Virtual Dispatches from Musikmesse 2014 and Other News

Musikmesse, held in Frankfurt, Germany, is the European equivalent of the NAMM industry show, and an opportunity for me to lust a foamy froth over new music equipment innovations from across an ocean. Now TabMuse’s budget doesn’t yet allow for a quick jaunt over the sea to attend in person, but I’ve been paying attention […]

Korg to Release New Version of the ARP Odyssey

A news item released by Korg yesterday probably shocked many vintage analog synth fans. The Japanese company announced they were releasing a new version of the legendary ARP Odyssey synthesizer from the early 1970s. I wonder if Korg waited for Roland to reveal their new AIRA line before dropping this bombshell. The new Odyssey is […]

Roland introduces AIRA Product Line — Finally

One of the biggest buzzes to NOT come out of the recent NAMM show, Roland’s new AIRA line of instruments starred in a collection of interest-generating videos and press releases released during NAMM. Many, including myself, were hoping they’d follow Korg’s retro lead and release true analog versions of the TB-303, TR-808, and TR-909. Well, […]

Waldorf Nave gets an Update — and Other News

Over the weekend, Waldorf released an update of Nave, their powerful synth for the iOS platform. (Check out our Nave review here.) The update adds polyphonic aftertouch if your MIDI controller or keyboard supports it. Additionally, 64-bit support for Apple’s newer iPad Air and iPad mini Retina tablets is now standard, along with the ability […]