NAMM 2019 Special Rolling Report
The latest guitars, the newest synths, the best studio tech – this week, NAMM 2019 will be our world! We’ll be working around the clock to get you the hottest rumours, coolest leaks and latest news emerging from Anaheim, California. This trade show is the focal point of the whole music instruments and pro audio industry, so if you’re looking for a new instrument or hoping to pick up some studio gear NAMM 2019 has products that will get your Gear Acquisition Syndrome going. Heard any rumours or product news we haven’t listed here? Drop us a line!
Gibson 2019 Lineup revealed at last – A return to quality and tradition?
29 Apr 2019 in GuitarThat Gibson 2019 lineup they have been teasing is now official and you can now order one of 25 new models released from the US guitar giant. Hopefully, this will be a return to form?
Epiphone Jared James Nichols ‘Old Glory’ Les Paul Custom released!
06 Mar 2019 in GuitarThe Jared James Nichols ‘Old Glory’ Epiphone Les Paul Custom has now been released and it looks killer. Our guitar contributor reckons it's the best looking guitar of the year so far...
Electro-Harmonix Attack Decay Tape Reverse Simulator pedal: Demo sounds released
04 Mar 2019 in GuitarThe new Electro-Harmonix Attack Decay Tape Reverse Simulator pedal was announced during Winter NAMM - and the new audio demos sound pretty darn special, we think.
Possible CITES U-turn: Is Rosewood set for a comeback?
16 Feb 2019 in GuitarIn big news for guitar makers, the UK's mia says that a proposal has been "nominally agreed" that would end many of the restrictions imposed on rosewood use in instrument making.
Electro-Harmonix Mono Synth turns your guitar into a synthesizer
13 Feb 2019 in GuitarHave you ever wanted to emulate a Roland TB-303 with your guitar? EHX promises that you can use its new Mono Synth Guitar Synthesizer to reach that higher state - no MIDI required!
NAMM 2019: Black Corporation Xerxes seen in action
01 Feb 2019 in SynthsWe finally get to see the Black Corporation Xerxes in action which was largely overlooked at NAMM. Based on the Elka Synthex 1980's analogue polysynth.
Yamaha adds new Revstar models – but do they stand out?
31 Jan 2019 in GuitarWith a retro Café Racer bikes styling, the Yamaha Revstar series launched back in 2015. Now we have five new Revstar models being launched this year including Bigsby trem and P90 options.
NAMM 2019: Dangerous Music D-BOX+ rackmount monitor controller and summing mixer
31 Jan 2019 in StudioAt NAMM 2019, Dangerous Music debuted the D-BOX+ rackmount controller and summing mixer. It's an all-new design with 8 channels of summing, DA stereo conversion, and new features like USB audio.
NAMM 2019: Delphos 2 USD 999 boutique condenser mic
31 Jan 2019 in StudioDelphos 2 improves on the original model with the addition of a third polar pattern and a new low-noise power supply. The mic body has been enlarged and finished in metallic blue.
NAMM 2019: STG Soundlabs .VCO, Radiophonic 1 Eurorack system and Boatrocker
31 Jan 2019 in SynthsSTG Soundlabs introduce us to a new oscillator, put a power supply and some modules into a discarded Moog Mother-32 case and call it the Radiophonic 1 monosynth.
NAMM 2019: Jackson Pro Misha Mansoor HT7 – The Djent bargain?
30 Jan 2019 in GuitarThe new 2019 Jackson Pro Misha Mansoor HT7 could prove very enticing if you need a guitar for modern styles. The Periphery guitarist has not, however, included a set of sunglasses with it!
NAMM 2019: Mind Music Labs ELK and Rack Extensions revisited
NAMM 2019: Antelope Audio intros Edge Go modeling USB mic, Orion 32+ / HD Gen 3 converters
29 Jan 2019 in StudioEdge Go comes close to representing a functional virtual recording studio on top of a high-end mic. Meanwhile, the new Orion 32 HD offers impressive dynamic range.
NAMM 2019: Reverend Guitars Rick Vito Signature Soulshaker
29 Jan 2019 in GuitarAimed at slide guitar playing and oozing cool retro vibes, Rick Vito's new signature Reverend Soulshaker looks very retro in its styling, especially in the Ivory Pearloid and Grey Pearloid finishes.
NAMM 2019: SSL Live L350 & L550 consoles available from February
29 Jan 2019 in LiveAt NAMM 2019, Solid State Logic premiered its Live L350 and L550 consoles alongside the X-Light Dante interface and software version 4.8. The SB 16.12 Stagebox made an appearance, too.