We're at NAMM 2018

  • December 11, 2017.
  • by Music Marketing
  • Company Update

Music Marketing will continue its tradition of the Great Wall of Software with an extension to 100 feet from the 60 feet we had last year. We plan to have the most exciting exhibits given by the most engaging, skilled and inspiring demonstrators in the brand new technology hall. We will have some new releases on show but none more anticipated that the new FL Studio for Mac, which promises to land on planet NAMM with a bang. This year our list of brands are: Celemony, U-He, FabFilter, Magix, Sonarworks, FL Studio, Wave Arts, Blue Cat, Reveal Sound, KResearch, Modartt, D16 Group, Relab Development, Acon Digital, Sonible, Nugen Audio, Positive Grid, Musiclab and Serato.

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Acon Digital

Acon Digital specializes in audio editing software and digital signal processing products and services. Acon Digital products such as their Award Winning “Restoration Suite” and “Acoustica Premium” help professionals as well as beginners in their productive work and are characterized by excellent audio quality and a large set of features combined with ease-of-use.

Blue Cat

Blue Cat Audio is a privately held company based in Paris, France. Blue Cat Audio is comprised of audio analysis and audio processing plug-ins, bringing unique capabilities and incomparable visual feedback that no hardware unit would be able to offer. Blue Cat Audio creates future leaning plug-ins that are unique and well thought out with consistent updates and improvements.


The GRAMMY Award-winning Melodyne allows editing audio as music notes instead of waveforms. Working with Melodyne is like being able to say to a vocalist “sing this note a bit longer” or to a pianist “give slightly less weight on the third note in this chord”. Aside from pitch and time correction, Melodyne features a sound editor which provides access to each individual harmonic to uniquely shape your sound.

D16 Group

Launched in 2006 and stationed in Poland, the D16 group vision was to create virtual instruments and effects for music producers who required top quality and inspiration in their music. D16 is well known for creating exceptional recreations of Roland grooveboxes such as the 606,808 and 909 and Classic Roland analog synths such as the 303 and SH-201. Aside from their instruments they also have a complete line of high quality effects.


FabFilter is based in Amsterdam and was founded in 2002. They are known for making some of the best possible tools for music production and audio processing, such as the award winning Pro Q2 plug-in. They consider every detail and tune their algorithms and interfaces until they sound perfect and look amazing. Every FabFilter plug-in has an easy-to-use, well-designed interface aimed at providing unsurpassed workflow that never fails to raise the bar.

FL Studio

FL Studio 12 is a complete software music production environment that has everything you need in one package to compose, arrange, record, edit, mix and master professional quality music. FL Studio is now one of the world’s most popular DAWs and is used by the most creative artists such as Metro Boomin, Avicii, Martin Garrix and many more. FL Studio also features 4K, 5k and even 8K support as well as Multi-touch capability and free lifetime updates.


KResearch is a company that consists of a group of highly motivated professionals which except for their technical expertise in effect design and software development are all involved in some aspect related to music from composition and performance to recording and production. Their aim is to develop innovative future leaning products with rich unique feature sets based on their in house research and development.


MAGIX has been inspiring people for more than 20 years with powerful, user-friendly multimedia software at excellent prices. Beginners and professionals can find the perfect solution for creating, designing, archiving and presenting their own videos, music, photos, graphics, and websites. Their innovative software development allows them to continuously set new standards and offer state-of-the-art products.


MODARTT is a company that develops and provides software as well as consulting services for artistic and technological applications. Pianoteq was created in 2006 and is the very first piano where the sound is computed via a detailed physical model involving the hammers, the strings and the soundboard. The sound is reproduced through a physical model that simulates properties and behaviors of real acoustic pianos with unique adjustable parameters.


MusicLab are the creators of the world's finest software guitar virtual instruments RealGuitar, RealStrat, RealLPC, RealRick & RealEight. If you are serious about creating truly realistic sounding solo and accompaniment guitar tracks for your songs, their product RealGuitar is just what you need. RealGuitar is a sample-based virtual instrument with an innovative approach to guitar sound modeling and guitar part performing on keyboard.

