Hello New Gear – March 2020

Hello New Gear – March 2020

Welcome to the March 2020 edition of Hello New Gear, a place for emerging, innovative and exciting new products on the international audio and music markets. Check out what we found this month…

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Modal Argon8

This Modal Argon8 takes some tried, tested and true features from Modal’s leading products and builds upon them to create this digital wavetable synth. Featuring 8-Voice polyphony, a 37-key keyboard with velocity (FATAR TP9/S) with aftertouch, 120 wavetables divided into 24 banks of 5 morphable waveform sets, 28 static wavetable processors, 32 wavetable oscillators and so much more. And let’s not forget the cool 4-Axis joystick! Get more info on the product page and in the video below:

Price: €651

Harley Benton FRFR-112A Guitar DSP Monitor

Harley Benton has done it again with the FRFR-112A Guitar DSP Monitor, a full-range, flat-response powered cabinet for a modern digital guitar setup. Needless to say, it has amp modelling and a multi-effect processor. It features built-in DSP with classic and modern speakers simulations, three DSP equalizer modes (3-band EQ PA, 3-band EQ Guitar & 5-band EQ Guitar), a switchable low-cut filter and so much more, all in a neat wedge / tilt-back floor monitor design. Check out the full specs on the product page!

Price: €228

Roland GO:LIVECAST

This is a user-friendly live streaming studio for smartphones, a combination of hardware and app for creating professional webcasts, which is compatible with Twitch, Facebook Live, YouTube, and other major streaming platforms. It has 3 microphone inputs: built-in mic with reverb effect, XLR/TRS combo-input (switchable +48V phantom power) plus the ability to use the microphone on your headphones. It has a line input (3.5mm stereo jack) for instruments, mixers or other sound sources, a stereo headphone output (3.5mm jack), 6 assignable pads for triggering sound- and visual-effects and much more. A really cool feature is that you can connect up to 2 smartphones or tablets for alternating between camera angles.

Price: €249

Røde NT-USB Mini

The NT-USB Mini from Røde is a USB condenser microphone with a cardioid polar pattern, a built-in pop filter, integrated USB-C audio interface, headphone output (3.5 mm TRS – stereo) with volume control, switchable direct (zero-latency) monitoring and a USB connection for bus powering. Its compact steel construction, integrated swing mount and magnetic desk stand make it a must-have for any streamer, podcaster, professional or musician, especially at this unbelievable price.

Price: €118

Elektron Model:Cycles

This is the new FM-based 6 Track groovebox from Elektron featuring 6 sounds (Kick, Snare, Metal, Perc, Tone and Chord) independently customisable via 4 parameter controls (Color, Shape, Sweep and Contour), 6 audio tracks (can also be used as MIDI tracks), 6 velocity-sensitive pads96 projects, 96 patterns per project- Woah! OK, let’s allow our Jason to explain it further in the video below 👇

 

Price: €329

There you have it folks! Not a bad month! We hope you enjoyed it, please let us know which products you have tried or which ones you would love to try. See ya again next month! 🚀

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Joe started playing the guitar when he was 10 and has been using it as a songwriting tool ever since. He is passionate about melody and harmony and admires musicians who create these in unique ways. Check out his alternative / indie projects Best of Feelings and Zef Raček.

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