01-25-2013 01:13 AM
Radial Engineering's booth is always full of useful products for live and studio use.
They're big into 500 series racks and modules too.
01-25-2013 01:40 AM - edited 01-25-2013 01:52 AM
More stuff from the Radial booth.
Radial's / Primacoustic's Recoil Stabilizers are far more than snake oil - these things make a very obvious improvement to the sound of your monitors. I have a pair for my ADAM S3A's, and I love them!
Primacoustic also makes diffusers and absorption products too, as well as several isolation / barrier type acoustic products which are designed to decouple / isolate, or create an acoustic shadowing effect around a mic. For example, the KickStand (clever name guys!) keeps vibrations from the floor or stage from reaching your kick mic and muddying up the sound. The idea is somewhat similar in principle to the Recoil Stabilizers, only in reverse - with the RS, you're trying to create a solid, massive, and stable platform for the monitors (to keep them fixed in space and not moving around), while preventing them from being coupled to, and causing vibrations in your desk or workstation, or other connected gear. They're extremely effective at that, so while I have not tried the KickStand, I suspect it would also be effective.
01-25-2013 01:52 AM
(Bruce Swedien quote, on the wall of the Royer booth.)
Here's some Royer microphones - some of the best ribbon mics around, and yeah, they've got the voodoo, the mojo, and the magic.
And right next door is David Royer's outlet for his condenser microphone work - Mojave Audio.
01-25-2013 02:12 AM
Across the way is the Audix mic booth. They have some interesting looking choir mics called Microboom. They use carbon fiber booms, with booms available in 24", 50" and 84" lengths. Although I've never used them, I suspect these could be useful for more than just choirs.
Of course, Audix also makes lots of other very well regarded microphones, such as the i5, D6, D4 and D2, SCX25A, and OM series handheld mics.
01-25-2013 08:36 AM - edited 01-25-2013 08:37 AM
Phonic digital mixing consoles.
Powered mixers for live...
And studio monitors.
01-25-2013 09:13 AM
phil have you met with EchoD yet? pics pls!
Chat crüe is srs crüe
01-25-2013 02:06 PM
01-25-2013 09:55 PM
phil have you met with EchoD yet? pics pls!
Yeah. We had lunch, hung out and listened to some pretty good music at the DigiTech booth, and wanted to hook up with DigiTechRep for lunch (we did say hello), but he got called away and I had to get back to taking pics, so Chris and I grabbed something.
I didn't taken any pics of echodeluxe, but I do have a video of him that I'm handing off to Craig tonight. He'll probably have it up in a day or two - it's super slow here in terms of Internet speed, and we're limited by lack of bandwidth in terms of what we can upload while we're here, so it could take a bit before it's available. I'll try to keep an eye open for it, but I'm trying to save my limited available bandwidth for uploading things.
01-25-2013 09:56 PM
You're quite welcome. More to come.
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01-25-2013 10:59 PM - edited 01-25-2013 11:09 PM
They had the new M82 dynamic on display - it's a kick / broadcast mic, with two switches - one for a "kick" filter that cuts mud at about 350Hz, and a second that gives it a gradual goose that starts from about 2kHz and reaches +6dB @ 10kHz. It looks cool too.
01-25-2013 11:07 PM
Lamvin acoustical panels come in a variety of configurations. Many are made with diffusion built in. Absorption is handled by recycled plastic bottles, and wood and other materials are also used in some models for diffusion, etc. You can have images of your choice on the panels, and even iPhone photos looked pretty decent, even when blown up that large. Prices range from about $30 psf to $40 psf, depending on configuration, etc., with bulk discounts for larger orders available.
01-25-2013 11:13 PM
There was a huge amount of iStuff all over NAMM, including these iConnectivity Interfaces.
01-25-2013 11:15 PM
01-25-2013 11:19 PM
Collings guitars. Very nice stuff indeed.
01-25-2013 11:21 PM
Propik finger and thumb picks.
01-25-2013 11:25 PM - edited 01-25-2013 11:31 PM
Deering banjo - some great instruments on display here, and some fun jamming going on too.
Deering makes some of the best banjos around. The inlay work on some of these instruments is incredibly ornate, and was expertly done.
Deering's affordible Goodtime Banjo series is celebrating its 16th anniversary. Like all Deering banjos, they're made right here in California. Today they come in a variety of configurations, including tenor banjos, five string models, short scale models, and models with and without resonators.
01-25-2013 11:35 PM
J Rockett Audio Designs make some very cool and interesting pedals. They also had the SIB pedals on display.
01-25-2013 11:51 PM
Osiamo booth - they distribute Mooer, Pickboy and other brands here in the US.
These Tarus pedals are actually full-blown amps, with 50W / 100W versions available, multiple channels, and dual tube preamps.
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