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Winter NAMM 2013: Day 1 Highlights and Today’s Plan

Only published comments... Jan 25 2013, 12:00 AM by Marianna
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Day 1 of the NAMM Show was exciting—and super busy! Here's a quick recap --


We announced new products (Pro Series plug-ins), partnerships, and programs (get Sibelius-certified).


We announced our upcoming Inside Abbey Road video series—check out the video below and sign up to be notified when it starts.



We also teamed up with Abbey Road for an exciting song contest, and launched a new Sibelius Feedback Community on IdeaScale.


Pensado's Place taped an episode in our booth with special guest, multi-Grammy-nominated producer/songwriter Greg Wells (Adele, Katy Perry, OneRepublic), who we also interviewed.


Audio designer Dave Hill and folks from Zynaptiq, FXpansion, and McDSP dropped by to chat.


Composer/arranger/musician Jay Terrien (Moby, Rancid, Rihanna) talked with us about his latest project with Alien Ant Farm.


Producer/engineer Joseph “Klypso” Mourad (Dr. Dre, Ne-Yo, 50 Cent) stopped by to talk music and more.


Today, Michael Fitzpatrick (lead singer of Fitz and The Tantrums) will be dropping by, along with more of our audio development partners. Then it’s Imagine party time!



Head over to to catch the latest video interviews, photos, and more.


See you at the booth,




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About Marianna

As the Director of Online Communities and Forums and the Customer Advocate for Avid , I have over two decades of experience with companies like Media 100, MicroNet, Apple Computer, and GCC Technologies in customer support and service engineering and evangelism.  My focus at Avid is to manage the Pro Video and Pro Audio Communities and the customer moderators who assist us with the forum traffic.  I also anticipate and provide for the needs of the customer/communities and I am " your" advocate inside the walls of Avid, while funneling vital market data, feature requests, bugs and customer information into Avid’s Customer Success, Sales, Product Marketing, and Engineering organizations.  Marianna resides in Burlington Mass and Apollo Beach Florida.

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