Musikmesse /Prolight + Sound 2014, Frankfurt, Germany, March 11-15, 2014
|Musikmesse, International Trade Fair for musical instruments, sheet music, music production and music
business connections, and Prolight + Sound, International fair of technologies and services for events, installation and production, will be held a rather early in 2014, from 12 to 15 March 2014.
On show at Musikmesse will be more than 30,000 musical instruments, from small bells to imposing grand pianos, as well as a vast range of accessories and everything revolving around the subject of music marketing and services for musical instruments and sheet music.
The layout at Musikmesse remains nearly unchanged: woodwind and brass instruments are in Hall 4.1, right next door to Hall 3. String instruments are to be found in Hall 3.1, in the immediate vicinity of sheet-music publishers and acoustic guitars.
|Also in Hall 3.1 are instruments for musical instruction: percussion and accessories. A small change has been made in the case of harmonica instruments, which are back in Hall 3.1.
Electric guitars and basses with accessories are located in Halls 4.0 and 3.0. The Musikbiz area and its exhibitors are in Hall 5.1 while the Musikbiz Lounge & Congress can be found in Hall 5.B. The world of pianos with upright and grand pianos
and historical keyboard instruments are in Forum 1 and Hall 5.0.
Prolight + Sound again occupies Halls 8, 9 and 11. Audio and sound-systems are located in Hall 8.0 while lighting, stage and AV media technology are in Hall 9.0. Sound systems and lighting with the emphasis on Asian manufacturers are to be found in Hall 9.1. Additionally, lighting and lighting effects are located in Hall 11.0.
Read about product news in Frankfurt here!
ISE 2014, Amsterdam, Netherlands, February 4-6, 2014
| More than 50,000 attendees from over 130 countries visited the RAI until Thursday, February 6th, drawn by a record 950-plus exhibitors occupying over 36,000 net square metres of floor space.
ISE now published the exact figures: The total attendance was 51,003, a 15% increase on the 2013 event. The space rebooking procedure also generated its highest-ever figure. The total exhibit space booked on site for ISE 2015 was 33,450 net square metres - a 10% increase on the equivalent figure a year ago.
ISE 2015 is scheduled 10-12 February 2015.
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Winter NAMM 2014, January 23-26, 2014, Anaheim, CA, USA
At the start of each new year the Winter NAMM show was the first event for the global music industry. New products and events were created in preparation for the show. Manufacturers, retailers and other professionals in the music product, instrument, pro-light and audio world used the NAMM Show to meet and network.
New for 2014, on Wednesday night the industry was welcomed on arrival to Anaheim with a block party held in the Grand Plaza. Featuring live entertainment and a selection of the city’s best food trucks, the gathering was an opportunity for the industry to connect and unwind together after a long day of set-up and travel.
Read more about NAMM product news here
Røde introduces NT1 cardiod condenser studio microphoneRøde Microphones has released flagship studio microphone NT1. Although the body of the new NT1 closely resembles the NT1-A which was released 14 years ago, the microphone has been completely redesigned from the ground up, with the only shared component being the mesh grille. The 1" cardioid condenser capsule is a completely new design featuring a sound signature reminiscent of the famous microphones of old while at the same time exhibiting extremely low noise.
Read about Røde's NT1 and NT1-A here.
Affordable active monitors with Image Control WaveguideJBL Professional introduces its 3 Series studio monitors, leveraging new technology developed for JBL’s flagship M2 Master Reference Monitor. The 3 Series monitors incorporate JBL’s patent-pending Image Control Waveguide. The two models are designed to deliver professional studio reference monitoring with exceptional imaging and detail in any listening environment at an affordable price.
Read more about the 2 series LSR monitors here
Sennheiser Digital 9000 systems at the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö
Sennheiser was the official technical equipment provider for the 58th Eurovision Song Contest, microphones and in-ear-monitoring solutions ensured that the audience at the Malmö Arena and about 125 million TV spectators experienced the songs in optimum audio quality. Sennheiser was working closely with Markus Müller (MM Communications), who preconfigured and supplied the wireless systems. For the first time, Digital 9000 systems were used for the two semi-finals on 14 and 16 May as well as for the Grand Final on 18 May.
Read about the Sennheiser Digital 9000 system here.
Emmelie de Forest (Denmark) wins 2013 ESC