Audition 3 Receives Electronic Musician 2009 Editors’ Choice Award at NAMM
Just catching up from going to the NAMM show in Anaheim, CA earlier this month where Audition 3 received the Electronic Musician Editors’ Choice Award for best audio editing software. I was presented the award from Gino Robair the Editor of EM at their annual EM/MIX/REMIX party at the House of Blues in Disneyland. You can read the review in this month’s issue of EM and perhaps you’ll see my smiling face holding the hardware in an upcoming issue of EM. And of course Audition just keeps getting better with the recent release of 3.0.1. Thanks to the team and to all our beta testers for their continued help and support.
I also got to spend a day going around the show looking at all the new music toys. Moog was showing off their Moog Guitar, which gives you e-bow like effects on all 6 strings. It’s very cool, but also a bit pricey. Our friend Skipper and the folks at Blue Microphones keep turning out cool new products including a mic for the new iPod/iPhone and a USB microphone interface called the ‘Icicle” which enables to you plug any mic into your computer. This will be great for recording with a laptop on the road. I’m also looking forward to getting one of the iPod mics (“Mikey”) to help capture song ideas when I’m out and about. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve used voice mail to capture a song idea when I didn’t have an instrument around. I suspect there are a lot of other songwriters out there that have done the same. I also had my eye on some of the new TC-Helicon vocal processors demoed at the show. They have some great stuff for enhancing vocal performances in a live setting.
Walking around the show you see the occasional “rock star.” They usually come out to the show to do the autograph thing at various booths, but occasionally you see them actually playing live. I caught Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel, King Crimson) performing with an acoustic group at the Beyerdynamic booth.