by Lyubomir Dobrev | 3,0 / 5,0 | Approximate reading time: 2 Minutes
NAMM 2020 The Coolest New

The coolest new studio gear at NAMM 2020  ·  Source: Credits: Shutterstock / carlos castilla


NAMM 2020 made for another solid all-around music tech show! Here are our Top 5 music tech announcements from Annaheim, California:


Wes Audio – ngBusComp

ngBusComp and plug-in

Wes Audio’s innovative bus compressor is a showcase for the growing trend of digitally-controlled analog gear. All the convenience of a plug-in & DAW workflow plus all the analog goodness you desire in your productions. It’s just dreamy and we are sure that’s the future of studio equipment!

Antelope Audio – Zen Tour Synergy Core

Antelope Audio Zen Tour Synergy Core

Antelope stuffed all the power and connectivity it could pack into a desktop unit that remains reasonably portable and seems solid enough to withstand the rigors of rehearsal rooms, touring, or just a busy project studio. With 8 DC-coupled line outputs, quick touchscreen control, 4x DSP + 2x FPGA FX processors, and AD/DA on par with the manufacturer’s professional rackmount interfaces, we think the Zen Tour Synergy Core is NAMM 2020’s most exciting audio interface.



akai mpc one front

The MPC legend continues with what looks like a formidable standalone unit that covers more ground than anything else of its kind and price range. Just looking on it, I want to lay down a quick beat and see how far the One’s abilities will take me before I feel compelled to fire up my laptop!



Possibly the most hi-tech studio headphones in existence right now, the NC-Q1 deal away with noise and have convenient playback/mix controls built right in. Lotta engineering went into these, making KORG’s development a genuine push for headphone innovation.

Golden Age Premier – GA800G

Golden Age Premier GA-800G

A painstaking replica of a legendary hi-end studio workforce, the GA-800 answered many prayers. Yes, the price is a bit north of what you’d expect from a clone, but that’s money being well-spent on beautiful, crisp audio.

Image Sources:
  • ngBusComp and plug-in: WesAudio
  • Antelope Audio's Zen Tour Synergy Core: Antelope Audio
  • akai mpc one front: AKAI Pro
  • korg nc-q1: KORG
  • Golden Age Premier GA-800G: Golden Age Premier
NAMM 2020 The Coolest New

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