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NAMM 2012 Product Round-up

Another year, another NAMM show. Here’s our pick of the onslaught of new releases:-

(Please note that prices and availability are subject to change)

Guitars, Amps and Effects

Blackstar HT-Metal
Blackstar release a pedal for the face-melters out there.

Boss GT100
The latest flagship BOSS multieffects pedal.

Fender Kurt Cobain Mustang
What a guitar, but would he approve??

Fender Excelsior
Weird, but cool, looking amp from Fender.

Fender Greta
Another weird, but cool, looking amp from fender.

Fender Johnny Marr Signature Jaguar
Let the jangly goodness commence…

Fender Mustang Floor
Fender finally bring out a multi-effect pedal – everything we dreamed of.

Fender Select Stratocaster
Above American series, below customer shop: GORGEOUS.

Fender Super Champ X2 Combo
The latest Champ from Fender, with digital connectivity.

Orange MT Micro Terror
Super tiny, and very well priced, the dinkiest Terror head yet.

Orange OR15
Limited edition heritage head from Orange.

Orange PPC108
A dinky cab to go with the Micro Terror.

Vox DelayLab
Every delay and echo effect you could ever want.

Drums and Percussion

Nord Drum
Drum machine with legendary Nord build and sound quality.

Roland HD3
Replacing the HD1 as V-drums for the cost-conscious.

Roland TD30K+P
Replacing the TD12; incredible modelling and playability.

Roland TD30KV+P
The new flagship V-drums; everything you could ever need!

Keyboards and Modules

Akai MAX49
A MIDI controller that can talk to your ’70s analog synths.

Alesis QX25
Budget but full featured keyboard controller from Alesis.

Alesis QX61
The big brother of the Alesis QX line of controllers.

Alesis Vortex
Are keytars cool? Really?? Alesis seem to think so.

Arturia MiniBrute
Arturia go full circle and release an analog synth.

Korg SV1-73 Reverse Key
Ltd Edition version of the Stage Vintage keyboard.

Korg SV1-88 Reverse Key
Classic ’70s looks from this vaariant of the popular SV1.

Moog Minitaur
Moog do what they know best – classic analog squelchiness.

Nord C2D
Nord continue to pioneed digital organ technology.

Nord Piano 2 HA88
Sturdy, amazing sounding new stage piano from Nord.

Roland BK5
Roland’s first “backing” keyboard, whatever that is.

Roland HP503
Roland piano technology taken to new levels.

Roland HP505 Rosewood
The big brother of the new HP503.

Roland HP507 Rosewood
The daddy of the new HP5 series pianos.

Roland LX15
High specced upright digital piano from Roland.

Computer Audio

Akai MPC Fly
An MPC for the iPad generation.

Akai MPC Renaissance
MPC production capabilities for your PC.

Akai MPC Studio
Super compact MPC for your PC.

Alesis AmpDock
Use your iPad for guitar effects; just don’t stamp on it.

IK Multimedia iRig Stomp
Use your iPhone for guitar effects; ditto.

RME Fireface UCX
Latest in the ultra-high specced Fireface line of interfaces.

PA and Live Sound

TC Helicon VoiceLive Play
TC voice processing technology hits new levels of useability and price.

TC Helicon VocieLive Play GTX
TC voice processing tech for guitarists!

Recording Equipment

IK Multimedia iRig Mic Cast
Turn your iPhone into a podcase studio.

IK Multimedia iRig Pre
Plug any condenser mic into your iOS device.

Roland CM110
Monitoring / amplification system from Roland.

Roland CM220
Top notch 2.1 sound system for musicians.

SE Electronics SE2200a mk2
The latest version of the world’s best selling condenser mic.


IK Multimedia iRig MIX
Mix tracks on two iPhones.

Korg Kaossilator 2
Redesigned and remodelled – hours of fun!

Korg Mini KP 2
Huge effect potential in a pocket-sized unit.

Numark 4Trak
Ultimate control over Traktor digital DJ software.

Numark iDJ Pro
Turn your iPad into a pair of decks.


Boss TU10
BOSS enter the fray with a clip-on tuner for 2012.

Korg Pitchblack Poly
The classic Pitchblack tuner goes polyphonic.

TC Electronic Polytune Mini
A TC Polytune, but pocket-sized – ideal for busy pedal boards.

Until next time… Happy browsing.

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