Aug 6, In The Know. For over a century, the National Association of Music Merchants NAMM has looked to its annual trade show to shine a light on the most impressive instruments and other music products. Keep an eye out for these 15 products, which quickly caught our attention:. Guitar enthusiasts typically own separate acoustic and electric guitars, but that trend may soon come to an end if Fender has any say in the matter. Japanese guitar maker ESP has partnered with legendary Anthrax bassist Frank Bello to create another entry in the renowned Signature Series line of basses.
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It's been around since and is widely recognized as the most significant music product trade show in the world. Taking place at the Anaheim Convention Center in Orange County, California between January 24 - 27, gearheads and musicians from all walks of life travel to NAMM to test out the latest and greatest in music, sound and event technology. With more than , registrants from countries and regions showing up to the trade show during its three-day run, various brands have made NAMM the go-to place to reveal their most cutting-edge and game-changing products. With all eyes turned to the expo to see what mouthwatering gear both producers and performers might want to add to their studio or stage setup, Mixmag has put together a list of technology that is bound to make a major impression at NAMM After much speculation, Akai Professional has detailed this new product and revealed its name, Force - a portable, standalone, groovebox and production machine that allows users to create and mix without a computer. The standalone music production studio features a seven-inch multi-touch screen, four built-in synth engines, 16GB of onboard storage, MIDI, MPC sample editing, an 8x8 clip-launch matrix and much more. With its own built-in, custom-made DAW software, Force can record up to eight tracks simultaneously and with the unit's sample bank or with various VSTs that can be added in and played on the machine in real time. The unit is compatible with Ableton and has CV ins and outs for connecting to modular setups.
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It's the awards season once more and in this final year of the decade we have a bumper crop of them to give out. So much so that we have had to up the number of categories in our regular Gear Of The Year Awards to Ladies and gentlemen, raise your glasses….
Asking us to name our favourite gear at a NAMM Show is rather like asking a parent to pick their favourite child: difficult, but not impossible. The time has come for us to nail our colours to the mast and select the guitar, tech and drum gear products that left our collective jaw on the floor. There was plenty to get excited about at NAMM but, to our minds, what follows represents the absolute cream of the crop The dust is settling, but our ears are still ringing. You'll find all the stories that counted in our massive news hub. Below, enjoy our editors' findings as we regrouped at the end of the show.