With June already flying by, it seems as though summer has finally settled in and the sun is content to keep us in the confines of air conditioned studios. If you've already started your seasonal hibernation, allow In-Store: Nashville to fill you in on what's going on at our store.
2015 Summer NAMM Invades Nashville
We're extremely excited to be taking part in NAMM's gigantic mid-year gathering, which brings the best and brightest of the pro audio industry to Nashville. In addition to being named one of NAMM's Top 100 Dealers, we are partnering with NAMM on several events that will make the exhibition one to remember. Check out a few of our scheduled events below and make sure to visit us during the big show, July 9th through 11th.
Thursday, July 9, 2015, 3 PM
Summer NAMM '15 "Meet the Maker” Microphone Panel
We’ve teamed with the NAMM H.O.T. Zone to bring together a special panel of the world’s best microphone manufacturers. Find out about the technology and philosophies behind your favorite mics and what’s coming up next with each brand.
Saturday, July 11, 2015, 12:30 PM
The Pedal Summit Presented by Vintage King
At its core, the world of guitar pedals is controlled by an eclectic group of mad scientists who rid music of boring tones. Find out what makes these thinkers tick at 2015 Summer NAMM when we bring together some of the most creative designers for The Pedal Summit.
Saturday, July 11, 2015, 4 PM
Summer NAMM and Vintage King Beer & Gear Hang
As 2015 Summer NAMM comes to a close, it’s time to celebrate a weekend full of audio innovation and networking. Join us at our store for a night of fun filled with some cold beers, snacks and killer gear.
Incredible Monitor Offerings from Focal and ATC Loudspeakers
Two new monitors have hit the store and they are both excellent options for studios of any size. The Focal Trio6 BE is the latest from Focal and is a unique three-way speaker with a 1" tweeter, 5" woofer and 8" subwoofer. Switching the monitor into FOCUS mode turns the Trio6 BE into a two-way monitor, while the rotating baffle and optional horizontal or vertical positioning make it extremely versatile.
The British brand ATC also has a brand new three-way monitor on the market, the ATC SCM45A, which features a completely original design. Created for use in the near or mid-field positions, the SCM45A expands on the smaller SCM25A, adding a second woofer and increased SPL capabilities. If you're interested in understanding what makes these monitors so special, come hear the difference for yourself in the shop.
Nashville's Best Demo And Talk About The B80 Mothership
In early June, the Burl Audio crew and a team of employees from our store helped to put on an event at the House of Blues Studios. Looking to show off the power of the brand's converter chassis, the Burl B80 Mothership, Burl's head honchos Rich Williams and Will Kahn came to Nashville for a demo.
If you were unfortunate to miss all the excitement, Burl has captured some of the attendees' reactions to the difference between the Mothership and an Avid HD I/O. Check out the video below and if you're interested in hearing a Mothership for yourself, come into the store and we can demonstrate just how impressive this piece of gear can be.
Recently returning to Nashville, Josh Gleave is more than ready to share his years of knowledge with our customers. Thanks to his background in Christian, country and rock music, this Kansas City native's experiences run the gamut and his Staff Picks offer up some versatile favorites for use in all genres.
By far, the coolest pre/EQ I’ve seen in awhile. Possibly ever. The build quality is excellent, the pre is both warm and clear, but this EQ? Easily the most versatile and dynamic I’ve ever used. A real engineer’s channel strip.
I mean, there's speakers… And then there are the 12s. Clear, detailed top to bottom, the Barefoots are a great investment. With that kind of detail and clarity, you can make changes to your mix with confidence and without having to check your work.
Grace Design Felix
It's a two channel, blendable acoustic preamp with three band parametric EQ. Incredibly clear and detailed. I ran a Keeley GC-2 and Strymon Bigsky in the effects loop and was absolutely blown away.
Overstayer Stereo Field Effect
Stellar sounding stereo compressor, very warm and extremely musical/console/tape sounding. Amazing on drum bus!
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