Winter NAMM Show 2018: NEW YEAR – NEW VENUE – NEW TOYS
The 2018 Winter NAMM Show convened at the newly-expanded Anaheim Convention Center on January 26–29, and it was an eye-opener for all attendees. The new ACC North building housed most of the pro audio companies, and most exhibitors liked the brightly lit and modern building as well has having a proper “community area” to show off new products to interested attendees, far from the roar of drums and guitars in the older building. There were some glitches—NAMM took a lot of heat for mishandled security procedures that introduced delays and frustration—but overall, the show boded well for future events.
Here’s a selection of products we saw introduced at the show. We can’t possibly fit everything we saw into one report, and we apologize for any omissions. We’ll be reviewing these and other products in the coming months.—MM