NAMM has come around again! This year is looking to be a super exciting year with Steve and the boys looking to return to these shores with many new fantastic products so keep an eye on our NAMM Updates page for announcements as we add new products to our Innovative Bag of Tricks!
Here are a couple of the great new products from our leading brands:
Fully modular analog synthesizer with room to expand. The Lifeforms System 101 pairs the Lifeforms SV-1 synthesizer voice module with the Structure EP-96 case to create the best sounding, most versatile monophonic analog synthesizer on the market.
Anchored by the classic Pittsburgh Modular filter and two full range analog oscillators, and packed with harmonically rich waveforms, the Lifeforms System 101 offers a rich sound palette with the flexibility of an open, fully patchable architecture.
Complete modular performance synthesizer. The Lifeforms System 201 builds on the power of the Lifeforms SV-1 synthesizer voice with the addition of the Lifeforms KB-1. This pressure sensitive keyboard controller module brings sequencing, arpeggiation, pressure sensitive triggers, and a preset voltage array to the rich feature set of the analog synthesizer voice.
Find out more about the Pittsburgh Range of Modular Synthesizers
Fireface UFX II 60-Channel 192kHz high-end, USB Audio Interface
The Fireface UFX II offers excellent flexibility that enables the interface to fit seamlessly into a myriad of production environments. Analog, ADAT, AES, SPDIF, and USB 2 are all standard on the Fireface UFX II. Equally impressive is the unit’s channel count: 12 analog, 16 ADAT, and 2 AES for 30 channels input and 30 channels output. Further, with support for USB 2 connectivity, the new Fireface UFX II can integrate with RME’s optional ARC USB remote controller.
Read more about the new Fireface UFX11 on our NAMM 2017 Page
The RME MADIface Pro is a variation of the well established Babyface Pro audio interface. The MADIface Pro includes the original high-end 4 x analogue inputs (Mic, Line, Instrument) and 4 x analogue outputs (2 x XLR, 2 x headphones) found on the Babyface Pro, but the 8 I/O ADAT has now been replaced with 64 channels of MADI I/O, giving you a staggering 68 channels of I/O.
Read more about the new MADIface Pro
The ADI-Pro is a truly high performance AD/DA converter, USB 2.0 DAC, USB 2.0 class compliant interface and high-end headphone amplifier from RME. It’s unparalleled specifications and features deliver crystal transparency and a professional performance that makes it the right choice for mastering and measurement applications as well as the ultimate tool for audiophiles everywhere.
Read more about the new ADI-2 Pro
The ARC (Advanced Remote Control) USB is RME’s new control unit for easy and tactile operation of TotalMix FX. It’s optimised to be used with the new Fireface UFX+ and offers intuitive control over the DSP-based routing and effects section.
The RME ARC USB can be connected via USB to your computer (Mac OS / Windows) or directly to the Fireface UFX+ when employing the stand-alone mode.Read more about the new ARC USB
START SOMETHING with CIRCUIT the Inspirational Groove Box
Circuit is designed to inspire. Two Novation polysynths and a four-part drum machine, combined with an intuitive grid-based sequencer in a standalone box that will have you making electronic music in minutes. Hit some pads, tweak the knobs and your track will start to emerge, all locked in time and key.
Play around with effects, patterns and sounds in real time, to produce your track, brimming with fat grooves and beats.
Compact and battery powered with a powerful built-in speaker, Circuit can be used to make music entirely on its own.
In the studio it will work alongside your standalone synth gear and run in sync with your music software too. Circuit is all you need to inspire, create and play new tunes.
Click Here to go to the Circuit Product Page
New to Innovative Music Australia - Reason 9 from Propellerhead is filled with new devices, features and sounds that makes the journey from musical inspiration to perfection even better. I've actually been making music with Reason 9 during most of its development cycle and as a music maker, it's been extremely inspiring to work with.
The first time I tried using Scales & Chords together with a Dual Arpeggio and one of the new patches, it resulted in something I would've never thought of writing—and eventually a whole new song! And as one of the top 3 worst singers in the world, Pitch Edit quickly proved indispensable.
