NAMM 08 - Nebulae's Report

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NAMM 08 - Nebulae's Report

Post by nebulae » Fri Jan 18, 2008 7:59 pm

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Re: NAMM 08 - Report From a Random Dude

Post by nebulae » Fri Jan 18, 2008 8:04 pm

We arrived at around noon on Thursday. Of course, we grabbed a map and immediately went to find the Ableton Booth. Based on the map, we ended up here
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We then realized that this was where they did their "meetings", so we went to find them in the main software section:

Here's their stage:
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Here's the rest of the booth where people could see what was being done:
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Note, they had somehow resized the screen so as not to display the CPU meter. Nice try, but we know better! :)

Here's a show by Muldover. That guy does amazing stuff and makes it looks easy...of course anyone who's seen him perform knows what a master he is. Also, it's a bit blurry, but he has mangled/customized his controllers to allow him to do some crazy shit. This was the highlight for sure.

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Post by b0unce » Fri Jan 18, 2008 8:08 pm

shit photos
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Post by nebulae » Fri Jan 18, 2008 8:08 pm

Richard Devine jamming out and displaying the Virus with it's new Atomizer glitch software:

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As promised, I tried to have sex with Snow, but I got kicked out of the booth before it went too far...
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Post by nebulae » Fri Jan 18, 2008 8:14 pm

For those wondering what Spectrasonics is hawking now, it's Omnisphere:

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After about 5 minutes, I got really bored of this. It looks like Atmosphere, but sounds like an advanced ROMplayer with realtime modulation functionality. I didn't find it too interesting, but that's just me. Persing was his usual bubbly self. Hope that can make up for the development time - it's due out in SEPTEMBER!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by jesQuick » Fri Jan 18, 2008 8:17 pm

Thanks for pics... Keep them coming!

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Post by hoffman2k » Fri Jan 18, 2008 8:22 pm

Apart from the artists, who else in those pictures?
I see Persing, Moldover and Devine.

Where's Cross, Terry, Hill, etc...

Is Ableton actually being represented by Ableton? Or some M-audio dudes with Ableton banners so people wouldn't fling poo at them?

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Post by nebulae » Fri Jan 18, 2008 8:28 pm

hoffman2k wrote:Apart from the artists, who else in those pictures?
I see Persing, Moldover and Devine.

Where's Cross, Terry, Hill, etc...

Is Ableton actually being represented by Ableton? Or some M-audio dudes with Ableton banners so people wouldn't fling poo at them?
well, I'll try to take pics of the Abes today or tomorrow...Just to clarify, there was no connection with M-Audio at all. Only with Cycling '74.
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Post by nebulae » Fri Jan 18, 2008 8:29 pm

The NI booth. That's not a real sax....

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Post by nebulae » Fri Jan 18, 2008 8:30 pm

Who the fuck are these two posers with UA badges that don't work for UA? Get security!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by nebulae » Fri Jan 18, 2008 8:33 pm

Propellerheads booth - not much to say, other than I didn't think they intended for people to turn their monitors vertically to actually use Reason...

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Post by nebulae » Fri Jan 18, 2008 8:36 pm

The Protools demo, talking about the "revolutionary" elastic audio. I can't believe how "innovative" it is... *sigh*

I will say that this guy was energetic and totally hustling! Nice work there.

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Post by evon » Fri Jan 18, 2008 8:37 pm

interesting pics.
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Post by nebulae » Fri Jan 18, 2008 8:37 pm

As promised, I tried to also have sex with Blofeld, but again, got kicked out just after getting to first base. Damn these German synths not putting out...

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Note, a VSTi integration piece is in the works, but so far, the USB port is just for firmware upgrades. However, it is USB2.0. Also, note that it doesn't feel finished yet. The filter cut knob felt like there was latency and delay. Overall, I don't feel this synth is ready for prime time yet. But when it is, it's gonna be bad ass. It's got that creamy waldorf sound.
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Post by nebulae » Fri Jan 18, 2008 8:38 pm

Here's the Korg guy talking about new Korg synths - more details after I take pics today. Note the little sequencer he's using in the background :)

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