Frankfurt Musikmesse 09: day one highlights

Leopard skin: always a highlight...
Leopard skin: always a highlight...

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

The Reactable
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…

A leopard-skin keytar

Dave Mustaine's Marshall limousine

Duelling basses: fretted vs fretless

Peavey meets Jaws!

Liked this? Then try:
MusicRadar's Frankfurt Musikmesse blog
The 12 most outrageous synths on the internet
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