Music Tech News Roundup: Emerging Gear at Musikmesse 2016

In this Music Tech News Roundup, we look at some emerging new gear revealed at Musikmesse 2016, Frankfurt’s international trade fair for musical instruments, sheet music, music production, and marketing.



BOSS RC-202 | Loop Station

Perfect for club performers, electronic musicians, and beatboxers, the RC-202 packs powerful BOSS looping and multi-effects in an amazingly compact tabletop unit. Based on the popular RC-505 Loop Station, the two-track RC-202 offers the distinctive look and fingertip interface style of its big brother, plus a host of new features. Four Input FX and four Track FX are available at once, and loops can be saved to memories in real time for seamless creative expression while performing. Expanded foot control and MIDI capabilities are also included, ideal for looping musicians who have their hands occupied with guitar, keyboards, and other instruments. Read more at BOSS

Nord Drum 3 and Drum 3P | Percussion Synthesizers

Nord Drum 3

The Nord Drum 3 and super compact Nord Drum 3P are both a 6-channel Percussion Synthesizers that build on the innovative capabilities of the Nord Drum 2. New features include an advanced sound engine with Resonant Synthesis, Subtractive synthesis, and FM-synthesis, an integrated multi-pad, Reverb, Delay, Drive, Crush, and EQ effects, a simplified interface with an easy sound selection mode, new Sound Banks for quickly creating custom kits on the fly, and more. Read more at Nord

Funktion-One FF6.2 | DJ Mixer


Formula Sound and Funktion-One have collaborated once again to deliver the FF6.2, a professional six-channel analogue DJ mixer. The FF6.2 combines incredible sound quality, solid build, an ergonomic user interface, and precision control with a multitude of features never previously offered on an analogue DJ mixer. Read more at Funktion-One


Pioneer DJ TORAIZ SP-16 | Sampler/Sequencer

Pioneer DJ dropped some exciting news with the announcement of their first major piece of production gear for DJs and producers, the TORAIZ SP-16 sampler and step sequencer. In collaboration with legendary synth creator Dave Smith, the TORAIZ SP-16 is a tactile hardware sampler that features an intuitive layout, 7-inch touchscreen, 16 powerful sampler engines, analogue filters based on the Prophet-6 synthesiser, and Pro DJ Link to combine Pioneer DJ’s CDJ or XDJ DJ Deck for perfectly timed one-shots and loops. In addition, TORAIZ SP-16 can be used as a standalone unit for live performances without needing a laptop. Read more at Pioneer DJ


UAD-2 Satellite USB | DSP Accelerator for Windows PC

UAD-2 Satellite USB

The UAD-2 Satellite USB DSP Accelerator is a sleek, powerful way for Windows-based PC users to “supercharge” their systems and run larger mixes filled with acclaimed UAD plug-ins. This convenient desktop unit gives you full access to UA’s award-winning plug-in library, including exclusive titles from Studer, Lexicon, Neve, and more. With improved performance and reduced plug-in latency versus FireWire, UAD-2 Satellite USB makes the perfect introduction to UAD plug-ins or ideal DSP expander for Apollo Twin USB audio interfaces. Read more at Universal Audio


Logic Pro Producer Certificate Program

About This Program

In this program, you will develop the technical and creative skills needed to write and arrange music in Logic Pro X. You’ll create unique sounds using synthesizers and samplers, and learn how to mix and process those sounds with Logic’s vast array of effects. You’ll begin by creating a series of short sketches which are then developed into a portfolio of arranged and mixed tracks over the course of six levels. You’ll also create a remix, enter an active remix competition, score a scene from a feature film, and add music and sound effects to a video game. This program will help you develop and express your creative voice as an artist while teaching you the skills necessary to create the music you imagine.

What’s Included

  • Logic Pro Level 1: Shake Hands with Logic
  • Logic Pro Level 2: Completing Your First Track
  • Logic Pro Level 3: Subtractive Synthesis and Effects Processing 1
  • Logic Pro Level 4: Subtractive Synthesis and Effects Processing 2
  • Logic Pro Level 5: Advanced Synthesis Techniques
  • Logic Pro Level 6: Film, Game Sound, Remixing, and Artist Development

Learn More

Visit the Logic Pro course page for detailed information on this program here.

If you have questions, please call 877.DUBSPOT or send us a message.