Tech News At NAMM 2020
The ultimate destination for all of the latest music tech news from the 2020 Winter NAMM Show!
Covering releases from the industry's biggest recording and PA brands, we'll keep you up to date on the latest and greatest gear straight from Anaheim.
2020 NAMM Show: 16th - 19th January
Hot Off The Press - NAMM 2020
We have the largest UK team on the ground in California, with exclusive video content and all the latest releases from NAMM 2020! Whether it's microphones, software, PA systems or something that completely breaks the mould - we've got it covered. Watch this page for all the latest releases from the top brands!
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Steinberg at NAMM
Steinberg have just announced the AXR4U, which joins their range of high-end, professional audio interfaces. The main selling point here is USB-C connectivity – ensuring better compatibility with a wider range of modern computers and laptops. In addition, you’ll find a sturdy construction, more input and output options, low-latency drivers, 32-bit resolution and a sample rate of up to 384 kHz. If you’re a pro, or an enthusiast who is serious about the quality of your home recordings, this interface might just be the ticket.
Apogee at NAMM
The Symphony Desktop is a compact USB-C interface with the legendary sound quality of Apogee’s rackmount Symphony I/O Mk II. Industry-leading AD/DA, mic preamp emulation, ultra low-latency recording with hardware DSP and Apogee native FX plugins - a dynamite contender in the compact interface category!
EarthQuaker Devices at NAMM
The Afterneath is among EarthQuaker Devices' most popular pedals, and has become something of a modern classic in the reverb category. Now they've announced a Eurorack version, with 9 controls, 4 of which are controllable via CV. Next-level modular ambience!
sE Electronics at NAMM
An exciting collaboration between sE Electronics and Hohner, the HB52 Harp Blaster is a vintage-inspired dynamic microphone tailored specifically for harmonicas. Ideal for both live and studio use, the HB52 is comfortable to hold, cup, and use for long periods of time, ensuring that the music can flow unhindered and achieve maximum sonority and expression.
Electro-Voice at NAMM
The Evolve 30M packs excellent performance into an impressively-priced, compact column PA system. Boasting studio-level effects, an eight-channel digital mixer, remote audio control and much more, this portable PA is ideal for gigging – significantly reducing the amount of gear you’ll need to take with you!
Austrian Audio at NAMM
Austrian Audio have announced a new range of professional standard, High Excursion headphones. With the HI-X55 and HI-X50, they aim to bring the same level of cutting-edge engineering that their mics are known for, and translate it to the headphone market. With an over-ear and an on-ear model, these portable products ensure a studio-quality level of audio, even while you’re on the move.
Akai at NAMM
With Akai's new MPC One Production Controller, you can experience the same standalone performance power of the legendary MPC in a smaller footprint. From rich melodics and hard-hitting drums to the most infectious grooves, if you expect to get real professional production results you need next-generation tools that act as a natural extension of your creativity. This fits the bill perfectly!
Audient at NAMM
Audient have set a new benchmark in compact audio interfaces. The uber-compact and distraction-free EVO. EVO delivers a new level of user experience with just one focus: to make recording easy. The 2in / 2out audio interface EVO 4 and 4in / 4out EVO 8 units are now available!
SSL at NAMM
Putting "SSL" and "affordable" in the same sentence seems strange, but the industry leaders of music production hardware have launched two very inexpensive audio interfaces that will cause huge ripples in the market. At both sub-£240, the SSL 2 and SSL 2+ interfaces may become best-sellers in 2020.
Novation at NAMM
Novation has announced the all-new Launchpad Pro MK3 Controller, made for Ableton Live. The newest model of Novation’s grid controller combines deep live integration with an intuitive built-in sequencer.
JBL at NAMM
JBL has expanded its portable PA system lineup with the IRX108BT and IRX112BT active speakers; promising class-leading volume and clarity as well as unrivalled feature-sets. The best part? They're super-affordable and boast Bluetooth functionality too!
AKG at NAMM
AKG are one of the music tech industry's leading headphone brands, and their new K361-BT and K371-BT closed-back studio headphones offer artists, engineers, podcasters and beat-makers premium sound with the added benefits of Bluetooth connectivity and a sleek, comfortable design.
Roland at NAMM
Roland are constantly innovating, and it's always big news when they release something new. Their new GO:Livecast is an all-encompassing toolkit for livestreaming and content creation with your smart device, building on the popular formula of their GO mixers.
Universal Audio at NAMM
Smarter, sleeker and better than ever before. Universal Audio upgraded its ever-popular Apollo Twin interfaces to version X, now boasting Thunderbolt 3 connectivity and offering some of the best studio-quality A/D and D/A conversion in the business - borrowed from their high-end rackmount counterparts.
UA also launched the powerful Apollo X4, sporting four unison mic preamps for capturing larger ensembles. Expect more news from Universal Audio over the 2020 NAMM Show!
A brand new DAW has been announced, named the LUNA Recording System, or "LUNA" for short. A full-featured music creation, recording, and analogue-style production suite shaped by over 60 years of analogue audio exploration.
This Apollo-powered recording system features Accelerated Realtime Monitoring, built-in Neve Summing, Multitrack Tape Emulation, and new LUNA Instruments from Universal Audio, Moog Music, Spitfire Audio and more.
Teenage Engineering at NAMM
Teenage Engineering's Pocket Operators offer imaginative new ways to create electronic music on the go, thanks to their ultra-portable designs and high-quality sounds. Late last year, the brand released its 'Ultimate Cocktail' set, which includes the PO-12, PO-24 and PO-32 operators along with three cases and a number of sync cables.
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