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Show Central: News & New Products From Winter NAMM 2019

By M. Erik Matlock February 1, 2019

Images courtesy of DcSoundOp

The 2019 NAMM Show recently wrapped up at the Anaheim Convention Center with a strong focus on innovation. New products, techniques, education and problems-solvers from every corner of the pro audio industry turned out in force, with an abundance of live music providing a soundtrack for the experience.

The 2019 edition provided new product introductions, business opportunities, networking and fresh inspiration from over 400 educational sessions for 115,301 registered industry professionals. By the numbers, the show featured 2,000 exhibiting member companies representing 7,000 brands with an increase of 14 percent in international participants.

I made my first trip to a NAMM show in 2005 and of all I’ve witnessed, this one was different. The crowd and business was similar to previous trade show experiences I’ve encountered, but the general attitude towards supporting the working tech felt encouraging.

Trade shows can easily become an overwhelming experience with prospective customers herded like cattle from one sales pitch to another. For this year’s event, I searched intentionally for ways the manufacturers were stepping up their game to provide working techs with actual problem-solvers and not just wallet-lighteners.

As my journey through the crowds took me from booth to booth, one vendor after another presented me with products designed to solve problems and improve the user experience. Many seemed to offer a stronger focus on the end-user and less on the products themselves.

Something else new for 2019 was the Loudspeaker Demo in the arena, hosted by Live Sound International. Throughout the show attendees were introduced to one loudspeaker system after another in a controlled environment. As seen in the video above (compliments of DcSoundOp) the turnout and response was exceptional.

Be sure to check back regularly as Show Central is updated over the following weeks.

News

Loudspeaker System Showcase At The 2019 NAMM Show

Winners Announced For Tenth Annual PSW Readers Choice Product Awards

Adamson Systems Engineering Joins Avnu Alliance

LEA Professional Launches At NAMM

Pacific AV Joins EM Acoustics Sales Network

Astro Spatial Audio And Clair Brothers Partner For NAMM

DPA Microphones Hosts Live Performances

EM Acoustics Makes NAMM Debut At Loudspeaker System Showcase

Loudspeakers

Meyer Sound Showcases UP-4slim System & Immersive Demo

NEXO Introduces GEO M12 Line Array

VUE Audiotechnik Expands e-Class Architectural Series

d&b audiotechnik Expands SL-Series

Alcons Audio Pro-Ribbon Solutions Debut At NAMM

PK Sound Demonstrates Trinity 10 Robotic Line Array

Mackie Unveils New Flagship DRM Series Loudspeakers

Dynaudio Presents New Core Series Studio Reference Monitors

IK Multimedia Unveils New iLoud MTM Reference Monitors

Celestion Presents New CDX14-2410 Compression Driver

Consoles/Mixers

API Releases THE BOX Console With Updated Feature Set

Ashly Audio Unveils mXa-1502 Mixer Amp MVP

Tascam Debuts Model 24 Mixer

Microphones/Wireless 

Electro-Voice Debuts New RE3 UHF Wireless Microphone Product Family

Sennheiser Launches XS Wireless Digital

dBTechnologies Introduces RS16000 Wireless Touring Rack

Earthworks Debuts New SR314 Live Vocal Microphone

Electro-Voice Introduces New RE Series Condenser Vocal Microphones

Roswell Pro Audio Unveils Delphos II Condenser Microphone

Headphones/IEM/Personal Monitors

Galaxy Audio Announces New AS-950 Wireless Personal Monitor

Sennheiser & Neumann Launch New Wireless And Studio Gear

Amplifiers/Interfaces/Outboard Gear

PreSonus Introduces Studio Series USB-C Audio Interfaces

Powersoft Unveils T Series Amplifiers

Bose Professional Integrates Dante Into PowerShare Amplifiers

Arturia Announces AudioFuse 8Pre Dual Mode Interface Expander

Radial Debuts New SW8-USB Auto-Switcher & USB Interface

Software/Apps

Auralex Acoustics Offers Standalone App RLX: Room Layout eXpress

Waves Audio Introduces CLA MixHub Plugin

Avid Reveals Link Mobile And Desktop App

Hardware/Accessories/Misc.

Tascam Launches Next-Generation DR-X Series Digital Recorder & USB Interface

ProCo Sound’s Updated Evolution Product Line Debuts


About M. Erik

M. Erik Matlock
M. Erik Matlock

Senior Editor, ProSoundWeb
   
Erik worked in a wide range of roles in pro audio for more than 20 years in a dynamic career that encompasses system design and engineering in the live, install and recording markets. He also spent a number of years as a church production staff member and Media Director, and as an author for several leading industry publications before joining the PSW team. Visit ErikMatlock.com to read more.
http://erikmatlock.com

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