The artist Relations Endorse Expo

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What to Expect from THE ARTIST RELATIONS Endorse Expo

The Artist Relations Endorse Expo gives you the ability to interface directly with manufacturers in a way where they can meaningfully demonstrate, teach, and show you products. They'll help you learn how to utilize their products for live use or recording so you truly understand the features, benefits, and how to utilize them in your work flow.

 

NAMM is a really wonderful trade show designed for manufacturers to sell gear wholesale to stores, however, it's not a trade show designed specifically for artists. At the Endorse Expo manufacturers can spend as much time as you need. You'll get to play with the gear in a way that you could never do at NAMM. This is a private artist only event- dealers are not allowed!

THE VENUE

DATE & TIME

Learn Gear

Secure Endorsements

Studio Instrument Rentals (SIR)

1101 Cherry Avenue

Nashville, TN 37203

615..255.4500

Tuesday July 11th, 2017

(2 days before NAMM)

1pm- 7pm

Get to play & experience gear in a setting where all your questions can be answered.

Call us with any questions at 615.523.9995

Spend time directly with the manufacturers, develop a great relationship, and secure your endorsements

 

Brands Attending

Please note- this list will change. We are expecting a few more manufactures to attend. Click on the orange bars of each brand to learn more!

  • 64 Audio

    64 Audio- In-ear monitors seal the ear canal. Moving drivers create the sound. Air trapped in a sealed canal creates pneumatic pressure which directly impacts the eardrum. The pressure can move the eardrum up to 1000x more than normal tightening the eardrum to protect the inner ear from loud sounds, causing ear fatigue & unrepairable hearing loss after long term use. 64 Audio's apex™ absorbs pneumatic air pressure, eliminating ear fatigue, allowing you to not only hear much more detail in your music, but you can wear them for hours without your ears hurting. They'll be doing free impressions for those that will become endorsers. Get 'em at the Gear Preview.

  • Artesia

     Artesia home keyboards offers a complete line of digital pianos that is the perfect compliment for a touring musician's home. Choose the digital piano that’s just right for you. From powerful performance features to beautifully designed cabinets, an Artesia Digital Piano will provide a lifetime of musical enjoyment. With their Stage or Studio piano you are offered a smaller footprint and a more modern style, while the upright digitals provide both traditional and contemporary styling that will fit in any home decor. Grand piano cabinetry is both beautiful and timeless and a true center piece to any home environment. Artesia digital pianos are manufactured to our exacting standards to bring your family musical performance that you can treasure for a lifetime.

  • Artesia Audio

     Artesia Audio is a newly developed brand and line from the good folks at  Artesia keyboards. With headphones, digital interfaces, and a line of studio monitors being introduced at NAMM, Artesia Audio is poised to be the next great musician tool set. Oh, and yes, they will be looking for endorsers!

  • BIG JOE STOMP BOX COMPANY

    Big Joe Stompbox Company products are 100% analog, true bypass tone monsters that embrace the heart and soul of generations of guitar tone. Need a great blues or rock tone? Check out one of the many uniquely voiced tube emulation boxes. How about a traditional looking Wah-Wah with three distinctly different voices: British, American and one uniquely Big Joe? With over 30 years of analog circuit designs to their credit, the Big Joe founders have worked with many of the world's foremost guitar and amp companies. Check out their well-loved Johnny Winter pedal, the Power Box Lithium (small footprint rechargeable, 9v 500ma Lithium Battery Power Supply capable of powering multiple pedals, pedal boards and high current draw effects),  their dual-preamp EMPIRE overdrive pedal (with an Adjustable Buffer/Line Driver, unique Sponge/Firm modes, & innovative Body & Attack parameters) & more. Get to play and try all their pedals- you won't be disappointed.

  • CME Xkey

     The CME Xkey is a line of fully compliant, USB mobile music creation MIDI controllers, with an ultra-slim lightweight rugged design (with an aluminum shell), & the ability to adjust sensitivity, velocity, & timing, & more. The 25-key version can be put into a standard size backpack. The 37-key version can fit in a small case (they're all only 0.62" in height & 5.31" in depth) & all have full-size keys that are velocity sensitive. Each individual key is designed so that the entire key moves down at the same level when pressed (at any part on the key.) Under each key & button, there's a customized pressure sensor that connects to the intelligent circuit board with high-processing power which produces details of the performances at very low power draw. 128-step full range of velocity intensity and the corresponding polyphonic after-touch control, up to 16,000-step pitch-bend control, and real-time response speed manipulation. Both sizes are available in USB or low latency bluetooth 4 MIDI controller!

