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Music Tectonics

Jan 23, 2020

From new keyboards that virtually recreate the circuitry of vintage organs to “silent” guitars, explore the innovations that the Yamaha Corporation of America brought to the 2020 NAMM show. Find out what thrills Blake Angelos, product specialist in Yamaha’s synth department, about the company's current product lineup and their long history of innovation. Then Andy Winston, guitar product specialist, demonstrates how Yamaha packs their TransAcoustic guitar with reverb and chorus (without wired connections) and what a “silent” guitar sounds like.

Music Tectonics went to the 2020 NAMM Show, the 126,000 person trade conference of the National Association of Music Merchandisers. When Dmitri wasn't playing with the most exciting new gear on the trade show floor, he talked to the companies who are trailblazing with new musical instruments, controllers, and software— or reviving old sounds with new tech. Listen in!

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