NAMM2017: PO-32 Tonic

Teenage Engineering has announced the eminent release of their newest Pocket Operator, PO-32 Tonic!

Arriving February 2nd, at $140 this is the most expensive Pocket Operator to date, but that price includes the Sonic Charge Microtonic drum machine VST. The PO-32 was designed specifically to allow you to create sounds on Microtonic and then sync them over to the Pocket Operator.

I wonder if developers will reverse-engineer the sound transfer method so you can send other sounds to it.

Kalle Paulson, former head of Propellerhead's mobile division, got his hands on one early and has posted a series of videos exploring it.

Here's a video from the official Teenage Engineering YouTube channel, with Magnus Lidström from Sonic Charge showing off sound transfer process.

Video Description:

introducing pocket operator PO-32 tonic teenage engineering.
order here: https://teenage.engineering/store#po-32
online manuals: https://teenage.engineering/guides

magnus lidström of sonic charge introducing PO-32 tonic and demonstrating how to replace a sound. more info about mictrotonic vst/au: https://soniccharge.com

NAMM2017: iConnectivity ConnectAUDIO2/4

iConnectivity has announced a new ConnectAUDIO2/4 interface. This has several major improvements over their previous iConnectAUDIO2+. First and foremost they've dropped the "i" from the name, so it is no longer, "iConnectivity's iConnectAUDIO." The new interface also sports a stereo headphone output on the front. You can get all of this for $150, which is $50 cheaper than the iConnectAUDIO2+ too! There is no way of knowing when this will actually be released though.

Video Description:

Easy to use, ultra-sturdy, 2-input/4-output professional audio and MIDI interface for MacOS, Windows, Linux, and iOS*.

Whether you're a guitarist, singer-songwriter, electronic musician, producer, or DJ, this studio-quality interface handles everything you can throw at it - just connect your mics, instruments, synths, and MIDI gear, and start creating.


Features

• Capacitive touch display and control surface for all functions, with full metering (no control software needed).
• Onboard mixing, and direct monitoring for each input.
• 2 XLR ¼” TRS combo analog inputs, each with individual +48V phantom power toggle and impedance switching.
• 2 ¼” TRS balanced analog outputs.
• ¼” headphone output, switchable between monitoring main outs and independent mix.
• 1 X 1 MIDI DIN in/out.
• High-resolution audio - up to 24-bit/96kHz AD/DA conversion.
• USB Audio 2.0 and USB MIDI 1.0 Class-Compliant.
• USB bus-powered (no wall power required).
• Ableton Live Lite software and a selection of loops and samples from Big Fish Audio are included when registering the device.

NAMM2017: Behringer DeepMind 12 Augmented Reality Demo

BEHRINGER is at NAMM showing off one of the wild possibilities in their new DeepMind 12 synthesizer. The keyboard can be hooked up to a Microsoft HoloLens and Leap Motion Controller for a fully immersive Augmented Reality synthesis experience.

This looks phenomenal, but I'm not sure I'm ready to drop $3,000 on HoloLens to hook up to a $1,000 synth.

NAMM2017: Yamaha CL/QL Series

Yamaha has released some new videos for their CL/QL consoles, featuring an iPad app that lets you control these big mixing desks from the floor. The app keeps track of orientation so as you move around with it your given a representation of where speakers are placed relative to your position! That's kind of clever!

Here's a demo with Andy Cooper, Yamaha's Pro Audio Application Engineering Manager, showing it off. It is really worth keeping in mind that Andy Cooper is a Pro Audio Application Engineering Manager and not a professional presenter or anyone with any amount of broadcast experience.

Video Description:

Andy Cooper, Manager for Yamaha Pro Audio Application Engineering, introduces the way of using Yamaha CL/QL series consoles with KLANG In-Ear Monitoring systems such as KLANG:quelle, KLANG:fabrik, and KLANG:app. The KLANG products include an amazing interactive 3D panner, which allows the performers to have a consistently high quality sound without losing the feeling on the stage.
For details on the system setup, watch another video or refer to the solution guide on Yamaha Pro Audio website:
http://www.yamahaproaudio.com/global/...
For details on the KLANG products, you can also watch another video on KLANG website:
www.KLANG.com/video

NAMM2017: AirTurn STOMP 6

AirTurn have brought us some excellent Bluetooth stomp pedals over the years, and now they're releasing a massive one with STOMP6.

AirTurn STOMP 6

The STOMP 6 by AirTurn gives you the flexibility you crave on stage. It has 6 industrial grade footswitches in a full-metal enclosure that lets you control your rig without breaking from your performance. It connects wirelessly over Bluetooth to any computer, tablet or smartphone. With the limitless possibilities of apps that work with AirTurn, you’re only limited by your imagination.

The new Stomp 6 will be shipping on the 25th of this month. Preorders are now available for $130.

The developer of OnSong let this video slip a day early, making discchord the first site to report on the new device! Proving once again that I do a better job of covering NAMM from my jammies than anyone on the floor.

Video Description:

The Stomp 6 is AirTurn’s latest wireless foot pedal creation. AirTurn is known for making foot pedals that are wireless, silent and durable with rechargeable batteries. But in this new pedal design, you can tell they’ve listened to the needs of performing guitarists. The Stomp 6 lets you amp up your rig with the power of an iPad running OnSong.

The Stomp 6 features an all metal design with six, stomp-style foot switches. These switches have a smooth action, but still provide the tactile feedback like you’d expect to find on your pedal board. In this video we review the AirTurn STOMP 6 and how to pair it with your iOS device. We'll cover how to enable the STOMP 6 and configure actions to perform in OnSong.

If you don't have OnSong yet, download it today at http://onsongapp.com/download/

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Music by Michael Hoover

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