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    Thursday started out with the foyer of the Music City Center packed awaiting the doors to open to the show floor.
    When they did, it was a mass rush to get in. However, once the masses dispatched to the floor, the show space is large, so it seemed fewer people than I remember from previous years.

    That said, the first day is usually a meet and greet for those of us who've been in the industry for a long time. A homecoming of sorts if you will.

    But, there was some really cool gear for this show.

    Get the full Summer NAMM 2017 Show Report
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    Craig Anderton gave a keynote workshop on writing songs using your computer and DAW as an aid. It was amazing what he was able to fit into such a small 30 minute window. We'll be posting the entire workshops online soon, but were not able to gain audio because these are broadcast to wireless headsets thus is a silent presentation -

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      Casio introduced the Privia PX 870 which is a fantastic piano for $999.



      Please pardon the audio but they were close to the drum aisle!
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        Our pics for the three most new and innovative items -

        1) Electrorganic aFrame Drum -
        This thing was unbelievably cool for a first generation product. The one they were using had a USB lithium battery velcro'd to the back and a Line 6 wireless transmitter. A drummer could literally show up to an acoustic/electric gig with this and perform with everything you need fitting into a back back or messenger bag.




        2) Artiphon Instrument 1 -
        While this show was debuted in concept at the Winter NAMM 2017 show, it was in its final form at this show and impress it did.
        I know what you are thinking - Star Wars Bar Band but it was really way cooler than that. Strum, pluck, fretless, fretted, slide - guitar, piano, violin - drums - you name it!

        This would allow a guitarist or utility player to show up with a 1 lb. instrument and play a show, or travel without worry of breaking a vintage piece of gear - camp, travel, vacation, gig - the sky is the limit - and yes, even a Star Wars Bar Band!



        3) ZYLIA - Portable Recording Studio
        Well, Craig immediately liked this because it looked like the Death Star from Star Wars. This spherical mic is a thing of beauty and a wonder of technology.
        It allows you to place this mic in the middle of a performance, record the band and with a proprietary and patented technology for both PC and MAC capture all the instruments and vocals, and then isolate each one so you can go in and boost an individual instrument or vocal, remove it, boost it, or place effects on it. Pitch correct and more.




        These three items were the picks for most innovative
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          As if drums weren't loud enough, ErgoSonic re-introduced an old design of trying to put drums in your face -

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            The Profit’s own Marcus Lemonis represented his SJC Drums

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              More SJC Snares -

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                Can You Say 'box - o - drums' ??

                The things (BeatBox Drums) actually sounded pretty good on the kick and snare. The toms were too toy sounding for my taste.

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                  A relatively unknown - Oriollo were there with their simple design drums -

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                  They had some pretty unique looking snares as well -

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                    Pat Quilter of Quilter Amps was showing off the new Overdrive 200. We've arranged one to go to Chris Loeffler to put it through the paces.

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