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IK UNO Drum- Analog/PCM Drum Machine Announced at Super Booth

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UNO Drum marries analog sounds and digital control The UNO Drum features six true analog voices — kick, snares, claps, and hi-hats — plus there are  54 PCM samples — toms, rims, ride, and cowbell — derived from IK's popular SampleTank 4. Because the UNO has 11-voice polyphony you can even layer the analog and PCM sound...
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IK Multimedia iRig BlueBoard

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Bluetooth LE MIDI Pedalboard for controlling iOS and Mac apps The IK Multimedia Blue Board uses the new BTLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) MIDI specification so you can control your music apps wirelessly with your feet!  If you're using iOS apps such as IK  Mu ltimedia's  AmpliTube, you can now send control messages to them for up to 3...
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Get Real and Get Funky: How to Create Realistic MIDI Bass Parts

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5 Tricks to getting a great MIDI bass track  1. How to get rid of a hangover  Most bass lines are single notes, and because bassists lift fingers, mute strings, and pick, there's going to be a space between notes. Go through your MIDI sequence note by note and make sure that no note extends over another note's attack (Fig. 1). If two note...
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Want to be a better drummer? There's a Yamaha DTX app for that!

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Yamaha has a number of mobile apps for their DTX  electronic drums to make drumming more fun while helping you to get better!  The DTXM12 Touch app not only lets you edit the pads with a touchscreen interface but also adds new features that expand its functionality in live performance situations. When the DTX...
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Native Instruments KOMPLETE KONTROL M32 Micro Controller

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NI has released their smallest, most portable controller ever!  Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol M32 Features: ​   Micro-size keyboard controller with 32 keys for all your virtual instruments and effects Affordable entry point into the NI world Synth-action, custom NI micro-keybed Informative OLED display for at-a-glance navigation 8 t...
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