MELECHESH: Ashmedi Signature 12-String Guitar Unveiled at NAMM 2013

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Fernandes Guitars and Ashmedi of Mesopotamian thrashing black metal pioneers MELECHESH, have collaborated to present the very unique Vortex Scimitar 12-string electric guitar! This is arguably the first mass produced electric 12-string in a V shape, offering a whole new approach to composing extreme metal and music in general. “The first time I played a 12-string… Read more »


She Rocks Awards Honor Orianthi, Holly Knight and more

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More than 250 music industry professionals attended the first annual Women’s International Music Network (The WiMN) breakfast and She Rocks Awards on Friday, Jan. 25 during the 2013 NAMM show in Anaheim, CA, that were held in partnership with NewBay Media. Hosted by Laura B. Whitmore, founder of the Women’s International Music Network, producer of… Read more »


NAMM 2013 Day Three Review

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Day three is usually the busiest at NAMM and this year was no exception.  With performances by Ronny North, Great White featuring Jack Russell, Alex Skolnick and many more, fans got more than their money’s worth.  Seen roaming the convention hall floors were Nuno Bettencourt, Nicko McBrain, Terry Ilous, Jacob Bunton, Johnny Martin, Chris Sanders… Read more »


Sennheiser Receives Outstanding Technical Achievement Award from TEC at NAMM 2013

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Audio specialist Sennheiser announced that its HD 700 headphone received an Outstanding Technical Achievement award at the 28th Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards. Sennheiser USA President Greg Beebe was on hand to accept the award during a special reception held at the 2013 NAMM show in Anaheim, CA on Friday evening. “We are… Read more »


Moog Receives Outstanding Technical Achievement Awards from TEC at 2013 NAMM

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Moog Music has announced that it has won two Outstanding Technical Achievement awards from the TEC (Technical Excellence & Creativity) Foundation in recognition of its Minitaur analog bass synthesizer and Animoog polyphonic software synth, both launched in 2012. Mike Adams, CEO/President; Cyril Lance, Chief Engineer, Amos Gaynes, Product Development Specialist and Trent Thompson, Product Marketing… Read more »


Global Music and Sound Industry Finds Success at the 2013 NAMM Show

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When the business is music, it’s a fine line between good times and work. Produced by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), the NAMM Show provided the most effective platform across four jam-packed days filled with new product debuts, networking, and educational opportunities set to the soundtrack of live music and conversation among friends… Read more »


NAMM 2013 Day 2 Review

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Day two of NAMM 2013 started with another dose of Southern California rain.  Two days in a row?  Unbelievable!  Traffic on the convention floor was much heavier than day one and included meet and greet appearances by members of Guns N’ Roses, Anthrax, Slayer, Korn, Stryper, Alice In Chains, Living Colour, Zakk Wylde, Steve Stevens… Read more »


Holophone Wows the Crowds at NAMM 2013

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Music pros have been converging at Holophone’s twin booths at NAMM 2013, as the originators of the surround sound microphone have staked out new ground with the launch of a range of new single channel mics unlike anything the industry has seen before. Holophone’s new line of high-quality handheld mics are custom designed for stage… Read more »


Foreigner and Theory of a Deadman to Sign Autographs at the RapcoHorizon Booth

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The RapcoHorizon Company, a leading manufacturer of audio/video interfacing and cable equipment, continues to make waves among the rock community as its RoadHog cables are being used regularly by such high-profile bands as Foreigner and Theory of a Deadman. Both bands will be signing autographs during the NAMM Show at the RapcoHorizon booth (Hall C,… Read more »


Casio Unveils Professional Stage Piano At NAMM 2013

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As a leader in the electronic musical instrument space, Casio is pleased to introduce a new game-changing digital piano to its popular Privia line – the Privia Pro PX-5S. The new PX-5S represents the first electronic piano in Casio’s Privia Pro series, a sub-category aimed for professional stage musicians and will be exhibited in Casio’s… Read more »


Aviom An-16/I V.2 Analog Input Module To Be Introduced at NAMM 2013

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Aviom, manufacturer of the iconic A-16II Personal Mixer and industry leader in personal mixing, is pleased to announce that it will be introducing the new AN-16/i v.2 Input Module to support its next generation personal mixer, the A360 Personal Mixer, which has also been introduced at NAMM (Hall A, Booth 6720). The AN-16/i v.2 converts… Read more »


NAMM 2013 Day 1 Review

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Once a year the streets of Anaheim California, home of The Angels, The Ducks and Mickey Mouse are shoulder to shoulder with musicians, merchants and music fans from all over the world and this year is no different.  Not even the torrential downpour of Southern California rain (yeah right our East Coast visitors scoff), could… Read more »