||In the January 17, 2010 Issue:
It's the final day of NAMM 2010, and it's been tremendous fun
for all the editors attendingexhausting fun, what with covering
the show by day and attending parties and dinners by nightbut none
of us would have missed it for the world. With tons of new products and
some significant updates for old favorites, we've seen something for
everyone. These are exciting times for musicians, audio engineers, and
anyone else who records music. We've seen more cooperation and
collaboration between companies than ever before, and a sense of
optimism pervades practically everyone here. But now it's almost over,
and soon the products and updates we've been promised will be in our
hands (we can hardly wait), in our pages, and on our websites, so stay
tuned for more details about the products that will rock your world and
make 2010 the most exciting year ever.
Follow our NAMM coverage online at emusician.com/ms/namm and our blog posts at The Bus. If you're at the show, come by and say
hello at Hall B, Booth #5715.
is exhibiting its new 6030 Ultimate Compressor, which adds new sonic
capabilities, a new user interface and a collection of new designs mixed
with twists on vintage emulations. The 6030 will be available in May
2010 (pricing TBD), and will also be added to the Emerald Pack bundle,
available to those users as an upgrade (pricing TBD).
NAMM Booth: #6405
Find out more about the 6030 Ultimate Compressor
StealthBoard is the first USB/MIDI floor controller
for guitar and bass players that gives full control over your entire
rig. You may now control your software and/or hardware-based tone and
effects units, plus channel switching, all from just one unit on the
floor. Control AmpliTube or any Powered by AmpliTube software with no
additional setup. The StealthBoard operates also as a stand-alone MIDI
controller for all your existing MIDI gear. StealthBoard features
USB/MIDI floor controller; 10 assignable switches and a built-in
expression pedal; four optional external controllers (pedal/switches); a
large four-digit display; MIDI I/O; dual-channel switching outputs;
three-way power supply (DC, USB, battery); program/backup via computer.
StealthBoard will be available in early second quarter of 2010, and will
have an MSRP price of $399.
NAMM Booth: #6520
Find out more
PG Music Band-in-a-Box 2010
PG Music announces Version 2010
of Band-in-a-Box intelligent music accompaniment software for Windows.
Easy to use: Just type in the chords for any song using standard chord
symbols (like C, Fm7 or C13b9) and Band-in-a-Box automatically generates
a complete pro-quality arrangement of piano, bass, drums, guitar and
strings, in a wide variety of popular styles (jazz, pop, country,
classical and more). Add real accompaniment to your song with RealTracks
and RealDrums—actual recordings of studio musicians that replace the
MIDI track with audio instruments. A Plug-in mode lets users drag and
drop tracks between Band-in-a-Box and a sequencer or get chords from
audio files with the Audio Chord Wizard.
NAMM Booth: #1209
out more about Band-in-a-Box 2010
Sonic Reality Cinema Sessions: Musical FX
Expanding sounds for film and media even further, Sonic
Reality's Cinema Sessions feature symphonic effects, global atmospheres,
dimensional effects and ambient atmospheres, as well as the new Cinema
Sessions Gold Edition that contains all four titles and additional
musical sound effects ranging from orchestral pads to dreamy soundscapes
and rich ambient layers.
NAMM Booth: #6337
Find out more about Cinema Sessions: Musical FX
Check out the NAMM New Products
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Saturday started for me in a NAMM-like way, with the sound of
a marching band outside the window of my hotel. I looked out and sure
enough, the band that always walks through the convention hall to open
the Saturday edition of NAMM was in the parking lot rehearsing. It was a
huge band, with uniforms, tubas, and twirling flags. It was pretty wild.
As far as products go, Saturday was an
interesting one for me. SM Pro Audio was showing a bunch of new products
including a new version of its V-Machine ($599, ships in Feb.), a
standalone VST plug-in host. The small footprint unit lets you load up
to 21 VST effects or instrument plug ins. You can edit them from the
front panel, or more easily from a computer using a new editor
application. Note that the unit only hosts Windows-format VST plug-ins,
but the control software is cross platform. Read the rest of this blog
Fans of KAOSS are excited to hear about
Korg’s new Kaossilator Pro, a touchpad-based synthesizer with built-in
electronic sounds and acoustic samples, as well as 25 preset drum
patterns. The x-y touchpad can cover either a single octave or the
entire range of pitch. You also get a gate arpeggiator, an internal
vocoder, and loop-recorder banks that allow you to create 4-bar phrases
and store them to SD cards. Read the rest of this blog post
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New Primacoustic Acoustic
Primacoustics unveils seven products that will debut at
NAMM: the VoxGuard, TrashGuard, Crashguard, KickStand, ickPad and
TriPad, all acoustical problem-solvers for studio and live use. Watch the video now!
Akai Pro iPK25 Keyboard
Controller, SynthStation App for iPhone
At NAMM 2010, Autumn
Pittman unveils the Akai Professional iPK25 keyboard controller and
SynthStation application, which turns your iPhone into a powerful
pro-level synth. Watch the video now!
Audix Fusion Drum Mics
Audix co-founder Cliff Castle intros the expanded line of
mid-priced drum mics and bundles at Winter NAMM 2010.
Watch the video now!
Watch more NAMM videos!
that every day, there is a new iPhone app ready for download—whether
it’s a game, tracking sport scores, etc. Next month, Mix looks
at high-end audio iPhone apps that can be tools for your next
production. Tell us your favorite audio app by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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