New Gear February 2016

New instrument and pro audio equipment for keyboardists
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SPUTNIK MODULAR MULTI -TOUCH KEYBOARD CONTROLLER

WHAT A 29-note controller for Eurorack and other modular synth systems that includes an arpeggiator (up, down, and random), Hold button, touch strip, octave switch, and CV trigger input. Requires a ±12V power supply with +5V. WHY Classic analog-style capacitive keyboard with CV, gate, and pressure outputs that can control up to four voices.
$499 | sputnik-modular.com

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APPLIED ACOUSTICS SYSTEMS ULTRA ANALOG SESSION 2

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WHAT A dual-filter soft-synth that utilizes a hard-sync oscillator, with multi-effects and an arpeggiator provided. Supports VST, Audio Units, AudioSuite, and AAX Native plug-in formats on Windows and Mac OS X in 32-or 64-bit DAW hosts. WHY Simple and easy to use, the synth comes with 144 presets, including some from Richard Devine.
$49 | applied-acoustics.com

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KORG LIVERPOOL

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WHAT An arranger keyboard stocked with 100 songs by Lennon and McCartney, with 64 new Styles and additional content available online. Includes four stereo effects, built-in speakers, and an SD card slot. WHY This lightweight instrument with 61 mini-keys gives you instant access to arrangements and sounds based on the Fab Four’s greatest hits.
$599 | korg.com

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ROLAND SYR-E84

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WHAT A portable 84HP case for Eurorack modules with wooden side panels and a 2,000 mA external DC power supply. Two of these aluminum frames can be stacked as well as attached with the included screws. WHY Perfect for Roland products such as the System-1m, the System-500 series, and AIRA-series modules, as well as other Eurorack products.
$TBD | rolandus.com