1/19/2010 5:40 AM
In my four days of NAMM, it was impossible to see everything. I meant to play a couple Rickenbackers (their booth was next to our New Bay Media booth), but all the guitars were all sold by the time I found a free moment. I also wanted to get some new Pro Tools 8 tips from the Avid booth guys, but no such luck.
But there was plenty I did check out in last couple days of NAMM. I interviewed Dusty DiMercurio from Avid about how their Eleven Rack has advanced the DAW and amp sim market for guitarists. I also talked to remixer/producer Morgan Page about how his studio and production process has changed as he's racked up more Billboard club hits. He discusses the addition of a Dangerous Music D-Box and Prism Orpheus to his space, his analog summing experiments, his remixing process, and his Pro Tools 8 octave trick.
There are also some entertaining demo videos (all at http://www.eqmag.com/community) of the Roland Octapad, Boss V3-20 Vocal Performer pedal, and the latest Waves plug-ins. And finally, producer Jacquire King (Kings of Leon, Norah Jones, Tom Waits) speaks about his studio and process at the Universal Audio booth. I also caught a demo about mixing video with Serato Scratch Live and took a bunch of photos on the show floor: http://www.flickr.com/photos/eqmag
Lots of walking, lots of talking about specs. And it's a wrap. Until next year....