This past weekend was a blast down in Anaheim at the NAMM show – I got to play many different grand pianos from around the world, particularly loving the Yamaha, Bosendorfer, and Bechstein pianos.
Bosendorfer more for overall tone, power and low end, and a particular Bechstein for amazing nuance in the pianissimo…I tried to take them home with me!
And though I DO love the newest Yamaha S90 – the ES – I am not trading in my current S90 anytime soon…Also was a big fan of Luna Guitars designed by the fabulous Yvonne and loved the eco-sensibilities of the Dancing Drums harvested from sustainable, reforested wood in Thailand…of course spent time visiting M-Audio, MOTU, and many other pro digital recording and production booths. Plus! Got to see friends & excellent musicians Vicki Genfan, Denise Vasquez, Randy Martinez, DJ/Producer Catherine Phan, hear passionate, heartfelt Grammy-nominated performers outside at the John Lennon Tour Bus,
and got many more great ideas for upgrading my studio and infusing it with some fresh musical creativity. By next week the studio should be back up and running smoothly, and production resumes!