As the dust settles on another hectic NAMM Show, we thought we’d compile a list of the ten biggest launch stories from this year’s event, ranked in order of hits on the AMI website.
Several companies, such as Radial and Audio-Technica, used the show to unveil a raft of new gear, while others went to California to debut significant updates to popular products and ranges – Digico and Focusrite among them.
And although smaller items such as microphones and headphones make up much of our Top Ten this year, it was the new DC16 control surface from Mackie that really caught the eye, as our summary below shows.
Here’s the full rundown…
DC16 is designed to add ‘unmatched speed, visibility and customisation’ to the firm’s DL32R digital mixer.
New 500 series preamp (pictured), modular press box and Cat-5 audio snake also revealed in Anaheim.
Update releases additional processing from the core of every SD desk and can be fitted to all existing surfaces.
Nx "unmasks" headphone sound, allowing the user to hear everything as they would through speakers.
Additions to company’s product offering include the AE2300 and ATM230 instrument microphones, as well as new IEM headphones.
Not a product launch, obviously, but here’s another chance to check out yesterday’s round-up of the 2016 Technical and Creative Achievement honours announced during the show.
Company will introduce its DC6 and DC7 sets at the show, which both feature award-winning mics along with FET amplifiers and mounts.
Dante-based audio-over-IP interface provides 16 channels of network connected analogue I/O.
Features of new K52, K72 and K92 include large 40mm drivers, offering high sensitivity for greater output.
Four-channel solid-state device with dual microphone preamps revealed at this year’s show.