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ABSOLUTE MUSIC AT NAMM 2013

Posted on February 1, 2013 by Joe Stachowiak There have been 0 comments

NAMM Show 2013We sent Andy, our Sales Director, off to the NAMM 2013 industry show in California, which unveils a host of new and exciting pro-audio products. These are the pictures and nuggets of information that he sent us. Check them out and expect to see many of these products available in store or online soon (many are already available to pre-order). If you have any questions about any of them in the meantime then feel free to give us a call on 01202 597180.

NAMM by night! Entrance to the NAMM 2013 Industry Show in California.

NAMM 2013 California

Røde Conference - Tuesday 22nd January.

Rode Conference NAMM 2013

New Røde products! New VideoMic, SmartLav iPhone lavalier mic and iXY - an XY microphone that plugs into your iPhone or iPad and can record up to 24-bit 96kHz alongside the Røde Rec app (also new)!

 Click here to read the full news story.

Rode VideoMic, SmartLav and iXY Mirophones

Close-up of the new Røde VideoMic, showing the newly improved suspension design for Rycote compatibility.

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Rode VideoMic

For more information on the Røde VideoMic, give us a call on 01202 597180.

Røde SmartLav: a new lavalier microphone for iOS devices (e.g. your iPhone), which plugs straight into the headphone connector.

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Rode SmartLav

For more information on the Røde SmartLav, click the link below or give us a call on 01202 597180.

Click Here To Buy Rode SmartLav iPhone Lavalier Microphone

Røde iXY: an XY microphone for 30-pin iOS devices. The iXY offers exceptionally high quality recording - it's currently the only 24-bit 96kHz recorder for iOS devices. It has a built-in A/D converter and Andy informs us that the new Røde Rec app is absolutely brilliant!

Rode iXY iOS Microphone

For more information on the Røde iXY, click the link below or give us a call on 01202 597180.

Click Here To Buy Rode iXY iOS MicrophoneNew PreSonus monitors. The photo shows the new Sceptre CoActual series on the left and the new Eris series on the right.

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PreSonus Sceptre & Eris Studio Monitors

For more information on PreSonus Eris or Sceptre active studio monitors, give us a call on 01202 597180.

The new IK Multimedia iRig BlueBoard is the first ever Bluetooth MIDI pedal for iPhone, iPad and Mac. Perfect for controlling your apps and software wirelessly and very easy to program.

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IK Multimedia iRig Blueboard Bluetooth Pedal

For more information on the IK Multimedia iRig Blueboard, give us a call on 01202 597180.

Fairlight have announced that they will be changing their name to 'Peter Vogel Instruments' in anticipation of a number of new products that they are planning to release.

They illustrated this fact at NAMM 2013 by displaying a Fairlight CMI-30A, the 30th anniversary edition of the Fairlight CMI synth/sampler, which played a monumental part in the sound of 80s Pop music.

Peter Vogel Instruments & Fairlight CMI-30A

The iX16 is Behringer's new compact 16-input digital live mixer, which requires an iPad or tablet at its core to run it for touch-screen interactivity.

Behringer iX16 Mixer

The Behringer X32 Producer features 40 inputs, 17 motorised faders and a high-resolution screen. It is designed for home-studio use.

Behringer X32 Mixer

Behringer X32 Rack: a 40-Input Channel, 25-Bus Digital Rack Mixer with iPad/iPhone remote control.

Behringer X32 Rack

The Korg MS-20 mini! The return of a legend! This classic mono synth uses exactly the same analogue circuitry as the original! Mmmmmmm!

Korg MS-20 mini Analogue Synth

For more information on the Korg MS-20 mini, click the link below or give us a call on 01202 597180.

Click Here To Buy Korg MS-20 mini Analogue Synth

Whitestar? Blackstar reveal some special white edition models of their amps.

Blackstar Special Edition White Guitar Amplifiers

For more information on Blackstar amps, give us a call on 01202 597180 or click here to view our entire range of Blackstar amps.

