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Taylor

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January 25, 2014

NAMM 2014 | Moog Theremini

The theremin is a staple in the Moog catalog. It was the first instrument Bob Moog began selling back in the early days of the company’s foundation. He would send mail order kits to customers so they could construct their very own theremin. Fast forward to today and we have one of the first updates to this eclectic instrument with the Theremini. Incorporating the same technology from the Animoog iPad app. the Moog Theremini allows for even more control and with a better level of audio fidelity in an affordable instrument package.

The design looks like something from a 1950s science fiction movie which is aesthetically awesome. In addition you have delay and pitch bias control for sound manipulation and creation. With CV and USB I/O, the possibilities to incorporate this into your existing synthesizer rig have been expanded. It comes loaded with its own presets but you can of …

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Taylor

Taylor
January 25, 2014

NAMM 2014 | Elektron Analog Rytm Demo

Just showing off the features on the Elektron Analog Rytm is clearly not enough. We wanted to hear how this thing sounded and we are pretty sure you do too. To quell your insatiable appetite for all things Elektron, we shot a quick demo video with Cenk from Elektron Music Machines at Winter NAMM 2014. Elektron should have more demo sounds in the near future but hopefully this will tide you over until then. Be sure to check out our overview of the Elektron Analog Rytm from NAMM 2014 in case you missed it and keep looking out for more videos from the show floor in the coming days.

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Taylor

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January 25, 2014

NAMM 2014 | Elektron Analog Rytm

Elektron’s PR campaign is something to admire. They were fantastic at teasing the Analog Keys but their latest analog music machine has been teased since the launch of Analog Keys in Berlin. After being hidden behind a hazy lock box for months we finally caught a glimpse of their brand new machine the Analog Rytm. This drum machine centric device has all of the control functionality that you have come to be familiar with on other Elektron machines like the Analog 4 and Octatrack but with an emphasis on fully analog groove production. All of the I/O is similar to other machines in the line with USB, MIDI, and stereo outputs for all of your tracks.

The FX control is superb with reverb and delay control but also the inclusion of  distortion control which gives you control for very angry sounds. With master distortion and master compression control and the …

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Taylor

Taylor
February 4, 2013

NAMM 2013: DJ Controller Review

NAMM 2011 and 2012 saw the unveiling of a whole host of DJ controllers from some of the top manufacturers including Pioneer, Numark, Denon, Vestax, and even the illusive Native Instruments unveiled their Kontrol F1 at an off site location in 2012. NAMM is also the place where a lot of companies allow the public to play on their new designs in an almost faux test market to see how people react and then subsequently make a few last minute adjustments. NAMM 2013 was no exception in this regard but Numark was really the only company unveiling a high performance controller with the Numark NS7 2. Nearly every other DJ controller manufacturer was unveiling low cost, portable, and lets face it, entry level controllers this year. This may have come as a surprise to most of you expecting to see the latest and greatest improvements to the DJ …

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DJ Scott Mad Flip

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January 17, 2011

The New JBL EON515XT at Winter NAMM 2011

We LOVE good music.  Who doesn’t, yeah?  It’s important to have good reliable instruments, DJ gear, and microphones in order to give a good solid performance. Probably just as important is what type of amplifier and speaker you use to play your music through. We have thoroughly enjoyed JBL’s EON series for many years and now they have continued their awesome legacy with the introduction of the sweet new EON515XT. They’ve given us more power (625W), and a higher input gain (132db) than the previous 515 and added separate bass and treble controls to fine tune your sound. We have already received them and they are ready to ship today. Enjoy!

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Scott: Hi, this is scott magno DJ Madflip. We’re back again Winter NAMM 2011. We’re here at JBL to talk about the new EON series with Richard. We love the product, now he’s going to tell us why