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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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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.

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.

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