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||Posted - 01/17/2012 : 11:45:14 PM
I always look forward to whatever new gear and software is coming out.
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||Posted - 02/06/2012 : 2:47:09 PM
I was at the show on Sunday. It's right in my backyard but I rarely get a badge to get in. Last time I was there was 2006.
The thing is huge. The usual vendors were there. The one thing I noticed were all the new small companies, mostly Chinese and Korean selling pretty good-looking copies. Also there were a lot of vendors selling all kinds of "junky" accessories.
There were some independent guitar builders there as well. One guy... forget his name, made hand-made "works of art". One of his acoustic guitars had a price tag of $35,000! I wonder how it played.
I attended a seminar at the Presonus booth. They were demonstrating their Studio One 2 software. I haven't even tried to figure out Studio One 1 and it's already obsolete!!
PRS had a great display as well as Ibanez.
The drum room was nuts!
Gretsch had a kit that rivaled Terry Bozio's set up and they chromed every piece for display. Unreal!
I talked to Leland Sklar.... he was there in '06. I met Paul Gilbert, and Guthrie Govan.
Two guys (Eric Barnett and Uriah Duffy from a band called "Points North) I met at a concert the night before the show were doing demo's for T.C. Electronics. They took the time to talk to me. They tour a lot. If you ever get a chance to see these guys, you owe it to yourself to check 'em out. They're a cross between Steve Morse and Eric Johnson.
||Posted - 01/23/2012 : 4:09:57 PM
I would have thought it would be Logic to return to Windows. I remember how they had been recommended as the best DAWs - and particularly good for being dual platform - and also they support Pro Tool's plug-ins if I recall this all correctly. They got Editor's Choice award - and people ran out and bought Logic for Windows and then Logic screwed them all by dropping Windows. DP - seems a bit late - with PC's on the decline - but maybe MAC desktops are declining faster due to the Ipad.
||Posted - 01/23/2012 : 10:21:32 AM
So, how many DAWs for Windows do we have out there now?
But then, the more the better because us users get more choices.
||Posted - 01/23/2012 : 05:12:23 AM
MOTU DP 8 for 64 bit Windows - WOW - that was a shocker.
||Posted - 01/22/2012 : 05:18:31 AM
The only thing I saw that interested me is this:
Well, ok, there was also this - which I'm going to have to buy:
The Excelsior - that looks very nice.
||Posted - 01/21/2012 : 04:47:50 AM
Just got through checking all the news.
There's nothing that made be sit up. I was hoping that Roland would have got their act back together and come up with a successor to the Fantom G. I've had a Fantom X6 for years and love it, but I confess to skipping the G as it showed signs that Roland were stumbling somewhat. The Korg Kronos leapfrogged Roland in 2011 so I thought they might have had a response.
||Posted - 01/18/2012 : 11:19:51 AM
I guess all the major companies are out with their new synths for now. Roland - the Jupiter 80. I wanted to like this, but for the money - I just couldn't go for it. I guess it is their answer to the Nord Stage 2? I really would like a Roland Gaia - and I'd buy it in a second if I had any room for it.
||Posted - 01/18/2012 : 10:27:28 AM
Not sure if there are any big surprises coming. I can't make it to the show, but I'll be keeping any eye out for any interesting news.