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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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    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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    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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    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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