Technology moves so damn fast that unheard-of advancements from 10 years ago can seem so cute and quaint now. Case in point: Richie Hawtin on the introduction of digital DJing, in a Remix magazine interview from 2001. Click on through to check it out.
Mechanical drum machines, Mixmaster Mike and The Gaslamp Killer getting crazy on the decks… with NAMM still on the brain, there’s no shortage of awesome tech clips coming our way. So without further ado, check those out and more after the jump.
For the uninitiated, The NAMM Show is one of the musical instrument industry’s biggest events. Like the annual North American International Auto Show in Detroit, NAMM (short for the National Association of Music Merchants) is a tradeshow where manufacturers from around the world debut the latest tech toys and musical instruments to literally tens of thousands of attendees—think Winter Music Conference but for production tools, and you have the general idea.
This year’s NAMM was a mashup of recently announced gear combined with some truly incredible surprises from companies like Korg, Dave Smith Instruments, and Moog. After assessing the announcements, we picked our 10 coolest products at NAMM 2013. And here they are…
Oooh, boy, is this an exciting day. Not only do we have more news from the big gear-industry tradeshow NAMM, but we’ve also got lineups for Ultra Music Fest and Coachella in today’s wrap-up. See who makes the cut after the jump.
NAMM is already off to a blazing start, and we’ll be keeping you up to date every morning for the next few days. So dig right into today’s announcements from the likes of Dave Smith Instruments, Numark, and Mixvibes.
The big gear-manufacturer trade show NAMM kicks off in Southern California tomorrow, but we’ve already got a couple huge announcements for you today. Click on through for the inside scoop on some marvellous new toys from Korg and Moog.
The music-tech world is ramping up for NAMM, the industry’s biggest trade show, which takes place at the end of January in Anaheim. And, as always, the world’s biggest synth makers are prepping to reveal their newest gear lines. So what’s Moog got up its sleeve? Click on through to see.
The Around the World in 80 Raves sample CD by Sample Magic is now available on Big Fish Audio. Around was announced this winter alongside Minimal & Tech House(not to be confused with Minimal Techno released by Ueberschall which is also now available on Big Fish Audio), and features a wide range of electronic music genres created by the Techno mavens Eat Static.
Pioneer revealed today at NAMM two new pieces of DJ gear.
The first is the MEP-7000, described as a “Professional Multi-Entertainment Player” picks up where the CDJ-series players left off.
In addition to the standard digital disc playback (such as CD and DVD), there is now an option for playback of digital files from various media formats.
The easily transportable system also has a pre-programmed playback option.
With less than a week to go until The NAMM Show, we’ve unleashed the Beatport Bloodhounds to sniff out pre-show tips and tidbits.
Naturally, there’s a high degree of secrecy surrounding every new product release – especially at NAMM.
Fortunately for our readers, we’ve heard some whispers and whatnot that gets our spider-sense tingling.
Granted, some of this is hearsay, so take it all with a grain – or pound – of salt.
All will be revealed in a few short days…