Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Photo Highlights of Yamaha Online Services & NoteStar from NAMM 2012!

We just got back from the NAMM trade show! NAMM stands for the National Association of Music Merchants. As you've probably seen on this blog or through our Facebook and Twitter pages, we've just released a new digital sheet music application for the iPad called NoteStar, and it was a big hit at NAMM! It's only been one week since NoteStar was released on the App Store, and we already have 5,000 users! NoteStar offers keyboard players an interactive experience that feels like you're playing along with a professional band by allowing you to read smooth-flowing and dynamic keyboard transcriptions of your favorite songs, with or without the keyboard part so you can play along!

Every year, thousands of musical instrument manufacturers and dealers converge in Anaheim, CA, to see what's new in the world of music. Yamaha's presence at NAMM was HUGE! Our booth displayed all of Yamaha's latest instruments; from pianos, Disklaviers, Clavinovas, and Keyboards, to drums, guitars, and every band and orchestra instrument you can make a sound with!

Check out some of the many highlights for NoteStar from NAMM 2012!

This is a shot of one of Yamaha's iApps kiosks, where NAMM attendees could have a first-hand look at NoteStar, Song Chords(coming in February), EZ-200 Page Turner, and Piano Diary.

Here's Yamaha demonstrator Peter Baartmans giving one of his many presentations on Tyros4 Premium Packs & Voices.

Drew is proudly showing off the NoteStar T-shirt we had made for the NAMM show!

Oh look! It's Drew again, holding up the issue of USA Today that featured a review of NoteStar! Comb your hair Drew!

Craig Knudsen is pictured here, in the middle of one of his 3 daily iApps presentations! Craig streamed the audio and video using iPad mirroring, wirelessly to the TV's on the stage!

Patrick got to meet and hang out with STEVE JORDAN!!! WOW!

And then he got stuck trying to cross a 4 lane street!

And finally, we found this old banner for YamahaMusicSoft.com in one of the recording studios at Yamaha HQ in Buena Park, CA. We've come a long way!

I hope you enjoyed this little photo review. I definitely left the NAMM show inspired, and truly excited about the future of music. Most importantly, I'm excited about the role Yamaha will play in shaping that future. Stay tuned!

~Drew