The editors' picks for standout instruments and gear at NAMM 2012. On the first day we encountered the game-changing Line 6 StageScape system, Ivory 2's new American Steinway virtual piano, a Nord organ with real drawbars, and tiny but mighty anolog synths from Moog and Arturia.
Well, we survived NAMM, and a number of trends emerged as sort of overarching themes of the show. Everything Old Is New Again You could populate a dream keyboard rig entirely with stuff you would have seen in a copy
Unique Gear at Musikmesse, Part 1I have a confession. Despite years of reviewing gear and going to NAMM shows, I’d never made it across the pond to Musikmesse in Frankfurt, Germany. It easily claims the title of largest instrument trade