Before everything gets lost in the flurry of NAMM 2016, several judicious companies have teased their NAMM Show announcements early, maybe to get a jump on the excitement of gear mania. Here are our favorites so far, with links to more info.
And to see all of the dozens of products we felt deserved special shout-outs at the show this year, click through to all of our associated Edtior's Picks lists for the hands-down best gear of the show:
Electronic Musician's Pre-show Editor's Picks
Electronic Musician’s Day 1 Editors’ Picks
Electronic Musician’s Day 2 Editors’ Picks
Keyboard’s Day 1 Editors’ Picks
Keyboard's Day 2 Editors' Picks
Keyboard's NAMM Show Wrap-up Editor's Picks
Pittsburgh Modular Announces New Lineup for 2016
Korg minilogue 4-Voice Analog Synth, $499 street price.
Keith McMillen Instruments Announces Availability of K-MIX, $599.
CAD Audio Reimagines Classic A77 Mic to Celebrate 85th Anniversary, NAMM Booth #6630 (Hall A).
Tracktion Launches BioTek Organic Synthesizer, NAMM booth #201C-17 (Hall A).
Celemony Releases Melodyne 4, US$849.
Plugin Alliance Unwraps Four Plugin Bundles for the 2016 NAMM Show, Booth #6777 (Hall A).
ddrum Unveils DD1 Plus Electronic Drum Kit, NAMM Booth #303B-C.
These are my comments.
Fender Announces American Professional Strats, Teles, Jazzmasters and Jags
Van Halen Cover the Who and Black Sabbath in Rare Paris Recording
Former Kiss Guitarist Bruce Kulick Turns “Detroit Rock City” into Swinging Jazz Tune
New Gear from G&L, Mesa Boogie, and Spector
The Innovators: Mu-FX's Mike Beigel
R&B Gold: James Brown - Building a Bridge to Funk
Native Instruments Releases Radiant Horizon Maschine Expansion
IK Multimedia Announces and Ships iRig Nano Amp
Eastern Acoustic Works RADIUS RSX12M Stage Monitor Now Shipping
Greg Lake, Who Led Prog-Rock with Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Has Died
The Really Good Guitars of Kentucky Headhunter Greg Martin
Holiday Gifts 2016: Hereâ€™s the Best in New Books and Box Sets
Every Time I Die Announce 2017 North American Headlining Tour
Classic Video: Slipknot's First Ever Performance at Ozzfest in 1999
Interview: Motionless in Whiteâ€™s Chris Motionless on Hearing Black Sabbath for the First Time, Upcoming Plans and More
Swamp Rocker Shreds on Double Barrel Shotgun Guitar
Five Must-Know Jazz Guitar Turnarounds
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