Highlights of days 2 and 3 of NAMM included the 33rd Annual NAMM TEC Awards and a slew of product introductions on the show floor from companies including Focusrite, Allen & Heath, MXL, beyerdynamic, Neumann, BAE, MOTU, Mackie, Audio-Technica, Yamaha and Warm Audio. To see all of that and more, check out our photo gallery below!
Allen & Heath introduced the SQ-5 mixer at the show. (Read more:
Allen & Heath Debuts SQ Series Desks)
At the NAMM Show, revived brand Studio Techniques showed the custom analog/DAW friendly console it’s been working on for three years. Essentially a brand-new vintage desk comprised of meticulously re-created components and technology, the console passed muster with legendary producer/engineer Ken Scott (Pink Floyd, Duran Duran, Beatles) who recorded many classic albums on original-era Studio Techniques consoles was on-hand at NAMM playing Bowie tracks he recorded through them back in the day.
At the NAMM Show, BAE had the coolest rack.
One of the coolest stories coming out of NAMM: Neumann brought back the U 67 tube mic, the microphone that defined the sound of the ’60s. Introduced in 1960, the U 67 was the quintessential studio workhouse throughout the formative years of modern music. To this day, many top-level engineers would choose the U 67 as their “desert island” microphone for its inimitably smooth sound and extraordinary versatility.
MOTU showed off a very packed rack of interfaces.
Outside the NAMM Show, iZotope presented its unique Spire recording system aimed at songwriters.
Warm Audio presented its line of WA models. From the top: WA73 1 ch. British mic preamp; WA73-EQ with EQ; WA272, the 2 ch. version; and WA272-EQ, the 2 ch. British mic preamp with EQ.
At The NAMM Show, Focusrite introduced the Clarett 4Pre USB (18-in, 8-out). (Learn more:
Focusrite Debuts Clarett USB Interface Series)
Ever dropped your iPad or gotten an arm cramp while mixing a gig via a remote app? At the NAMM Show, Daniel Shatzkes, founder of Gig Gear, demonstrated the Two-Hand Touch harness, used for carrying an iPad for mixing and other necessary gear.
Mackie introduced its new in-ear monitors: the MP-120, 220 and 240. (Read more:
Mackie Previews MP Series of Professional In-Ear Monitors)
Audio-Technica had a ton of new gear, including the new generation of 5000 Series wireless systems.
It’s not pro audio, but how do we not post a nine-neck guitar from Fender’s custom shop?
Creating arguably the coolest swag at the NAMM Show, Burl Audio pressed up 600 green vinyl albums of sample tracks to illustrate what its Mothership configurable AD/DA interface can do.
Bose introduced the S1 Pro Multi-Position PA system. 15 lb., 3 channels (two with dedicated reverb). It also had an accelerometer that automatically changes EQ depending on the box’s orientation. (Learn more:
Bose Professional Debuts S1 Pro Multi-Position PA System)
Yamaha unveiled the DSR115 15-inch 2-way powered loudspeaker and accompanying DXS18 18-inch powered subwoofer.
myMix, the personal monitor mixing and recording system, has introduced its myMix II. (Learn more:
myMix Releases myMix II)