  • Graph Tech

    Graph Tech started on a kitchen table 33 years ago. Dave Dunwoodie, founder/inventor, played in bands at night and did his Graph Tech gig in the day….. today Graph Tech has 22 dedicated employees, and have become the largest nut and saddle manufacturer in the world. Our brands include TUSQ man-made Ivory nuts, saddles and bridge pins, Ghost acoustic/midi pickups systems for electric and acoustic guitars, String Saver Saddles, TUSQ Picks, Ratio Multi-Geared Machine Heads, Pre- Play Hand Care, ResoMax Harmonically Rich guitar bridges,  TUSQ XL self-lubricating nuts, and more.  All of our products are unique and have a purpose,  yet keep the integrity, feel and look of the guitar and guitar playing in mind. Our customers include Taylor, Martin, Gibson, Fender, Washburn, Epiphone, Carvin, Guild, Kala, Mahalo, Rainsong, Yamaha, Line 6, Tom Anderson, Roger Sadowsky, Framus, Hagstrom, Suhr, and many more…  Our most common email from our guitar playing customers has always been…. “Finally,... I bought something that actually does what it said it would do! Thank you!

  • Hitman

    Hitman Electronic Drums offers full featured performance kits matched with excellent sound and features. The Drum Module is packed with dynamic acoustic realism drum voices and onboard extras. Each type of pad is controlled by its own velocity curve to provide a dynamic and consistent response. The internal library of sounds range across pretty much any style – from standard acoustic, rock, reggae, Latin and jazz; to electronic, dance, experimental kits and plenty in between. The professionally sampled instruments were recorded using a selection of close and overhead microphones as well as a wide selection of high-end acoustic drums. Extremely playable pads offer realistic extras such as a dual-zone snare and tom pads for accurate rimshots, as well as a crash and ride cymbals with choke. The enhanced bass drum system is fast, responsive and accurate. The sturdy, light weight all-in-one drum rack absorbs the vibrations and is built to last.

  • Ignited

    Ignited.live is a mobile fan engagement and media network designed specifically for content creators looking to build a direct-to-fan owner operator business. Creators get paid from day one to create content and engage with their most loyal fans. Ignited.live is the first of its kind live business platform that finds, manages and monetizes superfans. Buy using advanced data science ignited.live gives creators and edge up by identifying those most loyal fans and converting them into paying customers.

  • Kurzweil

    Kurzweil produces electronic musical instruments for professional musicians! The new Forté & Artis Stage Pianos are so much more than a stage piano. They will blow you away with 16 Gigabytes of all new hand-selected German & Japanese concert grand pianos, as well as new Rhodes, Wurlys, Clav & Harpsichords along with a bank of sounds from the PC3 & KORE 64 expansion & more. They also have the PC3A performance controller, their PC3K production stations, & the PC3LE performance controllers. Distributed in the USA by American Music & Sound.

  • Lewitt Audio

    Lewitt Audio, the new great Austrian engineered microphone company takes its engineering heritage to new levels to create amazing & superior sounding (yes, I said amazing & superior sounding) microphones. Lewitt incorporates technological innovations & features and combines that with the ability to give you a new sound (in addition to that traditional iconic sound of the past!) The ability to allow you, the engineer, so many choices from a mic, awards you a much better toolbox. Nominated for 2 TEC Awards, an award at Musikmesse from the International Press Association, and winning "Best in Show" at NAMM, you owe it to your career to check out these premium mics from Lewitt. Wanna know what others think? Here is the latest review. Need a better vocal, drum, or instrument mic? You owe it to your career to check out these premium mics from Lewitt.

  • The NAMM Oral History Program

    The NAMM Oral History program is a valuable video documentation of the history of the music industry. The videos consist of interviews conducted with influential and important personalities in the music industry and provide an insight into the people and experiences that have shaped the music industry. As a result instrument creators included as well as music retailers, music publishers and those who can fill in the history of the companies, products and people who shaped the industry such as musicians, producers, engineer, composers, & music industry pioneers have been interviewed for the NAMM Oral History program. Wanna be interviewed? Please let us know. NAMM will be shooting their Oral History program at the Gear Preview. Here is a video example from a previous Gear Preview.

  • NORD

    Nord Keyboards website by Clavia stands in a class of it's own! The go to synth for most gigging musicians is a staple in the music industry. Nord features amazing keyboards each with its own distinct mission. They are the most versatile keyboards in the market.

     

    The Nord keyboards also features Clavia's award-winning technology! They are packed with massive effects & expressive synthesis systems. More amazing feature include massive waveform capabilities, filters, & effects that can generate sounds you have never heard before! With all these award-winning keys you will find one that satisfies your creative craving! Distributed in the USA by American Music & Sound.

