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NAMM 2016: The top 10 stories from this year's show

Daniel Gumble
NAMM 2016: The top 10 stories from this year's show

With the sun now set on another busy NAMM show, we’ve counted down the ten biggest stories from the past week here on MI Pro.

Major announcements from Yamaha and Fender caught the industry’s attention, as did new product launches from Paiste and Roland.

New products from Arturia, along with new pedal introductions from TC Electronic also proved popular.

See below for the full rundown. 
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1. NAMM 2016: Fender announces American Elite Series guitar and bass lines

Fender has introduced its new American Elite Series, which it describes as its ‘most high performance electric guitar and bass line’.


2. NAMM 2016: Yamaha reintroduces Recording Custom Drum Series

After three years of development, Yamaha has reintroduced its iconic Recording Custom Drum Series at the NAMM 2016 show in LA.


3. NAMM 2016: Moog to showcase vintage synths and rare prototypes

The Bob Moog Foundation will be presenting a selection of vintage modular synths and rare prototypes at NAMM 2016.


4. NAMM 2016: Boss unveils new pedal and amp lines

Boss has lifted the list on an array of new pedal and amp lines, which will be on display at NAMM 2016.


5. NAMM 2016: Yamaha introduces wireless MIDI

Yamaha has introduced Wireless MIDI at NAMM 2016, offering musicians the freedom of mobile connectivity between instruments and iPhone, iPad and Mac.


6. NAMM 2016: New Roland keyboards, speakers, controllers and cajons

Roland has presented a haul of new products ahead of NAMM 2016, including keyboard, speaker, controller and cajon lines.


7. NAMM 2016: Zildjian launches new cymbal ranges

Zildjian has announced a number of new lines in LA - the S Family range of cymbals, A-Avedis signature models and New Gauge Series sticks.


8. NAMM 2016: Paiste to unveil deluge of new cymbals

Paiste is set to unveil a wide array of new cymbal lines at NAMM 2016.


9. NAMM 2016: TC Electronic presents new pedals

TC Electronic has brought two new pedals to market in the form of the BonaFIde Buffer and SpectraComp Bass Compressor.


10. NAMM 2016: Arturia reveals MatrixBrute synth and KeyStep sequencer

Arturia has taken to the NAMM 2016 exhibition floor to unveil its new MatrixBrute analogue synth and KeyStep polyphonic sequencer.



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