-Winter NAMM 2015
It's that time of year again. We're heading to the winter NAMM show!
We will be at Booth # 1183 (HALL E). If you're at the show, please come hang out and try out the gear.
This year we are trying something a little different; We have teamed up with Delicious Audio and are going to be providing Tasty Blenders and Rockon Cables for each of their effects pedal demo stations. The plan is to have 8 stations set up with a variety of effects pedals to try out.
Each station will have a variety of guitar effects and amp simulators. These will then be plugged into a Tasty Blender providing headphone or IEM amplification and limiting. If you have a set of IEMs, you are welcome to bring those along and try them out. There will also be a handful of axes ready for riffing.
While we are away at the show, please understand that we will not be able to answer your emails or calls as quickly. We will be at the show from Wednesday (Jan 21st) until the following Monday (Jan 26th). We will do our best to get back to you as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience as we catch up from the big NAMM wave.
Also, we are currently out of stock of the Tasty Blender and the Rockbox Limiter. Sorry, but we should have more in the following weeks after NAMM.
Thanks again for stopping by and we look forward to seeing you at the booth this weekend!
-Stompbox Exhibit 2014 in NYC
We are excited to sponsor this years Stompbox Exhibit in Broklyn NY! If you are in the area, definitely stop by to check it out. And if you'd like to try out hundreds of effects pedals, don't forget your axe!
This year it will be held at Main Drag Music (330 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211). The exhibit will be ready for rocking both Saturday and Sunday (Oct 25-26).
At this past summer NAMM we met Paolo, the editor of Deli Magazine. Paolo and his staff put on this really fun event, The Stombox Exhibit, where guitarists can try out hundreds of effects pedals. They have dozens of pedal designers and manufactures each setup various demo stations, where anyone can plug in and try them out. At each station they have a variety of effects that are fed into an amp simulator and finally a headphone amp.
In the past, they have always had each player plug in their guitar and headphones separately into the stations, but this year they are going to use a 3-foot version of our Rockon Cable to help streamline each setup:
We have been working hard the past couple weeks to complete the custom cable order, and during the process we took some pictures.
Above, we have a picture of the many TRS connectors in a pile. My, how they shine! If you like, you can check out the rest of the pictures on our flickr album page.
Again, thanks for all your support and we hope you can make it out to the Stombox Exhibit in NYC!
-Highlights from Nashville Summer NAMM 2014
First of all, we are back from Summer NAMM and that means that we are getting back into the swing of normal operations around here! Most importantly, all orders will ship within our usual time frame of 48 hours. Thank you for your patience over the past few weeks as we have caught up, and we look forward to helping you with your setup. Please use our contact page if you have any questions.
Also, our custom cable page has been temporarily disabled due to a recent surge in SPAM submissions. We are currently working on a solution and hope to have it up and running again soon. For now, please use our contact page to submit any custom cable orders.
Now, on to the fun stuff. We had another amazing year in Nashville! We met a ton of great people, including a lot of musicians, store owners, promoters and other fellow designers and manufacturers. It is always inspiring to meet and talk with everyone in the music business. This year, we wanted to highlight some of the great people we meet and some of the fun business opportunities Rock On Audio will be pursuing in the next year.
While setting up our booths on the day before the show, we met Tom Shaper, the creator of a fun new instrument, the Jasper Bridge Guitar. It is an interesting new take on how to play guitar that involves hammering the strings with a drumstick (from the back side of the strings). Along with many others at the show, we were able to give it a whirl at his booth. It was a blast, and we definitely recommend checking out his website.
Meet Tom Brislin. He stopped by our booth, and mentioned that he has been looking into an IEM solution for some time. After discussing how he usually wires up his keyboards and vocals, we decided that Tom would be a great guy to have on our beta testing team for the Sixer Mixer. He often runs his keyboards in stereo, and would really love to mix in a set of stereo room mics, and so having a few more channels is a must. We look forward to working with him more, and getting his feedback on the initial prototypes.
One of the funnest parts of going to a NAMM show, is that you never know what you are going to see! Here, we have the first acoustic guitar to have a whammy bar! Preduce Hendricks is the inventor of this beauty. He let us have a go, and it was really fun to play!
It is a little strange at first to hear an acoustic guitar strummed and then hear the pitches bend, but also awesome at the same time! You can follow his story at his facebook page. Looks like he just got another patent filed in early August. Congrats Predice and best of luck with the new business!
Since our return from Summer NAMM, we have continued to work on the Sixer Mixer prototype design. We received some very positive feedback from everyone that stopped by the booth, and look forward to working together with our beta testing team to further fine tune the design. We are currently finishing up the DSP core and user interface code, and hope to have some working prototypes built up and ready for beta testing in October, with a release of the final product sometime this winter. Please check out the The Sixer Mixer Forum Thread to learn more and join the conversation.
Again, thanks for your patience as we have caught up from the Summer NAMM rush, and we look forward to helping you with your orders asap!
-The Rock On Audio team
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