gearnews.com Special Rolling Report from NAMM 2019 ·
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!
Tsakalis is making bold claims about its new multi-mode overdrive pedal - if it can even get close to the three premiere boutique overdrive pedals mentioned in the marketing, it will be a bargain.
A new, slightly more wallet-friendly Premium version of Steve Vai's famous JEM guitar is being premiered at Ibanez's NAMM 2019 booth - and it screams shred!
IK Multimedia get the tease machine working on the run up to NAMM 2019 with what appears to be the AXE I/O audio interface with some "Z-TONE" guitar tone built in.
Noise Engineering has a new 24HP uber-module to show at NAMM this year. The internet is alive with combinations of latin words to try to guess the name of what is probably a complex digital oscillator
Like the other pedals in this LR Baggs line, these two new stompboxes are specifically tailored to acoustic guitar, adding a chorus and a delay to add to the Align Series.
Martin is celebrating the 1969 Woodstock festival with the release of two acoustic models. There is one for all budgets and both feature a nod to that classic festival poster.
Ibanez has new bunch of signature models derived from its AZ Series, bearing the names of players from Polyphia and Chon; a new guitar for Andy Timmons rounds out this five-piece set.
u-he's spring reverb is an upgraded standalone version of the reverb unit from Bazille, one of the developer's best-known synthesizers. It uses physical modelling instead of convolution.
Another one?!? Joyo is releasing yet another new pedal, the R-05 Maximum dual-channel drive pedal. Could this set a new benchmark for budget overdrive pedals?
ThorpyFX collaborates with Lovetone's Dan Coggins on the Deep Oggin, his new chorus/vibrato effect that looks absolutely bomb-proof. Has Major Adrian Thorpe MBE done it again?
Blackstar is launching the HT-20R MKII head and combo at NAMM 2019. Will this updated version of a popular amp bring enough to the table to convince players in a saturated market?
The cat is out of the bag: The Audient Sono is a desktop interface with a single 12AX7 tube on the inout and two notes Torpedo modelling tech to give you amp-like feel and tone.
The new Strymon Volante is a modern day take on classic virtual drum, tape and reel-to-reel echo effects all designed to make tape style echoes fun and less hassle.
This new Kiwi-made Fuzz God III silicon fuzz pedal has 64 combinations/variations of fuzz available, and completes some sort of "holy trinity" (we have no idea what that means)...
Orange unveils Pedal Baby 100 power amp and TremLord 30 combo - Of the two, the Pedal Baby 100 advances existing Orange amp concepts in interesting ways.
A major new series of passive and active PA speakers from Mackie: the DRM series covers the 1600-2300W range and includes features like on-board DSP and integrated colour display.