A brand new sound engine and thoughtful integration features make a strong case for the continued relevance of workstation keyboards. New Jupiter keyboards and MC-series grooveboxes also benefit from the new engine, with similar sound and sequencing capabilities. There's also a new Boutique model that combines Juno-60 and Juno-106 into a single module.
Behringer has just released the C200, a modular, column-style powered speaker system. Designed to give wide dispersion with great sound quality, the C200 boasts 200 watts of Class D power. The C200 is ideally suited for small to medium-sized performance venues, houses of worship, clubs, wedding ceremonies, and even your own backyard.
After years of leading the charge in "traditional" electronic drum sets, Roland has stepped into the realm of acoustic drum set-based electronic kits with the V-Drums Acoustic Design series. Roland has previously hinted at this direction with their full-size kick drum-equipped kits, but this is the first time we've seen a complete Roland electronic kit using actual acoustic drum shells and hardware.
Nick Kwas gives an in-depth overview of the Korg Wavestate,the next step in Wave Sequencing synthesis, originally introduced by the legendary Wavestation. Using Wave Sequencing 2.0 and gigabytes of raw samples, Wavestate delivers astonishing, ever-changing sounds with extensive hands-on control.