We know it's a poor photo (naughty Andy - too busy still thinking about the Korg MS-20 mini?!) but this is the Tascam DP-008EX. This is a battery-powered 8-track portable studio with 2 inputs, which allows you to create full recordings and mixes on-the-go or in the studio. It also features 2 built-in mics and mastering effects.

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Tascam DP-008EX Portastudio

For more information on the Tascam DP-008EX Portastudio, click the link below or give us a call on 01202 597180.

Click Here To Buy Tascam DP-008EX PortaStudio

That's more like it! The Tascam DP-006 is the updated model of the hugely-popular DP-004 Portastudio. The DP-006 features 6 tracks (2 mono and 2 stereo), 2 inputs and 2 built-in mics.

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Tascam DP-006 Portastudio

For more information on the Tascam DP-006 Portastudio, click the link beloow or give us a call on 01202 597180.

Click Here To Buy Tascam DP-006 PortaStudio

Shiny! These are the newly announced Tascam audio interfaces. The left and central models are the US-366 and the interface on the right is the US-322.

The US-366 is a USB 2.0 audio interface with 24-bit/192kHz recording, an onboard digital mixer, onboard input and send effects and optical/digital IO. It also features an optional remote controller. The US-322 is like the US-366 but minus the optical/digital IO and remote option and it can only record up to a quality of 96kHz (although that's still way higher than CD quality)!

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Tascam US-366 & US-322 Audio Interfaces

For more information on the Tascam US-366 or US-322 interface, click the links below or give us a call on 01202 597180.

Tascam US-366 - More Info/Buy

Click Here To Buy Tascam US-366 Audio Interface

Tascam US-322 - More Info/Buy

Click Here To Buy Tascam US-322 Audio Interface

Ultimate Support display some of their awesome custom-finished stands.

Ultimate Support Custom Finished Stand

For more information on any Ultimate Support stand, give us a call on 01202 597180 or click here to view our range of Ultimate Support stands online.

The Akai MPC Fly brings hands-on MPC pad and sampling functionality to your iPad. Perfect for anyone that produces on this platform. Andy got hands on with this and informs us that it is 'VERY cool'!

Akai MPC Fly

For more information on the Akai MPC Fly, click the link below or give us a call on 01202 597180.

Akai MPC Fly - More Info/Buy

Click Here To Buy Akai MPC Fly

If you're after an 88-note MIDI controller keyboard on a budget then Andy informs us that the new Alesis Q88 is 'cheap as chips'! It features a simplistic design with 88 semi-weighted keys.

Alesis Q88 MIDI Controller Keyboard

For more information on the Alesis Q88 MIDI controller keyboard, give us a call on 01202 597180.

Alesis Q88 - More Info/Buy

Click Here To Buy Alesis Q88 MIDI Controller Keyboard

The Alesis IO Mix is a new 4-track recorder that makes use of your iPad and records directly to it.

Click here to read the full news story.

Alesis IO Mix

For more information on the Alesis IO Mix, give us a call on 01202 597180.

The new Mixtrack Pro Mk2 DJ controller! This improves on the old Mixtrack Pro (which has been very popular) by adding pads and a much improved build-quality. A perfect beginner DJ-controller or controller for any DJ on a budget.

Click here to read the full news story.

Numark MixTrack Pro Mk2

For more information on the Numark MixTrack Pro Mk2 or Mixtrack Mk2, click the links below or give us a call on 01202 597180.

Numark Mixtrack Pro II - More Info/Buy

Click Here To Buy Numark Mixtrack Pro II

Numark Mixtrack II - More Info/Buy

Click Here To Buy Numark Mixtrack II

New M-Audio interfaces: (from left to right) the M-Track, M-Track Quad and M-Track Plus. All come with Ignite software (for quickly capturing ideas) and Pro Tools Express (apart from the standard M-Track, which comes with Ableton Live Lite).

