Product & Industry News for the Week of July 12

Summer NAMM comes to Nashville on July 15 & 16. In a press release, NAMM said, “The show is NAMM’s annual mid-year gathering and will feature the latest in music gear, technologies, and news from Yamaha, Taylor Guitars, C.F. Martin & Co., Gibson Brands, Inc., D’Addario, AudioScope, Gretsch, Delicious Audio and more. The show will also feature leading professional development sessions, instrument demos and networking opportunities.”

The show will take place on Thursday, July 15 (9 a.m. – 6 p.m.) and Friday, July 16 (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.) at the Nashville Music City Center, 201 5th Ave. S., Nashville, TN. Pre-registration is available online at:


Loop Earplugs, in time for the summer concert season, announces its Loop Experience earplugs. In a press release, the company said these earplugs will “work to reduce damage to your ears, while still allowing you to hear all the music and voices at a safer level.”

The company said these earplugs:

  • Will reduce noise by 20 decibels;
  • Combine an acoustic channel and filter for natural sound;
  • Still allow you to hear while taking out the edge; and
  • Are perfect for protecting your hearing in style.

For more information Loop Experience earplugs and the company’s other hearing protection products, go online to:


Solid State Logic announces its Origin analog inline mixing console. In a press release, the company said that Origin’s “advanced DAW controller provides eight motorized faders with 43 assignable keys that provide quick access to select functions in ProTools and Logic Pro X.”

Solid State Logic is a “leading manufacturer of analogue and digital audio consoles and provider of creative tools for music, broadcast, live and post-production professionals.” For more information, visit their website at:


SAE Institute is looking for people with a passion for audio. SAE outlined its educational programs in a recent press release.

“Designed to provide you with a solid foundation in the key aspects of audio within 12 months, our accredited programs can train you with the skills necessary to succeed in today’s commercial sound recording industry,” SAE said. “You’ll gain knowledge of the technical and creative components of audio production and the essential business principals of the entertainment industry.”

Subjects covered include: principles of sound; electronic music production; studio production; and live sound & lighting. For more on SAE’s programs, go online to:


Paul Reed Smith and Maryland Hall in Annapolis, Md. present the 3rd Annual Paul Reed Smith Music School at Maryland Hall. The school’s instructors include guitar maker Paul Reed Smith, drummer Dennis Chambers, guitarist John McLaughlin, saxophonist Bill Evans, Celtic guitarist Tony McManus, and many more, including some of Maryland’s best musicians.

This year’s virtual event will take place Aug. 9-12. Masterclasses are open to musicians and enthusiasts of all ages around the world, from the comfort of home. Participants will be eligible to win one of four PRS guitars being given away each day during the event.

The school’s theme will continue as “Understanding Rhythm, Harmony, and Melody Makes You a Better Musician.” All sessions will be taught via live video stream and will include extensive interactive portions for students of all skillsets, ages, and instruments to engage with the teachers. Masterclasses will include how to groove, harmony and music theory, beginner and advanced guitar, melody, keyboard, sax, vocals, drums and bass.

Tuition is $100 per person for all four days. For more information, go online to:


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