Summer NAMM 2019: The best gear of Day 1

From new compressors to transport-friendly bags, here are the 5 best offerings from day 1 of Summer NAMM 2019.

1Mono’s new Stealth bags

Mono’s cases have gained popularity with guitarists due to their lightweight yet robust features. The brand has now unveiled two additions to the Stealth line – the Alias backpack and Relay messenger – designed with the travelling DJ/producer in mind.

2Solomon Design MidFreq mic

Following the hugely popular LoFreq kick drum mic, Solomon Design has its sights set on guitarist with the MidFreq mic. This tool uses a speaker as a mic diaphragm, and boasts a frequency response that’s suited to a guitar’s lower registers.

3Locomotive Audio Copperline

This boutique audio maker has introduced a unique device that deprives condenser mics of phantom power in order to coax out unusual sounds.

4AMS Neve Genesys Console

AMS Neve has updated its Genesys consoles with a new feature that lets you automate mixes straight from your DAW. With this new upgrade, you’re likely to encounter less friction while engaging in analogue mixing and recall.

5Black Lion Audio B172A

Fans of classic compressors will take a liking to this rack unit. It’s a versatile tool that combines BLA’s Seventeen F.E.T compressor with a newly designed LA-2A optical compressor.

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