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  • soundsandgear 2:54 pm on October 9, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , TEC awards   

    NAMM TEC Awards Celebrates 30 Years and Inducts Nathan East & Ed Cherney into its Hall of Fame 

    Nominees Announced in 22 Technical Achievement Categories and

    Eight Creative Achievement Categories


    Carlsbad, Calif., (October 8, 2014) – The NAMM Foundation will induct revered engineer -mixologist Ed Cherney and bassist Nathan East into the NAMM TEC Awards Hall of Fame during the 30th Annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards show, to be held Saturday, January 24th in Anaheim, Calif. Nominees across thirty creative and technical categories have also been announced for the NAMM TEC Awards, the longest-running awards show that specifically recognizes outstanding achievement in audio product innovation and sound production.


    Renowned bass player Nathan East has worked with the legends of music that range from Daft Punk, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Beyoncé, Phil Collins and Michael Jackson to Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli. More than 2,000 recordings make East one of the most recorded bass players in the history of music.


    GRAMMY Award-winning instincts make Ed Cherney one of the most sought-after audio engineers in the business. His decades long work as engineer, mixer and producer can be heard on some of rock’s most enduring recordings from Bonnie Raitt, The Rolling Stones, Sting and Eric Clapton. Cherney’s work can also be heard on several hit TV and film soundtracks and scores.


    Nominees for Outstanding Creative Achievement include production teams for Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett’s “Anything Goes,” Justin Timberlake’s “Not a Bad Thing,” Jack White’sLazaretto album and more. Sound production nominees in TV and film range from Captain America’s sound production team to creatives behind the remote production of theBack to Front: Peter Gabriel Live in London DVD. Eight categories will include Film Sound Production, Interactive Entertainment Sound Production, Studio Design Project and Tour/Event Sound Production and more. The full list of 2015 creative nominees can be found here


    Created in recognition of innovative product design, Outstanding Technical Achievement has twenty-two categories that include Studio Monitors, Recording Devices, Computer Audio Hardware, Workstation Technology and more. Several companies, such as Cakewalk, PreSonus, Shure and Audio-Technica, have received multiple nominations. New in 2015 for Outstanding Technical Achievement is a separate category for Signal Processing Hardware (500 Series Modules).  The full list of 2015 technical nominees can be found here


    A panel of pro audio and music industry professionals reviewed and chose nominees from hundreds of entries. Products and projects released and in commercial use during the period of September 1, 2013 and ending August 31, 2014 were eligible for nomination. Online voting by members of the professional audio industry begins in December.


    The NAMM TEC Awards were created to recognize the individuals, companies and technical innovations behind the sound of recordings, live performances, films, television, video games, and other media. The ceremony takes place the third night of the world-famous NAMM Show. Tickets for the general public will be made available in November.

  • soundsandgear 3:17 pm on February 3, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , motor 49, motor 61, x-touch   

    Behringer Motor 49, 61 and X-Touch Controllers 

    Walking by the Behringer booth some new controllers caught my eye so I grabbed a quick video of the new Motor 49, Motor 61, and the X-Touch controllers

  • soundsandgear 2:00 am on January 28, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Interview with Don Johnson from VIP Loops 

    Chatting with Donald Johnson from Vip Loops about the new FUSE library for Kontakt, as well as Urban Legacy XXL and other upcoming products

  • soundsandgear 12:37 am on January 28, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: ready for the world, sound world   

    Interview with Ready For The World about Sound World 

    Caught up with Ready For The World to discuss their Sound World Kontakt library

  • soundsandgear 5:58 pm on January 26, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: sound design, soundirion   

    Interview with the Soundiron design team 

    Had a chance to catch up with the crazy folks from Soundiron again, we talked about what’s coming up as well as how they come up with so many crazy and cool libraries

  • soundsandgear 6:03 pm on January 25, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , beatstep, step squencer   

    Arturia BeatStep pad controller and step sequencer 

    Arturia’s controllers are sexy, I dig em for sure. However this one is a step sequencer as well, and it can control via USB, MIDI, as well as CV output for analog gear.

    The price is 99 bucks, crazy…and it’s a fun little unit too.

  • soundsandgear 5:57 am on January 25, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: clavia, nord, nord lead, nord lead a1   

    Nord Lead A1 analog modeling synthesizer 

    A brand new synth from Clavia, the Nord Lead A1, with a very intuitive interface and a great sound, I’m definitely looking forward to getting my hands on this

  • soundsandgear 5:02 am on January 25, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: iq5, q4, tac-2, zoom   

    Zoom Q4 handy recorder, iQ5 mic, and Tac-2 thunderbolt interface 

    Zoom released a few great new products this year at NAMM including the Tac-2 thunderbolt audio interface, the iQ5 stereo mic for iOS, and the Q4 handy HD audio/video recorder

    I use Zoom products every day, always good to see what they are up to!

    • friDAY 7:02 pm on January 25, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Nice one! They wouldn’t happened to have had some kind of clip with it so that you could for example clip it to the back or side of your keyboard for a unique view?

      • soundsandgear 6:40 am on January 26, 2014 Permalink | Reply

        it can use any go pro mount, or a regular mount, even those flexible ones that can wrap around stuff

  • soundsandgear 8:30 am on January 24, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: best service, eduardo tarilonte   

    Interview with sound designer Eduardo Tarilonte 

    I got a chance to catch up with one of my favorite sound designers, Eduardo Tarilonte, such a great guy!

    • friDAY 6:55 pm on January 25, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Did you get a chance to hear his new sample libraries and get any info on release dates, pricing etc..?

  • soundsandgear 7:19 am on January 24, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: beathawk, ios, UVI   

    UVI BeatHawk iOS beat making app 

    So UVI is getting into the iOS app game, and it looks like they got it right.

    This appears to be one of the most intuitive and straight forward beat making apps yet, that still allows you to get work done, export it, as well as use the great sounding UVI sounds

    Looking forward to this!

    • bsantor 4:53 pm on March 4, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      This looks like a great App! The suspense of a release date is killing me. Any word on the time of release or price for the app?

      • soundsandgear 5:22 pm on March 4, 2014 Permalink | Reply

        I haven’t received any more info yet, I’m waiting as well! Looked great!

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