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Look—we like to be humble, but come on—it’s nice to be noticed. And we got noticed at NAMM this year to the tune of five awards from various industry honchoes. We’re flattered, and it looks like we might need to be upgrading the old trophy case if this trend continues into next year. Here’s a recognition-roundup from The Loudest Show on EarthNAMM2015awards.

TEC Award Winner – Best Mobile App:
Capture for iPad

NAMM U – Best in Show / Gotta Stock It
AudioBox Music Creation Suite

Technology in Music Education
2015 Ti:ME Award for Outstanding Contributions to Technology in Music Education

Music and Sound Retailer Music and Sound Awards:
Best Multitrack Recorder of 2014: AudioBox iTwo
Best Mixer/Console of 2014: StudioLive RM Series

Musical Merchandise Review
Special 20th Anniversary Commemorative Award

Last but not least, we got several noms that we didn’t result in us taking home a li’l statue or glass widget to put in the display case—but that’s OK. They can’t all be zingers. We may well have been the most-nominated company at the show, but we’ll draw the line at actually keeping score.

Other nominations included: 
Monitor Station V2 (Studio & Sound Reinforcement)
Capture for iPad (Audio Apps for Smartphones and Tablets)
Temblor T10 (Studio Monitors)
Notion 5 (Musical Instrument Software)
Studio One 2.6.2 (Workstation Technology)
StudioLive 32.4.2AI (Small Format Console Technology)
StudioLive AI Series Speakers (Sound Reinforcement Loudspeakers)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thanks to StreamWorks Audio for the coverage from NAMM! For more on the RM series mixers, click here.

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Minos

Baton Rouge folky genre-benders Minos the Saint bring something new to the table and continually refresh the musical conversation. According to Dig Magazine, their world folk sound is “a swirl of Eastern European Folk, Cajun, Latin, a tinge of classical, all focusing over a soulful singer-songwriter, Peter Simon.”  Dig might call them “world folk,” but we call them “dear friends.”

Minos the saint performs every day of the show at noon.

Click here for more on ALL the presentations at NAMM this year.

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Electronic music producer, songwriter and DJ KATFYR blew the roof off the walls last year, breaking down his #1 BeatPort hit “Lose Control.” He shared a lot of secrets of how he crafted the electro-dubstep hybrid in Studio One. It was such a hit that we decided to bring him back around for another spin. Here’s his latest work “Everybody,” everybody:

 

KATFYR performs at 11:00 – 11:45 all four days of the show, and at 5:00 – 5:45 on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Here’s his presentation from 2014:

 

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Look, there’s pros, and then there’s real pros. Like, there’s Esteban, and then there’s Brian May. The Blue Devils are objectively the best in the world at what they do, and what they do is drum corps. In August of 2014, The Blue Devils set—nay, earned—the highest score ever in the history of competitive drum corps, an institution with a rich history dating back to whenever cavemen started banging rocks together.

It has since evolved considerably. The Blue Devils smoked the competition in 2014’s World Championship Finals with a 99.650. Take that as an indication of just how competitive DCI Championships really are. Can you think of another form of competition where the precision is so high that it requires a scoring system with three decimal places?

The ‘Devils are founded on precision, and we’re flattered that they’ve chosen the StudioLive AI digital mixers as well as the Studiolive AI PA Loudspeakers to reinforce their azure thunder with high volume and articulate clarity their chops deserves.

The Blue Devils perform at the PreSonus booth on 1:00 p.m. on Friday. Don’t miss this one. It’s not often you get to see the best drum corp in the world from five feet away—they’re usually packin’ stadiums.

Click here for more on ALL the presentations at NAMM this year.

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aceAce Baker brings his StudioLive on the road with supergroup Chickenfoot, which as far as I’m concerned makes him a superengineer. A couple years back, he used a classic StudioLive 24.4.2 to record every show of Chickenfoot’s tour. He’s been the first-call soundman of choice for Tower of Power as well. As such, Ace is appropriately monikered, and will demonstrate the latest developments in cascading technology of the StudioLive AI series—doubtlessly alongside his unique flavor of humor for which he is almost as well-known.

Ace presents at the PreSonus booth every day of the show at 4:00-4:45, demonstrating the cascading technology of the StudioLive AI mixers.

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Award-winning singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, session musician and Berklee graduate Katelyn Benton is a vet of the PreSonus NAMM stage. This time around she’ll be lending her velvet voice and instrumental prowess to demonstrate the potential of the AudioBox i-Series interfaces. If anyone knows DIY recording and production, it’s Katelyn—her EP Once was self-recorded and independently released in 2009. That was after winning Best Original Song in the World Championship of Performing Arts.

A monster talent, and we’re stronger for having her in our corner. She performs at the booth at 3:00-3:45 on Thursday and Friday, demoing the AudioBox i-series interfaces.

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Ubertight heavy prog-rockers Nothing More are currently on the Juggernaut Tour with Periphery, and are the first band to tour with a StudioLive RM16AI, subjecting to the rigors of the road and rock stardom. So far, it’s holding up great while providing critical backing tracks and effects to their bombastic, shirtless live show. Fortunately for you, their breakneck tour schedule includes a stop at our NAMM booth on Saturday at 3 p.m. With these guys performing, we will probably have to bribe the sound police to keep our spot in Hall B next year.

