SUMMER NAMM 2005 = THE WORST FRICKIN NAMM EVER?

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kodama
KVRAF
1528 posts since 12 Jun, 2004 from Portland, OR

Post Tue Jul 26, 2005 7:41 pm

:zzz: :zzz: :zzz:

shamann
KVRAF
12245 posts since 18 Aug, 2003

Post Tue Jul 26, 2005 7:52 pm

I was wondering where all the software was. Winter NAMM and Messe usually have lots, this time around only three or four big announcements. Going to be a slow season for the gearporn magazines.

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KVRist
148 posts since 30 Jul, 2002 from None

Post Tue Jul 26, 2005 7:57 pm

Summer NAMM seems to get worse every year.
?

kodama
KVRAF
1528 posts since 12 Jun, 2004 from Portland, OR

Post Tue Jul 26, 2005 8:05 pm

That's a depressing thought since it will be the first time it will be anywhere near me in 2006.

:?

ObsoleteAcc99
Banned
22486 posts since 5 Sep, 2001

Post Tue Jul 26, 2005 8:07 pm

I must admit i thought apple were going to at least announce a new update of logic. oh well:(

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Wopelka
KVRAF
3210 posts since 22 Sep, 2003 from under the sun

Post Wed Jul 27, 2005 1:34 am

do we need new gears when we don't use more than 10% of the capabilities of our current sonic arsenal?

D-Fusion
KVRAF
3431 posts since 13 Jul, 2004 from Earth

Post Wed Jul 27, 2005 1:42 am

Wopelka wrote:do we need new gears when we don't use more than 10% of the capabilities of our current sonic arsenal?
Offcourse we do :hihi:
So far i have used about 2-3% of all my gear, and have a strange feeling that i need some more :help:

Mr. Tunes
Tunesmith
2891 posts since 12 Mar, 2002 from Toronto

Post Wed Jul 27, 2005 1:47 am

I agree I was so disappointed with the press releases but maybe some more will come out soon as the guys at harmony central and sonicstate gather up all their info. or maybe not.

i enjoyed the Roland SP-404 announcement, the new sony minidisc, and the digitech looping pedal(but no midi sync? WTF?). as a gearslut i was sorely disappointed this summer. does anyone know when the m-audio portable recorder was officially released? it's up on their website now but i never saw a press release for it. just the sneak peak on sonicstate.com after musicmesse but it had no details like it does now.

EDIT: found it!!
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hello1234
KVRian
1283 posts since 13 Nov, 2004

Post Wed Jul 27, 2005 2:03 am

It stunk...... :x

kodama
KVRAF
1528 posts since 12 Jun, 2004 from Portland, OR

Post Wed Jul 27, 2005 4:24 am

Wopelka wrote:do we need new gears when we don't use more than 10% of the capabilities of our current sonic arsenal?
It is watching the progress of the art of music technology that excites me as much as anything.


What you REALLY should be asking is why each year 200 new guitar models that have no advances are released for each one piece of technological innovation?

:tantrum:

Trojan Badger
KVRian
541 posts since 19 Jun, 2002 from London, UK

Post Wed Jul 27, 2005 4:44 am

Very little software.

For me though there was still some good stuff - the Variax 705 bass and the M-Audio 88-key stage piano looked useful for me, the Big Block Fender guitars look pretty, and Waves GTR is intriguing.

Plus I use my gear about 1hr/week (if I'm lucky) and I'm totally totally broke. So I'm kinda relieved not to be pointlessly and frustratedly lusting after gear that's out of my reach.
Three shall be the number of the counting

And the number of the counting shall be three.

shamann
KVRAF
12245 posts since 18 Aug, 2003

Post Wed Jul 27, 2005 5:59 am

Wopelka wrote:do we need new gears when we don't use more than 10% of the capabilities of our current sonic arsenal?
Speak for yourself, I'm doing a pretty good job of at least going to 11%.

jens
KVRAF
19220 posts since 12 Jul, 2003 from West Caprazumia

Post Wed Jul 27, 2005 6:05 am

Wopelka wrote:do we need new gears when we don't use more than 10% of the capabilities of our current sonic arsenal?
if we don't use more that 10% it's because the gear is not very usable - therefor we need better gear with a better usability-factor! ;-) :-D

Markleford
KVRAF
3061 posts since 31 May, 2002 from My chair

Post Wed Jul 27, 2005 6:20 am

There was plenty of stuff there if you're into guitar and drums! :hihi:

But yeah, there was so little software there by comparison. Heck, there was also hardly any audio engineering equipment: boards, strips, mics, compressors, etc.

Annaheim is pretty much acknowledged as THE event at this point (US, at least: Messe in Europe), so if software devs only have the budget to make it to one show, that's where they'll go.

- m
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kodama
KVRAF
1528 posts since 12 Jun, 2004 from Portland, OR

Post Wed Jul 27, 2005 6:27 am

Well I guess Live 5 DOES count, even though we knew about it, and that rocks....

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