With so many innovative products and amazing musicians on hand, NAMM is always a treat for the ears and eyes. Here is a tiny sampling of some of the cool stuff we saw at the show this year.
We're big fans of MasterWriter, a cloud-based app that can be accessed from any desktop, tablet or smart phone. It's a suite of writing tools for songwriters, emcees, & creative writers. It's super easy to use and has a lot of features that can help anybody suffering from writer's block.
The Samchillian is a project by Leon Greenbaum. Its a keyboard MIDI controller based on relativity. All keys are relative notes which means less, keys, but the ability to play in key with mind-blowing speed. It uses a wireless connection with a modular design that can easily be customized.
Progressive NY artist, Gruenbaum, uses the Samchillian on his new EP which can be purchased from Agenda Del Mondo Records via Bandcamp. We recently had a chance to listen to it and it as beautiful sounding as it is evil. We highly recommend you checking it out if you're into experimental music.
One of our staff writers, Headsnack, has been featured on American Music Supply's "Catch a Break" series! In this interview he breaks down why he uses Adam Audio monitors & the Moog Sub 37 Tribute on his tracks. You can also read some of Headsnack's tech gear buyer's guides right here!
In this video we take a quick look at the gorgeous touch-screen interface on Allen & Heath's dLive. This digital console is taking the world by storm. This short video shows how the i/o is completely customizable. More videos to come.
Pizza Hut just jumped on the bluetooth bandwagon with a special pizza box that allows you to DJ. This gimmick looks like a lot of fun but is only available in 5 locations in the UK. We bet this type of added value will be seen a lot in the future. The only downside is that its Pizza Hut. We recommend you drop the bass instead of dropping their excuse for edible food in your mouth.
We love the H910 and until the end of the month you can pick it up for only $99 from Eventide. Here it is showcased in a beat made by Headsnack. Thickening up the keyboard adds subtle harmonics and allows it to sit nicely in the mix.
Mogees analyzes vibrations you create from everyday objects and turns it into music. The more distinct the hits are, the better the software works. Use your imagination and assign the different sounds within the software to whatever sounds you desire.
We worked with artist, Headsnack, to create a video that showcases how he created his H910 Dual Theme Song video. The song is available for free download on Soundcloud. The Eventide H910 Dual is an iconic plug-in that meshes delay, feedback & pitch-shifting to create some truly unique sounds.
Pro Audio Essentials is a game-based course for music producers created by Izotope. It allows you to practice and improve your audio skills. This unique learning experience uses audio games, ear training, and videos to build the production skills that music makers use every day when recording, mixing, and mastering.