Music Messe Frankfurt
More new products from the Music Messe '83
Another look at new products unveiled during the Frankfurt Music Show. Detailed reviews of some items will appear in E&MM in the near future, but in the meantime we've given contact addresses and/or telephone numbers for the individual manufacturers. They will be glad to give further information, and when getting in touch don't forget to mention E&MM.
The Rattlesnake electronic drum kit under demonstration.
Canary displayed their comprehensive range of power amps, crossovers and graphic equalisers.
IMEA's programmable digital delay DDP 500-N and programmer. 32 memories are available with maximum delay time of 510 mS, together with flanging, modulation and infinite hold. Contact IMEA Electronique Musicale, (Contact Details).
Yamaha mixer RM 804, an 8 input and 4 2 output design for recording studios. Kemble-Yamaha, (Contact Details).
PPG designers Wolfgang Palm & Wolfgang Duren, interviewed February 1983, showing their Wave 2.2, Waveterm, and new touch sensitive Processor Keyboard option. Syco Systems, (Contact Details).
Wersi organs on show included the Galaxy and Helios, demonstrations being given by top star Franz Lambert. Aura Sounds, (Contact Details).
Yamaha Portatone keyboards. New additions to the range include the PS-35 which offers stereo sound together with PCM rhythms, chord programming and auto bass. Kemble-Yamaha, (Contact Details).
Casio's keyboard amplifier, designed for their portable keyboard range, includes input mixing, Bass and Treble, headphone output and modulation speed controls. (Contact Details).
Kramer guitars from America.
Fane Acoustics showed a wide selection of speaker units including the boosted-bass Disco 200 range. Fane, (Contact Details).
Kawai pianos on show included the new EP608 collapsible upright model, and their popular Electric Grand. JHS, (Contact Details).
Allen & Heath Sales Director Simon Jones, showing the new System 8 deck. Allen and Heath Brennell, (Contact Details).
The alpha Syntauri with Composer's Assistant software loaded. Transcription of realtime performance is possible via Apple 2 link. Computer Music Studios, (Contact Details).
Suzuki's Tronichord, developed from the popular Omnichord. All controls are now touch sensors rather than a mixture of sensors and buttons, and 27 chords are available together with 'Sonic Strings' which can be played by hand or with a conductive plectrum. Suzuki, (Contact Details).
Crumar Multiman S-3, offering Bass, Poly, Piano, Harpsichord, Cello, Violin, keyboard split, VCF and Envelope controls and Detune, and Crumar Roadrunner3 Piano with 3 voices, Bass and Phaser. Chase Musicians, (Contact Details).
Tubby Drum mixer, which in conjunction with a set of Tubby Drum pickups provides a rapid and easy means of miking up a kit without stands.