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SOS Best of Musikmesse 2014

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We've scoured through the best products of Musikmesse 2014 to give you our favourite list of new gear from the show. Read on!

 

1. Pioneer Turntable

It looks a lot like the old Technics 1210 and good on Pioneer for seizing the ooprtunity to capitalise on the never fading vinyl market!

http://bit.ly/1ednHNk

 

2. Akai Rhythm Wolf

An all in one analog drum machine and bass synth for a couple of hundred dollars? Yes please.

http://www.sweetwater.com/insync/musikmesse-2014-akai-rhythm-wolf/

 

3. Waldorf Streichfett

This brilliant little string synth from Waldorf titled 'Streichfett' which translates as fat spread will retail for around $200.

http://www.musicradar.com/news/tech/musikmesse-2014-hands-on-with-the-wa...

 

4. Arturia MiniBrute Special Edition

An update to this wonderful synth now featuring a cool step sequencer, revised filter section and all new look.

http://www.musictech.net/2014/03/frankfurt-musikmesse-2014-arturia-minib...

 

5. Manley Core

Industry leader in analogue processors release an 'affordable' compressor / limiter / EQ / Mic Pre. I want two of 'em!

http://www.gearslutz.com/board/new-product-alert/900515-namm-2014-manley...

 

6. Rob Papen Blue II

SOS sponsor Rob Papen updates the hugely popular Blue II software synth. We will soon have it available to all SOS students.

http://www.robpapen.com/blue2.html

 

7. Allen & Heath XONE:23 DJ Mixer

A 2 channel DJ mixer with Xone filter with resonance control, VCA faders, 3 band total kill EQ and a crossfader curve selector.

http://www.allen-heath.com/allen-heath-launches-xone23-dj-mixer/

 

What's your favourite bit of gear? Did we miss something from Musikmesse?

 

 

Comments

Steve Rochford says:

How does the Akai Rhythm Wolf compare to the Korg Volca series I wonder?

Davide Carbone says:

Good question. Sadly none of the Musikmesse demo videos on youtube give us a clear idea of how it sounds but will try and get our hands on a unit and post asap.

Analogia says:

5 of your top 7 are analogue. How times have changed - again!

mike.callander says:

put me down for a Rythm Wolf and Manley Core, please, DC. 

Co-founder and Ableton Certified Trainer at School of Synthesis. DJ and live on the weekends.