Summer NAMM 2012
Summer NAMM 2012 is just around the corner and come Saturday the 14th public day will be wide open for everyone. For a quick $15 you can hit the floor, see the gear, check the events, maybe even enjoy the food. Here is a list of all the events planned for public day to better help you plan ahead.
World’s Fastest Drummer Heats
From 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Level 1 Lobby East
It’s a drum competition. Are you a bad enough dude to play the drums faster, harder, longer, and stronger than the rest?
How to Use a Workstation
From 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Room 102
Rich Formidoni, the technology product manager of Korg USA, gives a lecture on using a workstation keyboard with a recording studio. The lecture will include a demonstration of the Kronos Music Workstation while covering song writing, recording, effect processing, and integrating with a computer.
10 Essential Band Marketing Strategies
From 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Room 211
Mad Sun Marketing owner and Guitar World journalist Laura B. Whitmore points people in the right direction to better promote your band, gain more attention, and retain attention.
Win a Digital Record Deal with Guitar Player Records
From 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Room 214
Within the span of three hours the Guitar Player Records editor-in-chief will listen to a CD you bring in for a chance to be featured in a special “Wanna Play Music Day” compilation.
Live Sound Basics
From 12:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Room 207
Live sound experts Barry Sanders and David Hall run through the basics of how sound reacts in a live setting while offering advice to minimize the disadvantages of inexperience.
10 Ways to Make Better Sounding Recordings
From 12:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Room 211
Guitar Player magazine editor-in-chief Michael Molenda gives a tangent about home recording, common mistakes made along the way, and how to bring out the most professional sound possible.
New TC-Helicon Vocal Effects Pedal for the Acoustic Singer/Songwriter
From 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM at Room 102
Laura Clapp of TC-Helicon demonstrates the newest additions to the world of vocal processors. Included in the demonstration will be highlighted features, presets, how to use the processors, and how to get desired effects in a live setting. People attending have a chance to win some piece of TC-Helicon gear.
So, You Want to Be a Session Player?
From 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Room 208
Session musicians extraordinaire Craig Krampf and Dave Pomeroy run through the expectations of studio musicians. They will also create the feeling of a session musician and record a previously unheard song in a short amount of time as though they were in a session at that moment.
10 Tips for Effective Pre-Production
From 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Room 211
Michael Molenda, editor-in-chief of Guitar Player magazine, returns for another presentation. In this presentation he offers ten steps to help make sure your songs, arrangements, and production concepts are as ready as they’ll ever be to help make the following steps as easy as possible.
Live Sound Tips & Tricks
From 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM Room 207
Live sound experts Barry Sanders and David Hall make another offering of hints, tips, and tricks that will help maximize the good and minimize the suck in your live sound.
From 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM at The Demo Room, Room 102
Darren Kramer demonstrates the GigEasy iPad mount with a live performance and a hands-on workshop with six iPads running an array of apps at once.
World’s Fastest Drummer Finals
At 2:00 PM at The Level 1 Lobby East
Find out who is the baddest dude of them all in the riveting finale of the World’s Fastest Drummer.
10 Tips for Writing a Hit Song
From 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Room 211
Mad Sun Marketing owner and Guitar World journalist Laura B. Whitmore takes to the stage yet again to list off ten tips to help you cultivate would be hit songs. Joining her to corroborate her facts will be song writers Greg Becker and Stephony Smith and publishers Pat Finch and Shane Adams.
10 Ways to Exploit Facebook for Success
From 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Room 211
Michelle Esposito, NAMM’s PR and interactive media manager, storms to the spotlight in this presentation to give you tips on exploiting the internet’s biggest social network to help promote your band. Joined by Chad Corley, Bedell Guitars’ Bedell and Two Old Hippies, and Ashley Mixson, they will give direction to bend Facebook to your will.