Bring the synth lust
Traditionally, January in the music technology world is centred around the NAMM show in Anaheim, California. It’s here, every year, that the world’s hardware and software companies descend to unveil their latest developments and forthcoming products.
In reality, the role of NAMM in the electronic music world has changed and, arguably, diminished in recent years. This year’s show was notable for the absence of headline unveilings from the likes of Korg, Moog and Roland. Yet in place of these bigger players, it’s morphed into our annual opportunity to discover innovations from smaller companies, check out the latest in US Eurorack and get hands-on with exciting new cutting-edge gear.
FM’s trip to NAMM 2017, as you’ll see in this issue’s extended news section, gave us the chance to get our hands on a truly bumper crop of exciting, innovative and unexpected instruments and effects. We warn you now, prepare yourself for some serious gear lust…