NAMM 2019: The best gear of Day 2

Five of the best pieces of gear from Day 2 of NAMM 2019.

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Day 2 of NAMM 2019 is over, and our feet are as swollen as our appetite for gear. We hit up another few dozen booths today, and found these five to be our favourite devices of the day:

Akai Force

Much has been made of the Akai Force’s computerless Ableton-style, clip-based workflow. We got an exclusive look at how it also integrates deeply with Ableton itself and Splice.

Tierra Audio Boreal FET Compressor and Lava Preamp

These new 19-inch rack devices from Tierra Audio impress with their wood-fronted aesthetics, build quality and self-reporting device health checks.

Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol 32

With only 32 keys, NI’s newest production controller is a compact, sleek and streamlined device that’s also incredibly affordable.

IK Multimedia iLoud MTM

IK Multimedia takes its portable monitors to the next level with this three-way design. The iLoud MTM is not only designed to have a flat frequency response, but it also comes with a calibration mic for setting up quickly in any room.

Novation 49SL-MkIII

The 49-key version of the SL-MkIII is a complete workstation that’s versatile, powerful and will function perfectly as the heart of your setup. Read our review of its bigger brother here.

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