Lunastone ships Red Fuzz 1, Distortion 1, Blue Drive 1 & Smooth Drive 1

Lunastone dirt pedalsDanish guitar pedal company Lunastone has announced the release of the four new pedals introduced at NAMM 2018. The pedals expand the range and flavors of Lunastone dirt pedals, covering Fuzz and Distortion, as well as two more subtle Overdrives, and they are now available at dealers worldwide. “Many guitarists already know what our TrueOverDrive […]

Waldorf to Introduce New KYRA – All FPGA VA Synthesizer Based on the Exodus Valkyrie at NAMM 2019

Yes, this is real. Waldorf is teaming up with Exodus Digital on their recently announced Valkyrie FPGA synthesizer. It’s worth noting the Novation Peak is also FPGA based, however not fully, as it utilizes analog filters. There are also some DIY FPGA synths. A fun side note is that this is the earliest NAMM post to go up for a single year’s event. 🙂

Here’s the press release:

Waldorf Music

Waldorf Kyra FPGA powered synthesizer to debut at NAMM 2019

Waldorf KyraWaldorf Music has announced a full production launch and general availability of the world’s first fully FPGA (Field-Programmable Gate Array) powered synthesizer. Kyra features 128 voices, regardless of settings and effects, each with 10 oscillators per voice, and eight-part multi-timbrality, with each part having its own dedicated nine-module effects unit. As an extremely powerful VA […]

Voyetra Sequencer Plus Mark III & MIDI Meets Guitar at NAMM ’85

WBRA Television – Wayne Joness – December 1987 – Festival Fillers – Voyetra Sequencer Plus Mark III

Published on Mar 31, 2018 WayneJoness

“Video recorded in December of 1987, live at WBRA Television Studios in Roanoke, Virginia. Many thanks to Maureen Eiger who made this video possible. I used Voyetra Sequencer Plus Mark III, with a Kawai R50 drum machine, Roland JX-10 (synth brass), Yamaha

Access Virus Update in the Works?

NAMM 2018 – Christoph Kemper – KUCR Published on Feb 1, 2018

This one was spotted and sent in via Soviet Space Child.

Comes in right at the beginning and some talk at 9:15. Not clear what it might be, or when it might happen, but I can state this: I finally ordered a Virus TI2 desktop back in January and am still waiting to hear back. There is no word if they have been discontinued, if more

The SynthSummitShow episode 22: Warm star Electronics (eurorack module manufacturer)

Streamed live 23 hours ago Ken Flux Pierce Fluxwithit

“A Live show focusing on Synths, Modular, and all things gear related including interviews of some of the most interesting people in the industry and much more.
Hosted By Sound Designer and Music Technologist Ken Flux Pierce (I have severe ADD and it shows in this episode)”

Casio Intros Portable CT-X Keyboard Line

Casio America has introduced the CT-X series of keyboards, which offer digital pianos, guitars, drums, basses, brass, wind instruments, string ensembles and more.… Read More Casio Intros Portable CT-X Keyboard Line

NAMM NUGGETS – Qu-bit Modular (An assortment)

Published on Feb 15, 2018 Noir Et Blanc Vie

“Well this is one of the last Namm 2018 videos I’ll post. Qu-bit looks great in black, so Andrew of Qu-bit gave me a great demo featuring Qu-bit chance, Qu-bit Nebulae, Qu-bit chords and many more. Good stuff as always. Check them out!”

NAMM NUGGETS – Malekko w/ Baseck (NAMM 2018)

Published on Feb 13, 2018 Noir Et Blanc Vie

“Just a short little sample I shot with Baseck performing on a bunch of new Malekko modules at NAMM 2018. He is a dope dude, plus I can hang with him at Perfect Circuit, he cool lol”

NAMM 2018: Blipblox Synthesizer [Episode 37]

Published on Feb 11, 2018 CatSynth TV

“Demo of the Blipblox at NAMM 2018. The Blipblox is a fully functional mono synthesizer designed for use by children and adults.

‘Introducing the Blipblox – a synthesizer and beatbox designed to promote creativity and audio exploration. Its unique physical design is easy-to-use and safe for children as young as 3 years old. Its professional features and