1/14/2011 12:56 PM
We're making this one short 'cuz we don't want to be late for Megadeth! (Thanks to our friends at Aphex for scoring us tickets!) It's Day Two, and we're making our way through the THOUSANDS of new production tools here at the show. Here are a few tibdits from our scavenger hunt...
PS If you're at the show on Saturday, come on down to EQ's mastering panel and learn all about mastering: What mastering means, what mastering engineers do, how to prep your music for mastering. Mastering engineers Gavin Lurssen and Michael Romanowki will talk about their craft and answer all of your questions about the mastering process. Hosted by EQ editor Sarah Jones. It's free-just flash your badge!
RANDOM COOL STUFF, DAY TWO
We were totally rocked by the "hybrid" analog/electric cymbals in Zildjian's Gen 16 line. These perforated metal cymbals model all sorts of sounds through DSP-we'll have a video up soon...
Telefunken had two new mics at NAMM: The CU-29 "Copperhead" condenser mic with vintage NOS tube, and the M80-WH wireless microphone capsule head
iZotope showed Stutter Edit, developed with producer/artist BT. The app is based around a live sampling engine that lets users slice-and-dice audio into small fragments and sequence the pieces as rhythmic effects.
Shure demoed the Axient wireless system, which detects interference, and avoids dropouts by automatically switching to a different frequency.
We told you about the UAD-2 Satellite yesterday; UA also showed the Studer® A800 Multichannel Tape Recorder plug-in for the UAD-2 platform.
BLUE microphones' Reactor multi-pattern, large diaphragm condenser microphone is based on large-format capsule technology from Blue’s mic line, and features an innovative pattern selection system with a swiveling capsule head that lets you set up precise positioning.
Zoom's new GQ Guitar Effects and Amp Simulator Pedal lets you control both individual effects and amp modeling, so you can tweak your tones on the fly. And it has an onboard drum machine, looper, and a USB interface.
IK Multimedia showed the iRig Mic, a microphone designed for the iPhone/iPAD: It features a unidirectional electret-condenser microphone capsule designed for close-miking and long-distance mic conditions, and includes real-time monitoring with its dual mini-jack connector.
Joel Kosche from Collective Soul showed us the new Ampkit guitar/effects app, which is now a "universal" app supporting iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. We got a great video of him playing through his favorite stomp boxes; stay tuned for that!