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.
Watch Eddie Van Halen and Sammy Hagar Perform Live for the First Time 30 Years Ago | VIDEO
Jaco Pastorius Documentary Coming This Fall from Metallica's Robert Trujillo | TRAILER
The Kinks to Release New 2-CD Best-Of Album, 'Sunny Afternoon' | VIDEO
Watch "Bass Technique and Discussion With Jack Lawrence" Directed by Jack White (VIDEO)
Robert Trujillo's "JACO" Film Sets Release Date
Watch Robbie Shakespeare and Sly Dunbar Lay Down Reggae Grooves (VIDEO)
Cast Album of Tori Amos Musical 'The Light Princess' Set for Release
Composer Jeff Beal Wins Emmy for 'House of Cards'
Artist to Watch: Mike Flanigin
Cream-Era Eric Clapton Explains How His Gibson ‘The Fool’ SG Works | Video
Dozens of Videos to Accompany Beatles’ ’1′ Reissue | VIDEO
Gary Richrath’s Top 10 Greatest REO Speedwagon Tracks
Fit For An Autopsy Premiere Lyric Video for ‘Murder in the First’
Broken Flesh Premiere New Music Video, “Consumed by Death”
Win Tickets to ‘Alleluia! The Devil’s Carnival’ Screening
Eric Clapton Borrows The Beatles' "Day Tripper" Riff in Cover of Ray Charles' "What'd I Say"
Roy Buchanan Performs "When a Guitar Plays the Blues" — Video
Guitar Chalk Sessions: Jamming Arpeggios with the C Major Triad
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