NAMM 2019: News, rumours and previews

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Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming show.

NAMM Show 2018

When and where is Winter NAMM 2019?

Winter NAMM 2019 happens from 24 to 27 January 2019 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Orange County, California.

We’ll be reporting live from the event to bring you demo videos, news and photos of the hottest monitors, synths, software and other music production tools. So follow us on Instagram, Facebook and our website!

We’ll update this page regularly as we move closer to NAMM 2019. Here’s what we know so far:

Nektar bolt

Nektar has one of the most anticipated products lined up for release: its first-ever soft synth, the Bolt. The virtual instrument features 16 polyphonic voices with two oscillators per voice, and uses Harmonics Synthesis technology for a uniquely warm and organic sonic character.

Bitwig studio 2.5

Bitwig is on a roll. After releasing two updates to its flagship DAW in 2018, the brand has unveiled the Bitwig Studio 2.5 beta, which is full of user-requested features. Expect to see the software in action at NAMM.

Arturia Pigments

Arturia made a splash with Pigments when it was announced in December. The wavetable and analogue-style virtual synthesiser features a twin synth engine, allowing you to mix virtual analogue and wavetable oscillators to lay the foundation for your patch.

Alesis Strike Multipad

Alesis announced the Strike Pad in early December. It’s a drum machine that ships with 32GB of loops and samples – including percussion and melodic instruments – and can double up as an audio interface and hardware sampler, too.

Waves AUdio Flow Motion FM Synth

Waves Audio will likely demo its Flow Motion FM Synth, a new release whose intuitive UI aims to make FM synthesis “playful and easy”.IK Multimedia Sample Tank 4

IK Multimedia has announced the SampleTank 4, a workstation with professional-quality sounds, deep editing capability, diverse effects and an intuitive interface.

Aston Microphones Stealth

Aston Microphones has introduced a sleek new model: the Aston Stealth. This handsome unit is packed with features, including four switchable voices and a first-of-its kind autodetect function that senses phantom power.

Steinberg Cubase 10

Steinberg‘s latest and tenth edition of Cubase packs new features and enhancements, including a redesigned channel strip and better audio alignment tools. It also comes with 5GB of fresh sounds and loops.

If you’re a guitarist looking for new gear at NAMM 2019, check out this post on our sister publication,


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