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.
Sennheiser unveiled the new XS Wireless Digital series, aimed at the ENG camera and performing guitarist markets.
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.
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.
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".
With all of the latest developments in spatial audio, delivery formats, and advances in personal device technology, the world of immersive and interactive media is expanding at an exciting rate. What does this mean for music, and how it's created, performed, and consumed by the world at large? Our friends at Dolby Laboratories brought together artists, producers, and technologists to this informative evening event at their Soho pop-up location in New York City.