News from NAMM 2018


ADAM Audio

ADAM Audio announced its T Series, a new range of affordable, professional 2-way powered studio monitors, offering extremely high performance. The T5V and T7V will be available in spring 2018. Stay tuned for updates!


API debuted their latest 500 series module, the 529 Stereo Compressor, at the NAMM Show. Based on the unprecedented success of the 2500, the 529 takes many of the features and controls from API‘s famous stereo compressor and puts them into the first dual slot 500 series module from API.


XTRAX STEMS automatically separates any song into vocal, drums and remaining music stems. Now Compatible with TRAKTOR and NI STEMS File Format

MusicRadar chose XTRAX STEMS as Best Music Software at NAMM 2018.
“Audionamix’s Xtrax Stems promises to do something rather impressive: take any stereo or mono song and separate it into its component drum, vocal and remaining musical components. So, the mixed track ends up in three parts.
The extraction process is fully automatic, though there are four cloud-based algorithms that enable you to tailor the separation. DJs, producers and remixers should all be interested.”


Avid have announced the next Pro Tools Upgrade at NAMM show 2018. The new version, Pro Tools 2018, represents not only a software update, but an overhaul of the Pro Tools versioning scheme. This new naming will apply to Sibelius and Media Composer as well. In addition to the new naming scheme, this release adds new features that help music creators jumpstart their creativity, stay in their flow, and finish projects with speed and efficiency. It will be available to new customers, current subscribers, and users with an active upgrade plan.

Avid has also launched a new version of the industry-standard music composition and notation software Sibelius, delivering multi-edit workflows to boost efficiency, and new cloud plans and access to the Avid Artist Community, to give composers more opportunities to share, connect, collaborate and be heard.

Retire your iLok key! Avid Pro Tools and all Avid audio plug-ins now support new iLokCloud software protection, which doesn’t require a physical iLok to operate.


It’s with great pleasure to introduce Bitwig Studio 2.3 to the world. With their biggest point update yet they deliver a number of features much requested by the community, alongside hot new things, profoundly expanding the sound design possibilities in Bitwig Studio.


The highly anticipated BMB3 (DANTE) is available NOW!
The BMB3 features two Ethernet ports for use with Dante enabled DAWs and any Dante enabled device, such as a digital mixing console. With two Dante ports, 64in/64out at 44.1k, 48k, 88.2k, 96k, and 32in/32out at 176.4k, and 192k are supported. With the configurability of the MOTHERSHIP the IO possibilities are limitless.


DAD was showing the brand-new SPQ speaker processing solution. It runs on a dedicated DSP card that you can install into any AX32 expansion slot, and in total you will gain access to no less than 1,024 EQ bands that can be either fully-parametric or shelving filters.

Heritage Audio

Elite Series introduced

After almost 7 years of making one of the finest high-end outboard gear lines in the industry, Heritage Audio is proud to introduce the Elite series. Leveraging the expertise and reputation obtained with its existing hand wired, extremely time-consuming hand soldered series, Heritage is able to offer a zero compromise, high quality yet very affordable new series of products.

RAM audio monitoring expected to ship in februari

The Reference Audio Monitoring (RAM) systems — consisting of three models — is the result of over two years of intensive, full time research and development at the Heritage Audio headquarters.

With audiophile grade sound quality in mind and feature sets tailored for studios of all kinds, sizes and budgets, the 3 available RAM systems, at their core, allow the user to switch between reference monitors while maintaining the highest level of signal integrity.


At this year’s NAMM show, IsoAcoustics has launched its new line of acoustic isolation stands, the ISO Series, designed for professional audio speakers and subwoofers.

The new models, which include the ISO-130, ISO-155, ISO-200 and the ISO-200SUB, feature a new contemporary design, a lower profile and all new isolators. The new ISO Series of stands for studio monitors are adjustable, providing 14 variations of height and tilt so that the user may easily optimize speaker placement and improve their performance.

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At the NAMM Show, RME showed TotalMix FX version 1.50 in full action. TotalMix FX provides an extended real-time mixer interface for all RME interfaces, plus EQ, compressor / limiter and echo / reverb for current devices. Even long-standing devices that are no longer available, such as the very first Multiface from the year 2001, can use the tool that is regularly updated by RME, and benefit from new features and possibilities - for free.

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