Amazing new stompboxes
were in abundance, including
the Eventide Space (12
stunning reverb and ambient
effects), and the Strymon Time-
Line, which may be the deepest
delay pedal ever created
(the demo took 30 minutes).
The DIVO Orange TubeSync OV4 optimizes tube performance by monitoring
power-amp fluctuations, as well as allowing you to mix and match power
tubes of all types. Rivera’s Rock Crusher may be used as a power attenuator
or a load box, and its reactive load network allows it to interact with
your amp much like a speaker.
Random encounters with extraordinary musicians
are always one of the most enjoyable parts of
any NAMM show, and this year’s most memorable
moments included booth performances
by Martin Taylor and Andreas Oberg, David
Grissom, Alex Skolnick, and Guthrie Govan.
Speaking of looping, Boss staged the last two
rounds of its Loop Station World Championship
(Dave Navarro and Steve Stevens were among the
judges), and seeing so many artists finding unique
technology, and applying them to
create great music was truly inspiring.
Being a live-looping
was pleased to see
the Vox VL1 Dynamic
Looper, the Boss RC-30,
and the Looperlative LP2
Peter Hook Discusses His Live Recordings of Classic Joy Division and New Order Albums (WATCH)
TC Electronic Introduces PolyTune 3- Next Generation Polyphonic Tuner with Built-In Buffer
Rex Brown Announces Debut Solo Album Debuts New Single (LISTEN)
This Week in Free Stuff: Light-Load Plug-in Instruments
Superbooth17 Day One: The Weird and the Wonderful
Puremagnetik K-Station Atmospheres Revives Love for the Kawai K5000S Additive Synth
The Art of Synth Soloing: Joe Zawinul, the Syndicate Years
Steinway Unveils Art Case Piano Celebrating Composer Modest Mussorgsky
Rediscovering LA Synthesis
Four Chronographs That Put You in the Driver’s Seat
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT: The Weekday Warrior
Magnatone Adds the New Lyric Amplifier to The Studio Collection
Terror Stream New EP, 'The Walls Will Fall'
Danzig Premieres New Song, "Devil on HWY 9," Reveals New Album Details
Rex Brown Premieres New Song, "Crossing Lines," Shares New Album Details
Gear Review: Fret-King Elise GG MKII Guitar
See the Purple Special, the Last Guitar Made for Prince
Hear Rex Brown's New Song, "Crossing Lines"
Copyright ©2017 by NewBay Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. 28 East 28th Street, 12th floor, New York, NY 10016 T (212) 378-0400 F (212) 378-0470