The Winter NAMM show 2010 has come and gone. The major themes we saw this time around were 64 bit support in sequencers, OS and sample based instruments, development of the iPhone as a music making platform and a focus by software developers on interoperability (Ableton-Serato) and ease of use (MOTU, FXpansion). In case you missed any, here are the Top 10 posts for January.
1. MOTU DP7.1 (video)
MOTU shows off v7.1 of DP, a free upgrade available this month which includes a number of improvements.
Dreamtheater`s Jordan Rudess demos Omnisphere and Omni Live, the new iPhone control app.
John King, one half of the production duo the Dust Brothers, talks about the Novation Launchpad.
Thavius Beck, an LA musician and certified Ableton trainer, demonstrates how he was able to tour Europe using only a laptop and the Novation Launchpad.
The folks over at the RPM Challenge are inviting you to participate in their 5th annual event. It`s simple: record an album in 28 days. That`s 10 songs or 35 minutes of original material.
Teenage Engineering showed a new 4 track recording feature called “Tape” to the OP-1 at the NAMM show.
At NAMM 2010, Cakewalk announced the A-PRO series of controllers, FA-66 Firewire interface and the Mobile Studio Canvas.
Drum n Bass drummer Johnny Rabb shows the Roland Octapad at NAMM 2010 (video).
FXpansion shows off the BFD Nano. Sporting a simplified UI and a smaller library than BFD2, it will be available for $150 with an upgrade option to the full BFD2.
Geoff Brown and Peter Michael Escovedo demonstrate the tremendous expressive range of the new Wavedrum.