It's getting close to NAMM (Jan 13th). Alot of the electronic music / software companies have been very silent recently (Ableton, Native Instruments and Spectrasonics in particular). Not all of these companies even have a presence at NAMM any more but quite often make announcements to coincide with it.
So what are we expecting to see announced at the event or around that time?
I'll kick the ball off (these are not based on anything other than fantasy): Native Instruments
I expect them to announce one of the following: 1.
Kore 3 with a new controller.
Having learnt how do to SW/HW integration properly with Maschine. It's high time they apply this to the Kore platform. I'd love to see a bigger Kore controller (sold alongside the existing one) that incorporates more controls: 9 faders, more knobs, bigger screens with graphics. 2.
A new VST synth / controller combo:
This would be basically the synth equivalent of Maschine: a VST synth and controller that were built for each other from the ground up, with the same level of integration (this is NOT the same as Kore which is more general purpose). Ableton
Live 9: A 64-Bit (stable) version of Live with the following new features:
- 64 bit
- Clip Automation
- Convolution Reverb
- Multi Tap Delay
- Soundcloud integration
- Wavetable Synth Instrument
- Ability to freeze sidechained tracks
- Apply grooves to arpeggiators, clip envelopes and LFOs.
- Multiple arrangements / arrangement pages per set.
- Sample import into Omnisphere
- A new version of Stylus RMX
- New patches for Omnisphere and Trilian
iPad release of their software Elektron
8 Track FX unit with sequencable FX (a hardware version of Effectrix). Access
A new Virus TI version. Waldorf
Launch date for Stromberg (losing the run of myself here!).