Matt Mitchell (left) and Eric Heiserman literally stand behind their products—the debut microphones from
Heiserman Audio. Producing mics designed, sourced and built entirely in the USA, Heiserman is introducing the H47 (right) and H47 Tube (left), recalling the U47s of yesteryear with a modern spin.
Marc Bertrand, CEO of
Adamson Systems Engineering, pauses with the CS7p, the first entry in the new CS-Series—the first family of mobile loudspeakers to feature onboard Class-D amplification, DSP, and Milan-ready (AVB) network endpoints. It’s been seriously road-tested, too, having come through the recent Drake/Migos North American tour with flying colors.
Sennheiser is unveiling its top-of-the-line IE 500 PRO in-ear monitors, which feature a patent-pending, break-proof cable ducting.
James Young, CEO of
Aston Microphones, presents the brand-new Stealth, a cardioid mic intended for the studio and stage, sporting four settings, four different voices and four discreet singal paths; a Class A mic pre built in, ability to work with 48 V phantom power (with gorgeous little purple LEDs that indicate it’s powered); and more.
Yorkville Sound is unveiling the new Synergy Array Series at NAMM. Intended for small and mid-sized clubs (say, up to 2,000 people), amphitheaters and festivals, the system uses Yorkville’s patented Paraline Lens and Synergy Horn technologies to eliminate comb filtering while maximizing directivity control.
Gibson‘s new CEO, James “JC” Curleigh, took to the stage in Gibson’s onsite showroom to discuss new guitars, but more importantly, a new day for the venerable MI/pro-audio brand.
Tierra Audio came from Spain to unveil its new Lava Preamp (shown) and Boreal FET Compressor. The Lava provides 100% analog signal treatment while providing digital recall and control, as well as a unique self-diagnosing feature that measures components while booting up, sending results to Tierra to ensure that the unit is operating to its specifications.
ACC North, the two-level building that houses the pro-audio wing, has nifty signage at the main ACC to ensure visitors will come over and check out the audio innovations just across the way.
Ever want to run a D-Box via Bluetooth?
Dangerous Music knew that before you did—which is why it’s introducing the newly redesigned D-Box+ monitor controller with summing, D/A conversion and cue/talkback, all accessible through Bluetooth.
…And of course, the most important booth at the NAMM Show: Ours!
Pro Sound News and a slew of our fellow FUTURE titles are available for free at our booth, located in the lobby outside Hall D. Stop by on Friday and you might even run into Lita Ford.
Just a few of the great
FUTURE titles you can pick up from our booth in the Lobby outside Hall D. Look at that January PSN cover—what a beauty.
It’s not pro audio, but it’s still something you don’t see everyday—an Australian-made guitar strap worth $1,200,000 AUS (that’s over $850,000 US).
The Guitar Strap Co.‘s new product features more than 30 carats of diamonds, along with emeralds, rubies and sapphires in over 1kg of 18k yellow gold. If you stop by their booth, pick up two—it’s always good to keep a spare lying around just in case.
Amidst all the media chit-chat, blues rocker Jared James Nichols announced his new
Epiphone signature model guitar with some barnstorming guitar runs.
Outside the convention sits the
Dynaudio Unheard studio—a pop-up recording facility built inside shipping containers, that will record 12 unsigned acts over the course of the show. For more on it, check out Dynaudio Pop-Up Studio Lands at NAMM.
Inside the Dynaudio Unheard studio’s control room, the system, based around a
Waves LV1 Live Mixer, will record the artists and provide a separate multi-channel audio feed to a front-of-house PA system, while another feed will be passed on to a video-editing team. Furthermore, the artists will also need to have a headphone-monitor mix, so the whole endeavor is a studio recording session combined with a live concert and near-real-time broadcast.
Anaheim, CA (January 24, 2019)—Every year, the MI field—and now increasingly the pro-audio industry—descends on the NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA, to introduce the latest and greatest products. The convention starts today, but that didn’t stop many manufacturers (and a few guitar-slinging celebrities) from getting an early start, showing off what they brought to NAMM this year. Here’s just a little bit of what we saw on Wednesday, January 23.