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Superbooth 16 - Berlin

The largest dedicated synth event has begun – Superbooth 16

You may have heard about gear retailer SchneiderBuero and his annual synth area from Frankfurt Musikmesse. Well this year everything will be different. Thought as an integrated type of event, the concept promises to become tradition for the retailer as well as for Berlin. Named SuperBooth 16 to mark the first edition of this exhibition, the event will start this week (March 31st) and last up to April 2nd.

So what’s so intriguing about SuperBooth 16? Featuring more than 100 synth manufacturers and music performances, the event positions itself as an independent and electronic music culture festival.  From Ableton to Analogue Systems, KOMA Elektronik, KORG, Make Noise, Modal Electronics and many others, the exhibition will also feature a wide variety of electronic music performances.

Where are you going to experience all this? The exhibition will take place at the historic Funkhaus, a former East German radio station. For the day to day schedule you should visit the official website https://www.superbooth.com/en/events.html or see the presentation movie here: 

 

We will surely be there!

Machines, Music and Experimentation, Sound, Research and DIY, Synthesizers, Modular Systems, Discussions, Concerts, Daily workshops for starters and advanced users:

Music production software & gear – Spring selection

Between innovation and synergy! Our most wanted newly released music production software and hardware.

2016 has begun with innovation and creativity in mind. The music production industry is constantly energized by new products and technologies that combine the core concepts of music with new and immersive strategies. And as spring is already knocking at our door with a fresh breath of inspiration and energy, we have selected 3 new products that have impressed us. Just take a look.

Lurssen Mastering Console

Our favorite product so far this year is the new and revigorating Lurssen Mastering Console. Created with experience and usability in mind, the software is all about offering you the best sounds and inspiration regardless  of where you are.

iOS Lurssen Mastering Console - Music production gear

The collaboration between renowned Gavin Lurssen and Reuben Cohen proved to be a revelation. Combining both experience and a clear and unique specific Lurssen sound, the console brings a new approach to the concept of digital audio mastering.

The software is the perfect combination of tube equalizers, limiters, solid state equalizers and solid state compressors. As a plus, it comes with 25 unique templates called “Styles” so you can test different musical themes and layers in your music production techniques.

And what’s best is that it comes in two versions, based on your needs: an iPad app (ready to be used whenever inspiration hits) and as a Mac or PC software. You don’t even have to worry about the devices that you will use after your mix is ready. Thanks to a 88.2/96kHz DSP processing, your finished track will sound perfect in any format (AAC, WAV, FLAC).

We were so convinced that we tried the free trial just to take a glimpse of what the Console holds in store. For more information about features and pricing please visit:

http://www.ikmultimedia.com/products/lurssen/index.php?pp=lurssen-versions

 

MEL9 Tape Replay Machine

Vintage sounds are back in business! Taking roots in the unmistakable and unique sound of vintage analogue keyboards, MEL9 was just released and aroused our interest.

Emulating the classic Mellotron sounds, the device offers 9 unique inputs. From Orchestra to Cello, Strings, Flute, Clarinet, Low or High Choir, Saxophone and Brass the MEL9 was designed with sound in mind.

Created for guitarists and musicians in general as a portable and practical device, the MEL9 combines the classical sound of polyphonic tapes with the modern world. After all it’s demo video speaks by itself:

 

BioTek Organic Synthesizer

Organic is also a trend in 2016. And what better way to combine the core concept of nature and its musicality than a unique synthesizer. BioTek Organic was just released and introduces a new platform (Acktion) that we are eager to test.

Combining sounds taken from nature or even urban places, the device offers a unique and memorable range of opportunities. Although it seems a bit futuristic, the synthesizer is actually easy to use and intuitive. Gravitating around a single-screen user interface the synthesizer is dominated by soft controls and an XY controller.

Already regarded as the perfect synergy between nature and technology the device has really impressed us. You can get a better feeling about this impressive concept below: