Seen on the Scene: NAMM 2015 - Part 1

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.
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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.

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AKG announced DMS800 wireless mics.

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dbx enters 500 Series marketplace with five entries.

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JBL debuts SRX800 series.

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Soundcraft bows Signature series of four analog consoles.

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Electro-Voice's Brian Weiser announces EKX portable loudspeakers. 4 powered/4 passive. Quicksmart DSP with five user presets.

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Line 6 CEO Paul Foeckler talking about new Relay G-Series guitar wireless systems, under $500.

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At NAMM, Uli Behringer of Music Group (Midas, KT) marks his 25th NAMM show.

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Music Group's Keith Barrow talks about latest Midas desk, the Pro-X-CC-IP.

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Behringer bows X Air X18 wireless tablet-friendly mixer; works with iOS and Android.

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At NAMM, Sennheiser is introducing its new D1 wireless vocal mic with an unusual booth decoration.

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Sennheiser's Greg Beebe (right) and 1990s UK teen-pop star Chesney Hawkes debut D1 at NAMM.

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Universal Audio's Bill Putnam Jr. discusses company's history since he revived it in the 90s.

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UA debuts Apollo Expanded and a slew of new plug-ins, including Antares AutoTune Live.

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But the coolest part of UA's booth? The recreation of 1950s-era United Western Recorders, set up for photo ops.

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At NAMM, Depeche Mode's Martin Gore taking in the sights and sounds.

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Steinberg presenting Cubase Pro8 at NAMM.

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Drumoff! PSN reviews editor Strother Bullins vs. recording editor Steve Harvey at Yamaha NAMM area. Who won? Dunno; I'm now deaf. -Clive

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At NAMM, Neutrik is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a massive ice cream cake and champagne toast.

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tc Helicon's Tom Lang discusses the new MP-76 vocal mic with user-assignable buttons for vocal FX.

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At NAMM, Gator Cases is making its presence known.

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At NAMM, Waves Tracks Live, announced at AES, is about to ship; record/playback 100s of tracks.

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Waves H-Reverb debut. "Our most important release this year" .

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At NAMM, Waves discussing dbx160 plug in, created in collaboration with Harman/dbx. Usable in studio or live.

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Legendary producer Butch Vig (Nirvana, Garbage) discusses how he developed Waves Butch Vig Vocals Plug-In.

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At NAMM, Allen & Heath talks Q-32 live mixer.

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At NAMM, Alpine's Ton De Weerd discusses the U.S. debut of their high-end ear plugs.

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At NAMM, Fostex shows off its TH500RP headphones.

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At NAMM, mastering engineer Gavin Lurssen extols the virtues of ATC's SCM45A midsize 3-way nearfield monitors.

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At NAMM, Brad Lunde accepts ATC award for Trans Audio Group as distributor of the year 2013-14.

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At NAMM, Apple Computer inventor Steve Wozniak (left) talks with NAMM head Joe Lamond before an audience of 3,000.

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At NAMM, Dave Hill of Crane Song shows off Ibis, HEDD, Egret and a selection of 500 Series modules.

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At NAMM, announced DMS800 wireless mics.

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At NAMM, Countryman's Bill Laumeister had numerous headset mics, including the new H6 (his lower right).

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Jonathan Pines of Rupert Neve Designs shows off the RNDI Active Transformer DI & R6 500 Series Rack.

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BAE likely has the coolest rack at NAMM 2015.

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This is a real thing: @USAudioTechnica handed out Pro Audio Coloring Books at NAMM.

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They plan to put them online for download; now you'll have something to do while waiting for soundcheck.