By PSW Staff • February 2, 2014 Sheila E and her band performing on the Grand Plaza Main Stage at 2014 NAMM (Credit: Jesse Grant/Getty Images) The music product industry returns to businesses in every corner of the globe following the 2014 NAMM Show held in Anaheim, January 23-26. Expanding product categories such as technology-driven music products and emerging brands pushed the show to its one of its largest and most diverse editions yet. “As the global platform for the music products industry, the NAMM Show is an annual checkup for what is happening in the music marketplace worldwide,” says Joe Lamond, president and CEO of NAMM. “A focus on doing business reflected confidence among buyers and manufacturers alike. Fortified with NAMM U education, networking and fun opportunities that only occur at the NAMM Show, NAMM Members expressed to me a renewed spirit for the year ahead. I believe that the stage is set for growth in 2014.” Emerging brands, growth in pro audio and the music technology category, and an increase in international exhibitors, converged for the second-highest exhibiting company number ever. There were 1,533 exhibiting companies representing 5,010 brands. Meeting those brands was a 2 percent increase in buyers over 2013. Buyers arrived in Anaheim focused on rebuilding inventory after a strong school music season, and on building up categories currently experiencing strong consumer demand. In total, 96,129 members of the music product industry registered for the 2014 NAMM Show. New entrepreneurs and categories entering the music market brought 303 new exhibiting companies to the show. NAMM membership and in turn the NAMM Show is increasingly global, as reflected in the 6 percent increase in international attendees. Here’s the new pro audio (and related) product and news from the “big show.” —Take our Photo Gallery Tour of the 2014 NAMM Show— Consoles & Mixers Yamaha Next-Generation MG Series Small-Format Mixing Consoles QSC TouchMix Series Compact Digital Mixers Soundcraft Si Performer 1 Digital Console Allen & Heath Qu-24 Compact Digital Mixer Roland Systems Group “All-In-One” VR-3EX AV Mixer Midas M32 Digital Mixing Console Soundcraft VI Console Integration With Universal Audio UAD Plug-Ins Midas Mixtender 2 iPad App Behringer X18 Digital Mixer For iPad, Other Tablet Devices Aviom D800 and D800-Dante A-Net Distributors Soundcraft Vi Version 4.8 Software For Vi2, Vi4 & Vi6 Consoles Midas DL150 Series I/O Boxes Waves Audio Dugan Automixer Plug-In Allen & Heath Xone:23 DJ Mixer SSL Matrix2 Studio Console Line Arrays & Loudspeakers JBL Professional VTX V20 Line Array And S25 Subwoofer Electro-Voice ETX Portable Powered Loudspeakers D.A.S. Audio Event Series Self-Powered Line Array Turbosound Revamped Milan Series Loudspeakers One Systems OPALine Vertical Line Array Grund Audio Design GP Series Loudspeakers Yorkville Returns Production Of YX Series Loudspeakers To Canada Turbosound iQ Loudspeaker Systems With “Acoustic Integration” HK Audio Elements Powered Subwoofer Behringer B110D & B108D Active Loudspeakers JBL VTX F Series For Accompanying VTX Line Arrays Behringer Unveils Europort PPA Series Portable PA Systems Yorkville Sound Parasource Series Powered Subwoofers Turbosound TLX Compact Series Line Arrays JBL Professional VRX Line Array Calculator Microphones & Wireless Systems Shure GLXD6 Guitar Pedal Receiver With Integrated Tuner AKG WMS420 Wireless Microphone System DPA Microphones d:fine 66 And 88 Miniature Headset Mics Audio-Technica System 10 Wireless Guitar Stompbox CAD Audio CADLive Microphones For Percussion & Guitar Cabinets DPA Microphones Facelift For d:facto Vocal Mic Behringer Expands ULM Series Wireless Systems IK Multimedia iRig Mic HD Morton Microphone Systems KickTone Bass