Month: January 2012

NAMM 2012: 27th TEC Awards honors guitarist Steve Vai, best in audio

Last Friday night we attended the 27th Annual TEC Awards at the NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA to see which companies won top honors for their technological innovations in professional audio and sound design. OK, we might have really been there to see honoree Steve Vai accept his prestigious Les Paul Award, presented each year

NAMM 2012: John Lennon Educational Tour Bus celebrates 15 years

Anyone who’s attended the NAMM Show in the last several years has seen the big blue bus that settles in for the four days of the show in front of the Anaheim Convention Center. It’s the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, a state of the art, non profit rolling recording studio and HD production hub

NAMM 2012: Tiggzi lets musicians build their own mobile apps

We visited the Tiggzi booth at the NAMM Show last week to check out the company’s new customizable mobile app builder for musicians. Tiggzi provides a free online template that lets artists build their very own mobile app to share with their fans. Cool, right? Dave Schoenbach, VP of Product Management for Exadel, the software

NAMM 2012: Casio hopes to reinvent brand with new XW synths

Casio has been quietly producing keyboards for years–but it’s calculators and watches that immediately spring to mind for most who hear the name. Last Thursday night during an exclusive media event at the 2012 NAMM Show, however, the company boldly stated they intend to change all that. Enter their two new keyboard synthesizers, the XW

NAMM 2012: Why Jammit app is cool and its pricing fair

We’ve heard a lot about the Jammit instructional music app since its debut around this time last year. Rockstars in training love being able to isolate and learn original tracks note for note–but they’re less enamored by the app’s expensive songs. So we stopped by their booth at the NAMM Show to check it out–and

NAMM 2012: Monkeybars social marketplace lets artists pay fans

AllDayTech swung by the Monkeybars booth at the Winter NAMM trade show last week to check out their intriguing new social marketing music site that pays both the artist AND the fans royalties for promoting creative content. What? Make a little money just by telling other people about the music you like? I’m sure you’re

Deal: Amazon selling Samsung Galaxy Nexus for $100 is undercutting Verizon in a  major way on one of the hottest smartphones on the market, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Online customers opening a new line of service with Verizon will get the phone for $99.99, a full $200 cheaper than purchasing from Verizon. The Nexus, one of the largest smartphones on the market

iPhone helps drive record sales quarter for AT&T

Ma Bell may not have scored the T-Mobile merger it wanted, but its sales quarter wasn’t bad at all. AT&T reported selling 9.4 million smartphones in the last quarter. Of those, 7.6 million were iPhone activations. The 9.4 million was AT&T’s best ever sales quarter and 50 percent more than the previous quarterly record. It