NAMM 2016: M-Audio launch new products

M-Audio have been very bust in preparation for this years NAMM show, check out their latest offerings below.

Official info below:

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M-AUDIO SPEAKS TO ALL KEYBOARD PLAYERS WITH NEW ACCENT DIGITAL PIANO AND ACCENT MODULE AT NAMM3 Accent_group_10x8_media

88-key digital piano features hammer-action keys and professional features; Module turns any standalone MIDI controller into stage piano w/AIR VSTs and 20 built-in voices Ash Vale, UK

M-Audio, synonymous with innovative music production technology, today announced two new products that will have a major impact on keyboard players everywhere: the Accent Digital Piano and the Accent Module for MIDI controllers. Accent Digital Piano Recognising a need for an affordable 88-key digital piano that has the professional features, versatility, natural playing response and rich sound to meet any requirement, M-Audio has met the challenge head-on with their all-new Accent Digital Piano.

Easy to transport and set up, the Accent is ideal for piano students, stage and studio use, schools, theaters, and houses of worship. It has 20 built-in piano voices (such as Grand Piano, Electric Piano, Drawbar Organ, etc.) and the versatility to split or layer three voices simultaneously.

Also included are the superb Steinway piano samples from AIR Music Technology. With 50 piano accompaniment styles to choose from (such as Slow Rock, Vienna Waltz, Jazz Pub, etc.), players can select the perfect style for any solo performance situation. Professional XLR outputs ensure a noise-free connection with the highest possible audio quality. Accent connects to any computer via the USBMIDI port for full 88-key control of virtual instrument software or plugins.

For quality and value, Accent has it all:

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Professional XLR connectors, great sound including AIR Steinway samples, full-size 88-key hammer-action keyboard and control over virtual instruments.

Accent features:

Authentic hammer-action weighted 88-key keybed

Professional XLR outputs for top quality audio and lowest possible noise

20 built-in voices, can split or layer two voices simultaneously

Top-quality AIR Music Technology Steinway piano samples included

Play along with 60 preset songs or record your own with the User Record mode

Duet mode with 50 accompaniment patterns

Lesson mode divides the keyboard into two areas with the same pitch and voice

Built-in DSP with adjustable EQ, Reverb, and Chorus FX

Transpose control, built-in metronome

USB-MIDI and MIDI DIN output

Aux ¼” output; (2) ¼” headphone outputs

Stereo 1/4” Aux input for playing along with external equipment

Sustain pedal included

Optional Accent keyboard stand available Accent Module When players want to convert their standalone MIDI controller into a stage piano, free from the restrictive encumbrance of a laptop computer, the M-Audio Accent Module is the perfect solution.

This compact unit easily connects to any USB or 5-pin MIDI controller. With 20 built-in voices, it has the ability to split or layer up to three voices simultaneously, plus it includes the superb, world-renowned AIR Steinway Piano and AIR Structure VSTs. Accent Module Features:

• USB MIDI hosting—when connected via USB, it powers and communicates with controller

• Connect any USB MIDI or 5-Pin MIDI controller to create music without the need for a laptop

• 20 built-in voices, with the ability to split or layer two voices simultaneously

• Includes AIR Steinway Piano and AIR Structure samples

• ¼” Headphone output for silent practicing

• (2) ¼” TRS line-level outputs for connecting to any professional PA system or recording setup

“The Accent really fills a need for an affordable 88-key digital piano that feels great and has all the features and versatility a player could want,” said JC Sutherland, Product Manager for M-Audio. “The Accent Module is the ideal answer for anyone who wants that stage piano sound and feature-set and doesn’t want to deal with a laptop. The M-Audio Accents are going to make a lot of players very happy.” MSRPs for the Accent Digital Piano and Accent Module will be £389.99 and £179.99 respectively.

Availability for both will be Q1 2016.

M-AUDIO ADDS REVOLUTIONARY VIP SOFTWARE TO ITS LEGENDARY KEYBOARDS IN GROUNDBREAKING NEW CTRL 49 CONTROLLER

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Producers can now load, play and control all their virtual instrument plugins directly from the CTRL 49 keyboard, for seamless hands-on performance and perfect VI software integration. Ash Vale,

M-Audio, synonymous with innovative music production technology, today announced the introduction of their revolutionary, premier controller, the CTRL 49. The new keyboard provides advanced control of virtual instruments and DAWs via a fullcolour, high-resolution 4.3-inch screen. It features a 49-key semi-weighted keybed, and the directional cluster of hardware controls has been meticulously thought out for effortless operation.

