On the final day at NAMM, I took a chance to walk around hall A and let the studio geek in me let it all hang out. If you followed my web series last year on Plug-in then you already realize that I love to share my knowledge of recording studio equipment and essentials.  So let me share what I found in this area at NAMM:

Universal Audio

I have a UAD Satellite with a nice assortment of plugins in my studio, but I have to admit, that I’ve been keeping tabs on some of the offerings they’ve been coming out with in the past few years. The UA booth had all the latest goodies out on display:

UA Apollo

UA Apollo Rack-mount interfaces

UA Apollo Twin

UA Apollo Twin

UA - Rack o' Gear

A rack of some of the real versions of gear that UA models

Steven Slate Digital

Steven Slate Raven

A clean-shaven Steven Slate demonstrating the Raven MXT system


Apogee Symphony

Apogee Symphony I/O systems


 API Desk

API Vision Console



Avid S6 Mixing Console

I can still dream…

Dave Chick
I'm a film / TV composer based in Vancouver BC. Music has always been part of my life, but my first career was in the technology industry as a consultant and project manager. I helped to build and open the Experience Music Project – a rock and roll museum in Seattle. I hold a Bachelor of Music from the University of Western Ontario and a Master of Business Administration degree from McMaster University. I also hold a diploma in Audio Engineering from the University of Washington and I’m a graduate of Hummie Mann’s acclaimed Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program.