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Day 11 on our NAMM Countdown: Sir George Martin’s Soundbreaking at NAMM 2017

January 7, 2017

  For Day 11, we bring the spotlight on Sir George Martin’s SOUNDBREAKING. Check out the news below: SOUNDBREAKING: Stories from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music, the last project from the late Sir George Martin, will have a presence at NAMM this year! Recently listed among the top 5 shows in The Hollywood Reporter’s “The Best TV of 2016,” SOUNDBREAKING illuminates the magic behind recording great music in a completely unprecedented fashion. In the 50th anniversary year of the recording of what many consider to be the greatest album of all time — Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band — NAMM is thrilled to present excerpts from SOUNDBREAKING featuring Sir George Martin and the real stories behind some of The Beatles’ most seminal work as part of the show’s TEC Tracks sessions.   The series will panel on Saturday, January 21st from 12:00PM-12:50PM on Level 2 in room 203 A-B in the Anaheim Convention Center. Peter Asher is confirmed for the Q&A with additional talent and moderator to come. SOUNDBREAKING The series explores the extraordinary impact of recorded music on the modern world and [Read More]

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Day 12 on our NAMM Countdown: REVPAD at NAMM 2017

January 6, 2017

  For Day 12, we bring the spotlight to REVPAD at NAMM 2017 Musicians are always looking for new ways to express themselves, improve their craft, refine their tone and find new sounds. Expression comes in many forms and now, with REVPAD, a world of new possibilities is literally at your fingertips! The GTC REVPAD comprises of a multi effects unit including both digital and analog effects controlled by the unique REVPAD touch pad that is easily attached to any guitar or bass. This allows freedom on stage and the ability to combine effects like never before. While it is not a synthesizer, the unique combinations of effects and parameters it allows gives many synthesizer-like tones as well as all the traditional guitar effects you would expect. Do you have particular effect that you always use and can’t live without? No problem, connect it through the effects loop and REVPAD can control that too. What about MIDI? No problem, REVPAD is equipped with MIDI and computer connectivity. REVPAD will be seen by the world at the upcoming [Read More]

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Day 13 on our NAMM Countdown: NAMM TEC Awards Technical Achievement Nominee Dynaudio with LYD Series

January 5, 2017

  For Day 13, we bring the spotlight to one of the 2017 NAMM TEC AWARDS Technical Achievement Nominees, Dynaudio. Dynaudio are nominated in the TEC Awards under the Studio Monitors Category for their LYD Series.  Their LYD8 is the biggest monitor in the LYD series. LYD 8 is a redefinition of our previous Professional monitors. A redefinition that helps you redefine your artistic expression. The LYD series is a redefinition of our previous professional products, and LYD 8 is the biggest of them all. With its 8” MSP woofer and advanced DSP, the LYD 8 provides outstanding performance and a low-end precision you won’t believe. Perfect for smaller studios and home setups. A ferrit magnet system with vented pole piece for accurate driver control. Large diameter voice coil surrounds the magnet for superior linearity. The aluminium voice coil and wire are low mass so its transient response is quick and accurate. To ensure the ideal mix between stiffness, weight, and dampening for unrivalled accuracy, we mould the diaphragm and dust cap in one piece with [Read More]

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Day 14 on our NAMM Countdown: RSO: Richie Sambora and Orianthi, Bernie Williams, and Ronnie Spector and The Ronnettes to Rock the Grand Plaza Stage at The 2017 NAMM Show January 19-22

January 4, 2017

  For Day 14, we invite credentialed NAMM Convention Attendees to the incredible concerts being held during NAMM 2017! CARLSBAD, Calif. – January 3, 2017 – The 2017 NAMM Show is just around the corner, and with it, top musical acts are scheduled to rock The NAMM Nissan Grand Plaza stage. This year will bring a variety of performances from across the sonic spectrum, with each evening offering performances from rock legends, a pro-athlete and accomplished jazz musician, and an R&B legend, all in the spirit of musical diversity that can be found at The NAMM Show.    Kicking off the show on Thursday night, January 19 is rock duo RSO: Richie Sambora and Orianthi. Each a respected guitarist in their own right, Sambora and Orianthi will bring their deft fret work and monster screams to the show, marking the duo’s first NAMM performance together. Grammy award-winner Sambora, also known for his passion for philanthropy, will offer up his world-renowned Songwriters Hall of Fame talent, addictive hooks and poetic lyrics. Platinum-selling guitarist Orianthi has enjoyed a [Read More]

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Day 15 on our NAMM Countdown: Drum Gear Alliance at NAMM 2017

January 3, 2017

  For Day 15, we bring you the news of the new Drum Gear Alliance at NAMM 2017! Check out the news below: DGA at NAMM 2017Booth: 3376HALL: D For the first time ever, seven drum gear companies have formed an alliance.  The Drum Gear Alliance, DGA, is a group of drummers who became inventors of some very innovative drum gear. “I started this group so we can all help one another out, we aren’t in competition and we are all small business owners.” States Carlo Cooper of CooperGroove Peformance Drum sticks.  The newly formed DGA will make its first appearance this January at Winter NAMM in booth #3376, the largest music exposition there is with over 100,000 attendees.  “Our mission and purpose is really one for all and all for one, we work together to cross promote, co-brand and share exhibit space.” Says Cooper.  “It’s expensive for start ups and small companies to get a booth at some of these shows, now we can offer a one stop shop and have a larger presence [Read More]

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Day 16 on our NAMM Countdown: D.L. Marble performs at NAMM on the Nissan Grand Plaza Stage – Thursday

January 2, 2017

  For Day 16, we invite you to check out D.L. Marble as they perform at NAMM 2017 on the Nissan Grand Plaza Stage. They are set to perform on Thursday, January 19th at 12:00 to 12:40 pm. Like a back country crossroad, the songs of sing-er/songwriter D.L. Marble are a rich tapestry that is American story telling at its best. With influences like Robert Earl Keen, Ray Wiley Hubbard & Fleetwood Mac, D.L. Marble’s music blends traditional Country, Americana, Rock, and Blue-Eyed Soul into songs that are very honest and uniquely American. Many of the characters that populate D.L.’s songs come from his own personal experiences grow-ing up in a less than ideal version of the American dream. D.L. was raised by a single mom while his dad spent decades in a Texas prison. Looking for an escape from his situation at home and school, D.L. picked up his 1st acoustic guitar & discovered his true calling. After professional stints as a police officer, a real estate agent, and general contractor, D.L. decid-ed to fully [Read More]

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Day 17 on our NAMM Countdown: Lookback at our interview with Chris of Screaming at Demons 2016 NAMM

January 1, 2017

For Day 17, we bring you back to our interview with Chris of Screaming at Demons from NAMM 2016! * * * * * * Screaming at Demons have arrived on the music scene and in an epic fashion. Their new song, Rockstar is not only a kick ass rockin track but has also changed people’s lives as they teamed up with the groundbreaking homeless project, Homeless Rock Stars. If you haven’t seen the powerful mini documentary- music video for it, check it out here: We were excited to interview bassist, Chris Clemence at NAMM 2016. He shared with us all their latest news and what is next in store for them. This is one band that is not only creating infectious rock music but are also doing everything they can to help others as they release it. Check out our chat with Chris at NAMM:   Screaming at Demons is: Shimon Moore – Vocals Russell Ali – Guitar Chris Clemence – Bass We can’t wait for the new video and music! Make sure to visit their [Read More]