's available now and here's all you need to know.

NAMM 2017: RME Reveals New Fireface UFX II Audio Interface

The new Fireface UFX II audio interface from RME is being launched at NAMM 2017 in Anaheim next week. You can expect low-latency, flexible recording options and plenty more.

Korg ARP Odyssey FS: Official Details, Price & Video Here

It's real. It's official. It's coming to NAMM 2017. The Korg limited ARP Odyssey is a true 1:1 recreation of the original 40 year old legendary duo phonic synth. Full details, pricing and video here.

Could This Hardware Audio Processor Be The Only One You'll Ever Need?

Light, compact and Sturdy, the new MOD Duo could replace heavy audio effect rigs by allowing guitarists and producers access to plugins, including: effects, synths, amp simulations & tools.

 

 

 

 

 

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