  • OWC

    OWC is the manufacturer and upgrade provider of choice for Apple and PC enthusiasts, and creative professionals around the world. With its extensive catalog of accessories, storage, and memory upgrades for nearly every Mac made in the past decade, OWC empowers users to work without compromise. OWC supports the DIY philosophy with its step-by-step installation videos and provides award-winning U.S.-based customer support all along the way. Download the catalog.

  • Singular Sound

    The Singular Sound BeatBuddy is a pedal-controlled drum machine. You can control the beat live while you play. Extend song parts, add fills, build up transitions, insert impromptu accent hits, jam with built-in award-winning beats or create your own! It non-quantized  so it feels  like a real drummer & even has MIDI Sync, & a visual metronome. No programming is necessary. Comes with 24 genres, 220+ styles, 10 drum sets & all time signatures & is expandable. BeatBuddy Mini is  a great scaled down version of the BeatBuddy.

  • Studiologic

    For many synthesizer enthusiasts, it is the particular interaction of the sound engine and user interface that makes a great instrument.   Studiologic, owned by FATAR (manufacturer of the most popular and best feeling keybeds for some of the greatest industry brands) has been progressively winning a position of prestige by taking great care with putting specific expertise into all phases of the production process from the original design, the engineering and ultimately the construction of keyboards that meet both a high technical & quality standard.  Their Sledge is an amazing synth, their Numa Organ 2, Concert, Stage & Compact pianos,  have the sound & feel musicians want. Their MIDI controllers are unique, innovative, and incredibly intuitive. Distributed in the USA by American Music & Sound.

  • Techra

    Techra- For drumsticks to be fast & effective, they need to be light, to keep drummers from getting tired, & stiff to get the right sensibility on toms & cymbals. Techra developed a special carbon fiber in its  state-of-the-art polymer factory in order to develop a better stick that is 4 - 6 times more durable than wood, with great sound, reliability, easier handling, fast playing, agility, sound volume, & an anti vibration device on the bottom of the stick to absorb vibration & prevent hand shock. 6 different lines of specialty sticks:  Hammer of the Gods- heavy metal sticks, E-Rhythm- designed for electronic drums & pads, Carbon Pro II, Carbon Pro Super Grip, & their top-of-the line X-Carb. Leave the wood in the forest- use carbon! Also, check out their CymLock- cymbal patented pressure adjustment memory system. Catalog

THe Fine Details

The Fine Details

• Meet directly with the gear manufacturers
• Receive gear training

• Build up your product knowledge

• Develop more skills

• Obtain new endorsements

• Meet directly with the gear manufacturers
• Receive gear training

• Build up your product knowledge

• Develop more skills

• Obtain new endorsements

• Enhance current endorsements
• Plug in stomp boxes

• Check out new mics

• Try out new keyboards

• Check out new wireless products

• Enhance current endorsements
• Plug in stomp boxes

• Check out new mics

• Try out new keyboards

• Check out new wireless products

• Play with new recording gear
• Check out new live gear

• Listen to different in-ear models & compare

• Great new products for drummers

• Yes there will be food!

• Play with new recording gear
• Check out new live gear

• Listen to different in-ear models & compare

• Great new products for drummers

• Yes there will be food!

GEAR VIDEOS

Here Are Just Some of the Products That Will Be at the Artist Relations Endorse Expo

IMAGES FROM PREVIOUS Endorse Expos

They say a picture speaks a thousand words. Here are some photos from previous Endorse Expos

WHAT They SAY ABOUT Our Event

Do you want to know what some of our artists say about the Endorse Expo - formerly known as the Gear Preview?

"Other than the obvious of how  hands-on and personal it was, I like to spend time with gear without being judged. I was able to completely focus on the gear & not the surroundings. I met other artists that I have since worked with, the Gear Preview expanded my network drastically."

"I love the Gear Preview. I get one-on-one with my manufacturers. It's a real family atmosphere. I get more time to listen to the factory talking about gear. The Gear Preview is more personal, and I get in-depth information. I also really loved the networking. I had a great time."

Kory Caudill, keyboard, Justin Moore

Kern Brantley, bass, Lady Gaga, Ne-Yo...

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JULY 11, 2017

1pm - 7pm

Have any questions? Please let us know what else you will need to know. We look forward to your participation!  Just contact us at 615.523.9995 or Info@ArtistRelations.com

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1101 Cherry Avenue

Nashville, TN 37203

615..255.4500

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