Positive Grid

Based in USA, Positive Grid is a leading developer of digital audio software and hardware for working musicians. Their quality products come with a simple interface and cutting edge technology. Their software products include: BIAS Amp Professional, BIAS Pedal Delay & BIAS FX Pro. Positive Grid is proud of their passion for excellence and their commitment to the development of new technologies that has attracted industry’s best engineers and designers.

Relab Development

Relab Development was founded in 2006 and has developed for both hardware and software companies in the audio industry. Their current product line up consists of the LX 480 complete which is an accurate emulation of the Lexicon 480L Digital Effects System* The LX480 Rhall also based off the Lexicon 480L and the VSR S24 which is a stereo emulation of the high end TC Electronic VSS6.1.

Reveal Sound

Spire is the first software synthesizer developed by Reveal Sound. Spire combines elements from both analog and software synthesizers and utilizes wavetable synthesis. The plug-in has been used almost exclusively in dance music. Reveal Sound is perfect for any Deep House, EDM, Trap, Techno, Trance, Cinematic and Future Pop producer who want to take their production to the next level.


Serato Audio Research is a software company headquartered in Auckland, New Zealand, that specializes in signal processing, production, and professional performance tools for DJs. Serato's products are the dominantly used products in the American DJ market and a worldwide industry standard in DJing, utilized by the most renowned DJs in the world such as Cashmere Cat, DJ Premier, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Mix Master Mike and many more.


Sonarworks was created in 2013 and is based out of Latvia. They have since become the leading developer of speaker and headphone calibration software. In 2016 Sonarworks Reference 3 won the Sound on Sound Editor’s Choice Award. The Reference 4 Speaker calibration system uses advanced patent-pending technologies to measure and calibrate speakers, all with a non tech savvy approach.


After years of working in recording arts and live sound engineering Sonible decided to simply build the tools they wanted themselves. They try to turn their practical insights into dependable and efficient tools that simplify the audio workflow. Graduating from the pioneering audio engineering program in Graz gave the team a deeper understanding of the theoretical aspects of audio technology.

Wave Arts

Founded in 1998 by MIT Media Lab Ph.D. Bill Gardner, Wave Arts develops professional audio software plug ins for a variety of markets. Their products provide the audio processing functionality needed for mixing, mastering and audio restoration. Used by recording studios, television, and radio stations their plug-ins combine innovative algorithms with thoughtful user interfaces designed for efficient workflow.


U-he is a Berlin based audio software company that was founded in 2001 by Urs Heckman. U-he has developed several successful products over the last decade and have been awarded by KVR for most customer focused developer & favorite plug-in/application developer. Their flagship software synthesizer Zebra 2 has been used on big Hollywood blockbusters including “The Dark Knight Rises” and “Inception”.

Carlo Libertini

Audio Production Engineer and Celemony Melodyne software specialist. Carlo has developed a name for himself as an audio engineer and products specialist by providing production services, demonstrations, and trainings across the country for all levels of industry and academic environments. In between production responsibilities he conducts on-line training seminars, collaborative production meetings, software demonstrations, and video training tutorials. Join him at NAMM 2018 for in-depth an Melodyne experience!

James Cumberland

James Cumberland is an audio engineer, sound designer, producer, software tutor, live sound engineer, and synthesizer geek living in the greater Los Angeles area for most of his life. In addition to falling in love with the technical side of the electronic music world, James has played in various bands for decades, ranging from experimental ambient and dark psy-trance to indie rock and synth pop. He currently plays synths and vocals in the electronic rock band Siren Section. James will be showing off all the D16 plug-ins@ NAMM 2018 including the recently released “Toraverb2”.

