||In the January 16, 2010 Issue:
It's nearing the end of NAMM day three, and this show ROCKS!
There were some who weren't expecting a great turnout, but the joint's
been packed since day one. There’s a whole lot of enthusiasm here,
both from exhibitors and show-goers. Gear-wise, there are tons of new
products, many of them very impressive, but there’s no single "you
gotta see this one" dazzler. The overall themeif there is
oneis a feeling of gratitude that 2009 is behind us. So now, with
the arrival of NAMM 2010, everyone's ready to move forward with new
ideas, new technologies and new optimism. Bring it on!
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.
V-Piano system upgrade adds two new Vintage and two new Vanguard piano
models to the revolutionary V-Piano. Owners of existing V-Pianos can
download this upgrade at RolandUS.com.
NAMM Booth: #7400
Find out more about the V-Piano Evolution
Moog Music Taurus 3 Bass Pedals
Players, producers and
DJs everywhere have been anxiously awaiting the return of the ultimate
bass machine. Bass connoisseurs worldwide made this instrument possible
by pre-ordering it sight-unseen. Now the wait is over. The new Moog
Taurus 3 Bass Pedals faithfully re-create the sound of the legendary
Taurus I. We started with an in-depth analysis of the original
circuitry, and then added modern amenities like MIDI and USB. We didn't
stop until we had created a work of art that can knock down a small
building. If you're serious about bass, take the next step up to the
ultimate bass synthesizer: Limited run: Less than 1,000 will be built.
NAMM Booth: #6100
Find out more about Taurus 3 Bass Pedals
Furman P-1800 PF
An update to Furman's Power Factor Pro,
the P-1800 PF is a floor version of the popular rackmount P-1800 PF R.
Ideal for instrument amplifiers and guitar/bass heads, the P-1800 PF
provides comprehensive protection with Furman's exclusive Power Factor
and Clear Tone Technologies for uncompromised performance from
high-current gear. Furman's Power Factor Technology reduces AC line
impedance by providing a 45A peak current reservoir. This gives
instrument amplifiers and powered speakers the headroom to operate at
maximum efficiency and sound consistent from venue to venue. The P-1800
PF features isolated outlet banks to minimize intercomponent
interference, and offers Furman's exclusive SMP/LiFT/EVS technologies
for professional-level protection and linear AC noise filtration. The
unit's LED voltmeter displays the incoming line voltage, while
Protection OK and Extreme Voltage indicators provide information on
power quality and the operational status of the unit.
NAMM Booth: #6874
Big Fish Audio Electri6ity
Electri6ity is a very large electric guitar library. It has a
wide variety of guitar tones (335, L4, Les Paul, P90, Lips,
Rickenbacker, Strat, Tele) and the most complicated Kontakt scripting
we've done to date. It's a huge product (several DL DVDs) and has a lot
of new technologies we've built specifically for it. Three pickup
positions for each guitar, seamless velocity layers, large number of
articulations, different playing techniques, strumming, plus effects and
amplifiers and stomp boxes.
NAMM Booth: #6514
Find out more about the HS-P82
Check out the NAMM New Products
|Today's Bloggers, Sponsored by Peavey
At the Waves press conference this morning,
plenty of new products were unveiled. My favorites were the
Signature-Series plug-ins from Chris Lord-Alge and Jack Joseph Puig.
Each features dedicated plug-ins for vocals, guitars, drums and more.
They’re due out in March and will cost $800 each. Puig and Lord-Alge
were both present at the press conference and talked about and demoed
their plug-ins. Read the rest of this blog
Spectrasonics' big NAMM announcement is the version 1.2
update for its Steam Engine-based plug-ins, Omnisphere and Trilian.
Enhancements will include cross-platform 64-bit operation (yes, for Mac
users, too), new “juicy” filter algorithms, and an improved browser
system. Read the rest of this blog
Waves announced Horizon, a premium collection of over 50
plug-ins. Available in Feb $5750 Native, $9500 TDM.
At NAMM, Focusrite announced the Octapre MKII Dynamic ($699), an audio
interface with a Focusrite pre and compressor on each channel.
The Bridge lets you use Scratch Live from within Ableton Live. It also
lets you open ALS files in Scratch Live. Read the rest of this blog post
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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!
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!
Future rock star Ashley McCabe helps demo some of the new Tascam
gear being shown at the 2010 NAMM show, including instrument trainers,
the DP-004 and DP-008 Digital Portastudios, a full line of compact
portable digital recorders and three new computer recording interfaces,
including the updated US122 MkII and the multichannel rackmount US800.
Watch the video now!
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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
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