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BBOY TECH REPORT

NAMM 2013

INTERVIEW with Alkex of Mode Machines

INTERVIEW with Alkex of Mode Machines

While at winter NAMM 2013 I had the opportunity to speak with the man behind the forthcoming SID synth, Alkex of Mode Machines. Alkex, is an up and coming designer with a few designs under his belt thus far. You may recall the Professor from a few years back which was Alkex’s hardware controller for [...]

February 15, 2013 Corry Banks Interviews, Manufacturers, NAMM 2013 3

Dave Smith Instruments Prophet 12

Dave Smith Instruments Prophet 12

Dave Smith Instruments Prophet 12 was probably the best kept secret up until the NAMM show 2013. Everywhere I went there was someone saying something like “you gotta see the Prophet 12”. Well, once I stopped by the Dave Smith Instruments booth I understood why. This is truly a beautiful analog synth. From the OLED [...]

February 1, 2013 Corry Banks Fav Synths, Gear, NAMM 2013, News, Video 1

M-Audio Axiom Air Keyboard Controllers

M-Audio Axiom Air Keyboard Controllers

M-Audio returns with the Axiom Air Keyboard Controllers. These controllers are certainly the best looking controllers that I’ve seen. Fortunately the feature list looks just as good. Each of the 3 versions of this keyboard controller comes with M-Audio’s Ignite software & Avid’s Pro Tools Express. The Axiom Air Keyboard Controller comes in 3 different [...]

January 30, 2013 Corry Banks Gear, NAMM 2013, News, Technology, Video 2

Arturia SparkLE Drum Machine

Arturia SparkLE Drum Machine

Arturia released the SparkLE drum machine controller at winter NAMM 2013. Arturia made it pretty clear at NAMM that SparkLE is not an LE (limited edition or lite edition) version of the Spark. They also made note that its name is pronounced Sparkle (as in like a star) rather than Spark – L – E. [...]

January 27, 2013 Corry Banks Beatmaking, Gadgets, Gear, NAMM 2013, News, Technology, Video 0

Electrix Returns with The Electrix Tweaker

Electrix Returns with The Electrix Tweaker

Electrix or Electrix Pro returns with Tweaker. The Electrix Tweaker is a “performance controller for Ableton users, Traktor users, and music producers and performers of all genres.” Some may not recall the brand Electrix but I remember it well. As a matter of fact I own one of their famed rack mounted filters, the Filter [...]

January 27, 2013 Corry Banks Gear, NAMM 2013, News, Technology, Video 0

Moog Sub Phatty Overview at NAMM 2013

Moog Sub Phatty Overview at NAMM 2013

The good folks at Moog Music took a bit of time at NAMM 2013 to demo the new Moog Sub Phatty for us. I have to say that the Moog Sub Phatty is one of the top three pieces of gear that I checked out while at NAMM 2013. The lows are mad impressive. The [...]

January 27, 2013 Corry Banks Gear, NAMM 2013, News, Technology 0

NEW MPC REN SP1200 Ring Mode

NEW MPC REN SP1200 Ring Mode

Akai Pro announced that the new 1.3 version of MPC software will be released on February 15th. The new 1.3 software will feature a few very welcomed  improvements. The new software will also include a new Vintage Mode that will live beneath the “other” button. It’s called the SP 1200 Ring Mode. The SP 1200 [...]

January 26, 2013 Corry Banks Beatmaking, Gear, NAMM 2013, News, Video 0

Exclusive Interview with DAN GIL of Akai Pro

Exclusive Interview with DAN GIL of Akai Pro

As we covered NAMM 2013 we caught up with Dan Gil, MPC Product Manager for Akai Pro. We got a chance to ask a few questions regarding pending updates for the Akai Pro MPC Renaissance and the pending 1.3 MPC software update. Dan also gave us an exclusive scoop regarding a new vintage mode setting. [...]

January 25, 2013 Corry Banks Interviews, Manufacturers, NAMM 2013, News 5

NUMARK Orbit Wireless Controller

NUMARK Orbit Wireless Controller

Numark releases a new wireless controller for NAMM 2013. The Numark Orbit sort of puts me in the mind of a Sony PSP. The Numark Orbit uses an internal accelerometer to allow you to control instruments according to the axis you’ve tilted towards. There’s tons of potential here for a mere $99. So if you [...]

January 25, 2013 Corry Banks Gadgets, Gear, NAMM 2013, News 0

Moog Releases The New Sub Phatty

Moog Releases The New Sub Phatty

The Moog Sub Phatty has landed. Moog refers to the Moog Sub Phatty as “the grittiest Moog Synth ever.” With an 25 key semi weighted keybed, 1 Noise Generator, 2 Variable Waveshape Oscillators, 1 Square Wave Sub Oscillator, the Moog Sub Phatty is a bit of a beast. Moog adds that “the Sub Phatty’s oscillators [...]

January 21, 2013 Corry Banks Gear, NAMM 2013, News, Technology 0