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Musikmesse 2007 Reports


Geoff Grace

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This year's Musikmesse starts tomorrow, March 28th, in Frankfurt and will last until the 31st.

 

Please post your Musikmesse 2007 reports here, for forum members who are not fortunate enough to go to the show.

 

Feel free to discuss Musikmesse announced gear, events, and performances in this thread.

 

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Below are some Musikmesse related links of note:

 

http://homepage.mac.com/musicproduction/.Pictures/Bullet.jpg Harmony Central will post regular Musikmesse gear updates here throughout all of the days of the show.

 

http://homepage.mac.com/musicproduction/.Pictures/Bullet.jpg Dave Bryce is exhibiting his popular ADAM products.

 

Best,

 

Geoff

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One keyboard company that slips under the radar at times is Ketron, which is supposed to unveil a new type of arranger keyboard at Musicmesse called the AUDYA which uses looped audio files rather than midi files that change key according to chordal input. They have some other new products coming out as well. Some of the reps have been posting sneek previews in various forums.
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Akai MPK49

 

http://akaipro.com/images/akaiMESSE07HP.jpg

 

THE NEXT GENERATION OF USB/MIDI PERFORMANCE CONTROLLERS.

Maximize musical ideas on-stage or in a home studio setting with the new Akai MPK49 performance controller. The Akai MPK49 ushers in a new era for USB/MIDI controllers by combining a high-quality, 49-key, semi-weighted keyboard with aftertouch and 12 MPC-style drum pads. 48 total pads are accessible via 4 pad banks. The pads feature popular MPC Note Repeat function and Swing parameters, and the Akai MPK49 performance controller has its own arpeggiator, for creating quick, creative riffs in seconds.

 

The Akai MPK49 features MPC-style Full Level and 12 Levels functions on its pads, and MPC Swing can be applied to both Note Repeat and Arpeggio functions. Tap Tempo and time-division buttons allow for real-time control of Note Repeat and Arpeggio clock speeds. The Akai MPK49 delivers an amazing 72 assignable controls, with assignable inputs that include an expression pedal, footswitch, pitch bend and modulation wheel.

 

Discover the next generation of USB/MIDI controllers. Step up to the Akai MPK49.

 

http://akaipro.com/

 

Busch.

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I'm curious about the "Sampling Rate" switch on the SonicCell... is there actually onboard sampling? :o

 

The computer would be the sampler. Audio In from the SonicCell into the computer. You can playback the audio on the SonicCell, but it's not promoted at all as being a sampler in the traditional sense.

 

Busch.

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Hi everyone i am the new distributor for ketron to the U.S

And will check in every one in a while to answer questions.

At the Frankfurt show Ketron will have a working prototype of the Ketron AUDYA which is the new flagship arranger replacing the SD-1. They are also unveiling a new sound module SD-3 which is the SD-5 without the keybed

 

Ted Kraus

CMC distributors

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Hi everyone i am the new distributor for ketron to the U.S

And will check in every one in a while to answer questions.

At the Frankfurt show Ketron will have a working prototype of the Ketron AUDYA which is the new flagship arranger replacing the SD-1. They are also unveiling a new sound module SD-3 which is the SD-5 without the keybed

 

Ted Kraus

CMC distributors

 

Greetings,

 

Does it do as reported, i.e. use audio as well as MIDI for the tracks? Is this for drums only or does it work for transposing instruments as well? Can users create/import audio tracks?

 

Details anywhere?

 

Thanks.

 

Busch.

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http://www.johnbowen.com/images/Solaris_olive-sm.gif

 

The Solaris by the mighty John Bowen, previously of Sequential, Korg, and Creamware.

 

John has teamed up with Holger Drenkelfort and Juergen Kindermann (SonicCore GmbH) to produce the Solaris synthesizer. "We had all worked together in the development of the Creamware Scope system, which as a development tool I found to be sonically superior to any other available native 'synth construction' programs on the market. However, I needed a new and more powerful system to produce the Solaris properly. Using their expertise, SonicCore has created brand-new hardware and operating system software - there is nothing inside based on the Scope system. Also, we brought in a talented dsp programmer to write completely new algorithm code specifically for the Solaris. However, now that SonicCore has acquired rights to the Creamware dsp library, I will be able to incorporate their special modules as well in Solaris. I'm also discussing licensing other algorithm work for future dsp expansion packs. It's my plan to have the Solaris act as a capable 'host system' for a wide variety of synthesis types, while still providing an ease-of-use factor."

