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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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Toontrack goes ‘70s

Toontrack has released its 29th EXZ pack - the Seventies Rock EZX.

The Seventies Rock EZX is available separately as well as part of the limited-time savings bundle, Classic Studios EZX Value Pack, gathering a total of three EZX titles all recorded at historic locations.

New pedals from Roland

Roland has launched two new pedals – the KT-9 beaterless kick and the FD-9 hi-hat controller.

The KT-9 appears to be a scaled-back KT-10, but boasting “a marked reduction in operational noise”and smaller footprint than the KD-9. The FD-9 is an update of the FD-8 controller

Nord Drum 3/3P launched

Nord has updated its drum offering with the launch of the new Nord Drum 3 module and the compact Nord Drum 3P multi-pad unit. Upgrades from the Nord Drum 2 include reverb and delay effects, a simplified sound selection mode and new sound banks for quickly creating custom kits on the fly.

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