So Musikmesse 2015 has just finished, and whilst many are nursing headaches from logistical equipment moving nightmares ( and hangovers ) others, before the dust has even settled, are already picking through the pieces and seeing what exciting news, equipment and changes are now out there.
We're no different! - this is a roundup of what we felt to be the ‘best bits’ for those unable to make the show, and a little re-fresh for those who did. It was a great event and KMR AUDIO would like to thank all those who visited our booth this year, we really appreciated it !
Focal Professional showed the next step in the SM6 product range their new 3-way Focal Trio6 Be :
A/D and D/A Convertors
Adding more preamps to convertors seemed to be a theme with Antelope Audio showing their MP8D featuring 8 channels of Class-A micpres and A/D Conversion :
Audient launched their ASP800 which has two 'retro' channels with HMX analog type harmonic control and a transformer option to add colour, all with 8 channels of A/D at a very competitive price point :
Hardware outboard was a-plenty with two new compressor / limiter offerings from Overstayer - the Overstayer Stereo Field Effect and the Overstayer Stereo Voltage Control both creating a buzz, as did the new DBC-20 Diode Bridge Compressor from Buzz Audio :
Vertigo Sound had a new awesome Discrete Gyrator EQ in the design of the VSE-2, coming soon :
Lindell Audio had the Paul Wolff designed WL-3 channel strip in a 500-series module :
Gryraf Audio were showing the catchy named Gyraf Audio Gyratec XX1 Magneto-Dynamic Infundibulum, as well as other awesome pieces :
Solid-State-Logic revealed two 500-series modules, one featuring the VHD Mic pre, and the other featuring their famous Listen Mic Compressor. The LMC and Filters have already been available in their VHD Input X-Rack Module but the 500-series version has a few new features allowing a little more flexibility with Mix, Split, SC and Scoop extras ( presumably designed with their XL- Desk users in mind ) here's the SSL LMC+ :
..whilst Steven Slate and Slate Pro Audio definitely looked to the future with their new Raven Z3 system. Based around 3 touch screens featuring the Raven MTX and MTi Raven touchscreen controllers. Custom furniture can be designed and the upcoming 2.5 Raven software has been developed for more compatibility with other DAW systems :
So that's our round-up of 2015 Musikmesse, and no doubt there are many wonderful audio products that will filter through over this year, and we'll be looking and listening to them as they do!