Day one at Frankfurt is already a haze of wires, guitar strings and blinking LEDs… so it's a good job we filmed the best bits.
From rockstars jamming on their own shiny new signature lines, to proud product designers showing off their latest creations, here are the essential gear demos from Frankfurt 09 so far…
1. Novation SL MkII ZeRO control
Novation's Olly Burke demos "the biggest product of Musikmesse 2009" - taking 'touch-sensitive' to new levels…
2. Dave Mustaine signature Marshall amp
Brand new signature speaker cabinet demoed by the Megadeth man himself! WARNING: "this might get loud".
3. Peavey Ecoustic series
Peavey's Fred Paul talks through the company's new acoustic amps: two channels, effects, footswitch (and looper), delay, reverb, chorus and more.
4. Cakewalk Sonar V-Studio 100
Alex from Cakewalk discusses the all-new 'portable studio'. The Sonar V-Studio 100 works with other DAWS, too
5. Trace Elliot TA series
Even more brand new acoustic amps! This time Trace Elliot's Paul Stephens shows off the feature-packed, lightweight, high-wattage TA series.
6. Fender Road Worn Strat
Watch clinician Greg Koch put the '60s Stratocaster through its paces on the Fender stand
7. Teenage Engineering OP-1
See the chaps behind the all new portable synth that's caused quite a stir at Frankfurt...
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