||In the January 14, 2010 Issue:
The NAMM show is finally upon us and we're glad to back in
sunny Anaheim, Calif., to check out all the latest and greatest in new
gear. 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. |
The Hollywood Strings virtual instrument will be presented in a series
of online tutorials on Thursday, January 14, 2010, the same day NAMM
2010 opens. Hollywood Strings is an advanced collection of orchestral
string instruments that offers control over sound and performance while
delivering creative power to composers and content producers for film,
video, Web and music. Multiple finger positions for all sections,
including open strings, are available in this virtual instrument
collection. Hollywood Strings will be available in two editions from
February 15, 2010: The Diamond Edition ($1,695) includes all
articulations and bowings, five user-controllable optional mic
positions, 44.1kHz 24-bit and 16-bit samples and comes supplied on a
pre-configured hard drive. The Gold Edition ($1,195) includes all
articulations and bowings except divisi, bow-change legato and sordino,
and offers single-mic position, 44.1kHz 16-bit samples supplied on
dual-layer DVDs. Find out more information about Hollywood Strings.
When paired with an SRM450v2 (now clad in
all black), the new TH-18s powered subwoofer delivers real-world power
at competitive pricing. Also debuting at NAMM are the HD Series Powered
Subwoofers, the perfect companions to the full-range HD Series
loudspeakers launched in 2009. These new subwoofers, along with
Mackie’s core loudspeakers, are available for demonstration at the
2010 Winter NAMM Show, Hall C, Booth #4468, Demo Room #209A. The
SRM450v2 is available worldwide now and has an MSRP of $749.99 USD. The
TH-18s is available now and has an MSRP of $879.99 USD. The HD1501 and
HD1801 subwoofers will be available in Q1, and will have an MSRP of
$1,099.99 USD and $1,249.99 USD, respectively.
Peavey, Muse Musebox
—Peavey Electronics and Muse
Research and Development's MuseBox musical instrument and effects box
uses virtual instruments and effects technology so that players of all
types can easily take cutting-edge software-based synths, sounds and
effects to rehearsals, gigs, to the practice room or to the studio. The
MuseBox’s compact 2U half-rack design is portable, versatile and built
for the road. The unit's custom MuseMachine software environment takes
computer technology and turns it into musical instruments, relying on a
superstable operating system made specifically to run software plug-ins
with 24-bit/48kHz pro-quality audio. A CF-Card slot provides instant
access to new software synths and effects. The MuseBox comes standard
with 1 GB of RAM (expandable to 2 GB), and is equipped with a 4GB
solid-state system disc module (expandable to 8 GB). The MuseBox offers
an optional 250GB laptop hard drive for additional storage. The MuseBox
will be available in spring 2010 with a U.S. MSRP of $1,199.99. Hall B,
Find out more about MuseBox.
Primera BravoPro Xi-Series Disc Publishers
BravoPro Xi-Series Disc Publishers are improved versions of Primera’s
BravoPro Disc Publishers. With their built-in high-speed recorders,
direct-to-disc printing and fast robotics, these desktop units automate
the process of burning and printing quantities of CDs and DVDs. The
Series comprises BravoPro Xi AutoPrinter ($1,995), Xi Disc Publisher
($2,995) and Xi2 Disc Publisher ($3,295). Features include 300-percent
faster robotics for higher throughput; interior blue LED lighting with
job status feedback; seventh-generation disc-picking mechanism,
compatible with Windows XP/Vista/7 and Mac OS 10.5 (or higher); optional
Blu-ray disc-recordable drives; and new lower prices. Find out more about the BravoPro
The NAMM Show will start each morning with live music from
many diverse acts. On Thursday, the show kicks off with the 40th
anniversary of the Petiot All-Industry Marching Band who will join
forces with the Get a Life Marching Band from Portland, Ore., to lead
the parade. Read more of this article.
Cakewalk (Hall A, Booth #6700) has
confirmed these artists
Thursday, January 14, Justin Lassen (2 p.m.
to 2:45 p.m.) and Javier Colon (4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.). Friday, January
15: Steven Slate (11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.), Cori Yarckin (1 p.m. to 1:45
p.m.), Casey McPherson of Alpha Rev (3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.), Norman
Matthew (4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.) and Lassen (5 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.).
Saturday, January 16: Matthew (11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.), Slate (noon to
12:45 p.m.), the Red Jumpsuit Apparatus (1:05 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.), Shifty
and the Big Shots (2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.), Yarckin (3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.)
and Colon (4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.). Find out
more information at Cakewalk's NAMM page.
Earthworks Artist Appearances
Confirmed artist appearances
include noted songwriter/composer James Raymond, keyboard and studio
artist George Duke, front-of-house engineer David Morgan,
percussionist/producer/engineer Robin DiMaggio and drummer/studio
veteran Jeff Campitelli. As individual schedules are still being
finalized as of this writing, dates and times will be made available via
Earthworks’ Facebook online presence.
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