WINTER NAMM 2018 - SPECIAL REPORT
It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. But mostly, it was the best of times, as this was the largest NAMM Show ever! Life used to be so much simpler, way back in 2017. There were five exhibit halls, two additional floors full of exhibitor space, and a huge chunk of the Marriott hotel occupied by one massive exhibitor from the Land of the Rising Sun. But no, that wasn’...t enough...
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Our editors' picks for coolest new gear of the show
NAMM 2018 Highlights Reel
NAMM 2018 Photo Journal
Diary of a NAMM Virgin Feature
Guitars • Bass • Keyboards • Drums • Recording & Pro Audio
Augmented Piano provides an inspiring range of sonic territory from beautifully recorded traditional piano to new, eclectic and avant-garde tones ready to breathe life into your compositions by taking the sound of the piano further than it’s ever been. UVI http://musicplayers.com/…/uvi-releases-augmented-piano-cre…/
📢 HELLO MY NAME IS JEFF 📢
Interview: Stone Temple Pilots new frontman Jeff Gutt
It takes more than sheer skill to fill the shoes of a legend. But when Jeff Gutt assumed the role of a singer he had grown up inspired by, he not only filled a void, but seems to have propelled the band to new levels of creative output....
It took him virtually no time at all to lock into the band’s formula. Gutt has the range, the tone, and the fuck-you-flare that has been at the heart of the Stone Temple Pilots signature sound for decades, and he delivers their vast catalog without stepping on the legacy that is Scott Wieland or Chester Benington. Quite the magic trick; to blend-in seamlessly while setting yourself apart...
Photo Source: Sick Boy on YouTube
From full orchestral arrangements for TV, cinema and video games to complete, polished mixes and masters, ready for distribution, as well as full-blown tracks in any style and genre, everything is within easy reach. http://musicplayers.com/…/ik-multimedia-announces-total-st…/
Features like mid/side processing, linked-stereo modes, customized EQs, sequencers, and envelope modulation give users access to huge creative possibilities, all while retaining the signature sound of the classic hardware. ARTURIA http://musicplayers.com/…/arturia-press-release-arturia-an…/
Need some rock with your pop? The new Kim Wilde record kicks ass! Review:
Immersive surround city ambiences recorded by award-winning sound designer Ken Skoglund. Pro Sound Effects http://musicplayers.com/…/pro-sound-effects-releases-europ…/
Beginning June 2018, the cross-country trek will bring the 2017 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees to such markets as Philadelphia, New York and Seattle, among many others. #YES50 YES (official) http://musicplayers.com/…/yes-to-embark-on-north-american-…/
Over 20 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame events and programs including the grand opening of the new hall of fame are scheduled. http://musicplayers.com/…/rock-hall-turns-up-the-volume-on…/ Klipsch
Drawing upon new interviews with key personalities involved in the band's early years, as well as archival interviews and music journalism, "Reinventing Pink Floyd" will captivate both casual fans of rock music and hardcore Pink Floyd devotees. http://musicplayers.com/…/book-traces-fascinating-phase-in…/
Available in a 4-string or 5-string set, XM bass strings offer the same solid, full bright sound that the NickelSteel Bass brand is known for, and they’re made with Dean Markley Strings's time-tested process that ensures a smooth feel with long-lasting tone. http://musicplayers.com/…/dean-markley-introduces-extra-me…/
Native Instruments presents season two of the audio-visual cookbook, featuring Stwo, TRAKGIRL, Sega Bodega, Ivy Lab, and more. NATIVE INSTRUMENTS KOMPLETE http://musicplayers.com/…/native-sketches-returns-hear-exc…/
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New Album “Pinewood Smile” Out Now! The Darkness is set to ignite stages across the land on the North American leg of their Tour de Prance, with special guest Diarrhea Planet, kicking off on March 29th in Los Angeles at Fonda Theatre. http://musicplayers.com/…/the-darkness-launch-north-americ…/
Cort delivers vintage tone and an appealing, old-school aesthetic - the richness of the select woods is stunningly contrasted by white binding, white dot inlays, and a multi-ply ivory rosette, along with a genuine bone nut and saddle. Cort Guitars and Basses http://musicplayers.com/…/cort-guitars-introduces-aged-to-…/
ReIdolized (The Soundtrack to the Crimson Idol) include the 60-minute film and soundtrack with 4 missing songs finally united - as originally intended - in one special product. W.A.S.P. Nation (Official) http://musicplayers.com/…/w-s-p-release-video-clip-doctor-…/
The summer tour kicks off on August 3 at the Wisconsin State Fair and winds through the U.S. and Canada before wrapping up in September. Alice Cooper http://musicplayers.com/…/alice-cooper-announces-summer-20…/