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    NAMM 2020 - Nektar Aura

    Pad Controller & MIDI Sequencer

    Beat- and performance-focused pad controller and MIDI sequencer, due early March.

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    Roland's new Acoustic Design V-Drums, which eschew the electronic pad look of previous V-Drums in favour of aesthetics more like those of a traditional drum kit.

    Roland rock on in Anaheim

    Focus is on guitars and drums at NAMM

    The spotlight from Roland/Boss at NAMM is on guitars and drums — although there's still a hi-tech twist to the new products...

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    The top-of-the-range controller in the updated Launchpad range, the Launchpad Pro MkIII (note: there was no Launchpad Pro MkII, in case you're wondering...!).)

    Novation complete Launchpad upgrades

    MkIII Launchpad Pro concludes revamp of controller range

    Novation complete their revamp of their Ableton Live controller range with the launch of the Launchpad Pro MkIII.

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    Incredibly, it's 10 years since we first reviewed NI's Maschine hybrid software/hardware production workstation. Above left is the original Maschine Mark 1, and on the right is the new bright-orange limited-edition Maschine NI have announced to celebrate.

    Native Instruments celebrate 10 years of Maschine

    Limited-run orange Maschine kicks off decennial celebration of NI's production workstation

    Native Instruments are celebrating 10 years since the launch of their hardware/software workstation with a limited-edition orange Maschine.

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    Alesis Strike MultiPad

    Sampling Percussion Pad

    Does the Strike MultiPad's killer combination of features, practicality and price make it the best percussion pad on the market?

    Reviews Jul 2019
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    Ikuo Kakehashi with the ATV aFrame. Ikuo is son of the late founder of Roland and ATV, Ikutaro Kakehashi.

    ATV, Ace Tone and the aFrame at NAMM

    ATV Corporation continues to innovate with revived Ace Tone brand & aFrame updates

    ATV Corporation updates the aFrame percussion instrument, and revives the Ace Tone brand started by Mr Kakehashi in 1960.

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    Alesis Strike Pro Kit - NAMM 2019

    Alesis unveil a new flagship Strike Pro Kit, with huge numbers of sounds and versatile components, with...

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    Roland TM-6 Pro

    Trigger Module

    Roland’s TM-6 Pro module could be the perfect way to combine electronic and acoustic drums.

    Reviews Dec 2018
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    Summer NAMM 18: Alesis Nitro Mesh

    $349 mesh-head kit demoed at Nashville show

    We get a demo of the latest electronic drum kit from Alesis, sporting four, dual-zone, eight-inch mesh heads...

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    Yamaha EAD10

    Acoustic Electronic Drum Module

    Recording, triggering, sampling, effects: Yamaha’s versatile new drum module does it all.

    Reviews Apr 2018
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    Keith McMillen Instruments BopPad

    Smart Fabric Drum Pad

    KMI bring their trademark tactile genius to the world of percussion pads.

    Reviews Mar 2018
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    Alesis announce keytar MIDI controller and electronic drum kits

    Wireless MIDI controller and two electronic drumkits announced

    Aiming to liberate keyboard players from the shackles of their normally immobile instruments, Alesis have...

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    Electronic drum pioneers Simmons reveal SD550 kit

    New $550 kit offers 50 kits and all mesh heads

    Following up on the success of its breakthrough SD2000, Simmons has introduced the SD550 full-sized, five-piece, mesh-head electronic drum kit for $550.

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    Roland launch SPD::One compact percussion pads

    New series of electronic pads feature onboard sounds and USB-MIDI

    If you’ve ever fancied yourself as a table drummer, then Roland’s new SPD::One series of compact electronic...

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    Clavia Nord Drum 3P

    Modelling Percussion Synthesizer

    The Nord Drum 3P combines the brain and pads of previous models into a powerful percussive package.

    Reviews Apr 2017
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    Roland EC-10M

    Cajon Microphone & Processor

    Roland’s EC-10M turns any cajon into an electronic percussion generator.

    Reviews Apr 2017
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    Roland El Cajon EC-10

    Electronic Percussion Instrument

    Cajons can provide a practical and compact alternative to drum kits — but they usually offer a limited range of sounds. Until now...

    Reviews Jun 2016
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    Korg Wavedrum Global Edition

    Drum Synthesizer

    Korg's classic drum synth goes global with a makeover and a major update.

    Reviews Dec 2013
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    Yamaha DTX400K

    Electronic Drum Kit

    Yamaha’s new entry-level electronic drum kit is easy on the wallet, but aims not to compromise on sound quality. Is it a hit?

    Reviews Jun 2013
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    Roland TD30K electronic drum kit.

    Roland TD30K

    Electronic Drum Kit

    Roland have updated their celebrated electronic drum kits with an improved brain and their patented Supernatural Sound technology.

    Reviews Dec 2012
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    Alesis DM10 Studio

    Electronic Drum Kit

    You might be surprised by just how much you get for your money with Alesis’s DM10 Studio kit...

    Reviews Nov 2011

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