Berlin's Superbooth conference – founded by the synth sorcerers Schneider's Buero – has gone from strength to strength over the past few years, growing from a small, niche, synth gathering to a fully fledged exhibition and conference, featuring the biggest names and brands in MusicTech. It's been known to count Ricardo Villalobos and Nina Kraviz among its visitors, and those are just the punters – the event also features performances from artists who are pushing technology and synthesis to its limits.
IK Multimedia has launched a new portable MIDI controller keyboard with audio ins and outs, as teased by DJ Mag last week. The iRig Keys I/O is aimed at music makers on a budget who work on the road, with a combi-jack input and TRS outputs. On top there’s eight pads and five touch-sensitive knobs with a built-in stand for tablets and phones, so you can plug straight in for making music on the go.
IK Multimedia have teased a new hardware unit that claims to be an 'all-in-one' music production solution. The company have a long history creating both affordable and pro-level production equipment and software and it's unclear where this new product will fall.
The video teaser shows multiple touch faders as well as sixteen pads and a built in audio interface, hinting that the unit will work without a computer or DAW to run it.
IK Multimedia has just released Syntronik, a virtual synthesizer plugin that captures the sound of 38 iconic synths.
The new plugin features advanced sound quality ‘thanks to the most advanced sampling techniques combined with a new hybrid sample and modeling synthesis engine.’