Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Down the Foxhole - ActiveDen

Down the Foxhole - ActiveDen

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Your Say: How do you listen to music when away from your computer?

Posted: 25 Jan 2012 04:00 PM PST

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When you’re away from your computer, how do you listen to music? Which device do you use? Which app do you use? Do you stream or carry your files with you?

Highlights of NAMM 2012

Posted: 25 Jan 2012 05:23 AM PST

by Desmond Talkington

If you want to keep up with the latest and greatest in the world of audio, NAMM’s the place to go. NAMM 2012 has just finished, and I got to experience it through the tweets of Audiotuts+ authors Björgvin Benediktsson and Ryan Leach, who were both there.

Here are some exciting new products announced at the conference. And if this list whets your appetite, head over to Björgvin’s YouTube channel for more. You can also read his coverage of a great two-hour panel on recording vocals on Audiotuts+.

Did you follow the new product announcements at NAMM? What has you drooling?

Alesis announced a new Keytar. Like Roland’s AX models, this one is very white. The accelerometer sounds interesting – control your sound by tilting the board.

Akai’s new red MAX 49 keyboard controller looks interesting. For a start, it’s not white. It also has an internal sequencer, and lacks all the knobs of its predecessor.

If you’re into Reason, you’ll find new ways to fiddle your synth parameters with the Nektar Reason Controller. And guess what. It’s white.

If you’re more into guitars, Roland came out with a new guitar synth Strat.

And I love the Koa series of guitars at the Taylor stand.

I love Focusrite interfaces. The new Scarlett 2i2 looks very handy.

Sennheiser announced a new MK4 large diaphram condensor mic. That’s a first for them, and it looks pretty good, and doesn’t cost the earth.

Well, that hardly qualifies as a taste of NAMM. Search for “NAMM 2012″ on YouTube to keep exploring. What’s your favorite product?

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