Summer NAMM is a much more intimate affair; this year, summer NAMM returns to Nashville, TN -- bringing with it some phenomenal gear from some quality names in audio.
Future Sonics introduces new Atrio in-ear monitor, partners with HearUSA AudiologistsOne of the more exciting stories from summer NAMM is from our friends at Future Sonics, the originators of the in-ear monitor.
Future Sonics will be introducing the second version of it's critically acclaimed universal-fit Atrio monitors, offering several new improvements on the Atrio's sound quality and design.
The new Atrio monitors will offer improved cabling and improved frequency response (thanks to the Future Sonics MG5pro dynamic driver).
As with all of their products, the Atrio are expected to provide stellar sound quality at much lower volume, providing an audiologically sound monitoring solution for professionals on stage and the studio alike.
Stay tuned for a hands-on review.
Future Sonics also proudly announced their partnership with HearUSA, a 190-store hearing healthcare center. HearUSA will join the Future Sonics network of preferred hearing healthcare providers, supplying custom-molded monitors and custom musician's earplugs for music lovers and music makers alike.
Studio quality iPod recordingThis year, with iPod battery life and storage capacity continuously growing, some of the most exciting announcements were recording attachments for the iPod.
Alesis will be introducing the Alesis ProTrack, a stereo recording interface for the iPod.
What sets the ProTrack apart from the pack is the input selection; ProTrack has two condenser microphones built in, and it also adds two combination XLR/1/4" jacks for mic and line input. The XLR inputs supply a full 48v of phantom power.
Belkin -- well-known for their TuneTalk and iTrip accessories -- will be releasing their iPod recording studio device, the GoStudio. Featuring a built-in microphone and speaker, and capabilities for external microphones as well as an amplified headphone out. The GoStudio also introduces built-in compression and limiting.