The Pro Sound News team was all over this year’s NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA, sharing the sights with followers through an endless stream of photos on Twitter (@prosoundnews) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/prosoundnews). Here’s some of what was seen on the scene, just as it was shared on social media.
AKG announced DMS800 wireless mics.
dbx enters 500 Series marketplace with five entries.
JBL debuts SRX800 series.
Soundcraft bows Signature series of four analog consoles.
Electro-Voice’s Brian Weiser announces EKX portable loudspeakers. 4 powered/4 passive. Quicksmart DSP with five user presets.
Line 6 CEO Paul Foeckler talking about new Relay G-Series guitar wireless systems, under $500.
At NAMM, Uli Behringer of Music Group (Midas, KT) marks his 25th NAMM show.
Music Group’s Keith Barrow talks about latest Midas desk, the Pro-X-CC-IP.
Behringer bows X Air X18 wireless tablet-friendly mixer; works with iOS and Android.
At NAMM, Sennheiser is introducing its new D1 wireless vocal mic with an unusual booth decoration.
Sennheiser’s Greg Beebe (right) and 1990s UK teen-pop star Chesney Hawkes debut D1 at NAMM.
Universal Audio’s Bill Putnam Jr. discusses company’s history since he revived it in the 90s.
UA debuts Apollo Expanded and a slew of new plug-ins, including Antares AutoTune Live.
But the coolest part of UA’s booth? The recreation of 1950s-era United Western Recorders, set up for photo ops.
At NAMM, Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore taking in the sights and sounds.
Steinberg presenting Cubase Pro8 at NAMM.
Drumoff! PSN reviews editor Strother Bullins vs. recording editor Steve Harvey at Yamaha NAMM area. Who won? Dunno; I’m now deaf. -Clive
At NAMM, Neutrik is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a massive ice cream cake and champagne toast.
tc Helicon’s Tom Lang discusses the new MP-76 vocal mic with user-assignable buttons for vocal FX.
At NAMM, Gator Cases is making its presence known.
At NAMM, Waves Tracks Live, announced at AES, is about to ship; record/playback 100s of tracks.
Waves H-Reverb debut. “Our most important release this year” .
At NAMM, Waves discussing dbx160 plug in, created in collaboration with Harman/dbx. Usable in studio or live.
Legendary producer Butch Vig (Nirvana, Garbage) discusses how he developed Waves Butch Vig Vocals Plug-In.
At NAMM, Allen & Heath talks Q-32 live mixer.
At NAMM, Alpine’s Ton De Weerd discusses the U.S. debut of their high-end ear plugs.
At NAMM, Fostex shows off its TH500RP headphones.
At NAMM, mastering engineer Gavin Lurssen extols the virtues of ATC’s SCM45A midsize 3-way nearfield monitors.
At NAMM, Brad Lunde accepts ATC award for Trans Audio Group as distributor of the year 2013-14.
At NAMM, Apple Computer inventor Steve Wozniak (left) talks with NAMM head Joe Lamond before an audience of 3,000.
At NAMM, Dave Hill of Crane Song shows off Ibis, HEDD, Egret and a selection of 500 Series modules.
At NAMM, announced DMS800 wireless mics.
At NAMM, Countryman’s Bill Laumeister had numerous headset mics, including the new H6 (his lower right).
Jonathan Pines of Rupert Neve Designs shows off the RNDI Active Transformer DI & R6 500 Series Rack.
BAE likely has the coolest rack at NAMM 2015.
This is a real thing: @USAudioTechnica handed out Pro Audio Coloring Books at NAMM.
They plan to put them online for download; now you’ll have something to do while waiting for soundcheck.