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Musikmesse 2016

New pedals from Roland, another electronic cajon, more kit configurations from Yamaha, updated e-drums from Nord and a revolutionary new MIDI drum player were on show at Europe’s biggest music exhibition.

Trigger developments

We report on a few new trigger solutions, including Versatrigger, the world’s first wireless trigger system.

There are also updates on some DIY trigger products that have recently been reengineered for better performance and easier installation.

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XM sheds light

Taiwan’s XM eDrum has announced the launch of its Electron Series kits characterized by its LED lighting. The kits feature LEDs that can be programmed as background colours and flashing colours initiated by striking the pads.

New firmware for NFUZD

NFUZD Audio has released new firmware and a sound bank update for the NSPIRE module.

The v1.08 system update address a panning issue which came to light soon after the launch. It also attempts to improve responsiveness with a new velocity response for the snares in the sound bank 3.

Accent Ocean Way Drums debuts

Platinum Samples has released its first library using its virtual drum instrument, Accent.

The samples are formatted for Platinum Samples Accent and are available at 96kHz/24 bit.  This library includes four full kits with Crash, Splash, China and Ride cymbals plus four bonus Kick and Snare drums.

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