Musikmesse 2011: From the basement

11th Apr 2011 | 14:18

Musikmesse 2011: From the basement
AX master
You're never too old to take up the keytar. And who needs a strap when you've got a stand?

Musikmesse 2011: As you’ll know if you were following our coverage last week, MusicRadar scoured the Messe floor for the best new guitar, tech, drum and DJ products. But, as ever, our eyes were also on the lookout for the weird, the wacky and the whimsical: the items and people who keep spirits high as you pace your hundredth travelator of the day. Here they are in all their leftfield glory.

Musikmesse 2011: From the basement
One woman band
Amp, guitar and iPad: the holy triumvirate for the next-gen Messe busker.
Musikmesse 2011: From the basement
Wrong turn
Spot the iPad hardware add-on that's wandered into the wrong trade show.
Musikmesse 2011: From the basement
We're going to need a bigger booth
This DJ blows. He has to if he wants to inflate his decks and mixer.
Musikmesse 2011: From the basement
Deflated
Sadly, these headphones produce a lot of hiss. At least they did after we'd shoved a pin in them.
Musikmesse 2011: From the basement
Sonic sculpture
Drum exhibit, or the most elaborate set of weighing scales ever devised? You decide.
Musikmesse 2011: From the basement
The light-up bass drum
Well, it beats a bit of scrawl with a black permanent marker pen.
Musikmesse 2011: From the basement
Drums for dummies
This was the year that Kraftwerk decided to ditch the synthesizers.
Musikmesse 2011: From the basement
National amp-them
Which country is Marshall from again? We can't quite recall.
Musikmesse 2011: From the basement
100watt-ocaster
If one guitar lit up the show, it was this one.
Musikmesse 2011: From the basement
The piano scarf
Because piano ties are so 2010.
Musikmesse 2011: From the basement
Hey good lookin'
Elektron proves that its Octatrack will quite literally melt your face off.
Musikmesse 2011: From the basement
Vertical vinyl
We're not sure what we're more confused about: how this works or why it's playing a Huey Lewis And The News record.
Musikmesse 2011: From the basement
But daddy I want one…
Your child's next birthday present. IF YOU'RE INSANE.
Musikmesse 2011: From the basement
Collapsible drums
Record this kit and there'll be plenty of space in your mix.


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