Producers will find the CTRL 49 to be an inspiring and intuitive experience. The CTRL 49 is powered by the included Virtual Instrument Player (VIP) software. VIP software enables users to access any VSTi virtual instrument or effect in their computer directly from the keyboard.

Users can quickly filter and search through every patch in their plugin library by using the built-in tagging function, making it simple to find the sound they’re after quickly. VIP auto-maps the CTRL 49’s controls to the selected plugin, and displays the plugin parameters directly on the fullcolour display for a natural, familiar 1:1 workstation-style experience.

VIP software in the CTRL 49 also creates a multi directly from the keyboard. Using a multi, producers can combine up to 8 patches from 1 or more plugins, and have the option to layer, mix and pan these patches all at once.

Users can even set keyboard splits and transpose individual patches within their multi. This advanced design feature means users can save all the new sounds they’ve created and easily recall them at any point. For optimum live performance use, VIP software also creates “setlists” that deliver fast on-demand access to virtual instruments and effects.

With the press of a single button, users can switch to the next plugin they want—without ever reaching for a computer. CTRL 49 Features:

• Integrated 4.3-inch high-resolution full-colour screen with dedicated interface buttons

• Screen provides 1:1 real-time feedback of plugin parameters

• Includes Virtual Instrument Player software – load, play and control any VST or effect plugin quickly

• Mackie/HUI for DAW control • 49-key M-Audio semi-weighted keybed

• 9 faders and 8 buttons with Mackie Control® and HUI® for seamless control of the DAW

• Performance-ready 360-degree encoders • FX button for future VIP updates

• 4 banks of 8 velocity- and pressure-sensitive drum pads with RGB illumination

• Roll mode, time division, transport, arpeggiator, and tap tempo buttons

• Functions as a standalone MIDI controller or controls your plugins and DAW simultaneously

• Includes software: Ableton Live Lite, AIR Creative Collection FX (20 World Class FX AU/VST plugins as made famous by Pro Tools®), Vacuum Pro, Loom, Hybrid 3, Xpand!2, Velvet, Transfuser, Eighty Eight Ensemble

“The CTRL 49 is a game-changer for serious producers,” said JC Sutherland, Product Manager for MAudio. “Now they can access their entire virtual instrument library right from their keyboard, without ever being distracted by a computer, which makes the creative/performance process smoother than ever before. Working together, the CTRL 49 and VIP unlock your VSTs and enable them to function like actual instruments. Once you get used to this, there’s no going back.”

The M-Audio CTRL 49 will ship with an MSRP of £349.99 It will be available in the 2nd Quarter of 2016.

M-AUDIO RAISES RECORDING QUALITY AND CONVENIENCE TO NEW HEIGHTS WITH LATEST M-TRACK AUDIO INTERFACE SERIES

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Family of five devices makes it simple for composers and musicians of any level to participate in the world of computer-based recording with an intuitive, easy-to-use interface.

M-Audio, synonymous with innovative music production technology, today announced the introduction of their latest versions of their renowned MTrack audio recording/monitoring interfaces. The M-Track family gives composers and musicians of any level the ability to participate in the world of computer-based recording with an intuitive, easy-touse interface.

There are five models in the family. The first four models have full 24-bit studio-quality audio performance, along with a pro-grade rugged all-metal chassis, high-headroom pre-amps and classleading audio performance on the inputs.

The top model—the M-Track 1212 12-in/12 Out USB-C High Speed Audio Interface—boasts 32-bit 192kHz studio-quality audio, significantly raising the performance bar for elite audio interfaces. All models feature a striking, modern industrial design with large central control for simple, ergonomic operation.

M-AUDIO CONNECTS MUSICIANS WITH THEIR INNER MIDI INTERFACE AT WINTER NAMM

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New MIDISport Hub 2×2 and 4×4 offer professional-quality MIDI computr interface with added versatility and convenience of a 3-port USB 3.0 powered hub

M-Audio, synonymous with innovative music production technology, today announced the introduction of the MIDISport Hub 2×2 and 4×4 MIDI interfaces with 3-port USB 3.0 powered hub.

