The Best New Music Technology for This Year

Every year it seems like the new technology gets better and better, no matter what industry you are looking at. With science and engineering getting more in depth by the day, technology is advancing at lightning speeds. This is not any different when it comes to the music industry. The technology available for both the artist and the listener is constantly growing, aimed at improving the production and experience, we are seeing new products being released on the market daily. There are a million different products out there so you may not know where to begin when it comes to buying the best of the best. We have you covered, no worries. Keep reading to learn about some of the best new music technology available this year.

Bluetooth MIDI Adapters

These magical little cords allow pretty much any MIDI instrument or controller to become wireless with Bluetooth capabilities. They are often compatible with any computer or phone and can be controlled via these devices. You can swing over the Guitar Center to get yourself a few of these and launch your music production into the future.

The Behringer DeepMind 12 Augmented Reality Interface

That was sure a mouthful. The Behringer DeepMind 12 Augmented Reality interface uses HoloLens, a Microsoft technology designed to allow you to dig in and completely immerse yourself into the synth’s world. It seems to be similar to Google Glass but also projects holographic images onto surfaces in the environment around you. The sell is that is lets you really generate results in a way deeper than the knob and fader interfaces would ever accomplish.

The Ableton Link

This new product for a staple company in the music industry allows you to collaborate using simple and seamless technology to give you the results you are looking for. There are multiple forces at work here that make it possible for all your applications to synchronize the playback over a wireless network. The interface is super easy to use and will create a feeling of consistency.

ROLI Blocks

This particular platform for iOS devices has been garnering a lot of attention, especially in the younger generations of music makers and developers. Basically, device is a small Bluetooth controlled block that clips together magnetically. You can broaden the capabilities of the set up as need because you are able to buy additional blocks when you are ready. It is controlled by Noise software that contains over 100 sounds and can be set up to record in a loop like fashion to create individual tracks. Pretty cool if you ask me.

The Zoom ARQ Aero Rhythm Trak

A product that serves as a drum machine, synth,MIDI Control, sequencer, and looper but also contains an accelerometer and a Base Station with a removeable Bluetooth Ring Controller is pretty much what this is. The base station stores all the sounds but you can also record you own. The sounds can be controlled by the products 96 velocity and pressure-sensitive pads. This product seems pretty futuristic but can also be very useful for a wide variety of sounds.