NAMM 2014 started off with a bang!  I attended workshops by singer-songwriter Ben Folds (stay tuned for video of that presentation), composer and music producer Jerry Gerber,  musician/teacher/producer Keith Hatschek, digital sheet music on your iPad from Airturn, and an awesome workshop on the “New Rules for the Music Industry” by producer Jeffrey Weber.   I also attended a very cool panel discussion on the state of 21st Century Synthesizers with Gerry Basserman, producer/composer/sound designer Edmund Eagan, composer/synthesist Drew Neumann, sound designer and founder/creative director of Spectrasonics Eric Persing, and synthesizer pioneer Dave Smith; moderated by journalist/historian/teacher/performer Mark Vail.

I was very excited to put down a deposit on a new ROLI Seaboard, one of the most expressive keyboards ever made.  I will be one of the first people in the world to own a ROLI Seaboard when they come off the assembly line in fall 2014!

Andrew Colyer with Evan O'Brien, ROLI Head of Artist Relations

Andrew Colyer with Evan O’Brien, ROLI Head of Artist Relations

NAMM 2014 - Day One - the afterglow

NAMM 2014 – Day One – the afterglow