Anaheim, Calif. – The Winter NAMM show is in its second of four days, running Jan. 24-27 at the Anaheim Convention Center and more than 90,000 retailers, manufacturers, distributors and end-users are attending. As always, this massive music-products market has produced plenty of gear debuts, including several DJ-related products.
Testa Communications – publisher of DJ Times – is there with a dedicated exhibition booth. It’s also producing Convention TV @ NAMM, which provides on-the-spot show coverage.
After looking at DJ and pro-audio products yesterday, we now take a peek at new gear from the lighting, studio and accessories sectors.
Onto the Showfloor: From the lighting world, ADJ has debuted seven new products. They include: the Starship centerpiece; Entour Faze Jr., a compact faze machine; Starbar Wash, a portable four-head LED wash bar; 4 Stream DMX Bridge; Airstream Wifi Bar, a wireless switch pack built into a T-bar; and Rayzer and Contour, two new additions to the Startec series of effect fixtures. Related company Elation Lighting has debuted Rayzor 760 wash light, the Smarty Hybrid spot/beam/wash fixture, and the Protron Eclypse LED luminaire.
Chauvet DJ has debuted a number of new lighting products, including three battery-powered Bluetooth wireless technology lights – the EZLink Par Q4 BT and EZLink Par Q6 BT quad-color LED par fixtures, plus the EZLink Strip Q6 BT linear wash light – and the EZLink FS BT footswitch. Other Chauvet DJ debuts will include the Intimidator Spot 475Z moving-head light, the EZBar pin-spot unit, Scorpion Dual RGB laser, the Vivid Drive 28N video driver for Chauvet’s Vivid video panels.
HARMAN company Martin Professional is showing the ERA Profile fixture, the MAC Allure Profile fixture and the ELP LED ellipsoid fixtures.
From the studio world, Audionamix is showcasing XTRAX STEMS 2, its automatic stem-creation software. High-end studio-hardware manufacturer Bettermaker has debuted its new Bus Compressor. Distributed by TransAudio Group, the digitally controller VCA compressor features like digital recall, Dry/Wet and Highpass Sidechain. PreSonus has introduced its Studio Series USB-C 24-bit, 192 kHZ audio interfaces with five models – the Studio 24c, Studio 26c, Studio 68c, Studio 1810c and Studio 1824c.
Sweden’s Elektron has debuted Model:Samples, a 6-track, sample-based groovebox. JBL Professional is showing its JBL One Series 104 compact reference monitors.
IK Multimedia has debuted the iLoud MTM, a compact, nearfield reference monitor for professional- and home-studio applications. IK is also showing the new iKlip 3 Series of iPad- and tablet-mounting products. Blue Microphones has introduced the Ember XLR condenser microphone for home-studio applications.
Shure has launched its MV88+ Video Kit, an all-in-one solution for capturing quality video recordings on the go.
HARMAN company AKG has debuted the DMS100 and DMS300 digital wireless systems. VocoPro has introduced its Commander Series of wireless microphones, which includes handheld and headset configurations. Sony is showing its new PCM-D10 and PCM-A10 portable hi-res recorders, in addition to the DWX Digital Wireless Series and the UWP-D Wireless Microphone Packages.
Floyd Rose Audio is showing its FR-80BK 3D Bluetooth foldable headphones and FR-620BK Bluetooth earbuds.
In addition to showcasing its updated A2e custom in-ear monitor, 64 Audio has unveiled three new IEMs, including the A6t, A4t and A3e units – all of which feature the company’s tubeless technology.
Audinate is showing the Dante AVIO, a family of endpoint adapters that includes line-in and line-out analog adapters, an AES3/EBU adapter and a stereo USB adapter. RHC is showcasing the RAT FX RAT tail distortion cable, the RapcoHorizon V-Cable and the ProCo Sound Drop Snake Boxes and Wall Plates.