 

 

"For instance" is not proof.

 

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Is there a price on the SonicCell from Roland?

 

http://purgatorycreek.com/img/churchsign.jpg

 

You know whether this god fellow has hit the actual price, only time will tell. Best guess would be between $500 and $700. Street on the XV-2020 is $595.

 

Busch.

 

 

I never knew Roland was endorsed by God. If I buy another manufacturers product am I going to hell? :crazy:

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- Rush

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Roland SonicCell

 

http://www.roland.com/products/com/SonicCell/images/top_L.jpg

 

Busch

 

Don't forget the stand:

 

http://www.roland.com/products/en/BKT-S/images/intro_R_M.jpg

 

On a sort of off topic note, I cannot believe that Roland isn't using Photoshop to process these photographs.

"For instance" is not proof.

 

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I see that pianoteq has an update. Looks interesting.

 

If any KC members are at the show, could you please check and report on:

1. Kurz news: Are they showing the PC-3 yet?

2. Get your hands on John Bowen's new machine....we wanna know.

3. Report on the new Nord organ.

 

Thanks!!! :) Wish I could be there too!

 

Tom F.

"It is what it is."

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I had planned to go this year but forgot all about it and didn't have the dates in my calendar. (Frankfort is only four+ hours away from where I live. I'll go next year. (It would be great if someone were to mention these fairs weeks before they begin. I only learned about this yesterday.)

 

No guitarists were harmed during the making of this message.

 

In general, harmonic complexity is inversely proportional to the ratio between chording and non-chording instruments.

 

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Apparently Steinberg has a new line called Sequel, but it appears geared toward the beginner and not toward most of the seemingly experienced users on this forum. It looks like it also favors loops and other popular music DJ-oriented sort of stuff so it holds no interest for me personally. Here are some links I've found:

 

http://www.steinberg.net/1308+M52087573ab0.html

http://www.sequel-music.net/

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Has anyone noticed that the rolandus website has a submenu under keyboards/synths&samplers called softsynths?

 

http://www.rolandus.com/products/productlist.aspx?ParentId=85

 

Not sure how long its been there but this was the first time I noticed it. Do they currently have any softsynths? (Nothing is listed in this category at this time.) If not, does anyone suppose maybe they'll be moving more into software?

 

I guess I was just hoping we'd see something cool like this at Musikmesse...

 

 

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http://www.sonicftp.com/news/images/behringer_uma25s.jpg

 

Behringer have announced the U-CONTROL UMA25S, an ultra-slim 25-Key USB MIDI Controller Keyboard with internal Audio Interface, more than 100 Software Plug-Ins and Ableton Live Lite 4.

 

The UMA25S is a controller keyboard with a fully fledged USB audio interface. It has 25 velocity-sensitive keys, 21 assignable controllers and comes with a strap so you can jump around onstage.

 

Features

 

* Stage performer and producer keyboard featuring 25 velocity-sensitive, full-size plus half-action keys

* Built-in USB audio interface to connect your instruments and mixer to your computer for recording and playback

* Kristal Audio Engine sequencer, Audacity audio editor and over 100 virtual instruments plus more than 50 effect plug-ins included

* Powerful DAW software Ableton Live Lite 4 BEHRINGER Edition included

* 8 user presets and 21 assignable controllers: 8 knobs, 8 buttons (with transport-mode option), 2 wheels, 1 slider, 2 pedal ports

* Advanced control features: drawbar mode, drum triggering, incremental value step, parameter range limiting, octave +/-

* Soft gig bag, high-quality headset and guitar strap for direct live jamming on stage included

* Plug and play with Mac OS X and Windows XP operating systems; additional low-latency driver included

* Separate MIDI output allows controlling external samplers, synths and other equipment

* Runs via USB bus, batteries or power adapter (not included)

* High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life

 

Pricing and Availability:

Available in Q3 2007

$189.99 USD £133 GBP

 

More information:

 

* www.behringer.com

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