If you’re a fan of music technology, then you probably know about Superbooth. This annual event is the place to be for anyone interested in learning more about the latest and greatest music production tools. This year’s Superbooth was no exception, and some truly amazing products were on display! In this blog post, we will take a look at 5 of the best highlights from Superbooth 2022.
5 Best Highlights from Superbooth 2022
1. Polyend Play
This new hardware sampler from Polyend was one of the most talked-about products at Superbooth. The Play is a powerful sampler that allows you to load in your own samples or use the included library of sounds. The Play isn’t just a great-sounding sampler; it’s also incredibly easy to use. Even if you’re not an experienced producer, you’ll be able to create great-sounding tracks with the Play. If you’re looking for a top-quality hardware sampler, the Polyend Play is definitely worth checking out.
2. Oberheim OB-X8
The Oberheim OB-X8 was one of the standout products at this year’s Superbooth music technology conference. The OB-X8 is a vintage-style polyphonic synthesizer that captures the sound of classic ’80s synth sounds. The OB-X8 offers eight voices of polyphony, and each voice has its own individual analog oscillator. This gives the OB-X8 a wide range of sounds, from thick, detuned pads to piercing lead tones. The synth also features a built-in arpeggiator and sequencer, making it easy to create complex patterns and rhythms. Overall, the OB-X8 is a powerful and versatile synth that is sure to please any fan of classic ’80s synth sounds.
3. Eventide Misha
Eventide’s new Misha Mansoor signature pedal was one of the most talked-about products at Superbooth. The Misha is a high-gain distortion pedal that is designed to replicate the sound of Mansoor’s signature guitar tone. The pedal offers three different types of distortion, each with its own distinct character. The first two distortion types are based on Mansoor’s signature tones, while the third is a brand-new distortion type that has been designed specifically for the Misha pedal. The pedal also features a built-in noise gate, which helps to keep your signal clean when you’re not playing. If you’re looking for a high-gain distortion pedal to help you achieve Mansoor’s signature sound, the Eventide Misha is definitely worth checking out.
4. Elektron Syntakt
Elektron’s new Syntakt is a powerful drum machine that offers a wide range of sounds and features. The machine has 12 individual audio outputs, making it easy to route each sound to its own mixer or effects chain. The Syntakt also features a built-in step sequencer, arpeggiator, and MIDI clock generator. This makes it easy to create complex patterns and rhythms. The machine also comes with a library of sounds, ranging from classic drum machine sounds to more modern electronic percussion. Highlights included the ability to load samples directly from an SD card, a powerful built-in sequencer, and real-time time-stretching capabilities. With its high level of functionality and affordable price point, the Elektron Syntakt is sure to be a popular choice for musicians of all levels.
5. Teenage Engineering OP-1 field
The OP-1 Field is a portable all-in-one synthesizer that takes the best features of the OP-1 and packs them into a rugged, weatherproof case. With eight hours of battery life, the OP-1 Field is perfect for taking your music making on the go. And with a built-in FM radio and an SD card slot, you can always stay connected to your favorite sounds. The OP-1 Field also features a new OLED display that makes it easier to see your sounds in any lighting conditions. Whether you’re making music in the studio or performing in the great outdoors, the Teenage Engineering OP-1 Field is the perfect way to take your music-making to the next level.
Superbooth 2022 was a great success, with plenty of new and exciting products on display. These are just five of the best highlights from this Superbooth 2022; be sure to check out our full coverage for more. Whether you’re looking for a new synth, drum machine, or distortion pedal, there’s something for everyone at Superbooth. We can’t wait to see what next year’s event has in store!