Lakewood, NJ (May 18, 2006)–Neutrik recently supplied producer/engineer Jim Messina with NPPA 96 Bantam (TT) jacks to be used for audio production on upcoming projects.
“One of the reasons why I continually use Neutrik products is because of its pure performance and consistency,” explained Messina, who’s known for his work with Kenny Loggins (Loggins and Messina). “Neutrik products are extremely durable. There are many other manufactures to choose from, but Neutrik consistently provides solid, professional gear that has stood the test of time for me.”
An innovative and compact patching system (just 1 U high) for 19´ rack mounting, the NPPA-TT-E56 Bantam (TT) jack is robustly housed in a black-coated steel shell. It features innovative, high-quality, long-life, gold-plated Neutrik pre-wired double jacks with enhanced contact integrity. With its individual, non-soldier normalling configuration bar system, the NPPA Bantam (TT) patchbay is now much easier to configure and can handle both analog and digital signals. Specifically, Messina utilizes Neutrik’s NPPA-TT-E56, which features an ‘Easy Patch’ Patch Panel 2 x 48 TT (Bantam) jacks, half normaled, 6×56 pole EDAC male connectors.
Messina began his illustrious career in the music industry as a recording engineer, a record producer and then moved on to become a member of several rock groups including the Buffalo Springfield and Poco before joining Kenny Loggins to form Loggins and Messina. When the popular duo reconnected in 2005, a nationwide tour captivated audiences everywhere, ultimately producing the CD and DVD Loggins and Messina Sittin’ In Again. Messina also actively oversees “Jim Messina’s Songwriters’ Performance Workshop,” an ongoing class that teaches singers and songwriters to become more expressive.