CLEARWATER, FL — They say that two is better than one and for Michael Kelly Guitars, one guitar model with two distinct tones has proven that point for 10 years. To mark the decade anniversary of the Hybrid Special, an electric guitar with integrated acoustic tones, the company proudly introduces the Hybrid Special 10th Anniversary model. Only 210 of these guitars will be produced and sold globally. And while the specs faithfully follow the core design that has stood the test of time, this guitar features a distinct aesthetic of its own.
Day 4 – January 22, 2017
The last day. Bitter sweet is the feeling of the last day of NAMM. With sore feet and sometimes no voice from chatting with everyone for hours on end, one feels happy that it is finally coming to an end. But finding new music, new gadgets for your studio or live stage show, meeting new people and reconnecting with old friends, one realizes that the last day is also sad.
With summer officially here and kids are out of school, now is the perfect time to enroll your child in a summer music camp. Even if your child is already enrolled in private lessons, camps are a perfect way for your child to interact with other like-minded children and make new friends.
Day 3 – January 21, 2017 – TEC Awards
One of the best events at NAMM is the TEC Awards, this year the 32nd, which honors the people and the products driving the pro audio and sound production field. The show also pays tribute to Les Paul with an award and a Hall of Fame inductee, this year Joe Perry of Aerosmith and producer Jack Douglas respectively. With an international crowd of music industry professionals, this is the place to be on NAMM’s Saturday night.
Day 3 – January 21, 2017
Saturday is usually the busiest day at NAMM and journalists need some time to regroup, or have a space to prepare their day. In Hall E in the main area of the Convention Center, NAMM provided all media with a great Media room where we could have coffee, upload our videos, catch up on social media or just take a break. Yamaha had their wonderful Blogger Lounge for the Media located in the Marriott Hotel in the Convention Center complex, which was available for use during all hours that the show was officially open. This is where I began my Saturday.
Battle Creek, MI, 30th May 2017 – GHS Strings are delighted to introduce the BEAD Tuned Bass Boomers, for players looking for the added range of a low B string, but who don’t want to play a 5-string bass.
Not only did D’Angelico Guitars make a custom Bob Weir Deluxe SS model guitar, just for the artist, they hosted a special invitation only event at Winter NAMM 2017 on January 20, 2017 to see Bob in action playing his new axe well before its release! As one of very few invited guests, I was able to be in the front row for the entire practically private show!
Lucy LaForge is a Los Angeles based singer, songwriter and activist and heads the American folk pop band Lucy & La Mer. With her signature baritone uke and delicate, breathy vocals, along with the bands’ stunning string instrumentation, they have developed a catchy indie pop sound.
38 iconic synthesizers and string machines sampled to utter perfection
and immortalized in one powerful, cutting-edge virtual instrument
May 25, 2017 – IK Multimedia is proud to introduce Syntronik™, the new cutting-edge virtual synthesizer for Mac/PC, which will be available in July 2017 and is now open for pre-order. Syntronik raises the bar in virtual instrument technology, sound quality and flexibility thanks to a brand new combination of the most advanced sampling techniques with a new hybrid sample and modeling synthesis engine, an arsenal of high-quality modeled effects and innovative instrument features that provide players and producers with the ultimate and best-sounding collection of vintage synthesizers to date.
LOS ANGELES, CA (May 24, 2017) – The original vintage t-shirt company, Junk Food Clothing, has released a capsule collection in collaboration with Wonder Woman. The collection coincides with the release of the motion picture, in theaters June 2nd. The collection is now available for purchase at Revolve, Nordstrom and Macy’s. The product assortment includes two t-shirts and two tanks ranging in price from $42-$55.