NAMM is the musical instrument industry's annual woohoo of a trade show where all the big names show off the fancy new wares they want the musicians of the world to embrace. But if you don't actually go to the show, the best part is watching demo videos full of crazy sound and batshit blinking lights. Here's our…
For 99 notes, wannabe DJs can get a pair of point and looping controllers designed for use with laptops, CDJs, turntables and mixers. They glow bright red/green, look like dice (kind of) and roll dem phat beatz out. Or something.
Seriously, some of the coolest-looking gadgets coming out these days are for electronic musicians. The latest example: this USB MIDI controller that has a 64-button grid specifically designed to trigger audio clips in Ableton's Live music creation/performance software.