Tyrohn Brooks

Born in Louisville, KY and now living in Los Angeles, CA. Tyrohn has 15 years as a professional DJ combined with 10 years in Production under his belt. Throughout that time, he has been a student of the industry learning underneath some of the brightest minds and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his craft as well as his teachings. Tyrohn will be presenting Sonarworks @ NAMM 2018 showing attendees how to calibrate their headphones and Speakers using the Reference 4 calibration software!

Kevin Ochoa

With only 3 years of production experience Kevin has heavily focused on the technical side of production. His love of sound design and education has helped when delivering masterclasses for various synths such has Harmor and Sytrus. Kevin is also a winner of Image-Line's Dance Anthem competition. When not focusing on the anthemic and aggressive sounds of Hardstyle, Kevin relaxes by producing Melodic Techno. Join him at NAMM 2018 for the full FL Studio experience!

Jerry Mateo

Jerry Mateo is an recording and mixing engineer, software educator, live sound engineer, and a video content creator for many software companies. Born and raised in Los Angeles area, Jerry has played many styles of music in various bands for years, ranging from his classically trained roots all the way to hard hitting metal. He is currently recording and teaching many upcoming local acts how to record and wright music that will translate the message they are trying to express. Jerry will be presenting Blue Cat Audio and all the many products that have brought it to be the next level of audio mixing software.

Luis Fuentes

Los Angeles native Luis Fuentes is an Audio Engineer, Producer and Product Specialist. He has over 5 years working in the music industry, engineering for a variety of singer's, songwriters, producers and artists. Luis will be demonstrating the ease & effectiveness of the FabFilter plugins when mixing and mastering. Learn how to get your sonics to an industry standard level with his demonstrations at NAMM 2018.

Ruben Garcia

Ruben “MusicMan” Garcia is an Audio Engineer, Recording Arts Teacher and Computer Tech. Currently Ruben is the FOH and Recording/Mix Engineer for the Record Label RK Records owned and operated by RUN DMC member Grand Master Jay Pugh, Recording Arts Teacher for the well respected Recording Connection (RRFC) and CEO of Technical Services Startup MusicMan Engineering LLC which serves the technical needs of Media Professionals, Artists, Business Owners and more. Ruben will be demonstrating the audio editing and repair plug ins from Acon Digital @ NAMM 2018.

Marcos Mena

Marcos Mena is a multi-instrumentalist and freelance engineer. He mostly performs as a guitarist using a unique two handed tapping style rarely seen in contemporary music. He is also currently a student at the prestigious California Institute of the Arts. Marcos will be demoing the MusicLab Real Guitar VST plugin and showcasing features that set it apart from other virtual instruments.

Derek Olds

Along with his Artistic and Production pursuits, Derek Olds is currently an Instructor at The Los Angeles Film & Recording School in Hollywood, and is also heavily involved in the Audio Engineering/Tech worlds. From 2014 to 2017, he was honored to help run the Celemony: Melodyne booths at NAMM, AES, IMSTA, and the Grammy P&E party. We often hear him describe the 'computer' as just another instrument - another tool to convey emotion. As a result, he has strived and excelled in every aspect of modern music from writing, to performing, to production and sound engineering, resulting in truly individual records.

Zachary Calderon

Music composer for film and television and Berklee College of Music Alumni. Zachary has established himself through scoring a variety of movies and documentaries for various Los Angeles based independent film makers. In addition to his film scoring endeavors, Zachary is also a seasoned audio engineer and studio technician often assisting professional musicians and composers with tasks ranging from troubleshooting and maintenance to audio production and recording of live instruments. He has over 15 years of experience performing at the piano and has extensive knowledge in composition and arranging for orchestra. Zachary will be demonstrating the new and improved Pianoteq 6 by Modartt whose new version brings numerous refinements in its engine and physical model, now implemented in all of the 49 physically modeled instruments.

