Month: February 2013

Moog reveals new Sub Phatty analog synth at NAMM 2013

When we heard Moog would be showing its new Sub Phatty analog synthesizer at the winter NAMM 2013 show last month, we put their booth at the top of our priority list. With a name like Sub Phatty, how could we not dash right over to turn the knobs and make those awesomely signature otherworldly sounds only Moog can

Infiniti JX35 SUV is well crafted, balanced effort

The luxury SUV market is saturated with good product. Big behemoths filled with leather, wood, fancy entertainment systems and big engines that whisk you down the road with very little fanfare. So how do you make your product stand out among the crowd? Add a bit more polish, little more leather, more horsepower? That works,

Casio unveils new Privia Pro PX-5S at NAMM 2013

Casio made waves at the NAMM 2013 show last month with the debut of its Privia Pro PX-5S, the latest addition to its popular Privia line. To mark the occasion, venerable pianist and composer Joe Sample swung by the Casio press event to show off the new keyboard. The PX-5S is the first electronic stage piano in Casio’s Privia

Moforte Power Chord app turns your iPad into an electric guitar

Moforte showcased its new Power Chord iPad guitar app at last month’s winter NAMM 2013 show. Power Chord essentially turns your iPad into an electric guitar, with plenty of satisfying bells and whistles. We stopped by the Moforte booth and had a go with Power Chord. A virtual set of strings over an electric guitar pickup is displayed on

Pete Townshend receives Les Paul TEC Award at NAMM 2013

Pete Townshend, renowned songwriter and sometimes notorious guitarist for rock band The Who, received the Les Paul Award at the 28th annual Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards Friday, January 25, in Anaheim, California. The Les Paul award honors musicians who have made significant technological achievements during their careers. Townshend, whose work in audio production and technology earned him the

Yamaha celebrates 125th anniversary at 2013 NAMM Show

Yamaha celebrated its 125th anniversary in style–with Elton John headlining a star-studded concert at the 2013 Winter NAMM Show Friday, January 25th at Disneyland’s Hyperion Theater in Anaheim, California. Chaka Kahn, Earth, Wind & Fire, Michael McDonald, Sarah McLachlan, Toto and many others also performed. This historic event was particularly remarkable thanks to its innovative

Olympus showcases three new digital recorders at NAMM 2013

We confess: We’re fans of Olympus’s handy little LS series recorders. We shopped around back when we in the market and found the features, function and crisp sound quality of our LS-10 PCM recorder more than satisfy, especially given its wallet-friendly cost. So when we spotted the Olympus booth at NAMM 2013, we beelined right