Conrad-Electronic-Logo_07Namba Gear is excited and proud to announce that Conrad’s is now stocking and delivering Namba Gear products in Germany. This is the European equivalent of the time that Amazon.com started carrying our Namba Gear product line in the USA and Canada. The Conrad product range is focused on consumer and specialist electronics lines, including computing equipment, multimedia, modeling, home automation, tools, electronic components, batteries and power and motoring products and now… Namba Gear!

In addition to the Conrad group’s headquarters in Germany, there are local offices in France, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, Italy, the Netherlands covering the entire Benelux region and Austria, which also covers the United Kingdom. Partnerships exist with companies in Hungary, Poland, Slovenia, Czech Republic and Romania.

If you are having a difficult time finding Namba Gear in your area of the EU, please refer to Conrad for assistance.

jammitThe Namba Gear crew has been learning a bunch of new songs, the way that they were meant to be played thanks to a Namba Gear Special Offer from the folks over at Jammit, the first jamming and learning music software/application solution that isolates individual audio tracks from original multi-track master recordings.

Revolutionizing the way musicians can learn licks, solos and entire songs, players can download actual master recordings from bands including Deep Purple, 38 Special, Motley Crue, Shinedown, AFI, Allman Brothers, Anthrax, Collective Soul, Doobie Brothers, Train, Return to Forever, Godsmack, Grateful Dead, Papa Roach, Peter Frampton, Ramones, Winger, Black Tide, Jane’s Addiction, Rise Against, Richie Kotzen, and Sara Bareilles.

The patented Jammit technology allows musicians to isolate, loop and vari-speed an individual instrument within a dense mix and hear the exact intricacies of the original recording, allowing players to accurately learn the part and even play along with their favorite bands. Each instrument part is meticulously translated for notation or tab and the exclusive software scrolls notation in synch with the track as it plays. Users have a choice of guitar, bass, drums, keyboards or vocal versions.

“It’s pretty easy to get going,” said Namba Gear’s owner, Woody Moran. “Go to www.jammit.com and sign up for your Free Jammit account. Download the Free Jammit app. Browse the catalog for at least two tracks of your choice. Use the promo code: NAMB1G1FREE at checkout to receive your Namba Gear BUY 1 – GET 1 FREE deal.” Way cool.

Here’s the fine print.  Offer only valid at jammit.com. Expiration April 15th, 2014. One redemption per customer.

All purchases (made at jammit.com & iOS In App Purchases) are credited to your Jammit account & are available to download on 5 of your Jammit-compatible devices.

Find out if your gear will fit in the Big Namba Studio Backpack. Discover how to get the most out of your Big Namba. Read about some of the real life Road Tests for Namba Gear’s Studio Backpack, and how those road tests have impacted our new features and specifications. Learn more about one of the best transportation solutions any musician or dj could ask for. Then experience the Big Namba for yourself. www.BigNamba.com

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IMG_1708Brian Hallermann (producer & trumpet), a.k.a. DJ Howie J

Minneapolis/St Paul, MN

Websites:

www.superiorsound.biz

www.djhowiej.com

https://menagequad.bandcamp.com

Beginning on piano at age 8 and trumpet at 10, Brian played both into high school where he also added classical organ until graduation.

After a year of being a chemist, the passion for music won out and pulled him towards a degree in music.  Brian studied music education and applied trumpet studies at the University of MN-Duluth, obtained his Associate of Applied Science in audio production at McNally Smith College of Music and finished his B.M. Ed at Augsburg College. Brian has studied trumpet with Dr. George Hitt, Dr. Ramon Vasquez, Dr. Lynn Erickson, and Dave Jensen as well as organ with Dr. Justin Rubin and currently, W. Zachary Taylor.

Brian is currently an adjunct faculty member at the Art Institutes of MN where he teaches advanced studio techniques, digital audio, and live sound and production.

Current performing endeavors include playing trumpet and producing for Ménage Quad, an 8 piece funk/swing hop band, DJ’ing for private events, and working with new and developing artists of many genres. 

What do you like best about your Lil Namba Remix Backpack?

“I bought a Namba bag when I was looking for something more music specific than my Targus backpack.  I liked many of the functions like the cable management and a "closed" design that is lockable.  Also, the Namba backpacks sit completely different on your back than a regular bag.  You wear a Namba, and carry everything else.  I can load my Namba Remix bag down and still be comfortable carrying it everywhere.

I buy equipment to use.  I have brought my Namba to Live Sound, DJ, and performing gigs and always have room for everything.  I’ve been called the technology Mary Poppins…always have what I need with me.”

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We haven’t even shipped a single piece of our new “big phatty” backpack, the XXL Roadpack,  and it is already winning awards. NAMBACKER NATION, the manufacturer’s networking association that does sweepstakes promotions, gave our new Namba Gear prototype backpack the award for Best Carrier Solutions at the January 2014 NAMM Show. Well,  guess that settles it. We’ll have to go into production after all.

This bag is 3 inches taller than the Big Namba Studio Backpack. While the basic design and feature set is identical to the Studio & Remix backpacks,  the back controller compartment is 1 in deeper and 1 in wider so it should be a great fit for Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S4 and other controllers that are in this range. Look for it around May of this year.

Namba Gear XXL Roadpack wins Best Carrier Solution at NAMM Show
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