Drum Microphone Bock iFet Condenser Microphone From TransAudio Group DPA Microphones d:vote Rock Touring Kits CAD Audio 1600 Series UHF Wireless System DPA Microphones d:dicate Series MMP-F Modular Active Boom Networking & Interfaces Audinate Dante Controller Version 3.5 Klark Teknik DN9680 With 192 Channels And 1,000-Meter Range Behringer Expands Network Options For X32 Console Aphex IN2 Desktop Audio Interface Radial Engineering StageBug SB-7 EarMuff Headphone Interface Apogee JAM 96k Professional Guitar Interface For iPad, iPhone & Mac Universal Audio Announces Unison Technology Behringer New Family Of Universal Control Surfaces Steinberg UR44 Audio Interface Universal Audio Apollo Twin High-Resolution Desktop Interface Aviom D800 and D800-Dante A-Net Distributors Focusrite iTrack Dock For iPad Aphex D 500 Duo 2-Slot Rack Unit For 500 Series Gepco Live Music Venue Solutions Software PreSonus Add-Ons For New Studio One 2.6.2 ADX TRAX Audio Separation Software Waves Audio Scheps 73 Plug-In New Midas PRO Series Software Soundcraft VI Console Integration With Universal Audio UAD Plug-Ins Waves Audio Morgan Page EMP Plug-In Toolbox Recording Gear Waves Audio SoundGrid Studio System Radial Space Heater Tube Drive & Summing Mixer Combo Rupert Neve Designs 551 Inductor EQ API 500-8 Lunchbox For 500 Series Waves Audio Morgan Page EMP Plug-In Toolbox Chandler Limited TG2-500 Preamp For 500 Series Racks Manley Labs CORE Reference Channel Strip Aphex D 500 Duo 2-Slot Rack Unit For 500 Series Sonodyne SRP Series Studio Monitors API 505 DI And The 565 Ban 500 Series Modules Genelec 8010 Active Studio Monitors Waves Audio Scheps 73 Plug-In Massenburg DesignWorks Parametric EQ 5 Plug-In Compatible With Pro Tools 11 Radial Engineering StageBug SB-7 EarMuff Headphone Interface Audio-Technica Next-Generation M-Series Headphones Aphex 500 Series Modules: CX 500 & Project 500 Blue Sky Star System One 2.1 Studio Monitors Cerwin-Vega! Expands XD Desktop Loudspeaker Series PreSonus Temblor T10 Studio Subwoofer SSL Matrix2 Studio Console Equator Audio FB/E Sound Abatement Panels Focusrite iTrack Dock For iPad Aphex IN2 Desktop Audio Interface iZotope BreakTweaker Drum Sculpting & Beat Sequencing Audio Tools Audio-Technica Next-Generation M-Series Headphones IsoAcoustics Custom Configurable Modular Acoustic Isolation Stands JBL Professional VRX Line Array Calculator CAD Audio Expands Acousti-Shield Line With AS22 & AS16 Radial Engineering Headload Guitar Amplifier Attenuator Sensaphonics 3D AARO In-Ear Monitoring System New Sennheiser DJ Headphones Hosa Technology Edge Series Microphone, Loudspeaker & Guitar Cables “Musical iPad: Performing, Creating & Learning Music On Your iPad” From Hal Leonard Waves Audio Dugan Automixer Plug-In Equator Audio FB/E Sound Abatement Panels Show News Meet The Winners Of The Fifth Annual Readers Choice Best Product Awards Yorkville Returns Production Of YX Series Loudspeakers To Canada Mr. Bonzai Hosts Bold “Producers” Panel At 2014 NAMM Show Winners Of The 29th Annual TEC Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards Harman Pro Components Make Up Concert System For Grand Plaza Main Stage Furman Celebrates 40th Anniversary SSL Establishes Live Console Distribution In Austria And Hungary AM&S Names Evan MacKenzie To Lead Marketing Communications Pivitec Appoints John Garbutt National Sales Manager MUSIC Group Appoints Greg McLagan AVP, Business Development Professional Division Furman Rejoins D-Tools Manufacturer Vantage Point (MVP) Program More Than 100 Live Music Performances At 2014 NAMM Show NAMM Foundation Inducts Breakthrough Inventions At TECnology Hall Of Fame Ceremony Comments Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. 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