After a short flight, a failed search for a Frankfurter and a brief encounter with a glass of Weissbier, Musikmesse has lived up to its reputation yet again. It's the world's leading music trade fair and the music making gear on display is mouth watering.
Below you'll find MusicRadar's top gear picks, video demos and tastes of the weirder side of trade show life. And it's only day one…
Show floor highlights
Novation ReMOTE SL Mk II
New range of controllers makes taking control of your software even easier
Teenage Engineering OP-1
It's not finished yet, but our video shows that this mini synth/controller already looks sublime
Push pucks around a table to make music - we've got footage of this, too
Cakewalk Sonar V-Studio 100
The sister product to the VS-700 packs an audio interface, controller and SD recorder into one box
Steinberg The Grand 3
The long-awaited update to Steinberg's virtual piano solution
Blackstar Series One amps
A brand-new range of amplifiers with ISF (Infinite Shape feature) and DPR (Dynamic Power Reduction)
Line 6 Relay G30 Wireless Guitar System
Line 6's first foray into wireless systems for guitarists and bassists
TC Electronic Nova Repeater delay and RS410 bass cabinet
A double-whammy from TC Electronic: "no-frills-with-a-sound-that-kills"
From the basement…
Dave Mustaine's Marshall limousine
Duelling basses: fretted vs fretless
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