Mattias Häggström Gerdt
Reason Product Manager
more detailed information on Reason 9
GET OUT OF THE BOX AND INTO YOUR MIX
Expand and command your Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) by adding true tactile control via USB2.0. The all new QCon Pro X is a control surface designed to get you out of “the box” of your computer and into your music. Record and mix without always having to point and click.
QCon Pro X puts the functions of your DAW at your fingertips by providing you with nine (9) full sized motorized faders, eight (8) rotary dual-function encoders, two (2) large backlit LCD screens, LED volume metering, a jog wheel and plenty of buttons to press. Adjust multiple volume or pan levels simultaneously. Mute or solo numerous tracks on the fly.
Use the transport section to conveniently play, stop, fast forward, rewind, record, loop, zoom, punch in and punch out of your compositions. Spin the nicely sized jog wheel to scrub through tracks and address areas of special interest. Dedicated buttons also allow you to access your entire mix by banking across tracks in groups of 8 or 1 track at a time.
check out more information on the new Qcon Pro X Control Surface
Combining cutting edge technologies like plug-in crash protection and a highly flexible user interface, alongside a lightning fast workflow experience for keyboard, mouse and touch screens, Bitwig Studio has attracted a large and steadily growing user base all over the world.
While constantly refining and improving version 1, we've been focused on making Bitwig Studio 2 one of the most innovative music creation software solutions available.
Today we’re proud to announce that we’ve reached the next big milestone on our journey: Bitwig Studio 2 is very close to completion, and we’re excited to share some details with you.
more information on the new Bitwig Studio 2.0
Meet the Professional Grid Instrument.
Launchpad Pro is the simplest and best way to create dynamic, expressive performances in Ableton Live, or any music software.
We've given our iconic Launchpad a total overhaul. Enhanced with RGB LED feedback, and velocity and pressure-sensitive pads, Launchpad Pro brings limitless expression and creativity to your music.
More information on the Launchpad Pro.
Ultimate Control Over Ableton
Launch Control XL is the ultimate controller for Ableton Live. It helps you focus more on your music and less on your laptop, by providing 16 buttons, 24 knobs and eight faders, all of which integrate seamlessly with Live to give you total hands-on control.
More Info on the Launch Control XL
Launchpad Mini is the compact version of the celebrated Novation Launchpad performance controller. Designed for the iPad generation, Launchpad Mini features 64 three colour launch pads that let you play loops, sounds, effects and more to produce and perform music immediately with your iPad - and your Windows or Mac.
More Info on the Launchpad Mini
Launchkey Mini is an exciting new compact mini-key instrument/controller featuring 16 velocity sensitive, three colour illuminated launch pads - use them to launch loops, sounds, effects, transport controls, and more.
Launchkey Mini also features a 25-note keyboard, eight assignable rotary controls, seven function buttons, and a further two performance buttons. Compact and portable, Launchkey Mini is great for producing and performing at home or on stage.
More Info on the Launchkey Mini
Launch Control is a robust, compact controller with 16 assignable knobs and eight pads - ideal for hands-on control of your mixer, instruments and effects. Designed to partner with Novation Launchpad, Launch Control works with all major music software – and with your iPad. Use Launch Control's pads to fire off samples while you use the knobs to tweak filters, levels, and effects controls.
More Info on the Launch Control
Launchpad S is a powerful 64-button music controller that lets you make music or mix tracks using a super-intuitive grid of multi-colour buttons. Whether you’re a DJ, performing musician or studio producer, Launchpad gives you all you need to ‘play' your software straight out of the box. Use the 64-button grid to launch and manipulate clips, trigger loops, fire off effects, control your mixer – and much more.
More Info on the Launchpad S
The Novation Launchpad App is a music performance app for iPad that will have you making beats and triggering loops instantly. It's packed full of high quality loops and sounds that can be combined in the multi-colour 8x6 Launchpad grid to make and remix music. The built-in time stretching always keeps you locked in to the beat, so your loops don't go out of time.
More Info on the Launchpad App
Launchkey App is a powerful analogue modelling synthesiser for iPad. It integrates with the Novation Launchkey hardware creating a unique hands-on synth workstation for your iPad – along with the new Launchpad app.
Launchkey app includes 60 brand new synth sounds for performing and producing music with iPad.
More Info on the Launchkey App