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Pre-NAMM 2017 rumor thread


ElmerJFudd

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I'll wait for Geoff to kickoff the actually NAMM 2017 thread... but here we are in the doldrums of the last weeks of the last quarter of 2016 and I am jonesing for some rumors, some pre-NAMM buzz.

 

Let's take a trip down memory lane....

 

NAMM 2016

Waldorf Eurorack Pack

Arturia Matrix Brute

Oberheim and Smith OB-6

ROLI Seaboard Rise 49

Roland FP-30

Casio MZ-X500 and MZ-X300

Nord Piano 3

Yamaha Montage

Korg minilogue

Roland System-500

Yamaha Disklavier Enspire

Radial Key-Largo

Synthogy Ivory VR

 

Roland's 909 day may have taken the wind out of anything we hope to see from them.... Anyone sat at an FP-90 yet? Have a System-8 in your studio right now?

 

What's floating about the internets? Anyone spy something and aren't under an NDA? What do you hope to see? Let's hear it here first!

 

Is that Korg/VOX combo going to be playable and coming to market?

Will that KeyB Legend ship?

Live: Yamaha CP88, Roland VR-700

Home: Rebuilt 1910 Chickering 5'2", Fender Rhodes MKI 88k, Casio PX-560

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Yamaha CP-400 . CFX and CF samples with the CP4's action. It has good quality on board speakers. And weighs about the same as the Roland FP-90. And comes in at around $1800 like the Roland.

 

Avant Grand N2 with the CFX sample - that way maybe the original N2 will come down in price. :thu:

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NY Steinway D

Yamaha AvantGrand N3X, P-515

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Maybe a pro/performance synth refresh from Roland - something to replace the Jupiter-50 perhaps. Update of the FA line?

 

It's definitely time for a Jupiter refresh. Historically, they start with the flagship and introduce the cheaper model a year or so later.

 

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How about a Mojo 73 with a tweaked Fatar keybed, a couple of good AP's (upright and grand?) and all the usual Crumar goodies--with a suggested MSRP of around $1800 US?

 

Just putting it on the dream table....

Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.

—P. J. O’Rourke

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How about a Mojo 73 with a tweaked Fatar keybed, a couple of good AP's (upright and grand?) and all the usual Crumar goodies--with a suggested MSRP of around $1800 US?

 

Just putting it on the dream table....

 

I posted a mock up photo at one point of a 73k single manual DMC-122 which has the user interface you'd want if you were hot for the full Gemini card - including the VA synth engine.

 

On the other hand, it's hard to say where the updates to the Mojo 61's sample sets will end. They could just potentially just drop their whole Gemini library in it and offer it in 61, 76/73 and 88k variations - the larger one with a TP-40L and call it a competitor of the SK-1 and Nord Electro which they could have done from the launch - but maybe didn't want the hype or pressure?

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Home: Rebuilt 1910 Chickering 5'2", Fender Rhodes MKI 88k, Casio PX-560

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Behringer will not be showing the Deepmind 12 on the floor at NAMM. No rumour.

 

Why is that? I would think that the Deepmind-12 would easily be the most interesting new keyboard at NAMM.

 

Ask Behringer. ;)

 

Maybe Behringer doesn't want or feel they need to pay for a booth? Uli generated enough buzz for the DM-12 simply posting on Gearslutz, here and whatever else. Sort of like Apple not attending Mac World since they do their own press events and launches. Will Roland show anything new after 909? Maybe with social media NAMM is becoming less important - I however still enjoy it and look forward to news even if I can't make it in person.

Live: Yamaha CP88, Roland VR-700

Home: Rebuilt 1910 Chickering 5'2", Fender Rhodes MKI 88k, Casio PX-560

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How about a Mojo 73 with a tweaked Fatar keybed, a couple of good AP's (upright and grand?) and all the usual Crumar goodies--with a suggested MSRP of around $1800 US?

 

Just putting it on the dream table....

 

I posted a mock up photo at one point of a 73k single manual DMC-122 which has the user interface you'd want if you were hot for the full Gemini card - including the VA synth engine.

 

On the other hand, it's hard to say where the updates to the Mojo 61's sample sets will end. They could just potentially just drop their whole Gemini library in it and offer it in 61, 76/73 and 88k variations - the larger one with a TP-40L and call it a competitor of the SK-1 and Nord Electro which they could have done from the launch - but maybe didn't want the hype or pressure?

Crumar/GSi will not be at NAMM this year.

 

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Well that's that. Will have to wait for news on the GSi Crumar stuff in another fashion. As far as Behringer, I guess we'll hear something about a shipping DM-12 sooner than later. Unless their pre-order hype was just hype. But I doubt that pretty highly.

Live: Yamaha CP88, Roland VR-700

Home: Rebuilt 1910 Chickering 5'2", Fender Rhodes MKI 88k, Casio PX-560

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Music Radar is already getting NAMM 2017 guitar news:

Ernie Ball Music Man is revamping the whole line

Mooer Audio Micro Drummer - previewed last year

http://www.mooeraudio.com/?product/201611238616.html

Fender set to release app-compatible Bluetooth guitar amps

 

Where's the keys!? ;)

 

 

 

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Home: Rebuilt 1910 Chickering 5'2", Fender Rhodes MKI 88k, Casio PX-560

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korg-kronosls.jpg

 

Kronos LS

 

The first thing, of course, is that this is a Kronos. It has 9 synthesis engines, loads of polyphony, 314MB of preset PCM sounds with room for up to 2GB. Its a 16-track sequencer and 16-track hard disk recorder. Its allegedly the ultimate synthesizer workstation. As far as we can tell nothing has changed in that regard with the LS 88.

 

What it does tell us is that the Kronos LS 88 is an 88-keyed version thats designed to be much lighter than the current one. The keyboard is designed for light touch key giving it a light performance feeling of synth keyboard without impairing already established design balance. What this means is that theyve shaved off 6.4Kg in weight when compared to the 88-key weighted Kronos.

 

It comes with a new OS version (3.1) which includes Quick Layer / Split which allows for easy assignment of instrument layers. Other than that the other striking detail is the dark brown colour and sunburst side wood panels.

 

So, essentially, you get a nice looking Kronos, with fully 88 keys thats easier to carry and gig with nice one. No price or signs of availability in the rest of the world as yet. You can check out all the details and additional images on the Korg Japan WEBSITE.

Live: Yamaha CP88, Roland VR-700

Home: Rebuilt 1910 Chickering 5'2", Fender Rhodes MKI 88k, Casio PX-560

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dreadbox-nyx.jpg

 

Dreadbox have released a new analog synth in a desktop box. NYX is a paraphonic analog synthesizer from the same mold as their Erebus and Hades box.

 

The NYX is labelled up at $679 and should ship in the New Year. More information on the Dreadbox, http://www.dreadbox-fx.com/nyx/

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