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NAMM 2013 wrap-up: Analog synths, DJ gear, loads of MIDI, mobile peripherals and more

NAMM 2013 wrapup Analog synths, DJ gear, a MIDI guitar, mobile peripherals and more

We’ve managed to pull through music’s deafening January gathering just outside of Los Angeles with our hearing still somewhat intact. The last few days have held a wealth of DJ gear from controllers and consoles to portable units. Both Moog and Korg trotted out new analog synthesizers that look quite formidable while remaining rather affordable. As expected, a truckload of wares to outfit a mobile device arsenal were on display from Bluetooth foot controllers to dual-input audio interfaces. And as always, a few surprises crept in as well — like a MIDI guitar and fully portable, handheld DJ solution. Head on down past the break to get caught up on the happenings that you might’ve missed as we look for a nice quiet room to recover for a few hours.

Gallery: NAMM 2013 wrap-up

Hands-on posts

  • Numark Orbit wireless MIDI DJ controller hands-on (video)
  • Stylophone S2 portable analog synthesizer hands-on (video)
  • Moog shows off one-of-a-kind Aluminum Voyager and 10th Anniversary Minimoog Voyager at NAMM (eyes-on)
  • Pioneer Platinum Edition CDJ2000nexus, DJM-900nexus and RMX-1000 eyes-on
  • IK Multimedia iLoud and iLoud Mini hands-on (video)
  • Moog Sub Phatty analog synthesizer hands-on (video)
  • Akai launches MPC headphone series, we go hands-on
  • Numark iDJ Live II DJ controller hands-on (video)
  • Korg announces MS-20 mini, we go hands and ears-on (video)
  • MIDI spans 30 years at NAMM with Commodore 64 and Animoog (video)
  • Roland Cube Lite mini amplifier allows you to control guitar licks, aux input independently (video)
  • Visionary Instruments intros the Robocaster MIDI hybrid guitar, we go ears-on (video)
  • Apogee One for iOS and Mac hands-on
  • PDJ Portable Disc Jockey is a complete DJ system that fits in your pocket, we go hands-on (video)
  • IK Multimedia iRig BlueBoard and iRig HD hands-on (video)
  • Numark NS7 II Serato DJ controller hands-on (video)
  • Artiphon’s ‘Instrument 1’ is an iPhone powered multi-instrument, we go hands-on

Other NAMM-related news

  • Moog details Sub Phatty ahead of NAMM, accepts $1,099 pre-orders for March (video)
  • Pioneer intros Platinum Edition CDJ-2000nexus, matching mixer and remixer
  • IK Multimedia outs iLoud and iLoud Mini speakers, supplies mobile jam sessions
  • Numark refreshes iDJ Live, NS7, Mixtrack Pro DJ controllers, intros new Orbit wireless option
  • Orange Amps updates its OPC once more: Intel i7, 16GB RAM and a graphics boost
  • Apogee revamps One and Duet audio interfaces for iOS and Mac, updates Quartet to match

Filed under: Announcements, Misc, Peripherals


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