The 2003 Winter NAMM started on Thursday January 16th.
Four days of pure gear lust were just around the corner and we bring you all the news of the new products
Yamaha Motif Rack
Yamaha introduced the Yamaha Motif Rack. Now you can have all the Motif power in a compact rack unit.
The Motif Rack features full 128-note polyphony and, like its keyboard counterpart, 48MB wave ROM. An
intuitive user interface provides quick access to all functions and includes a 160 x 64 dot LCD.
The Roland V-Synth opens up a world of new sounds full of life and motion. Imagine a synth that combines
multiple oscillator technologies with realtime control of a waveform's pitch, time and formant.
user sampling to create entirely new waveforms, powerful COSM filtering, a killer arpeggiator and a host
of realtime controllers including the revolutionary TimeTrip Pad.
That's the Roland V-Synth: a distinctive
new instrument set to inspire those passionate about sound.
VariOS is an open-ended hardware/software system that allows musicians to build audio-based tracks with the
same flexibility as MIDI. All processing is handled by the VariOS module, which is controlled using bundled
software. The first software bundle is V-Producer for VariOS. This software lets musicians manipulate a
sample’s pitch, time and formant, add effects and even build complete arrangements while keeping the music
flowing and without CPU drain. And since the VariOS module can be updated via PC cards, the system can take
on entirely new functions in the future.
Clavia Nord Lead 2X
Clavia introduced the successor of the Nord Lead 2 - the Nord Lead 2X. The Nord Lead 2X is basically a
Nord Lead 2 with new hardware and significantly larger internal memory. Clavia kept all the important things:
the powerful sound engine, the characteristic sound and the direct user interface! The Nord Lead 2X will
begin to ship in March and will replace the current Nord Lead 2 model.
Exactly one year ago, Hartmann has kicked open the door to a new world of syntheszing and manipulating sound.
The revolutionary Neuron synthesizer, based on the combination of a neural network synthesis engine and a
unique user interface has changed the way you create sound.
New at this NAMM show is the Modelmaker software. With the Modelmaker software, any sample material can be
transferred into Neuron models. The graphical user interface helps to easily create multilayers, arrange,
prepare and playback different sample formats and finally render a model out of any imaginable soundsource.