These devices offer musician and composers an easy 2×2 or 4×4 MIDI I/O, with the added versatility and convenience of their class-exclusive USB hub, which greatly expands the user’s connectivity options. Designed for ease of use, their bright LEDs (five in the 2×2 and nine in the 4×4) clearly show the status of MIDI information being sent and received. Both units are bus-powered when not using the hub and the 2×2 features merge and standalone operation.

Features:

MIDISport Hub 2×2

2×2 MIDI Interface with USB Hub

• 3-port USB 3.0 powered hub

• 2×2 MIDI I/O

• Merge/Standalone operation

• Bus-powered when not using the hub

• 4 dedicated signal LEDs show when MIDI information is sent and received

MIDISport Hub 4×4

4×4 MIDI Interface with USB Hub

• 3-port USB 3.0 Powered Hub

• 4×4 MIDI I/O

• Bus-powered when not using the hub

• 8 dedicated signal LEDs show when MIDI information is sent and received

• Rugged metal chassis stands up to abuse in studio or on the road

“Musicians who have MIDI gear also need a USB hub for the complete range of hookup options.That’s pretty much true for the entire universe of computer-connected artists and composers,” said J.C. Sutherland, M-Audio Product Manager. “A quality MIDI interface is a standard tool for musicians, like a screwdriver—you need one to get the basics done. But MIDISport 2×2 and 4×4 also have a 3- port powered USB hub conveniently built in, so these are like really cool Swiss Army screwdrivers. People will love these.”

MSRPs are as follows:

MIDISport Hub 2×2 £49.99

MIDISport Hub 4×4 £89.99

They will be available Q2 2016.

M-AUDIO BRINGS WIRELESS POWER STATION BATTERY-POWERED SOUND SYSTEM ON LINE AT NAMM

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Powerful sound system with rechargeable battery, Bluetooth® streaming and multiple inputs delivers clear, vibrant sound to venues without access to AC power.

M-Audio , synonymous with innovative music production technology, today announced the introduction of their Power Station portable AC/batterypowered sound system. This compact, easily-transportable unit is the perfect solution for the problem of delivering clear, vibrant, high-output sound when there is no ready access to AC power.

Power Station has a massive, high-capacity rechargeable battery that provides hours of cord-free power for its internal digital Class D amplifier. The amplifier drives a high-output 8-inch 2-way speaker system in a compact, lightweight enclosure.

Power Station can also be plugged into an AC outlet. This means wherever there’s a need for clear, detailed high-fidelity sound— singers/small musical ensembles, award/graduation ceremonies, outdoor weddings, business presentations, etc.—Power Station delivers.

Whether AC power is available or not, Power Station is always ready. Power Station also has two AC power outlets and two USB ports for powering/recharging external devices, such as instruments, microphones and peripheral devices.

Because of the truly impressive capacity of its internal rechargeable battery, Power Station does not need to be plugged into an AC outlet in order for its auxiliary AC extension outlets to be functional and active, in stark contrast to many lesser units.

This is a huge point of differentiation and superiority for Power Station when compared to ordinary competitive products.

Features:

◦ High output amplifier: 50 watts peak, 25 watts continuous

◦ Robust 8” woofer and 1” compression tweeter deliver clear, dynamic sound

◦ Wirelessly streams music from any Bluetooth-enabled device

◦ Extreme-capacity rechargeable battery for hours of uninterrupted play

◦ Professional Instrument, and XLR/TRS combo inputs for connecting instruments, microphone or other equipment

◦ Charge and power guitar pedals, iOS devices and other external gear with (2) AC outlets and (2) USB connectors

◦ Telescoping handle and wheels for easy transport

◦ Stereo 1/4″ (2 x TRS) line in, stereo 1/8” aux input

“Power Station is aptly named: it’s a great unit—compact, transportable and affordable— that delivers the ultimate power and audio quality to venues that don’t have ready access to AC power,” said JC Sutherland, Product Manager for M-Audio. He added, “However, the feature that’s bound to be the biggest hit is the fact that it can power equipment connected to its AC extension outlets even when Power Station is operating off its own high-capacity internal battery. That is the very definition of convenience, power and performance. People will love that.”

The M-Audio Power Station will ship with an MSRP of £209.99 It will be available in Q2 2016

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