Any 5U showing at NAMM 2019?

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Re: Any 5U showing at NAMM 2019?

Post by synthetic » Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:08 pm

I didn’t say it made any kind of financial sense, I just want to see some systems to break up the meetings and open bars. :party:

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Re: Any 5U showing at NAMM 2019?

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Competing for space and volume against Gibson, Zildjian, Fender, or DW sounds like hell on Earth.
It's not so bad. The synth manufacturers are largely together, and synths lend themselves well to headphone demos. I've gotten a lot of quality time in demoing synths at NAMM. And demoing guitars, pedals, recording gear, etc, too. :hyper: It is an amazing event, even if 5U representation does seem to be shrinking there.

I do agree, I don't think I'd spend my marketing dollars there if I was a 5U builder.

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Re: Any 5U showing at NAMM 2019?

Post by Christopher Winkels » Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:49 pm

blw wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:52 pm
Christopher Winkels wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:30 pm
Competing for space and volume against Gibson, Zildjian, Fender, or DW sounds like hell on Earth.
It's not so bad. The synth manufacturers are largely together, and synths lend themselves well to headphone demos. I've gotten a lot of quality time in demoing synths at NAMM. And demoing guitars, pedals, recording gear, etc, too. :hyper: It is an amazing event, even if 5U representation does seem to be shrinking there.

I do agree, I don't think I'd spend my marketing dollars there if I was a 5U builder.
At Superbooth last year one 5U manufacturer (COTK? Moon? I honestly can't recall) was in their own room surrounded by busts of Yuri Gagarin and other space paraphernalia. Truly the sort of space (heh) I'd want to demo my instruments in, particularly since it wasn't shared with any other manufacturers.

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Re: Any 5U showing at NAMM 2019?

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Christopher Winkels wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:49 pm
At Superbooth last year one 5U manufacturer (COTK? Moon? I honestly can't recall) was in their own room surrounded by busts of Yuri Gagarin and other space paraphernalia. Truly the sort of space (heh) I'd want to demo my instruments in, particularly since it wasn't shared with any other manufacturers.
And they probably rented that space for less than the cost of a 10x10 NAMM booth. :hihi: But how much time did you really spend on the system? A venue than nearly requires headphone listening stations does have the benefit of letting you be in your own little bubble with the gear for a bit, which is pretty cool. I'm pretty worthless on this stuff until I get my bearings and slowly feel my way through a new system. But only a few modular exhibitors really nail giving you hands-on time with gear at NAMM. I guess I'm thinking thinking of Korg, Waldorf, Elektron, Strymon, Moog, Arturia, etc. and maybe Buchla, Kilpatrick and a few Euro brands in the modular realm.

I've never been to Superbooth. I'm sure it's quite a bit better for synths, which make up a pretty small slice of the pie at NAMM.

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Re: Any 5U showing at NAMM 2019?

Post by Christopher Winkels » Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:38 pm

Well in my case even though I was there for all three days it was as an exhibitor, so the amount of hours spent at other people's booths was perhaps 20% of my time at best. Because the booth was fairly isolated I never saw more than a few people in the room, though admittedly I wasn't hovering there.

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Re: Any 5U showing at NAMM 2019?

Post by Mark11Audio » Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:37 pm

Christopher Winkels wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:49 pm
blw wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:52 pm
Christopher Winkels wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:30 pm
Competing for space and volume against Gibson, Zildjian, Fender, or DW sounds like hell on Earth.
It's not so bad. The synth manufacturers are largely together, and synths lend themselves well to headphone demos. I've gotten a lot of quality time in demoing synths at NAMM. And demoing guitars, pedals, recording gear, etc, too. :hyper: It is an amazing event, even if 5U representation does seem to be shrinking there.

I do agree, I don't think I'd spend my marketing dollars there if I was a 5U builder.
At Superbooth last year one 5U manufacturer (COTK? Moon? I honestly can't recall) was in their own room surrounded by busts of Yuri Gagarin and other space paraphernalia. Truly the sort of space (heh) I'd want to demo my instruments in, particularly since it wasn't shared with any other manufacturers.
Moon and Synth-Werk almost always share that NASA themed space every year... I did a YouTube Interview with Gerhard one year... Im still hoping to go again this year... From Superbooth 2018... around 3:30 you can see both modulars setup... :yay: :tu:
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Re: Any 5U showing at NAMM 2019?

Post by Christopher Winkels » Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:22 pm

Mark11Audio wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:37 pm
Christopher Winkels wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:49 pm
blw wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:52 pm
Christopher Winkels wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:30 pm
Competing for space and volume against Gibson, Zildjian, Fender, or DW sounds like hell on Earth.
It's not so bad. The synth manufacturers are largely together, and synths lend themselves well to headphone demos. I've gotten a lot of quality time in demoing synths at NAMM. And demoing guitars, pedals, recording gear, etc, too. :hyper: It is an amazing event, even if 5U representation does seem to be shrinking there.

I do agree, I don't think I'd spend my marketing dollars there if I was a 5U builder.
At Superbooth last year one 5U manufacturer (COTK? Moon? I honestly can't recall) was in their own room surrounded by busts of Yuri Gagarin and other space paraphernalia. Truly the sort of space (heh) I'd want to demo my instruments in, particularly since it wasn't shared with any other manufacturers.
Moon and Synth-Werk almost always share that NASA themed space every year... I did a YouTube Interview with Gerhard one year... Im still hoping to go again this year... From Superbooth 2018... around 3:30 you can see both modulars setup... :yay: :tu:
I stand corrected if they were sharing the room with Synth-Werk. Either way, it was a great, very intimate little space and only added to the experience. I'll be there again this year; hopefully I'll pay more attention.

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Re: Any 5U showing at NAMM 2019?

Post by synthetic » Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:47 pm

Mark11Audio wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:37 pm
From Superbooth 2018... around 3:30 you can see both modulars setup... :yay: :tu:
That video cuts before the Synth-Werk interviews parts 1 and 2, where are the interviews? Thanks.

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Re: Any 5U showing at NAMM 2019?

Post by Mark11Audio » Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:06 pm

synthetic wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:47 pm
Mark11Audio wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:37 pm
From Superbooth 2018... around 3:30 you can see both modulars setup... :yay: :tu:
That video cuts before the Synth-Werk interviews parts 1 and 2, where are the interviews? Thanks.
Sorry, that was intentional back when I created the Vimeo video, made the interview available on YouTube... it's just one interview. :mrgreen:

Synth-Werk Interview with Gerhard :tu:
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Re: Any 5U showing at NAMM 2019?

Post by synthetic » Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:49 am

Thanks for posting!

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Re: Any 5U showing at NAMM 2019?

Post by BKehew » Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:29 am

Well, Thursday night after NAMM closes, there is this:

http://www.muffwiggler.com/forum/viewto ... 69720a2e8f

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Re: Any 5U showing at NAMM 2019?

Post by synthetic » Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:21 pm

Noisebug had a Moog Model 10 with a Moon system in a matching portable case.

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