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Catch us at Winter NAMM 2011 with Bakithi Kumalo, Kevin Walker and more!
Wednesday, January 05, 2011
Sound Minds: Enhancing your musical creativity with effects
Through the years we’ve spent introducing music effects both classic and new, we’ve found that perhaps the biggest road block musicians face in expanding their sound is that no one talks about how to use effects pedals to expand your sound. The magazines teach us theory and transcriptions and delve into what the greats are using, but rarely do we see answers to the essential questions of how and why.
So for this 2011 Winter NAMM we are tackling those questions head on with some help from our friends, Bakithi Kumalo, the bassist renowned for his work on Paul Simon’s Graceland; Kevin Walker, funk aficionado and touring bassist for Justin Timberlake and Prince; Pete Griffin, the backbone bass player for Dweezil Zappa; Blackbyrd McKnight, musical director and lead guitarist of Parliament Funkadelic; and a few more surprise guests.
Bring your ears and mind to booth 5599 in Hall B at any time throughout NAMM. We, with our presenters, will be there to answer all of your questions and to give you hands-on demos of our full line of effects pedals.
Thursday – January 13th
2:30pm – Structuring a song or jam with effects presented by Will Cady of Source Audio.
Friday – January 14th
2pm - Quintin Berry of The Ugli Stick on layering effects and using the Hot Hand on the bass
3pm – Structuring a song or jam with effects featuring Blackbyrd McKnight and Will Cady of Source Audio.
Saturday – January 15th
12pm – Bakithi Kumalo demonstrates how to use the motion-sensing Hot Hand Wah to add new dimensions to a bass line.
2pm – Structuring a song or jam with effects presented by Will Cady of Source Audio.
3pm – Kevin Walker gives a tour of using the Soundblox Bass Envelope Filter to maximize your groove. With performance featuring Mike Scott and Uman on guitar.
4pm – Bakithi Kumalo performs.
Sunday – January 16th
12pm – Bakithi Kumalo demonstrates how to use the motion-sensing Hot Hand to add new dimensions to a bass line.
1pm – Pete Griffin demonstrates the best ways to use effects in a jam session.
2pm – Kevin Walker gives a tour of using the Soundblox Bass Envelope Filter to maximize your groove. With performance featuring Mike Scott and Uman on guitar.
3pm – Structuring A Song or Jam with Effects featuring Blackbyrd McKnight and Will Cady of Source Audio.
3:30pm – Bakithi Kumalo performs.
- Jesse Williams demos the AfterShock Bass Distortion and Gemini Chorus with Bass
- 10 Muse Bass Riffs in 2 Minutes with Help From the Manta Bass Filter and OFD Bass microModeler
- Nick Reinhart of pedalsandeffects.com demos the Stingray Multi-Filter and Multiwave Distortion
- Guitar Player Magazine Awards the Soundblox 2 Stingray Multi-Filter with the Editors’ Pick
- The Kingmaker Fuzz, L.A. Lady Overdrive, and AfterShock Bass Distortion: Signal Routing Options