January 18, 2012

Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick. Hit Me Slowly. Hit Me Quick.

by Chris Randall
 



Leaving for NAMM in an hour or two. L.A. is a five-hour drive on what is both the most boring and most exciting highway in America. Boring because it is essentially a straight line all the way there, and the only visual stimuli are dirt and the occasional rock; exciting because you could easily get crushed by a tractor-trailer driven by a methed-out redneck talking on his cell phone, so you drive in this constant state of near-catatonic boredom, with occasional doses of adrenalin red-line.

Anyhow, needless to say, I'll be hard to get ahold of for the next 5 days. There is no wi-fi worth the name at the Anaheim convention center, so my "live" updates and pithy comments will be made chiefly via my Twatstream. If there is some piece of gear you'd specifically like information about, and if it isn't too physically taxing to find this information (keep in mind that I am still somewhat handicapped in the locomotion department) then I'll be happy to hunt it up for you. Let me know in this thread, or if I'm actually at the show via Twitter.

And the first person that says anything about my fucking cane except "hey, nice cane!" is getting beat with same. Soundly. Anyhow, this is an open thread. Subject is NAMGLA.
 
 
 

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Jan.18.2012 @ 9:16 AM
lazenbleep
Nord drum please! What it is and why!
Thanks
 
 

 
Jan.18.2012 @ 12:31 PM
bongo_x
I'd actually like to see a picture of the cane in question. In the future I will base all my judgements about your taste on the style and functionality of said cane.
 
 

 
Jan.18.2012 @ 12:55 PM
boobs
@lazenbleep - nord drum is a drum brain with 4 trigger inputs and ONE audio output.

just saw a youtube for an Arturia analog synth. actual hardware analog synth. who knew?

safe travels and may you not encounter too many keytards.
 
 

 
Jan.18.2012 @ 1:05 PM
synthetic
You have to catch me first, gimpy.
 
 

 
Jan.18.2012 @ 2:12 PM
snk
The Arturia synth is no joke, it is made by Yves Usson, of Yusynth's fame.
Some nice features, a fair price tag...
 
 

 
Jan.18.2012 @ 2:21 PM
rollmottle
Pix and yer impressions of the new TipTopAudio PolyVCO Euro module would be rad.
 
 

 
Jan.18.2012 @ 2:57 PM
DBM
Hey I posted on twitface , but just incase You should look at the new Akai (WTF) Max49 controller ( if there is a physical one yet ) Looks smart - pads with note repete , keys with aftertouch , arp , step seq , Tempest style touch strips , midi Din , usb , and CV gate pitch , etc. ?????
every time this company does something stupid , they turn around and do something like this that seams like a of course moment . Anyway have fun at Namm .

BTW Looks like Behringer's iX3242USB might be the missing link that "VST iOS Guy " was talking about with the large input count
 
 

 
Jan.18.2012 @ 4:03 PM
MikeF
Nord drum is a virtual analog drum synth in a box. More info here: link [www.musicradar.co...]
 
 

 
Jan.18.2012 @ 7:25 PM
Basement Dweller
Before introducing Pitt's film, Moneyball, Clooney held up the cane and said, "I have to give it back to him. He can't make it to the bar otherwise."
 
 

 
Jan.18.2012 @ 8:51 PM
bongo_x
I was kind of curious about the Max49 too, but I don't keep up with all the new stuff so I wasn't sure how much it was different from the MPK49.

bb
 
 

 
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