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…


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


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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