Winter NAMM 2019 Roundup

January 29, 2019

The Music Begins Here.

Each year, professionals and enthusiasts in the music-making and professional audio fields from all over the globe converge in sunny Anaheim for the Winter NAMM show. With over 115,000 attendees and thousands of brands in the house, there sure was a lot to see, and Dale's Eric Eldredge and Joel Guilbert were on hand to find the latest and greatest.

Some of the new gear that caught our eye at the show:


Sennheiser
unveiled the new XS Wireless Digital series, aimed at the ENG camera and performing guitarist markets.



Sennheiser
is also now shipping their ultra-compact SK 6212 bodypack transmitter, in the A5-A8 or A5-A8US bands.


Avantone
introduced a new active version of the Chris Lord-Alge CLA-10, the CLA-10A.


Grace Design
is finally ready to ship their long-awaited m908 monitor controller in March.


Electro-Voice
unveiled their powerful new RE3 wireless microphone series.

PreSonus upgraded their Studio series interfaces to USB-C.


Royer Labs
now offers a gain-raising companion to their amazing ribbon mics, the R-DB20 dBooster.


Warm Audio
adds two new models to their vintage themed microphone line: the WA-251 and WA-84.

NTP Technology showed an incredibly powerful modular audio converter and router, the Penta 720, which is now available in the USA.


JBL
takes their studio monitoring designs to an all-new, affordable desktop model, the 104, ideal for multimedia uses or editing suites.

Martin Audio is releasing a new install speaker line, the ADORN Series.

Heritage Audio's new SUCCESSOR is a stereo bus compressor in a 1RU space that promises to be a huge value to mixing and mastering studios.


Neumann
introduced their first monitoring headphones, the NDH 20.


Shure
is now shipping the MOTIV MV88+ Video Kit, for smartphone audio capture.

Brainstorm's new DXD-8 and DXD-16 are super clocks made to fit into any situation where top-notch sync is needed.

Antares introduced two new affordable pitch plugins, Auto-Tune Access, and Auto-Key.


Focal Professional
expanded their monitoring line with the Trio11 Be near/midfield speaker and the Elegia closed-back headphones.


Mackie
rolled out their new DRM Series - we enjoyed the sound of the line array models a lot!


    These were only the tip of the iceberg - check out our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages for the full gamut of cool gear we saw! We've also uploaded a series of informative videos to our YouTube page.

    "For gear enthusiasts like myself, this is always a special time of year," says Dale's Eric Eldredge. "There was almost literally something for everyone at this show, and it was great to see the expanded audio halls with so many brands making their first appearances. This is truly more of an 'audio' show than ever before and we're excited to be part of the NAMM organization".




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