NAMM Show 2013 – Photos

The guys sent in some pics of some of the cool stuff happening at the NAMM show, going on right now in Anaheim, CA.

Bernie Worrell putting the new Moog Sub Phatty through it’s paces:

Some of the displays at the Marshall booth:

Stacks on Stacks on Stacks

Custom Pin-up stacks

A little something for the analog nerds:



Mellotrons, old and new:

I honestly have no idea what this is, but it looks like fun:

What is this?

An analog touch strip?

The Behringer iNuke Boom claims to be the world’s largest boombox:

NAMM 2013 Sneak Preview pt. 2

Some more early shots from the convention floor at the NAMM Show.

Pensado's Place!

Pensado’s Place!

White Minimoog Voyager XL 4

White Minimoog Voyager XL 4

Fancy Minimoog Voyager

Fancy Minimoog Voyager

Black & Red MicroKorg

Black & Red MicroKorg

Black & Red MicroKorg

Black & Red MicroKorg

Black & Red MicroKorg XL+

Black & Red MicroKorg XL+

Black & Red MicroKorg XL+

Black & Red MicroKorg XL+

Numa Concert

Numa Concert

Red 1

Red 1

Scarlett 2i2

Scarlett 2i2

Moog Sub Phatty Demonstration with Nolan DeCoster


Moog was generous to loan us a prototype Sub Phatty for a week. Right away we had to turn it on and see what it could do. A knob-per-function layout was quick to reveal a robust LFO section, 2 versatile and rich oscillators, a sub-octave square-wave oscillator, a noise generator, and a Multidrive overdrive circuit.

Just to satisfy my nerd-curiosity, I broke out the ole’ oscilloscope to see the sweeping and evolving harmonics in action. A simple sine wave will quickly reveal the added 2nd and 3rd harmonics as you add more and more of the Multidrive to the signal. It beautifully turns saws into razor blades.

Nolan, being that his desk is not too far away from mine, couldn’t stay away from it. We were left with only one option; to make a full track using only the Moog Sub Phatty and document the results. So, off to the empty warehouse space in 20 degree weather to spend 3 hours creating. Equipment used was a Zoom H4n, Ableton Live, KRK Rokit 5, Canon 60D and, of course, The Moog Sub Phatty.

As an added bonus for anyone reading this blog we have included a link to download the Ableton Live session. Enjoy!

 

-Joe