The 2024 NAMM Show, held this past weekend (Jan. 25-28) at the Anaheim Convention Center, gathered the M.I. industry to see its latest technologies.
Anaheim, Calif. – The 2024 NAMM Show, held this past weekend (Jan. 25-28) at the Anaheim Convention Center, gathered the M.I. industry to see its latest technologies. In addition to the DJ-related product debuts announced just before the show (that we reported here), NAMM ’24 saw several more that were announced on the showfloor. Here they are:
DJ Sector: AlphaTheta released two new products with mobile DJs in mind. They include the OMNIS-DUO, a battery-powered, all-in-one controller, which enables DJs to play for up to five hours without plugging into the mains, and the WAVE-EIGHT battery-powered speaker, which features SonicLink ultra-low-latency technology and allows DJs to link up to eight units. By using WAVE-EIGHT’s included transmitter, DJs can match the two systems together and play cable-free in power-source-challenged environments.
At the American Music & Sound booth, Germany’s Reloop featured the Mixtour Pro, a four-deck, all-in-one DJ controller for Algoriddim’s djay Pro software that was developed with DJ/producer Laidback Luke, who wowed show attendees with an instructive DJ set.
Accessories & Content-Creation: Longtime supplier Odyssey showcased several new cases, racks, tables, and DJ booths, including the DJ Wërk Station 4T, the Battle Bridge System and the Pre Wire Combo Rack.
Audio-Technica had several new items. They included: the ATH-M50xSTS and ATH-M50xSTS-USB StreamSet streaming headsets; AT2020USB-XP Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone for content creators; AT2040USB Hypercardioid Dynamic USB Microphone, which connects directly into a content creator’s computer; the ATH-M50xIB Professional Monitor Headphones, a limited-edition ice-blue color version of A-T’s ATH-M50x model; and the ATW-3255 3000 Series Wireless In-Ear Monitor System for performers.
Pro Audio: BASSBOSS debuted its Makara-MK3 double 21-inch powered subwoofer that shares the footprint, depth, and impact of BASSBOSS’ Kraken, but offers increased portability and versatility.
Unveiling two additions to its ARA Series of line-array loudspeakers, DAS Audio debuted the ARA-P12.74 and ARA-P28.74 active, compact, point-source systems. DAS also debuted a pair of EVENT Series line-array units – the EVENT-28A and the EVENT-118A, its companion subwoofer. Celebrating its 75th anniversary, RCF showed its ART 7 MK5 powered, portable loudspeaker series, plus the NLX14-A from the NLX Active Column Speaker Series, and the NX 932-A and NX 945-A from the expanded NX Series of active, portable loudspeakers.
AVANTE Audio showed two new additions to its Imperio Pro line-array series – the Imperio Pro IMP328 3-way active line-array module and the Imperio Pro IMP218 active dual 18-inch subwoofer. Peavey showed its PVXp Bluetooth Series of portable loudspeakers.
Lighting: JMAZ Lighting showed its Regulator lighting controller, Command Center Event Façade Booth Adjustable Frame DJ Booth, and Osiris Outdoor 3.9 LED Video Walls. USA Top Lighting showcased its Wireless LED Dancefloor.
Rasha Professional showcased several new products, including the Acquos battery-powered waterproof par fixture, the Cloud Master effect machine, and the Wedlock dual light source, battery-operated outdoor fixture.
Studio: Israel’s Waves offered several NAMM debuts for studio and live apps. They included: Space Rider plug-in, a versatile reverb/delay/chorus multi-effect suite; Silk Vocal, a smart EQ and Dynamics plug-in for recording vocals; the AI-powered Waves Online Mastering service; Feedback Hunter plug-in, a tool that enables live-sound engineers to achieve maximum gain before feedback and optimize stage monitors and PA systems; IONIC 16, a 16-in/12-out SoundGrid stagebox; and the MixMirror app, which offers full iOS tablet remote control for the Waves eMotion LV1 Live Mixer and Waves SuperRack.
England’s Focusrite, distributed Stateside by American Music & Sound, showcased its Scarlett 4th Gen range of audio interfaces, which included the Solo, 2i2, 4i4, Solo Studio, and 2i2 Studio units. Yamaha debuted the Montage M synthesizer and the FGDP-50 and FGDP-30 Finger Drum Pads.