Click here to read the full news story.

M-Audio M-Track, M-Track Quad, M-Track Plus Audio Interfaces

For more information on either the M-Audio M-Track, M-Track Plus or M-Track Quad, click the links below or give us a call on 01202 597180.

M-Audio M-Track - More Info/Buy

Click Here To Buy M-Audio M-Track Audio Interface

M-Audio M-Track Plus - More Info/Buy

Click Here To Buy M-Track Plus Audio Interface

M-Audio M-Track Quad - More Info/Buy

Click Here To Buy M-Audio M-Track Quad Audio Interface

The new 3-way M-Audio monitor: the M3-8 with a real wood baffle. You'll be able to grab a pair for just under £500, which I'm sure you will agree, isn't bad at all for a set of active three-way monitors!

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M-Audio M3-8 Three-Way Active Studio Monitor

For more information on the M-Audio M3-8 Three-Way Active Studio Monitor, give us a call on 01202 597180.

Andy got hands-on with the new M-Audio Axiom AIR USB MIDI controller keyboards and has given them the thumbs up!

M-Audio Axiom AIR 25 MIDI Controller Keyboard

For more information on any M-Audio Axiom AIR keyboard, click the links below or give us a call on 01202 597180.

M-Audio Axiom AIR 61 - More Info/Buy

Click Here To Buy M-Audio Axiom AIR 61

M-Audio Axiom AIR 49 - More Info/Buy

Click Here To Buy M-Audio Axiom AIR 49

M-Audio Axiom AIR 25 - More Info/Buy

Click Here To Buy M-Audio Axiom AIR 25 MIDI Controller Keyboard

M-Audio Axiom AIR Mini 32 - More Info/Buy

Click Here To Buy M-Audio Axiom AIR Mini 32 MIDI Controller Keyboard

'Very cool!' is all Andy had to say about the Akai MAX25 MIDI controller keyboard with touch-faders. We think he liked it then!

Akai MAX25 MIDI Controller Keyboard

For more information on the Akai MAX25 MIDI controller keyboard, click the link below or give us a call on 01202 597180.

Akai MAX25 - More Info/Buy

Click Here To Buy Akai MAX25 Controller Keyboard

The new Profiling Amplifier from Kemper.

Kemper Profiling Amplifier

The Strobo Plus HD is a cool new handheld tuner from Peterson. It's an ultra-high resolution strobe tuner with a large illuminated display, which allows you to tune any instrument extremely accurately.

Peterson Strobo Plus HD

For more information on the Peterson Strobo Plus HD Tuner, give us a call on 01202 597180.

The H9 is a new effect pedal from Eventide, which allows you to run any of Eventide's stompbox effects by uploading different algorithms to it! It connects to an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch via Bluetooth, allowing you to import your chosen effect to it.

Eventide H9 Pedal

For more information on the Eventide H9 pedal, give us a call on 01202 597180.

A mega-size multi-touch controller from Slate Pro! This is the Raven MTX!

Click here to read the full news story and watch a video of it in action.

Slate Pro Raven MTX

For more information on the Slate Pro Raven MTX, give us a call on 01202 597180.

ESP Custom Shop guitar. Just WOW!!!

ESP Custom Shop Electric Guitar

For more information on any ESP guitar, give us a call on 01202 597180 or click here to browse our range of ESP guitars online.

A new finish for the Gibson SG. It's bright!

Gibson SG Electric Guitar Bright Green

For more information on any Gibson SG guitar, give us a call on 01202 597180 or click here to view our range of Gibson SG electric guitars online.

Disneyland! The venue for Yamaha's 125th anniversary concert.

Disneyland Yamaha Concert NAMM 2013

American Rock band Toto performing at a very exclusive Yamaha 125th anniversary concert. We're still not too sure how Andy managed to blag his way into this one!

Toto Yamaha 125th Anniversary Concert

Andy hard at work!

Andy Hard At Work

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