Category: music

CDs leaving Best Buy, maybe Target could signal end of era

Big box retail chain Best Buy plans to stop selling music compact discs, or CDs, in its stores by July 1, while Target may sell them only on a consignment basis. Industry rumors have Walmart following soon. Could this spell the end to the more than three-decade old format that revolutionized music into a digital

NAMM 2016: 31st NAMM TEC Awards honors Don Was, Jeff “Skunk” Baxter

We so dig attending the TEC Awards each year at The NAMM Show. It never fails to thrill, to delight, to educate and to entertain–yes, even when we’re eagerly awaiting the excited winner for Best Signal Processing Software. Trust us, you have to be there. It’s a long show. There’s a lot of cheering. This year was equally

NAMM 2016: IK Multimedia showcases mount, page turner, clip mic

This year we made our annual swing by the IK Multimedia booth where cool things are always afoot. Here are a few of their many offerings that caught our eye this year: iKLIP A/V: “The first smartphone broadcast mount for pro-quality audio/video.” HANDY. That was our first thought upon taking a gander at the presser for

NAMM 2016: Corning Optical offers high performance cables

High performance cabling is cool and all but we confess: We’re also in this one for the kitsch. Might this be the same Corning of CorningWare fame? That iconic white ceramic glass cookware with its blue flowery trademark that shaped so many childhood kitchen memories? Yep–and while Corning no longer owns the CorningWare line, it was that