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gearnews.com Special Rolling Report from NAMM 2019 ·
gearnews 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!
Have 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!
We 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.
With 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.
At 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.
Delphos 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.
STG 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.
The 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!
Music Mind Labs demonstrated a Propellerhead Rack Extension running in a prototype Eurorack module on their ELK Music OS. I try to work out what it all means.
Edge 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.
Aimed 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.
At 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.
Toontrack celebrates twenty years in the business with the announcement of a new software virtual bass player called EZbass. Due out later in 2019.
Targeting electronic musicians, the unit is in a desktop format and features fully standalone functionality. The firmware is Linux-based and outlined on two graphical displays.
We are excited about the new Chase Bliss Audio Automatone MKII pedal that was announced last week, but they also have the Blooper looper in the pipeline!
The new Focals have 5-inch midrange drivers, 10-inch subs, and pure beryllium inverted dome tweeters. So these are three-way monitors which probably live better inside spacious studio facilities.
The highly customisable Line 6 Shuriken Variax guitar that once only came in black will now be available in the UK with new colours for 2019.