Sponsored by Intel & Microsoft
Here's your chance to tune into the action at NAMM live as it
happens. Through a special arrangement with Intel and Microsoft,
Cakewalk will be broadcasting all of their special events online, and
you can even ask questions during the Q&A period. If you work in the pro
audio community these are events you can't miss: new product launches
including a Minimoog Tribute, masterclasses on film & game scoring and
hip hop production, clinics on live sound recording with Roland and
Cakewalk's joint SONAR REAC Recording System, and talks with some of the
biggest names in the industry including Martin Atkins, Craig Anderton,
Benjamin Wright, Terry Howard, the METAlliance's Phil Ramone, George
Massenberg, Frank Filipetti, Elliot Scheiner, and many others. You'll
also get to see how a dual-socket DAW built on the new 45nm Quad-Core
Intel(R) Xeon(R) processor performs while running huge, processor
intensive SONAR projects.
Visit www.cakewalk.com/Events/nammlive08.asp to register
for the broadcasts and learn more.
The EM/Mix/Remix Winter NAMM Website is now live, and will be your
one-stop place to get up-to-date information on products unveiling at
the show, blogs from the editors (letting you know what's cool on the
showfloor), nightly podcasts, nightly newsletters, video taken from the
showfloor and so much more! Check it out here.
Alvarez Yairi Guitars (booth #5776, Hall B) will introduce its Standard
Series WY1T, an ultrathin-bodied acoustic/electric guitar designed for
recording and live performance environments where high SPL without
feedback is paramount. Available in three finishes, the single-cutaway,
folk-style WY1T features a flamed (except for BK model) maple body and
"sound hole-free" solid Sitka spruce top with hand-scalloped braces,
herringbone trim and ebony bridge. The WY1T benefits from a custom
Fishman Aura IC system with four discrete "sound images" derived from
vintage and contemporary studio microphone. Price: $2,699.99, list;
CEntrance AxePort Pro
CEntrance (booth #201-25, level 2)
announced its AxePort(tm) Pro USB direct box, which offers 24-bit/96kHz
performance and a USB interface for guitar and bass players. AxePort Pro
a complete package for recording with almost any DAW on Windows VP/Vista
and Mac OS X. Plug a 1/4-inch cord into AxePort from your electric
guitar or bass -- or acoustic with built-in pick-up -- and start
recording immediately. AxePort Pro is also bundled with Guitar Combos
amp-emulation software from Native Instruments, the CEntrance ASIO/GSIF
Universal Driver, a belt clip, 3-foot guitar cable, 6-foot USB cable and
a velvet carrying pouch.
Lauten Audio LT-381, FC-357, ST-221
Lauten Audio (booth
#6983) will debut three new studio microphones: LT-381, FC-357 and
ST-221. The FC-357 is a solid-state, multipattern large-diaphragm
condenser microphone, with Class-A electronics and a dual-diaphragm
capsule capable of omnidirectional, cardioid and figure-8 polar
patterns. The ST-221 (pictured) is a small-diaphragm tube microphone
that will be packaged in pairs; each features interchangeable cardioid
and omnidirectional capsules, NOS military-grade vacuum tubes and
high-resolution electronics. The LT-381 features newly designed large
dual-diaphragm capsule; NOS military-grade pentode input and triode
output circuit; and variable omni, cardioid and figure-8 polar patterns.
These new models are expected to ship in the second quarter of 2008.
Mu Technologies Mu Voice 1.1.1
Mu Technologies' Mu Voice
1.1.1 is now available as an Audio Unit on Mac. In addition, the Mu
Voice User Manual can now be downloaded from the company's Website.
Booth #1104, Hall E
Neutrik Combo A-Series
Neutrik (booth #6320, Hall A) will
introduce its Combo A-Series. The newly developed receptacle accepts
both XLR and 1/4-inch phone plug connectors. Based on the A-Series panel
cut-out, the smallest available panel-mount XLR, it features
high-packing density and space savings. The combo is available in two
versions: as a 6-pole vertical receptacle and a horizontal PCB mount
receptacle, without switching contacts.
The Retail Apprentice, 8 a.m.; Hilton Anaheim Hotel, Pacific
Idea Center Sessions (booth #5501, Hall B)
10:30 a.m.: The Guitar Strap As Clothing
11 a.m.: How to Create Store Environments That Attract Long-Term
11:30 a.m.: Hire Like a Casting Director
12 p.m.: How to Set Up Your Internet Marketing...for FREE
1 p.m.: How to Turn the Slowest Weeks of Summer Into a Financial and
Public Relations Bonanza
1:30 p.m.: How to Get More Church Business
2 p.m.: Promote the Difference! Five Ways to Stand Out From Your
2:30 p.m.: How MI Retailers Are Using the Internet to Save Thousands of
Dollars Per Month, Part 1
3 p.m.: How MI Retailers Are Using the Internet to Save Thousands of
Dollars Per Month, Part 2
3:30 p.m.: How to Fix Your Buying Mistakes
4 p.m.: One-Hour Panel Discussion: "Why DIdn't I Think of That?"
additional information on these sessions, visit www.thenammshow.com/nammu.
House Ear Institute (HEI), with the ongoing sponsorship
commitment from Shure Inc. and NAMM, will provide free hearing
screenings, hearing protection, literature and education to WNAMM
attendee/exhibotors; the free hearing screenings are sponsored
exclusively by Shure and available in booth #1196 in Hall E between the
hours of 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Thursday, January 17 through Saturday,
January 20, and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, January 20, 2008. A
certified screening technician will conduct the screenings based on
regulatory guidelines established by OSHA, and House Ear Institute
personnel will provide audiology consultations and hearing health
information. The Institute will offer oto-acoustic emissions (OAE)
testing and the Hearing-In-Noise Test (HINT) as part of a research
study being conducted on hearing loss in the music and pro audio
IMSTA Software Day, Saturday, January 19
partnered with Microsoft to bring the "Software Day" to NAMM. On this
day, IMSTA members and supporters will be showing their support for
IMSTA by wearing the IMSTA blue T-shirts showing the slogan "Buy the
Software You Use." To ensure that IMSTA has the right T-shirt sizes for
you and your colleagues, please pre-order your free T-shirts by visiting
clicking on the "Software Day" banner, or visit booth #6329.
Party With Heil, Lectrosonics, R-H
Lectrosonics, Renkus-Heinz, and Roland Systems Group are co-sponsoring a
party on Saturday, January 19 at the Sheraton Park Hotel at 7 p.m. The
party will feature the "Loud and Proud" music of the Johnny Hiland Band,
Orange County rockers Unit 287 and Eagles tribute band Hotel California.
The event's co-sponsors will be handing out passes to the party at their
respective NAMM exhibits (Heil Sound: Hall A, booth #6849; Lectrosonics:
Hall E, booth #1206; Roland Systems Group: Hall D, booth #2664). The
party will include a cash bar.
Sennheiser's "The Right Mic" booth (#6579) campaign will showcase
numerous musicians. Here's the lineup for Saturday, January 19
12:30 p.m., Adjoa Skinner
1 p.m., Dawn Thomas
1:30 p.m., Phil Parlapiano
2 p.m., The Mighty Regis
2:30 p.m., Phil Parlapiano
3 p.m., Debby Holiday
3:30 p.m., Adjoa Skinner
4 p.m., Dawn Thomas
4:30 p.m., TBD
5 p.m., The Mighty Regis
If you missed last year's show, check out this video on finding Bootsy!
Next week: Even more product news, blogs, videos, podcasts, more
sightings for the red carpet!
Missed last week's version? Check it out here.
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