Frank Casillas

Frank Casillas is an L.A based composer/musician with a knack for figuring out how to make great music with relatively inexpensive methods. Frank specializes in virtual synthesis & digital signal processing but has an overall passion for everything audio. Having composed on several devices including smartphones and even video-game consoles, he has gained knowledge of various DAWs, plug-ins, and VSTs. This year Frank will be demonstrating the amazing Spire synthesizer from Reveal Sound and will show off why this synth could be an integral part of many electronic musicians synth rigs.

Jonathan Scott

Jonathan Scott is a native to Los Angeles and has been an audio engineer for over 15 years now. He began his pursuit of audio engineering in his early high school years and holds an associate and bachelor’s degree in audio engineering from Citrus College and Cal State Dominguez Hills. Jonathan has worked with various artists, bands, and has done countless music supervision for films and television. He has also worked for companies such as the Recording Connection (RRFC) and Yamaha commercial audio. He currently works as a freelance re-record mixer and music supervisor for cinematic arts. Jonathan will be demonstrating plugins from KResearch at NAMM 2018.

Luis Moreno

Luis "Lu" Moreno is an Audio Engineer, Producer and Studio Designer in the greater Los Angeles area. He Recorded, Mixed and Mastered projects for the likes of Trey Songz, Jazzy Pha, Game, Adam Turchin, Terrace Martin, "Sputs" Searlight, Dame D.O.L.L.A. and many more. Recently his work was featured in the Top Ten Jazz Albums of 2017 by VinylMePlease.com and commendations from LA Times as part of the Honorable Mentions in LA Times' Top Ten Jazz Albums of 2017. Outside of production Luis is the FOH Engineer for Harvelle's in Long Beach working with acts like Jairus Mozee, Wine House Experience, Stranger Days, American Monster, Little Miss Nasty and many more. Currently operating under MidSide Sound, Luis has major label projects and partners lining up over 2018. This year at NAMM 2018 Luis will be showing off Bias Amps Pro by Positive Grid.

Johnny Rayborn

Johnny “Bravo” Rayborn is a graduate from Columbia with a B.A. in Arts Management/Music Business, Brave has worked on scoring and developing music for movie trailers and is a co-writer on multiple video games, along with having music licensed on MTV, MTV2, ESPN & EA Sports. Currently Johnny is vocal producing and writing songs for top named DJ/Producers and artists from around the world such as Bad Boy Bill, Steve “Silk” Hurley, Umek, Jameisha Trice, Waka Flocka & Superfunk to name a few. Johnny will be demonstrating for Celemony @ NAMM 2018.

Josh Woods

Josh Woods is a music producer and mixer who enjoys exploring new possibilities with audio. Over his career, Josh has worked with a variety of artists and provided mentorship for aspiring audio professionals and vocalists. In 2017, Josh and his brother Joel formed WDZ, which provides a creative outlet for their own songs and productions. This year at NAMM 2018, Josh will be demonstrating a pair of reverb plugins from Relab Development that push the boundaries of reverb hardware emulation.

Tony Franco

Tony Franco is a freelance recording and mixing engineer. Tony has cut his teeth working with artists in studios, both small and large, around the greater Los Angeles area. Tony has over half a decade of experience mixing remotely for independent artists from around the world. He specializes in working with Hip Hop and electronic pop genres, but ventures out to work with occasional singer song-writers and rock bands as well. Tony likes to work with artists and musicians on a personal level. He feels that creating a positive vibe, and maintaining open communication between the artist and mixer or producer, can nurture more successful songs! This year at NAMM 2018 come sit with Tony for a one on one demonstration of the intelligent and creative plug ins by Sonible.

Bo Astrup

Email: b.astrup@xchangemarket.com

Cindy Sullivan

Account Manager US
Email: cindy@musicmarketing.ca

Marko Drexler

Account Manager EU
Email: marko@musicmarketing.ca

Paul Fattahi

XCHANGE / Media Relations
Email: paul@musicmarketing.ca

Rajiv Bethune

Account & Product Manager
Email: rajiv@musicmarketing.ca

Ray Williams

Email: ray@musicmarketing.ca

Promos TBA