After two days of Musikmesse in Frankfurt and tons of press releases – whats the cool (or not so cool) stuff to you?
To me the Elektron Octatrack catched my interest immediately and this might be some piece of hardware I will finally buy after quite some time. Though it states Q4 2010 which smells like a year or so.
The SPL Transpressor concept looks interesting too: a combination of compressor and transient designer makes me really curious to hear some processed samples.
The Babyface mobile audio interface is introduced by RME. If this delivers the same audio quality like the Multiface this could be my next laptop interface.
In software land there is now a replica of the Valley People dynamite dynamic processor available, made by Softube. I wonder why UA did not made it.
Why companies like Roland still assemble lame VA concepts is simply beyond me.
Korg does it way better with the tiny but sexy and true analog monotron thingy.