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[ 30 Jan 2014 | Comments Off on Sony showcases new Music Video Recorder at 2014 NAMM Show ]
Sony shows off what its new Music Video Maker can do at NAMM 2014.

We were stopped in our tracks at the Sony booth this year by the band performing there. LA-based alt-soul sextet Elaine Faye and the Big Bang were holding court with a brilliant acoustic set. They aren’t friends, we aren’t paid to pimp, we just liked them.
We noticed Sony’s new Music Video Recorder display next to us as we stood listening. The handheld recorder was broadcasting video of the live performance on a monitor mounted to the …

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[ 30 Jan 2014 | Comments Off on Casio reveals 5 new digital pianos at 2014 NAMM Show ]
Casio debuted its new line of keyboards at NAMM 2014

We made our annual stop at the Casio press event for the nosh and news during this year’s NAMM Show in Anaheim, Ca. For 2014 the company touted the addition of five new digital pianos to its keyboard lineup: the CTK-6200, CTK-6250, CTK-7200, WK-6600 and WK-7600.
While we’d vote Casio try more creative naming conventions, we can work with this: The WK and CTK keyboards promise new sounds and functions including recording and editing capabilities. We …

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[ 30 Jan 2014 | Comments Off on Blue Mic teases new headphones, reveals condenser mic at NAMM 2014 ]
We managed to nab a fleeting shot of Blue Mic's soon-to-be-released Mo-Fi mobile headphones.

This AllDayTech reporter–and proud owner of a Bluebird Microphone–just had to stop by the Blue Mic booth at the 2014 NAMM show to see their latest.
First up was a sneak peak at their new Mo-Fi headphone technology, scheduled for release this spring. Mo-Fi stands for mobile fidelity, which the company describes as “liberating digital music from overhyped playback to true mobile hi-fi on any device.” We were ushered into a darkened private viewing room for …

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[ 30 Jan 2014 | Comments Off on IK Multimedia shows off iRing motion controller at NAMM 2014 ]
IK Multimedia's iRing technology in action at the 2014 NAMM Show.

One of the more useful innovations we saw at this year’s NAMM Show was IK Multimedia’s iRing motion controller for iOS devices. iRing works with IK’s variety of apps for DJs, beat makers, keyboardists and guitar players.
The iRing isn’t a ring, exactly. It’s a bit of patent-pending double-sided plastic designed to be held securely between the fingers at the palm. The user waves and moves the handheld iRing in front of a touch screen to …

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[ 30 Jan 2014 | Comments Off on DR Neon Strings partners with Jamstar teaching app at NAMM 2014 ]
DR Neon Strings announces partnership with Jamstar teaching app at 2014 NAMM Show

DR Strings has teamed with Jamstar™, the developer of a new teaching app for guitar, to create The Color-Play Learning SystemTM. DR is offering its festively hued Neon strings in a multicolor set for use with the Jamstar™ app.
Jamstar describes itself as “a patent-pending audio recognition platform that can HEAR what students play via their device’s microphone and ANALYZE how they performed in real time, enabling them to improve quickly and effectively.”
We stopped by the …