NAMM is over

A long two weeks is over. I had to work the Macworld convention, then come back for one day and then go set up for the NAMM show. NAMM is the biggest show of the year for our company. I probably spoke to a thousand people in four days, and had to be coherent the entire time. This morning, I was videotaped while I did product demos for all of the new stuff – on day 8 of tradeshow demos. I can lose my train of thought in 2 seconds during one of these shows. Someone started making fun of me during one demo, and I couldn’t fire back the perfect zingers I would come up with, which was frustrating.

Anyhow, I took a few pictures of things I thought were cool (i.e. synth geek photos).

NAMM photos

Comments (2)

  1. ac (reply)

    January 24, 2005 at 4:38 am

    Bob moog did *not* invent the synthesizer! To make such a claim belittles the work of Don Buchla and Peter Zinovieff to name a few.

  2. Jeff (reply)

    January 24, 2005 at 2:47 pm

    Moog created the first synthesizer that could be used as a musical instrument. Others created bug music generators that could make blips and noises, but he made the first one that could perform music. If you think of a synthesizer as an instrument for creating electronic music, than I stand by my claim. He also created the first portable synthesizer (MiniMoog) and first Polyphonic synthesizer with presets (PolyMoog). Again, one could argue that the Oberheim 4-voice had presets and was polyphonic, but it was four mono instruments patched together rather than a purpose-built polysynth.

    Anyhow, the title was to identify who he was to people who read my blog and don’t know a filter from a lag generator.

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Published on: 24 January 2005
Posted by: jlaity
Discussion: 2 Comments