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WorxAudio Demo FLyer

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We will be offering a FREE demo of WorxAudio’s new speakers in Anaheim during the NAMM show, and it’s so free that you don’t even need a NAMM badge. This event will be held in the Topaz Ballroom of the nearby Sheraton, a mere stone’s throw from the convention center. But hey, we understand that you’re going to be spending a lot of time on your feet at the show, so we’ve arranged lots of shuttles. They’ll be available to pick you and your tired feet up from the Convention Center Courtesy Vehicles boarding area, next to Hall D, and will run from 3-7 p.m. Click here to register and get more info.

Sheraton Garden Grove Anaheim South
Topaz Ballroom
12221 Harbor Blvd.
Garden Grove, CA

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Demos will be held from 4-6 p.m. all four days of the show. We’re bringing the V8, V8 Grid, TL218s, X2i, SuperSub, the V5 and X115. Come check ‘em out and get your ears cleaned.

 

 

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It’s that time of year again—the new time, which means we’re all scrambling after postholiday gluttony to get everything ready for The Loudest Tradeshow In The World. For those of you able to make it out to sunny California’s Anaheim Convention Center for the 2015 NAMM show. First, the basics:

Show dates: 

  • Thursday, Jan 22    10 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Friday, Jan 23        10 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Saturday, Jan 24    10 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Sunday, Jan 25      10 a.m.-5 p.m.

 

The PreSonus Krewe, as well as the PreSonus New Stuff (sorry, can’t tell you what that is yet) can be found at in Hall B, Booth 5700. The Krewe will be the smiling, informed-looking folks in handsome PreSonus-branded apparel. Come on by anytime to get insight to all things PreSonus.

If you want to see any of this stuff (and you do), pencil any of the following presentations into your schedule. We will be featuring spotlights on these artists in the coming days, right here on the blawg.

 

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

10:00 – 10:45

StudioLive RM32AI demo with Justin Garner and the All-stars – presented by Byron Gaither

 

StudioLive RM32AI demo with Justin Garner and the All-stars – presented by Byron Gaither

 

StudioLive RM32AI demo with Justin Garner and the All-stars – presented by Byron Gaither

 

StudioLive RM32AI demo with Justin Garner and the All-stars – presented by Byron Gaither

 

11:00 – 11:45

Studio One Production with KATFYR – presented by Byron Gaither

 

Studio One Production with KATFYR – presented by Byron Gaither

 

Studio One Production with KATFYR – presented by Byron Gaither

 

Studio One Production with KATFYR – presented by Byron Gaither

 

12:00 – 12:45

What’s new at PreSonus –  Ray Tantzen and Wesley Smith – Performance by Minos the Saint

 

What’s new at PreSonus –    Ray Tantzen and Wesley Smith – Performance by Minos the Saint

 

What’s new at PreSonus –  Ray Tantzen and Wesley Smith – Performance by Minos the Saint

 

What’s new at PreSonus –  Ray Tantzen and Wesley Smith – Performance by Minos the Saint

 

1:00 – 1:45

PreSonus in Music Education with John Mlynczak

 

PreSonus for Field Audio – Live performance by the Blue Devils

 

StudioLive RM16AI Demo – Live performance by Startisan

 

StudioLive RM16AI Demo – Live performance by Startisan

 

2:00 – 2:45

Studio One Secrets with Chaka Blackmon and Byron Gaither

 

Studio One Secrets with Chaka Blackmon and Byron Gaither

 

Studio One Secrets with Chaka Blackmon and Byron Gaither

 

Studio One Secrets with Chaka Blackmon and Byron Gaither

 

3:00 – 3:45

AudioBox i-Series and Capture Mobile demo with Katelyn Benton

 

AudioBox i-Series and Capture Mobile demo with Katelyn Benton

 

NOTHING MORE rock out with the StudioLive RM32AI

 

School of Rock live performance

 

4:00 – 4:45

StudioLive AI Cascading with Ace Baker and Byron Gaither

 

StudioLive AI Cascading with Ace Baker and Byron Gaither

 

StudioLive AI Cascading with Ace Baker and Byron Gaither

 

StudioLive AI Cascading with Ace Baker and Byron Gaither

 

5:00 – 5:45

Studio One Production with KATFYR – presented by Byron Gaither

 

Studio One Production with KATFYR – presented by Byron Gaither

 

StudioLive RM16AI Demo – Live performance by Startisan

 

StudioLive RM16AI Demo – Live performance by Startisan

 

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Furthermore, we will be offering a FREE demo of WorxAudio’s new speakers. It’s so free that you don’t even need a NAMM badge. This event will be held in the Topaz Ballroom of the nearby Sheraton, a mere stone’s throw from the convention center. But hey, we understand that you’re going to be spending a lot of time on your feet at the show, so we’ve arranged lots of shuttles. They’ll be available to pick you and your tired feet up from the Convention Center Courtesy Vehicles boarding area, next to Hall D, and will run from 3-7 p.m. Click here to register and get more info.

Sheraton Garden Grove Anaheim South
1221 Harbor Blvd.
Topaz Ballroom

Demos will be held from 4-6 p.m. all four days of the show. We’re bringing the V8, V8 Grid, TL218s, X2i, SuperSub, the V5 and X115. Come check ‘em out and get your ears cleaned.

 

 

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