We're getting a few glimpses into what is being debuted at the NAMM show in CA. Some of them are very interesting to me.
* A new Rhodes electric piano.
* Boss and Fender team up to make stompbox amp simulators based on Boss' COSM digital technology. Boss also announces new digital distortion boxes.
* Digidesign announces a Reel Tape suite of "tape saturation" plug-ins.
* Behringer releases clones of all the classic Boss and E-H pedals (including the super rare Boss Vibrato, Slow Gear and Spectrum!!!!) for a week's worth of paper route money.
* Behringer also announces an Ampeg SVT clone, which looks like it may not even be tube based....
More to come, I'm sure.
I like my Worcester mayors
As comforting as prayers
As cool as cukes
The Godfather of Soul, James Brown, died this morning, Dec. 25th, from Pneumonia. RIP James, you left an eternal stamp on the face of music.
Most people I know have boxes and boxes of old cassette tapes sitting and waiting to be converted to digital audio. I've have yet to get around to hooking up a tape deck and importing them into my computer, but after reading this you may be inspired to do it.
Lifehacker demonstrates a good process that you could use to do it.
Atlantic Records founder, Ahmet Ertegun has passed away at the age of 83 after a recent fall at a Rolling Stones concert. He had been in a coma and on life support since November.
He co-founded the record label in 1947. He was responsible for bringing us so much great music. One of the true music lovers in an industry full of businessmen.
Just a small sampling of the great jazz, R&B and rock acts that Ertegun (along with his brother Neshui, Herb Abramson, Jerry Wexler and Tom Dowd) brought to the world through the 50's and 60's would include such greats as Aretha Franklin, Duke Ellington, Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton, Rolling Stones, Stone Temple Pilots, Ray Charles and Frank Zappa, who named a son after Ahmet.
He was one of the last of the old guard of music moguls that founded the modern recording industry in America.
Thank you, Ahmet.
I like interesting instruments but this is just plain creepy.
more pics here
The Zvex Nano I admit looks pretty damn cool. It might be a little pricey but hell, it's really small. It's the worlds smallest tube guitar amplifier and delivers .5 watts of power. I am curious what its closest tiny competitor is? If anyone gets one of these in their stocking this Christmas please offer us a demo. Musictoyz.com has then for $424.95
I am still not sure what to make of this.
News Corp.'s MySpace.com yesterday said it had licensed a new technology to stop users from posting unauthorized copyrighted music on the social networking website and oust frequent violators of its policy.
The move comes amid pressure from major studios and record labels against popular online sites like MySpace and YouTube, which they accuse of infringing the copyrights of music and videos.