They're not kidding. When I saw the thing from across the room, I thought it had to be a mock-up gag, you know, since NAMM in in South Texas this summer. But no, it's the real deal. Kinda shows how the U.S. can be a small drop of the world market sometimes.
Numark Turntable that has a CD Player in it. You can manipulate the LP or CD or both with the platter. In other words, the LP platter will play records, and/or it controls the CD.
Numark also had this bada** little three rackspace deal with three small video screens on it. It's for live VJ-ing, but I think it'd be cool for closed circuit stuff in a studio. It looks totally James Bond. I took a picture, but they made me erase it. Top Secret stuff.
Sorry for the blurry picture. You can kinda see how there's a plexiglass plate (ok, perspex for you UK folk) that says "Ampeg" on it. Well, back in the day, you could custom order that plate with your name on it. I asked if you can still do that, but they didn't know. Supposed to call me about it.
The Toadworks Phantasm Dynamic Phaser. This guy made pedals that actually worked differently, including a dynamic A/B switch; you could set up two different chains of gear, and depending on how loud you played, you got more A or more B.
Little story here. My best friend when I was growing up as a kid was very cool, great artist and great guitar player. Bought my first real guitar from him, also took my first guitar lessons from him as well, hell 30 years ago or so.
Anyway he is the Carvel custom shop pain guru now, all their custom shop guitars are his design and paint work. Very cool. He also did one of Iron Maiden's recent album covers and he is a custom chopper paint guy as well. Really really good.