The NAMM Show 2020 at the Anaheim Convention Center began winding down on Day 3, nonetheless, some things stood out for DJs and producers. Here are a few that caught the attention from DJ Times:
Britain’s Solid State Logic (SSL), distributed Stateside by Group One, showed off its new audio interfaces, the SSL 2 and SSL 2+. The latter appears to be a good choice for DJ applications, while offering great capabilities and a strong software bundle to enable DJs to start producing music.
Israel’s Waves Audio demonstrated its latest DAW plug-in, a vocal processor called Ovox. Also supporting standalone use, the software provides flexible, real-time vocoder and talkbox effects, while going far beyond. With all its vocal synthesis and vocal morphing capabilities, and tons of modulation options, it’s ready-made to add serious juice to today’s progressive musical sounds.
At the Mixware booth, France’s MWM introduced a new version of its wireless DVS controller, Phase, that leverages its new partnership with Serato to communicate with the software directly, improving feel and reducing latency in the process.
This new integration — thanks to an HID protocol — will allow Phase to communicate with Serato DJ Pro directly through USB.
According to the company, it’ll be “Easier to set up, getting rid of the RCA cables, more powerful and accurate, and will take the DJ setup to the next level.”
This upgrade, available to all Phase and Serato users, is expected to be officially released later in 2020. Key features include:
- Plug ’n’ play: No need to plug RCA cables anymore. Serato will directly read Phase through USB, offering instant setup.
- Accuracy improved: Using a powerful HID protocol, Phase latency and accuracy have been improved. Now digital control has never been so close to using real records.
- A new Phase experience: Use Phase through USB as an official Serato accessory and access new features directly on Serato DJ Pro. Features will include special settings, customization and more.
Check our NAMM 2020 preview story here.
Day one wrap-up at NAMM 2020 here
and day 2 NAMM 2020 wrap-up here.
Stay tuned for a full review of NAMM 2020 soon.