NAMM 2013 thread

Anything about MUSIC but doesn't fit into the forums above.
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V0RT3X
KVRAF
6954 posts since 4 Jul, 2012 from Canada

Post Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:46 pm

How about the Iloud anyone?

http://www.ikmultimedia.com/products/iloud/

I wonder how it compares sound wise to stuff from http://www.soundmatters.com/
Developers please focus only on 64bit development. Let 32-bit finally die and become a thing of the past.

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abstractcats
KVRAF
3475 posts since 19 Aug, 2008 from USA-lien In the 8th Dimention

Post Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:13 pm

"@ NAMM 2013 ... no one needs another monosynth. NO ONE."
-Mistabishi via his FB page.

:hihi: :hihi:

peppy197
KVRian
677 posts since 17 Jan, 2004 from Vesta, Earth, Moon, Titan, Enceladus and Gliese 581d

Post Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:07 am

fmr wrote: ....
2. Knowing music and how to play is useful
I agree with that :o
Heinrich Heine wrote: "Nothing is more futile than theorizing about music."
Me write: "I have no talent and regularly prove it in the Music Cafe contests"

hibidy
KVRAF
42539 posts since 21 Dec, 2005

Post Sun Jan 27, 2013 2:10 pm

Well, another namm has come and gone w/o any significant thing I was interested in. My biggest hope was for spectrasonics to have something (oh, like RMX2)

For all the harware guys that got a thrill, I'm happy for you. Some guitars look nice but they are all WAY out of my price range (and good luck getting one from those companies anyways)

Ibanez stunk the joint up. Not one single offering of any significance. They've just gone to shit in the US (the used offerings are far better)

Oh well

Crackbaby
KVRAF
2973 posts since 10 Sep, 2003 from Karlskoga, Stockholm, Sweden

Post Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:29 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_9QPDvBK2Q this was the highlight this year :lol:

I wish behringer's cmd series was demoed a little more .. for instance, see them in action with ableton and traktor along with other programs. They were next to bitwig guys so i wouldn't have mind (no really) see them in action together!

There were too many videos of items that was not shown in action! Like .. amps! Talk about an amp for five minutes and no demo.. The bigger guys could have brought an isocab so sound wouldn't be an issue.
:hug:

Crackbaby
KVRAF
2973 posts since 10 Sep, 2003 from Karlskoga, Stockholm, Sweden

Post Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:48 pm

While hardware, it's also software: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDirVao0rRI
Tough competition with Push and Maschine. But it seems purely aimed at beatmakers where Push and Maschine aim for the entire production chain and more genres. No sampling from what i could tell.

What it does have is a analog and physical modeling engine. Personally i prefer that to "dead" samples :)
:hug:

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lotus2035
KVRAF
4074 posts since 5 May, 2005 from Stockholm, Sweden

Post Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:02 pm

dreamkeeper wrote:
vurt wrote:and anyway, whats so bad about masturbation? many people enjoy a good wank.
Sure... but with green pads!? Doesn't sound healthy...
what about oven gloves?

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lotus2035
KVRAF
4074 posts since 5 May, 2005 from Stockholm, Sweden

Post Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:04 pm

The Telenator wrote:What a disgrace the state of pop music is these days.
Never heard of Spandau Ballet eh?

Volterock
KVRist
93 posts since 26 May, 2009 from CA, USA

Post Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:58 pm

I was able to go again this year and I'm almost finished uploading everything. I focus primarily on electronic music but some things I had to mention like the Wheelharp which sounds amazing! All I have left to post is the App & Gaming Pavilion and Analogue Haven:
http://blog.volterock.com
Let Me Blog You: http://blog.volterock.com

VitaminD
Pick Me Pick me!
8623 posts since 12 Mar, 2002 from a state of confusion

Post Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:09 pm

lotus2035 wrote:
The Telenator wrote:What a disgrace the state of pop music is these days.
Never heard of Spandau Ballet eh?
PM Dawn fixed that many years ago.
"Use the talents you possess, for the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except the best." - Henry Van Dyke

fedexnman
KVRAF
2354 posts since 4 Jan, 2005

Post Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:32 pm

VitaminD wrote:
lotus2035 wrote:
The Telenator wrote:What a disgrace the state of pop music is these days.
Never heard of Spandau Ballet eh?
PM Dawn fixed that many years ago.
" True " :P

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ew
KVRAF
9115 posts since 23 Jul, 2002 from Pequot Lakes, MN

Post Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:58 pm

The Telenator wrote:How many more ridiculously overpriced hardware synths do we need? How many more $400 controllers with coloured rubber pads all over them do we need?

Aside from some very pretty guitars from a few manufacturers, this NAMM is chuck full of rubbish. Most of this repetitive, boring nonsense needs to go straight to the trash bin. Sitting around, playing with these toys, playing and using other people's sound clip and loops because you're too lazy to produce your own, pressing little pink and green rubber pads all day is basically just masturbation. It's getting so far removed from making actual original music and composing real songs that we really ought to chuck all of this and start all over again.

It's like using one of those power chairs to get around when you're not even remotely handicapped. What a useless generation of 'musicians' all this stupid technology has produced with it. Learn to play a real instrument, instead of fiddling about with toys all day long. What a disgrace the state of pop music is these days.
As much as I hate to agree with you, I do.

NAMM had less happening this year than any other year I've been there. The SubPhatty's what the Little Phatty should have been. The MS-20's cute, but it's made out of the cheapest plastic I've ever seen. Heaven help anybody gigging with one. The Prophet 12's nice, but doesn't really bring anything new to the table- and there's those digital oscillators. I think Dave Smith would have much wiser to bring out an eight voice Poly Evolver rack, but that's just me. The Steiner shows promise, but $25k worth? Really?

As you said, there were some very cool guitars, especially from the small shops. The modular front had some cool stuff as well; Tony Rolando's prototype MakeNoise modules will end up finding a home in my modular once they're released. And, the new Mellotrons at Big City Music were a blast to play with. Besides that, not so much.

But, as always, it's the people who are the real reason to go. I finally met justin3am, buscemi, and various others I'd known on line for years but hadn't met in person. In that regard, the show was a success.

ew
A spectral heretic...

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