NAMM 09 day one: highlights from the show floor

Roland's Keytar makes a triumphant return
Roland's Keytar makes a triumphant return

MusicRadar's UK contingent put together a day one round-up based on hype alone. Here's the gear our NAMM-bound colleagues are buzzing about, and they should know: they've seen, filmed and caressed it already…

Akai's APC40 Ableton controller
Computer Music gets hands-on with the hardware

Native Instrument's Maschine, Guitar Rig Mobile and Audio 4 DJ
They say good things come in threes, Future Music certainly thinks so…

Roland AX-Synth Shoulder Keyboard and V-Piano
All hail the return of the Keytar!

Rob Papen's SubBoomBass synth
Computer Music doffs a cap to this brand new synth

Max For Live: the Max/MSP and Ableton collaboration
Our guys liked this so much, they filmed it in action

Steinberg Cubase 5 and Cubase RC for iPhone
We had front row seats for this presentation

From the basement...

What if Apple made guitar amps?

New Dean girls!

Buchla's mental modular synths

Bags made of guitars

Tom Porter worked on MusicRadar from its mid-2007 launch date to 2011, covering a range of music and music making topics, across features, gear news, reviews, interviews and more. A regular NAMM-goer back in the day, Tom now resides permanently in Los Angeles, where he's doing rather well at the Internet Movie Database (IMDB).