Episode #93 – 2016 Winter NAMM Show Wrap-up

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Trends:

  • Fewer audio manufacturers at NAMM
  • Fewer iPad products
  • Manufactures releasing more sound reinforcement products
  • The days of product literature are over
  • Modular Eurorack synth systems more popular
  • All-in-one video packages show up
  • Chinese manufacturers show light show speakers
  • Sound systems at NAMM shows – subwoofers overpowering, improperly balanced

Products:

  • Yamaha – Virtual reality presentation of Steve Gadd drum solo
  • Manley Nu Mu – Stereo compressor
  • Korg NuTube  – Vacuum tube on a chip
  • Steven Slate – Raven MTI2
  • QSC Touchmix
  • Shure Dual Diaphragm Mics
  • Dave Smith releases Oberheim OB6
  • Vox Digital Continental Organ
  • Eddie Kramer F Pedals with wireless power
  • Shure Electrostatic Earbuds
  • VinylRecorders.com – Personal vinyl lathe
  • Brad Lunde’s Subwoofer Pros
  • Fotex – T-series headphones are back
  • GTC Sound’s Revpad
  • Soloman Microphones – LoFReQ subkick mic
  • Low-end DBX and Lexicon products
  • Mellotron Mini
  • Radial Di-NET

**Note – If you can, support boutique manufacturers because they really care about their products and sound quality is superior